Mark Yamanaka: ‘Ohana before Hokus

When Mark Yamanaka’s name was called multiple times at the 42nd Na Hoku Hanohano Awards Saturday night in Honolulu, his collaborators, Kellen and Lihau Paik — collectively known as Kupaoa — collected the coveted statuettes from the Hawaii Academy of Recording Arts.

Additional lawsuits filed against Lloyd’s of London

A Leilani Estates homeowner whose debts had been discharged in bankruptcy prior to his home being destroyed during last year’s lower East Rift Zone eruption is suing Lloyd’s of London, its underwriters, agents and the note holder for his mortgage.

Man suing Hilo Medical over missing whale tooth necklace

A 62-year-old Hilo man is suing Hilo Medical Center, claiming a whale tooth necklace passed down in his family for several generations since the days of Kamehameha the Great was improperly removed from him at the facility and not returned after he suffered a stroke.