The Village Green Society and Hawaii’s Volcano Circus will be fined $53,743 for building illegal structures on state land and removing protected trees.
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Kohala Councilwoman Margaret Wille thinks she may have found the way to eliminate fraudulent use of the homeowner property tax exemption.
Hilton Lewis didn’t plan to stay in Hawaii for very long.
A group of Samoan and New Zealander cyclists visiting Hawaii Island last week on an awareness-raising mission lost their passports, money and personal belongings Thursday when someone broke into a van belonging to Peoples Advocacy for Trails Hawaii, or PATH.
WASHINGTON — Scientists looking at 16 cases of wild weather around the world last year see the fingerprints of man-made global warming on more than half of them.
NEW YORK — Concerns over high stock prices and global politics continued to plague markets Monday as major stock indexes ended with slight losses in another day of choppy trading. Pro-democracy protests in Hong Kong, a major world financial center, added to the host of political concerns on investors’ minds.
News reports: White House intruder gets much farther into mansion than previously described
KABUL, Afghanistan — Afghanistan swore in Ashraf Ghani Ahmadzai as its second elected president on Monday, embarking on a new era with a national unity government poised to confront a resilient Taliban insurgency by signing an agreement with the United States that would guarantee a continuing American military presence.
DENVER — The entrepreneurs of the young U.S. marijuana industry are taking another step into the mainstream, becoming political donors who use some of their profits to support cannabis-friendly candidates and ballot questions that could bring legal pot to more states.
UNITED NATIONS — In a blistering speech to the United Nations, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu warned on Monday that Hamas and the Islamic State group are “branches of the same poisonous tree,” both bent on world domination through terror, just as the Nazis were.
The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow has not advanced during the past 24 hours, a Hawaii County Civil Defense overflight on Monday morning found.
It’s not known when, or even if, lava from Kilauea Volcano’s June 27 flow will reach Pahoa town or cross Highway 130, but the leading edge of the flow again started to advance over the weekend after stalling for several days. Among those using the time granted by the molten rock’s slow advance to prepare for a potential disaster are telephone service providers.
HONG KONG — Pro-democracy protests expanded in Hong Kong on Monday, a day after demonstrators upset over Beijing’s decision to limit political reforms defied onslaughts of tear gas and appeals from Hong Kong’s top leader to go home.
WASHINGTON — How much difference will it make if Republicans win the Senate majority on Nov. 4, joining the GOP-run House against a Democratic White House?
Obama acknowledges Syria policy helps Assad, says US has to focus on more immediate threats