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Ka‘u buy moves ahead

If the county moves ahead with the purchase of more than 1,200 acres of Ka‘u coastline, as the County Council’s Finance Committee recommended Tuesday, it will create the largest beach park in the state, Lehua Lopez-Mau said.

Hundreds of Hawaii homeowners affected by mortgage rescue scam

Hundreds of distressed homeowners facing foreclosure in Hawaii were likely misled by a loan modification program operated by the Homeowner Legal Assistance Association, a Florida corporation, for approximately 17 months in 2009 and 2010, according to an investigation conducted by the Hawaii Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection.

Waipio group rejects bill

The new Waipio Community Ohana voted to kill a senate bill establishing a temporary working group to help the state acquire lands in Waipio Valley during a meeting on Sunday.

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Proposed ocean use rules draw criticism

Whether residents and business owners think it’s a good idea or not to limit commercial use of the ocean, they appear to agree on one thing — a package of proposed rules governing commercial use is convoluted and confusing.

Shooting victim describes ‘looking down barrel’

A District Court judge ruled Friday the state had enough evidence to charge a Captain Cook woman with attempted murder and a long slate of related firearm and drug offenses, after her victim took to the stand and described the shooting that left him with a bullet lodged near his heart.