Bus depot land buy paused

The County Council put the brakes Wednesday on a fast-tracked land buy for a bus depot, for at least two more weeks while more information is gathered.

Testifiers at public hearing urge recycling

The Solid Waste Advisory Committee, convened every 10 years, took the 10,000-foot view of the island’s trash issues. But many of the two dozen or so people attending a public hearing in Hilo Tuesday evening had very specific concerns.

Neighbor wanted cop killing suspect evicted years ago

HONOLULU — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of stabbing a woman and fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach.

Paddlers say homeless ruining bays

KAILUA-KONA — Graffiti, drug use, defecation and other illegal activities have reached a point where the Big Island’s paddling community is pushing back.