‘Peter Boy’ act passes first reading

A bill introduced by two Hawaii Island state senators that would repeal the 10-year statute of limitations on all manslaughter cases except for vehicular manslaughter passed its first reading by the full senate Monday.

Shutdown irks national park visitors

Following a standoff in the U.S. Senate over a spending bill Friday, federal agencies throughout the country ceased nonessential operations, with national parks such as Hawaii Volcanoes National Park closing to the public.