A 31-year-old Hilo man is hospitalized in critical condition after a police-involved shooting late Saturday night in downtown Hilo, police said.
Two years ago, Julian Beymer couldn’t communicate. He couldn’t speak his name, count, recite the alphabet or say “mommy.” He has a hearing loss and could have learned American Sign Language. But that’s not what his family wanted.
A 485-acre tract of North Kohala land on the road to Pololu Valley is set to be sold.
Union-negotiated pay hikes and federal and state mandates contributed to a workaday county budget expected to rise 4.3 percent to $434.7 million next year.
HONOLULU — A special panel of state lawmakers decided Rep. Calvin Say meets the qualifications to serve in the House of Representatives, saying there was no compelling evidence behind a group of voters’ claims that Say doesn’t live in the district he represents.
A felony terroristic threatening charge filed against a Hawaii Police Department sergeant following a domestic dispute at a Kapaau home in late January was dropped.
During the past five years, the invasive coffee berry borer caused damage to Hawaii Island coffee farms, which has led to financial losses for farmers and those who sell it, declines in production, as well as damage to the quality of beans.
A full suite of bills related to aquarium fishing continues to move ahead at the capitol in Honolulu, and several are set to be heard today in the House Committee on Judiciary.
Naalehu will lose its only grocery store today after Island Market shuts its doors.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Thursday that he met with several members of President Barack Obama’s cabinet during his latest trip to Washington and talked about transportation funding, airports and Native Hawaiian sovereignty, among other topics.
Some landscape companies are crying foul about a new county policy requiring them to truck their green waste to the Puuanahulu or Hilo landfills and pay a tipping fee to dispose of it.
Big Island Chapter 731 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart will dedicate a monument during a public ceremony at 11 a.m. Friday at Hawaii Veterans’ Cemetery No. 2 in Hilo.
HONOLULU — A bill in the state Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees.
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration researchers recently tested two different drones in the waters off the Kohala Coast with the hopes of someday being able to use the combined technologies to locate vessels and marine life in distress, conduct wildlife surveys and access hard-to-reach areas.
The land leases for Uncle Billy’s Hilo Hotel and the Country Club condominiums will expire next month unless the state Board of Land and Natural Resources approves an extension Friday.
Property values are averaging about 3 percent higher than last year, giving Hawaii County government enough breathing room to create a no-frills budget without having to resort to increasing property taxes.