HONOLULU — State Sen. David Ige said his first priority if he is elected governor would be to submit a balanced budget and collect $450 million in unpaid taxes. Gov. Neil Abercrombie wants to prioritize affordable housing and smart growth.
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A West Hawaii fish collector has been charged with second-degree terroristic threatening, according to online court records.
There is no firm start date yet, but drivers can expect to encounter roundabout construction in Pahoa by October, said Salvador Panem, state Department of Transportation’s Hawaii Island district manager.
A $3.04 million Federal Highway Administration roads project to improve access to public lands in four states includes $802,500 to reconstruct the final 2.3 miles of Mauna Loa Observatory Road, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx announced Wednesday.
During the week of July 21-27, Big Island police arrested 19 motorists for driving under the influence of an intoxicant. Five of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. One was younger than 21.
The season premiere of Investigation Discovery’s docudrama series “Murder in Paradise” features the murder of Brittany-Jane Royal in Kalapana last year and the disappearance of her boyfriend, Boaz “Bo” Johnson. The episode, “Murder Isle,” features interviews with members of Brittany’s and Bo’s families, Hawaii County Prosecutor Mitch Roth and other Big Island residents.
Ponahawai Street is closed between 8:15-4 p.m. between Kapiolani and Ululani streets today and Friday for roadwork, according to the county Department of Public Works.
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — A video camera captured the terrifying plight of two women as a freight train bore down on them as they walked along an 80-foot-high railroad bridge in Indiana.
WASHINGTON — A sharply divided House approved a Republican plan Wednesday to launch a campaign-season lawsuit against President Barack Obama, accusing him of exceeding the bounds of his constitutional authority. Obama and other Democrats derided the effort as a stunt aimed at tossing political red meat to conservative voters.
WASHINGTON — Federal investigators looking for fraud in the nation’s capital are scrutinizing a program meant to give local contractors a share of major construction projects, people familiar with the probe have told The Associated Press.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A New Mexico man faces charges after authorities say a couple found him naked and sleeping in their bed.
BERLIN (AP) — Thousands of people are trekking to a Bavarian farmer’s field to check out a mysterious set of crop circles.
WASHINGTON — Eager to begin a monthlong break, Congress leavened its customary heavy partisanship Wednesday with a pinch of compromise, advancing legislation to repair the deeply troubled Department of Veterans Affairs and working to clear funds for highway construction at home and missile defense in Israel.
KANEOHE BAY, Oahu — Japan has been practicing storming beaches with the U.S. and other countries in Hawaii this month. The amphibious landing exercises, which are relatively new to Japan’s military, come as Tokyo tries to boost its ability to defend small islands it controls but China claims as its own.
WASHINGTON — A former IRS official at the center of the agency’s tea party controversy referred to some right-wing Republicans as “crazies” and more in emails released Wednesday.