Penn recovering at home after traffic collision

UFC Hall of Fame mixed martial artist BJ Penn is recovering at home in Hilo after suffering a concussion in traffic accident last Friday night on Kanoelehua Avenue near Prince Kuhio Plaza.

State sued for misuse of Maunakea Access Road

A lawsuit was filed today against the state contending that several state departments have violated their duties by using the Maunakea Access Road without the consent of native Hawaiians.

Democrats prepare for diverse states

WASHINGTON — Democratic presidential candidates plotted their paths Wednesday into state primaries now expanding to include voters of color, while the party’s establishment braced for a long and increasingly uncertain nomination fight ahead.

Attempted murder on officer charge refiled

Prosecutors have re-filed charges against a 32-year-old Kailua-Kona man accused of assaulting a Hawaii Police Department officer last spring in what was deemed a racially motivated attack.

Legislature mulls handing off SHPD responsibilities to counties

Delays in getting archaeological plan reviews from the State Historic Preservation Division have added years to the construction of Hawaii County projects, but county planning officials are skeptical a bill currently making its way through the Legislature is the answer.