Hawaii Island’s tourism industry has steadily increased over the years, but an increase in hotel prices and air fares could have an adverse effect on the market this year.
Two men accused of a brazen violent daytime jailbreak from Hawaii Community Correctional Center in late 2012 have been given separate trial dates.
One of the prominent themes in hula kahiko, or ancient hula, is Pele, the goddess of fire who lives in Kilauea Volcano’s Halema‘uma‘u crater.
The county Salary Commission has pay hikes in store for county officials who didn’t get raises last year, including the next mayor and County Council.
A 24-year-old homeless Hilo man was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation and 18 months in jail after pleading no contest to kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft.