He was a hotelier, a police commissioner, a County Council member, a state senator, a state representative and, more recently, a member of the Hawaii Tourism Authority. But most of all, Robert “Bob” Herkes was a dogged fighter for the people.
Talk to the coaches and players at Kohala High School and there’s a word that surfaces in almost every conversation: hungry.
HONOLULU — Three out of four candidates for Hawaii governor say they agree Hawaii’s health exchange is a mess, taxes are burdensome and leadership style in the state’s top office needs to change.
Central Pacific Hurricane Center forecasters are keeping tabs on an area of low pressure some 730 miles southeast of the Big Island.
Tropical Storm Lowell is expected to continue weakening on Saturday, National Hurricane Center forecasters said Friday morning.
Karina remains a Category 1 hurricane early Saturday, however, forecasters say the storm is expected to resume a weakening trend, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami said.
Hurricane Marie is rapidly intensifying and will likely become a major hurricane by Sunday, National Hurricane Center forecasters say.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Chief Election Officer Scott Nago tried to explain a host of problems that occurred during the recent primary election held in the wake of a tropical storm — from why a makeup election was held after initially telling voters of closed Big Island precincts they would be mailed ballots to why 800 ballots went uncounted on Maui.
Police Chief Harry Kubojiri, at a Police Commission meeting Friday in Waimea, heaped praise on his officers for their actions during and after Tropical Storm Iselle.
HILO — The Department of Land and Natural Resources Division of Forestry and Wildlife has closed the Puna hiking trail until further notice, due to severe tree fall caused by Hurricane Iselle. These downed trees are blocking access to Haena beach in the South Hilo area.
A group of Pahoa residents, working with the American Civil Liberties Union in Hawaii, have filed a complaint with the Hawaii Supreme Court, asking the state’s top judges to allow every resident affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast a ballot in the primary.