Lawmakers pass some reforms to boost government transparency and promote better lawmaker behavior.
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HONOLULU — State lawmakers this year passed several bills to boost government transparency and promote better lawmaker behavior. But their critics, and some lawmakers themselves, say they still have work to do, especially after a bribery scandal sullied the state Legislature.
A 32-year-old Naalehu man arrested 13 months ago in a child-sex sting operation in Hilo has filed a motion in Hilo Circuit Court seeking dismissal of his case, alleging prosecutorial misconduct and excessive use of hearsay.
A 24-year-old Kona man facing multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with the discovery of two bodies in the last month in Kailua-Kona and a pair of stabbings in Hilo made his initial court appearance Thursday morning.
Some North Kona residents should expect to continue a mandatory 25% water restriction for the next couple of months as the county works to get downed wells back online.
Two West Hawaii Special Olympics powerlifters are taking home medals from the 2022 Special Olympics USA Games in Orlando, Florida.
HONOLULU — A Pearl Harbor gate was closed for nearly two hours on Thursday after a military working dog smelled something suspicious during a routine inspection of a civilian contractor’s vehicle.
A federal aviation accident investigator is on the way to probe the Wednesday evening tour helicopter crash in Ka‘u that left six injured.
For most people who knew Brian Macaulay, they knew him as a sweet and innocent man, who was quiet and kind-hearted. He was 63 years old and often sunburnt from living outside.
LUC vows vacation-rental battle: Land Use Commission to take lawsuit to Intermediate Court of Appeals
A Kona judge’s order overturning Hawaii County’s prohibition of short-term vacation rentals in the agricultural district could set a statewide precedent, the state Land Use Commission said Wednesday in unanimously agreeing to seek a ruling from the Intermediate Court of Appeals.
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Airlines and Par Hawaii, the state’s largest supplier of energy products, said Wednesday they will join forces to study the commercial viability of locally produced, sustainable aviation fuel.
A 24-year-old Kona man is facing multiple counts of murder and attempted murder in connection with the discovery of two bodies in the last month in Kailua-Kona and a pair of stabbings in Hilo.
A portion of North Kona residents are being asked to restrict water use by 25% with four wells in the area out of operation.
Four Big Island students will compete in this year’s National History Day competition, which will place virtually from June 12-16.
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