The June 27 lava flow continues its advance toward Pahoa on Friday, traveling nearly 10 to 15 yards per hour, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday afternoon.
HONOLULU — A shipping company pleaded guilty plea Friday to criminal charges from a 1,400-ton molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life, but a federal judge said he wants to examine the legality of $600,000 in community service payments the company has agreed to pay.
There’s a “desperate” need for election workers, as Hawaii County finds itself short 67 volunteers for precincts in Waimea, Waikoloa, Kona and Ka‘u.
The preliminary hearing for a 26-year-old Naalehu man arrested Tuesday for allegedly growing marijuana with intent to distribute has been delayed until mid-November.
Margaret Masunaga officially became District Judge Masunaga upon her confirmation Thursday by the state Senate in a special session.
DETROIT — Two U.S. senators are calling on regulators to issue a nationwide recall of cars with faulty air bags made by Takata Corp., questioning why automakers have been allowed to limit recalls to only certain locations with high humidity.
HONOLULU — A lawyer representing a group seeking to invalidate Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically engineered crops urged a judge Thursday to make the same decision he recently made invalidating Kauai’s law.
The debate about constitutional Amendment 4, which Hawaii voters began casting ballots on this week, doesn’t focus on whether 4-year-olds should be in preschool.
Hawaii Island Sears and Kmart stores don’t appear to be on the chopping block, and a company representative said that all stores that are part of the latest round of closures nationwide have already been notified.
The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed three cases of measles in the state, one on Maui and two on Kauai. The cases on the two islands are not related to each other and have separate travel histories, but all cases are unvaccinated young adults with recent travel either to the Philippines or Indonesia and Malaysia.
The U.S. Small Business Administration is in Pahoa offering low-interest loans to victims of Tropical Storm Iselle.