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A difficult subject to discuss: Group seeks to care for victims of child sex trafficking

| | Oct 22 2016 - 12:05am | Comments

KAILUA-KONA — As the FBI announced the arrests of 239 people on charges related to child sex trafficking nationwide on Wednesday, a small group of residents met at Kealakehe Elementary School to expose that the scourge is in Hawaii, as well.

  1. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 9:28am

    KAILUA-KONA — Gov. David Ige visited the micro housing project in the Kona Old Industrial Area Wednesday, nearly one year to the day after he issued an emergency proclamation on the homelessness crisis in Hawaii.

  2. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 9:28am

    An unidentified man has succumbed to his injuries after a vehicle-pedestrian crash in Hilo on Oct. 3. The man’s name is yet being withheld until police can confirm his identity and notify his family of the death.

  3. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 9:28am

    Robert Lee Segobia, 42, of Pahoa has been charged with three offenses following an incident with a handgun that transpired Sunday evening in Hilo.

  4. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:53am

    KAILUA-KONA — It could be a symbol of unity, a structure that represents mankind’s desire to learn atop Mauna Kea.

  5. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:53am

    When Donald Straney was an undergrad at Michigan State University, he said he was “absolutely convinced” he was the only gay person on campus.

  6. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:52am

    KAILUA-KONA — Two developments intended to provide 170 affordable housing rental units for Kona families and seniors are expected to finish construction and start moving in new residents at the end of next year.

  7. | Posted: Oct 13 2016 - 8:52am

    HILO — The six original petitioners in the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case will represent themselves in hearings that start next week after their attorney withdrew as counsel, citing scheduling conflicts.

  8. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 3:31pm

    KAILUA-KONA — In 1938, Norman Sakata, then a young teenager in Holualoa, was sent to live with his grandmother.

  9. Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 10:14am

    Hawaii Island police are searching for a 16-year-old boy who was reported missing.

  10. Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 10:14am

    Hawaii Island police are searching for a 35-year-old man wanted for abuse.

  11. Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 9:55am

    Hawaii Island police arrested 28 motorists for suspected driving under the influence of an intoxicant between Oct. 3 and Sunday. Eight of the drivers were involved in traffic crashes. Four of the drivers were younger than 21.

  12. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 9:53am

    The state Department of Health announced Tuesday afternoon that the first laboratory-confirmed case of travel-related Zika virus was detected on the Big Island.

  13. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Kona coffee farmers say a strong crop yield is likely despite an unusually dry winter brought on by the most recent El Nino and its stabilizing influence on weather patterns over the main Hawaii Islands.

  14. | Posted: Oct 12 2016 - 12:05am

    HILO — After almost 30 years of government work, Hilo County Councilman Dennis “Fresh” Onishi is ready to start his own business once he leaves the council in December.

  15. | Posted: Oct 11 2016 - 3:56pm

    A brush fire makai of Waikoloa Village Tuesday afternoon closed one lane of Waikoloa Road, fire and police officials said.