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Russ Roberts (https://hawaiinewsdigest.net).
A controversial revision of state rules regarding interisland transportation of plants was rejected Friday.
The murder trial of Patricia Wong opened Monday in Hilo Circuit Court with Deputy Prosecutor Matt Woodward telling jurors that the 61-year-old woman shot Kaycee Smith — the 21-year-old rodeo champion Wong called her hanai daughter — to death in 2009 to gain control of Smith’s sizable inheritance.
State budget officials are scraping together a big pile of cash previously budgeted for a wide range of uses to instead pay for mounting Maui wildfire recovery expenses.
HONOLULU — A U.S. Navy plane overshot a runway and went into a bay in Hawaii on Monday, and when the Honolulu Emergency Medical Services Department got to the scene, military officials told the emergency workers that all nine people aboard made it safely to shore with no injuries, spokesperson Shayne Enright said.
As drought conditions continue in West Hawaii, state officials are searching for ways to mitigate the impacts of wild goats.
‘It’s a huge punch in the gut’: Surf school lottery ends with three of four permits awarded to one owner
Emotions were running high Friday at Makaeo Pavilion as the Department of Land and Natural Resources held a lottery to determine which four surf schools could operate at Kahalu‘u Beach.
HONOLULU — Philippines President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. is meeting with senior U.S. military leaders and members of Hawaii’s large Filipino community this weekend in a visit steeped in geopolitical and personal significance for the leader, but also drawing small protests from a younger generation of Filipinos who point to the actions of his dictator father who died in exile in Hawaii.
Island Life photo for Sunday, November 19, 2023 – ‘Rocky reflection’
Hawaii Island police on Friday confirmed they are investigating allegations of an internal theft at the Kamehameha Schools Hawaii campus in Keaau.
Holualoa Village has lost the only public parking lot, located in the center of the historic town, after new owners blocked access and community organizers are looking for a solution.
Island Life photo for Saturday, November 18, 2023 – ‘Shades of green’
WAIMEA — The same day as four wildfires sparked on Maui, including the Lahaina fire, firefighters were also battling seven hurricane wind-driven fires on Hawaii Island.
Kamehameha Schools Hawaii filed a police report Thursday alleging a former employee stole more than $360,000 from the Keaau campus.