Pedestrian killed in Puna

The boyfriend of a pedestrian killed Tuesday night in lower Puna said she “launched herself into oncoming traffic,” according to a Fire Department statement.

Report: Hawaii wasn’t ready to handle missile threat alert

HONOLULU — Hawaii’s nuclear missile scare showed that the state began testing alerts before fully developing a plan to address the ballistic missile threat and that a public outreach campaign months earlier wasn’t effective, said a report released Tuesday.

Key vote on GET increase today

Mayor Harry Kim started a public meeting on a proposed general excise tax increase Monday evening by reading a list of priorities he identified while speaking with residents during the last election.