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‘We don’t have a clear record’

A report to the County Council released Wednesday by county Auditor Tyler Benner concluded the Office of Housing and Community Development had “inadequate internal controls” over its affordable housing credits program.

Strong-willed teen takes on cancer

Noah Pila is tall, young, handsome and athletic, and competes for Kamehameha Schools Hawaii in perhaps the most Hawaiian of team sports, outrigger canoe racing.

Kauai whale died with fishing nets, plastic bags in stomach

HONOLULU — A whale that washed ashore on Kauai over the weekend likely died in part because it ate large volumes of fishing traps, fishing nets, plastic bags and other marine debris, scientists said Thursday, highlighting the threat to wildlife from the millions of tons of plastic that ends up in oceans every year.

Bill seeks lifeguards for tour boats

A bill that would require certified lifeguards on boats that take tourists onto the water for snorkeling and other activities is again making its way through the state Legislature.

Police seek Kona man on outstanding warrant

Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating 28-year-old Hudson Patrick Ho‘oulu Sauer, of Kona, who is wanted for an outstanding warrant of arrest relative to several vehicle thefts, and for questioning in other criminal investigations.

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