The state Board of Land and Natural Resources fines boat owner for damaging coral.
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Boat owner fined for coral damage
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources has fined the owner of a vessel for damage to stony coral and or live/rock on Hawaii Island in 2021.
Maui search ends for snorkeler missing after shark spotted
HONOLULU — The search for a Washington state woman whose husband couldn’t find her after spotting a shark while they were snorkeling off Maui was called off Friday.
Police shoot, kill man who fired gun inside Waikiki hotel
HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers shot and killed a man who refused to come out of a Waikiki hotel room and had fired several rounds, forcing the evacuation of about 90 tourists and international students.
BLNR looks to protect paku‘iku‘i in West Hawaii waters
The Board of Land and Natural Resources is mulling a rule that would prohibit the taking of a certain fish anywhere in West Hawaii waters for at least two years.
HVO: Lava crossing Daniel K. Inouye Highway ‘no longer an immediate concern’
Although the Mauna Loa eruption continues, Daniel K. Inouye Highway was granted a reprieve Thursday when the primary lava flow stopped advancing.
Three men from Kazakhstan cited for entering closed area on Mauna Loa
Three Kazakhstani visitors were cited Wednesday after being observed by three different law enforcement agencies trespassing within the closed area of the Mauna Loa Forest Reserve.
‘A roaring success’: Girls Exploring Math and Science program returns
Fifth-grade girls from schools across West Hawaii gathered Thursday for the first time in three years to attend GEMS — Girls Exploring Math and Science.
Parole board sets new minimum term for ex-cop who murdered wife
A former Hawaii Police Department officer imprisoned since fatally shooting his wife in 2002 will spend at least nine more years behind bars before becoming eligible for parole under a new minimum term set by the Hawaii Paroling Authority.
Mauna Loa lava flow slows, inches toward highway
Lava inched slightly closer to the Daniel K. Inouye Highway on Wednesday after the main Mauna Loa flow slowed to less than 20 feet per hour.
Another HCCC guard sentenced in inmate assault
A former adult correctional officer at the Hawaii Community Correctional Center was sentenced Monday to eight years in a federal prison for his role in the brutal beating of an inmate and violating the man’s civil rights by conspiring to cover up the assault.
Executive director: No patient info stolen from Hawaii Radiologic
Hawaii Radiologic Associates completed its investigation into a cyberattack on Oct. 20 that resulted in the closure of all its facilities.
Bogus call draws swift response to Keaau High
A call to dispatchers Wednesday morning claiming there was an active shooter and multiple casualties at Keaau High School turned out to be a hoax.
Hawaii remembrance draws handful of Pearl Harbor survivors
PEARL HARBOR — A handful of centenarian survivors of the attack on Pearl Harbor joined about 2,500 members of the public at the scene of the Japanese bombing on Wednesday to commemorate those who perished 81 years ago.
Short-term rentals in agriculture districts again an issue
The issue of vacation rentals in the state agriculture district is back up for discussion, this time by the county Board of Appeals.
Vandals hit Kona Historical Society
Kona Historical Society in Kealakekua was the victim of acts of vandalism this weekend after holding Christmas at Kalukalu, a free community event featuring music, keiki activities and a visit from Santa.
Shooting facility working group looks to secure funding
Progress continues on a new Hawaii Island shooting facility at a proposed Pu′uanahulu location near Waikoloa.
Crowds flock to Maunakea Visitor Information Station to see Mauna Loa eruption
Thousands of residents and tourists braved the cold and the possibility of altitude sickness last weekend to see one of the best views of the Mauna Loa eruption — from its sister volcano, Maunakea.
Bail denied for man accused of kidnapping, sex assault of teen
A 52-year-old Hilo man who pleaded not guilty to a host of charges filed in connection with the alleged Sept. 16 abduction and ensuing crimes committed against a 15-year-old Kona girl has been denied bail and ordered to undergo a psychiatric evaluation.
Stemming the tide of corruption: Commission submits 31 proposals for change
A commission created to recommend ways to stem the tide of corruption in Hawaii state and local government has released an ambitious agenda that includes 31 proposals for the 2023 Legislature that convenes next month.
Closing in: Lava about 1.5 miles from Saddle Road
Lava from the Mauna Loa eruption closed the distance to Daniel K. Inouye Highway to just 1.5 miles, Hawaii County Civil Defense reported Tuesday afternoon.
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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).