Stories by John Burnett

HPP lot owner said to be seeking nearly $1.4M

A California woman being sued by a developer whose contractor mistakenly built a house on her Hawaiian Paradise Park lot in Puna is seeking more than $1.3 million in damages, according to both the developer and Hawaii County.

Waimea roundabout advances

A long-planned project to make Waimea a safer town for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians has taken a major step toward fruition.

Charges against alleged Hilo counterfeiter dropped

At the request of prosecutors, a judge dropped charges Friday against a 32-year-old Hilo man police described as “a significant figure in the distribution and utilization of counterfeit currency being passed into our community’s circulation.”