Police: Social media adds to anxiety after Florida shooting

Hawaii Island’s police chief said the decision to post extra officers on public school campuses Wednesday in Puna and Kona was made because social media “fed into the anxiety” of the community in the wake of perceived threats of possible gun violence made on the internet.

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.