A Kawaihae man who pleaded guilty to murdering Kona musician Robert Keawe Lopaka Ryder was sentenced to life in prison with the possibility of parole on Monday.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has released the first draft of Hawaii’s $25.7 billion budget that covers the next two fiscal years.
HONOLULU — A federal judge has ruled that a California-based labor contractor must pay $8.7 million in damages to Thai workers who were exploited while working at Hawaii farms, but it’s not clear whether any of them will get the money.
Most post offices in Hawaii will be closing their retail lobbies at noon on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve. Regular mail delivery will not be affected by these retail operation changes, according to the U.S. Postal Service.
Hawaii Island police arrested 24 motorists for allegedly driving under the influence of an intoxicant Dec. 15 through Sunday. Three of the drivers were involved in a traffic crash. Two of the drivers were younger than 21.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow advanced about 70 yards between Sunday and Monday, Hawaii County Civil Defense reports.
Roughly 14 years ago, Kona resident Donna St. John was diagnosed with Parkinson’s disease, a neurodegenerative brain disorder that affects one’s movements, body and emotions. At first, she refused to believe it. For a long time, she found ways to ignore symptoms and cope. She did so until she could no longer conceal it.
HONOLULU — Fourteen years after Hawaii legalized medical marijuana, there is still no legal way for patients to obtain pot without growing it themselves.
A large northwest swell will bring warning level surf to the Big Island’s west-facing shores through 6 a.m. Tuesday, the National Weather Service in Honolulu says.
A flash flood watch goes into effect at 6 p.m. Monday ahead of the arrival of an upper-level trough and associated cold front that will bring the potential for heavy rain and thunderstorms to all of the Hawaiian Islands.
Up to 6 inches of snow could fall on the Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea summits between Monday evening and Wednesday afternoon, according to the National Weather Service in Honolulu.