A bill that would create a public funding program for state House elections passed its first reading in the Senate on Thursday.
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HONOLULU — Hawaii House Speaker Joseph Souki has formally reprimanded a House lawmaker for conduct during public hearings and threatened her committee assignments.
There’s a new development in the lawsuit against an online publishing company over the use of a Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker painting.
A Cartesian diver science experiment that a student inadvertently left from a previous period prompted today’s lockdown of Waiakea High School, school officials said.
A 20-year-old man is facing felony burglary and other offenses following a reported burglary early Tuesday in Kealakekua.
The superyacht VAVA II is currently positioned in Kailua Bay in the waters off Kona. The vessel measures more than 314 feet in length.
Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for the public’s help in identifying a suspect wanted for the attempted robbery of a bank in Hilo in January.
Officer Denise Smith-Erickson has earned the statewide distinction of State of Hawaii D.A.R.E. Officer of the Year for 2013.
The suspicious object that prompted a lockdown this afternoon at Waiakea High School has been “determined to be a school project,” the Hawaii County Police Department said.
Hawaii Island police are renewing their request for information about an attempted robbery that occurred in Hilo on Halloween night 2013
Waiakea High School is no longer on lockdown, the Hawaii County Police Department reported at 12:25 p.m. Thursday.
Despite the sorry state of many of Hawaii Island’s highways and Mayor Billy Kenoi’s stated desire to use capital projects to stimulate the economy by putting people to work, some $2.3 million of gas taxes collected during the bottom of the recession is sitting in a bank instead of being used to build roads.
The House Finance committee cut $50 million out of the funding request for a new Kona Judiciary Complex on Wednesday afternoon.
A second police officer shot in the line of duty last January took the stand Wednesday in the attempted murder trial of Hilo resident Keaka Martin.