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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 6 2016 - 12:05am

    Mike Pence’s event in rural Virginia on Wednesday morning had all the trappings of a presidential campaign rally in the final weeks leading up to Election Day.

  2. | Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    MELBOURNE BEACH, Fla. — Hurricane Matthew marched toward Florida, Georgia and the Carolinas and nearly 2 million people along the coast were urged to evacuate their homes Wednesday, a mass exodus ahead of a major storm packing power the U.S. hasn’t seen in more than a decade.

  3. | Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Sharp eyes, community ties and being streetwise led to the recovery of a stolen pistol and vehicle, and the arrest of a suspect, actions which earned Officer Justin Gaspar the Police Officer of the Month award from the Kona Crime Prevention Committee on Wednesday.

  4. | Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    HILO — The Maunakea Management Board is asking its Native Hawaiian advisory group to take another look at proposed rules for cultural practices after hearing objections from some followers of the Hawaiian religion.

  5. | Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Some Ironman athletes are already fatigued, and the race won’t even begin for another two days.

  6. | Posted: Oct 6 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — About a dozen Big Island residents gathered Wednesday to draw attention to a sexual assault they say isn’t getting enough attention.

  7. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 11:03am

    Smiles on kids’ faces in Hawaii, too often, hold cavities.

  8. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 10:40am

    HILO — Customers calling the county’s emergency water line Sunday after a water main break caused an interruption in service to much of upper Hilo were met with another surprise — call center operators in South Carolina who, to some, might as well have been speaking another language.

  9. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 10:33am

    HONOLULU — Federal officials have released high-definition video of a lava lake atop Kilauea Volcano, providing a rare close-up glimpse of the powerful summit eruption.

  10. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    HILO — If Gov. David Ige wants the Office of Mauna Kea Management to give up more than 10,000 acres, he’s going to have to talk to the agency first.

  11. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    KEALAKEKUA — The state refused a plea offer in the case of a convicted felon charged with 23 offenses from an August 2015 crime spree.

  12. | Posted: Oct 5 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Local residents are planning a sign waving along Queen Kaahumanu Highway today to raise awareness of rape, drugs and bullying on the Big Island.

  13. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 5:37pm

    HILO — Three people walked away from a forced helicopter landing on Kohala Mountain that left the aircraft damaged but intact Tuesday morning.

  14. | Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 4:53pm

    KAILUA-KONA — An autopsy conducted Tuesday determined that the man who died Sunday after being involved in a single-vehicle traffic crash on the Mamalahoa Highway (Highway 11) in Honalo, South Kona, died from injuries suffered in the crash.

  15. Posted: Oct 4 2016 - 4:44pm

    BOZEMAN, Mont. (AP) — The man who oversaw Yellowstone National Park during the wildfires that burned across the park in 1988 has died.