The director of the state Department of Economic Development and Tourism said Friday he feels “confident the state is ready” to reopen the islands to increased tourism on Oct. 15.
A 30-year-old Mountain View woman who had been the subject of a police manhunt as a witness to a shotgun slaying was taken into custody Wednesday morning in Hilo by Special Enforcement Unit officers, but not without incident.
The Department of Public Safety said Wednesday that the preliminary results of its investigation into a Tuesday disturbance in a housing unit at Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo indicate inmates were rebelling against a shakedown search for contraband.
The state Public Utilities Commission today denied a motion by Honua Ola Bioenergy, formerly known as Hu Honua Bioenergy, to reconsider its denial of Hawaiian Electric’s request for a waiver from renewable energy competitive bidding costs for the nearly completed biomass power plant in Pepeekeo.
Police said Tuesday that they’re seeking a 36-year-old Pahoa man accused of skipping out on a six-figure bail in a case involving several violent felony charges.