ACLU demands reform after Black girl arrested on Oahu

HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers and officials with Hawaii’s public school system discriminated against a disabled Black child by handcuffing, arresting and interrogating the 10-year-old girl for a “run-of-the-mill” dispute between children, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii said.

Flags at half-staff for fallen officers

At the direction of President Joe Biden, Gov. David Ige has ordered that the U.S. flag and Hawaii state flag be flown at half-staff at the state capitol and upon all state offices and agencies as well as the Hawaii National Guard through midnight tonight. This action marks the National Peace Officers’ Memorial Service being held in Washington, D.C. to honor law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty and their families.

Two injured in propane tank fire

The Hawaii Fire Department said a propane tank at a home in the Panaewa neighborhood of Hilo caught fire Thursday evening, sending two people to the hospital.

Police nab five in warrant sweep

A multi-agency warrant sweep consisting of officers from the Hawaii Police Department, state Sheriff’s Department and Department of Land and Natural Resources was conducted Wednesday in Puna.

Hawaii finally hits 70% fully vaccinated mark

Months after Gov. David Ige set it as a milestone for lifting COVID-19 restrictions, and weeks after he rescinded that decision, 70% of the state’s population has finally been fully vaccinated against the virus.

Honokaa man pleads in extreme domestic abuse case

County Prosecutor Kelden Waltjen said his office will seek the maximum 10-year prison term for a 27-year-old Honokaa man arrested for a series of domestic abuse incidents that took place between February and April.