2 Native Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man’s beating.
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2 Hawaiian men guilty of hate crime in white man’s beating
HONOLULU — A jury on Thursday found two Native Hawaiian men guilty of a hate crime for the 2014 beating of a white man who was fixing up a house he purchased in their remote Maui neighborhood.
Kona hospital’s cancer clinics resume accepting new patients
Kona Community Hospital announced Thursday that its Medical Oncology and Infusion Clinics will soon begin accepting new patients again.
Kealakehe Elementary School students makahiki
“Lonoikamakahiki! Lonoikamakahiki!” reverberated along the Kona shoreline Thursday morning as dozens of children chanted for Lono, the Hawaiian god of fertility, agriculture and peace, to join them in makahiki festivities.
‘Not made to sit on a shelf’: Film festival kicks off today at Palace Theater
The Hawaii International Film Festival is bringing cinema from around the world to Hilo at the historic Palace Theater today through Sunday.
2 COVID deaths reported in Hawaii County
Two new COVID-19-related deaths were reported in Hawaii County this week by the state Department of Health.
Stopgap gun bill passes
The County Council on Wednesday passed a controversial bill limiting where people can carry guns on the Big Island.
Armed robbery suspect indicted
A 27-year-old Kona man was indicted Wednesday on two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.
Kanalani street extension to open soon
Just in time for holiday shopping, the extension of Kanalani Street providing access to the Kaloko Light Industrial Area could be opened as early as next week, thanks to action Wednesday by the Hawaii County Council.
Lawsuit: Hawaii County, cops culpable in shooting death
Trial has been set in a civil lawsuit brought against Hawaii County, two Hawaii Police Department officers, and the man who allegedly shot and killed a 59-year-old Volcano resident in 2021.
Course helps teachers spread the word about perils of rat lungworn
Rat lungworm experts like Franny Brewer of the Big Island Invasive Species Committee believe education and awareness are key in preventing the disease.
Bill to help reduce backlog of building permit applications deferred
A bill that would temporarily suspend the requirement that the Department of Public Works review plans submitted for building permit applications was met with mixed reactions Tuesday.
Water Department contingency plans cleared by auditor
The Department of Water Supply has successfully addressed three issues identified in a 2020 audit that found the department lacked sufficient contingency plans to ensure the public had dependable access to water when equipment breaks down, the county auditor told the County Council Finance Committee on Tuesday.
Hawaii Radiologic Associates reopens after cyberattack
After experiencing a cyberattack on Oct. 20, Hawaii Radiologic Associates announced on Monday it is officially open with limited imaging services at its three Big Island locations.
Turkey Trot to benefit The Food Basket
As a food shortage at Food Basket Hawaii continues into the holiday season, the return of the food bank’s Turkey Trot fundraiser after two years of COVID cancellations may help turn the tide.
Officials alarmed about uptick in traffic deaths
With the holiday season fast approaching, the Hawaii Department of Transportation expressed alarm Monday over the statewide number of fatalities on Hawaii’s roadways this year.
Council to vote on legislative priorities
Changes to special management area permit exemptions, county control over tobacco products and a younger retirement age for police are among nine priorities Hawaii’s four counties plan to present to the state Legislature.
Armed robbery suspect makes initial appearance
A Kona District Court judge Monday maintained bail at $1.455 million for a Kailua-Kona man facing two dozen charges stemming from an alleged armed robbery that was followed by a car crash and the man reportedly shooting at a police officer.
Hilo election machine foils ballot tampering attempt
An apparent attempt to tamper with Hawaii’s election was foiled last week when a machine in the state’s Hilo counting center rejected 11 ballots bearing the same bar code, indicating they had probably been photocopied.
October was mostly dry on the windward side
October is officially the start of the wet season for most Hawaii locations — especially windward locations — but one might not know that based on the National Weather Services’ official rainfall totals.
Laupahoehoe ramp restoration a county priority
After a decade of disrepair, the Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp soon could be restored.
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