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Laughter, tears mark fourth day of witness testimony in Kenoi trial

| | Oct 25 2016 - 6:11pm | Comments

HILO — Sam Choy didn’t take long to change the mood in Mayor Billy Kenoi’s criminal trial Tuesday morning.

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

    HILO — A 52-year-old Pahoa man who was in possession of almost 12 ounces of crystal methamphetamine, or “ice,” when he was arrested in June was convicted of four drug-related offenses.

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

    KEALAKEKUA — A man charged with trading meth for use of rental cars was sentenced to 18 months in jail and four years of probation.

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

    KAILUA-KONA — Athletes from countries across the world bring the unique experiences of their cultures with them to Hawaii Island annually as they undertake the grueling challenge presented by Ironman.

  4. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 9:47pm

    Climate science reached an unhappy milestone last week. And then things went a little crazy.

  5. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 3:42pm

    A previous version of this article incorrectly identified Donna Oba as Donna Obo in several instances. It also listed her as a current co-president of the League of Women Voters of Hawaii County. She is actually a former co-president. It is the policy of the West Hawaii Today to correct promptly any incorrect or misleading information once it has been brought to the attention of the newspaper.

  6. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 2:32pm

    A man died after an early morning accident Sunday in Honalo.

  7. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:58pm

    MAUNA KEA — Little lives up here except whispering hopes and a little bug called Wekiu.

  8. | Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 8:52am

    KURTISTOWN — There was Munchkin, a fluffy white kitten rescued from the wheel well of a car just seconds before the vehicle moved forward. And Kapitan, a chestnut-colored horse who nearly lost his right eye from a piece of sharp metal.

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

    KAILUA-KONA — Two new wells are being proposed in North Kona to increase water capacity at higher elevations, with the goal of reducing the use of water sources closer to sea level.

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

    For weeks after the vote, the abuse kept coming: Venomous, sexist phone calls and emails, venting rage at the five women on Seattle’s City Council who outvoted four men to derail a sports arena project.

  11. Posted: Oct 3 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii school has cooler classrooms now that it reduced its energy use enough to power air conditioning provided by the state in response to record heat.

  12. | Posted: Oct 2 2016 - 7:54pm

    HILO — The wife of a well-known marijuana activist who spent more than four years in federal prison after his downtown Hilo marijuana ministry was raided is now making a last-ditch effort to prevent her own incarceration.

  13. | Posted: Oct 2 2016 - 7:53pm

    HILO — Two of Hawaii’s largest industries are tourism and agriculture. It only makes sense that the two would come together.

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

    CAPTAIN COOK — Leaning over a small gas stove, Miki Izu stirred a pan full of coffee beans as he talked about life on a coffee farm.

  15. | Posted: Oct 1 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — Federal authorities on Friday added seven yellow-faced bee species, Hawaii’s only native bees, for protection under the Endangered Species Act, a first for any bees in the United States.