Public defender tells state high court prison situation ‘dire’

Deputy Public Defender Jon Ikenaga told the state Supreme Court on Wednesday the current COVID-19 situation in Hawaii’s jails and prisons is “significantly more dire” than in August 2020 when the court issued an order to decrease populations in correctional facilities in an attempt to stem the spread of the novel coronavirus.

Kim, Big Islanders remember 9/11

Hawaii Island is almost 5,000 air miles from New York City, but when four commercial aircraft hijacked by terrorists crashed into the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and a Pennsylvania field on Sept. 11, 2001, shock waves resounded across the world, including here.

Big Island meets Big Apple at Fashion Week

New York Fashion Week is back after a year hiatus because of the coronavirus pandemic — and one of the designers with a show in the iconic event is a designer, kapa artist, kumu hula and Hawaiian cultural practitioner from Waimea.