Former Honolulu prosecutor indicted on bribery allegations.
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HONOLULU — A U.S. grand jury has indicted Honolulu’s former top prosecutor and four others, alleging that employees of an engineering and architectural firm bribed Keith Kaneshiro with campaign donations in exchange for Kaneshiro’s prosecution of a former company employee.
The state Department of Transportation said, in addition to emergency repairs to Kolekole Bridge wrapping up this month, permanent repairs and lead remediation at Kolekole/Paheehee Bridge will begin in Spring 2024, at an estimated cost of $65 million.
UPDATE: Kawili Street in Hilo is now open.
Today marks an important milestone for the organizers of the Hawaii Island Portuguese Chamber of Commerce Cultural and Educational Center — they will be inking signatures on a construction contract for the long-envisioned facility at the corner of Komohana and Ponahawai streets in Hilo.
A South Kohala patrol officer was recently honored for her work during a sexual assault investigation by the Hawaii Island Security and Safety Professionals Association.
Senior U.S. District Judge Helen Gillmor on Wednesday sentenced 58-year-old Dwayne P. Gouveia of Waimea to 10 years in for conspiracy to distribute methamphetamine. Gouveia was previously sentenced by the court in 2005 to 10 years for attempted possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine.
CORRECTON: A previous version of this story didn’t mention the knife allegedly used to threaten the victim, not was there any mention of the victim’s gender.
The public said it wanted it, the administration said the county could afford it, but there will be no property tax relief this year, after the County Council on Wednesday couldn’t agree on either of two competing proposals.
A marine ecology researcher told a panel sponsored by the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council on Wednesday that deep-sea mining will have a negative impact on Pacific fisheries, including in waters near the Big Island.
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