A West Hawaii majority emerging from the Nov. 4 election is poised to name Kona Councilman Dru Kanuha chairman and Hamakua Councilwoman Valerie Poindexter vice chairwoman.
Hawaii Island police are investigating an incident in which a man attempted to steal a parked vehicle in Hilo.
A 23-year-old Ocean View man was sentenced to a lengthy prison term Wednesday for his role in a violent robbery earlier this year on South Point Road in Ka‘u.
A breakout from the June 27 lava flow remains about 4 miles upslope of Apaa Street in Pahoa, Hawaii County Civil Defense Director Darryl Oliveira said Thursday.
Red Cross volunteers will be going door-to-door on Friday to survey Pahoa residents in the immediate evacuation area of the June 27 lava flow.
HONOLULU— About 6 percent of Hawaii’s homeless population moved to the state in the last 12 months and about 16 percent arrived within the last five years, according to a University of Hawaii report
HONOLULU — The state Campaign Spending Commission referred two complaints to city prosecutors to decide whether criminal charges should be filed for activities in the 2012 mayoral campaign.
A bill prohibiting the use of electronic cigarettes anywhere smoking traditional cigarettes is banned moved ahead Wednesday to its final vote, after attempts to first amend, then delay, the measure were batted away by a County Council majority.
The June 27 lava flow took centerstage Wednesday during a Congressional subcommittee hearing on volcano monitoring in the United States.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and Rhode Island’s Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse unveiled legislation Wednesday that would reduce carbon pollution and generate as much as $2 trillion dollars over 10 years.
HONOLULU — A temporary program by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans receive faster health care has begun in Hawaii with the issuance of thousands of Choice Cards.