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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 20 2016 - 8:38pm

    HONOLULU — Federal officials cannot enforce a contract being proposed by the commercial fishing industry as a solution to concerns about foreign fishing crews in Hawaii, leaving the industry responsible for enforcing its own rules.

  2. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 1:45pm

    Fire officials are investigating the cause of a Wednesday morning structure fire that destroyed a farm dwelling in Honalo.

  3. | Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 10:05am

    Little fire ants have been a scourge on the windward side of the island for several years, and now the invasive species have developed into a growing problem in Kona and the surrounding communities of West Hawaii.

  4. Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 8:44am

    NORTH KONA — The discovery of the body of a Kailua-Kona resident in a burial site off Highway 190 has led to a murder investigation.

  5. Posted: Oct 21 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A judge has ruled in favor of a group of Honolulu property owners who challenged the city’s residential tax on homes valued at $1 million or more.

  6. Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 10:13am

    WAILUKU (AP) — A Maui woman has denied embezzling more than $400,000 from a surfer and his mother while working as their bookkeeper.

  7. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    KEALAKEKUA — Trial has been set for early 2017 for a former Hawaii Police Department officer alleged to have fatally struck a cyclist in March 2015.

  8. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — The bid protest stalling a key part of the modernization of the Kona International Airport was denied in a decision issued Friday.

  9. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    HILO — The state Board of Agriculture on Tuesday approved a permanent quarantine for transport of ohia plant parts from Hawaii Island.

  10. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    All county purchasing cards are supposed to have codes preventing the user from buying alcohol, Hawaii County Finance Director Deanna Sako said Wednesday during Mayor Billy Kenoi’s theft trial.

  11. | Posted: Oct 20 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — The fact that I was sitting in a movie theater, popcorn and soda in hand, watching a presidential debate filmed in Sin City pretty much sums up this year’s election.

  12. | Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 5:29pm

    KAILUA-KONA — The Coast Guard suspended its search for missing fisherman Charles Locklar on Tuesday after three days of fruitless effort.

  13. Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 10:46am

    Hawaii Electric Light Co. announces a scheduled power outage from 10 a.m. Nov. 3 to 5 a.m. Nov. 4 in North Kohala.

  14. | Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 10:00am

    Mayor Billy Kenoi, on trial for allegedly stealing public funds, waited as long as two years to reimburse Hawaii County for expenses that included large amounts of alcohol and a hotel stay for a nephew, prosecutors said Tuesday.

  15. | Posted: Oct 19 2016 - 11:09am

    MAHUKONA — The search for missing fisherman Charles Locklar continued Tuesday, but to no avail.