Inside the West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers, 35 Kealakehe High School students worked in teams, plotting strategies for a courtroom showdown. Their role as attorneys was phony at the second annual Civic Engagement &Policy Forum, but the Hawaii State Supreme Court case they tackled — Molfino v. Yuen — was real.
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Prospects are good that a bill will pass this legislative session allowing experimental sustainability communities in Maui and Hawaii counties, following the appointment of a House-Senate conference committee and dismissal of ethics charges against the bill’s sponsor.
The eyes of the hula world and the lenses of television cameras will focus upon the three nights of Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition, but for sheer entertainment value, Wednesday night’s Hoike is a show not to be missed.
A District Court judge maintained bail at $275,000 for a Waikoloa man charged with attempted murder.
A Kawaihae man will remain in custody while he awaits charges on a litany of drug and firearms charges.
The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority is seeking a new lease for the former HGP-A geothermal test site.
IDs sought of alleged assailant, accomplice
Hawaii County officials have asked a federal bankruptcy court to allow them to foreclose on $20 million worth of South Kona land.
A popular Hilo hula halau drew a near-capacity crowd to the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium on Easter.
Three halau will represent Hawaii Island at the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
Worshippers gave praise at the Community Sonrise Service sponsored by the Kona Minister’s Fellowship Easter morning at Old Airport Park.
Hula is an art in which lineage and legacy are of paramount importance, and both Hilo halau competing in this year’s Merrie Monarch Festival hula competition have impeccable hula pedigrees.
Dozens of people turned out Saturday afternoon for the first-ever Kailua Kanikapila Community Picnic held at Hale Halawai in Kona’s Kailua Village.
Last year’s Merrie Monarch Festival golden anniversary jubilee was a celebration that would have met with the hearty approval of King David Kalakaua, the festival’s namesake.
Merrie Monarch Festival events kick off Sunday and continue through Saturday.