Rapid ohia death spreads on Oahu

HONOLULU (AP) — An ohia tree-killing fungal disease local to Hawaii was discovered spreading on Oahu after wildlife officials conducted an aerial survey of the island forest, state officials said.

Man makes home out of cave near protesters’ camp

While the borders of the Pu‘uhonua o Pu‘uhuluhulu are ever-changing, they do not extend to one of the more curious developments near the Maunakea Access Road: a partially-collapsed lava tube where one man has made a home.

Police: Flags on cars not a problem

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Police Department has been upfront about its law enforcement efforts around the Maunakea protests since the demonstration began in July.

State reiterates call for everyone to stop vaping

A Big Island businessman whose stores sell vaping supplies said legitimate vape manufacturers and retailers are being scapegoated for a recent rash of lung injuries reportedly caused by the use of e-cigarettes or vaping products.