Supreme Court rejects Honua Ola’s appeal

The Hawaii Supreme Court, by a 5-0 vote, rejected Honua Ola Bioenergy’s appeal of a Public Utilities Commission order denying Honua Ola’s power purchase agreement with Hawaiian Electric Co.

Hearing set for Mountain View man

A 30-year-old Mountain View man faces numerous felony drug- and firearms-related charges after Hilo patrol officers found him slumped over the wheel of his car on a road shoulder early Saturday night.

Mayor Roth, county focus of new lawsuit

A tour operator is suing the county, Mayor Mitch Roth and Public Works Director Steve Pause, claiming restrictions placed on the company’s Waipi‘o Valley tours by the mayor’s emergency rules regarding Waipi‘o Valley Road amount to a “taking” of the company without due compensation.