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Pedestrian deaths spiked in 2016, distraction cited

| | Mar 30 2017 - 10:22am | Comments

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pedestrian deaths are climbing faster than motorist fatalities, reaching nearly 6,000 deaths last year — the highest total in more than two decades, according to an analysis of preliminary state data released Thursday.

  1. Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 4:49pm

    Repairs to a century-old bridge in Hakalau valley might have to wait until October to avoid the Hawaiian hawk’s breeding season.

  2. Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 4:49pm

    The Hawaii County Council authorized negotiations for the purchase of an 83-acre parcel in Hakalau valley in a 9-0 vote Wednesday.

  3. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 4:49pm

    CINCINNATI — A gunfight broke out inside a crowded Cincinnati nightclub early Sunday, leaving one man dead and 15 others wounded after a dispute among several patrons escalated into a shootout, authorities said.

  4. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    Editor’s note: This is part two in a two-part series looking at Big Island Veterans Treatment Court, its successes and financial uncertainty. On Sunday, a graduate talked about his journey from addiction and PTSD to a sober, healthy life. Today’s story details one man’s graduation from the program.

  5. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — The Hawaii County Council and Mayor Harry Kim remain at odds over the canceling of a composting contract.

  6. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    HILO — A state bill that could limit access to public records has been referred to its final Senate committee.

  7. | Posted: Mar 27 2017 - 12:05am

    A large west-northwest swell brought warning level surf to the Big Island’s leeward coast on Sunday.

  8. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 1:34pm

    HILO — More Big Island high school students enrolled in college and participated in dual-credit programs last year, but four-year high school graduation rates dropped slightly.

  9. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 4:49pm

    HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are exploring progressive taxes, green fuel and a potential Oahu ferry route this week at the Legislature.

  10. | Posted: Mar 26 2017 - 10:53am

    Three people were rescued Saturday after a man went to assist two girls who were swept more than 100 yards off shore by currents while swimming in waters off Shipman Beach in Keaau.

  11. | Posted: Mar 25 2017 - 6:59pm

    A Hawaii County Fire Department helicopter continued to make water drops on inaccessible hot spots behind Lanihau Center on Friday. The brush fire broke out Thursday, but firefighters continued to monitor the scene.

  12. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 9:57am

    KAILUA-KONA — On Halloween in 2012, the Hosler family arrived at the Ronald McDonald House in Oahu after a week’s stay at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children.

  13. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 9:36am

    Editor’s note: This is part one in a two-part series looking at Big Island Veterans Treatment Court, its successes and financial uncertainty. One graduate talks about his journey from addiction and PTSD to a sober, healthy life. Part two Monday will detail one man’s graduation from the program.

  14. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 9:56am

    HILO —A Kona coffee farmer is asking Mayor Harry Kim’s administration to put its money where its mouth is. Or a lot of people’s mouths, actually.

  15. | Posted: Mar 28 2017 - 9:58am

    The contractor in charge of a project to provide aeration pump upgrades and sludge removal at the Kealakehe Wastewater Treatment Plant has defaulted, and dredging of the facility’s sludge ponds has come to a temporary halt, according to the Department of Environmental Management (DEM).