A state bill that could limit access to public records was referred to its final Senate committee this week.
The Hawaii County Council and Mayor Harry Kim remain at odds over the canceling of a composting contract.
WASHINGTON — In a humiliating failure, President Donald Trump and GOP leaders yanked their bill to repeal “Obamacare” off the House floor Friday when it became clear it would fail badly — after seven years of nonstop railing against the health care law.
The 2016-17 Hawaii coffee season looks promising statewide with preliminary estimates calling for an increase in production, yield and value.
Hikianalia crew members clean the canoe after arriving Thursday morning in Radio Bay in Hilo from Sand Island. The canoe and its crew will stay in Hilo for a couple of nights and then launch from the Big Island on either Sunday or Monday to reunite with its sister canoe, Hokule‘a. The two Polynesian sailing vessels will meet in Tahiti and complete their Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage. They anticipate arrival at Tahiti by mid-April, where they will travel throughout Tahiti and Raiatea sharing their message of caring for Island Earth and sustainably while sharing Polynesian culture closing the almost four-year long voyage. Hokule‘a and Hikianalia will then head home to Magic Island in June.
Mar 20 2017 - 2:38am
HONOLULU — Growing up in Washington state, Douglas Chin says he was the stereotypical “smart Chinese kid that got straight As.” His parents taught him not to stick out too much and used to say “don’t poke the lion.”
Mar 20 2017 - 1:39am
KAILUA-KONA — Kamehameha Schools remains in a holding pattern as it awaits approval of permits that will allow the organization to move forward with the removal of the Keauhou Beach Hotel, making way for a project-based educational complex dubbed Kahaluu Makai.
Mar 19 2017 - 10:05am
KAILUA-KONA — The mayor’s office is asking the Hawaii Police Department to once again look at ways to possibly trim its budget, according to a financial report delivered Friday to the county Police Commission.
Hawaii County plans to paint new lines on a portion of Highway 130 to provide four lanes of traffic around the clock, said Public Works Director Frank De Marco.
Mar 19 2017 - 12:05am
The state Department of Transportation’s response to Hawaii County’s request for release of $15 million appropriated for Puna roads could be summed up in two words — nice try.