SHOPO sues Hawaii County over disclosure law

The statewide police union is now suing all four counties in an effort to keep the names of officers fired or suspended for disciplinary reasons secret until all grievance avenues for the officers are exhausted.

Mountain View woman accused of multiple offenses

A 31-year old Mountain View woman facing numerous drug and firearms charges after allegedly attempting to flee from police Nov. 11 in Fern Acres subdivision remains in custody at Hawaii Community Correctional Center, unable to post $144,000 bail.

Search continues for man missing off Mana Road

Emergency responders and family members are searching again today for a 44-year-old Honaunau man who was last seen and heard from early Wednesday afternoon when his Jeep became disabled in the Keanakolu Area, about 16-18 miles up Mana Road, which runs up Maunakea from Waimea.

Statewide mask mandate set

Gov. David Ige signed an emergency proclamation Monday to codify and clarify Hawaii’s statewide mask mandate.

Rainy season begins with a dry October

Although the long-term forecast is for a wetter-than-average rainy season for most of Hawaii, much of the Big Island, especially East Hawaii, had a drier-than-usual October.

Kim: ‘I need your help’

Mayor Harry Kim told an online conference of island and state visitor industry leaders Friday that he fears what happens when the federal coronavirus funds expire next month and the potential impact on tourism.

Request granted for mental exam of suspect in Halloween murder

A woman who was in the apartment of Noelle Buffett when she was allegedly stabbed to death early Saturday afternoon said the suspect, 41-year-old Davi Franklin Alvarez Sr, and Alvarez’s girlfriend had been kicked out of the unit at Hilo Val Hala on Puueo Street by Buffet a few days earlier, according to court documents filed by police.

Ige: New law needed for mask enforcement

Gov. David Ige on Monday said a new law is needed to help handle those who ignore the coronavirus-related emergency mask mandate in Hawaii by issuing a citation similar to tickets written for minor traffic infractions, which carry a fine but aren’t treated as a criminal offense.

San Buenaventura wins state Senate bid; incumbents fare well in House races

Democrat Joy San Buenaventura won her bid Tuesday for the District 2 state Senate seat representing Puna and a portion of Ka‘u, although the first election results with news of her victory weren’t released until 11:25 p.m. because long lines caused lengthy delays at polling places, especially at Kapolei Hale on Oahu.