Corporate earnings pushed U.S. stocks mostly higher on Thursday, but it wasn’t an easy ride up.
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The jobless rate for Hawaii Island appears to be continuing a slow downward march.
The Leeward Planning Commission is sending a bill requiring subdivision site visits back to the County Council with an unfavorable recommendation, but not before conceding the concept behind the proposal has some value.
An increasingly popular West Hawaii dive site was named the sixth best spot for diving in North America by the travel website oyster.com.
A 24-year-old homeless Hilo man was sentenced Wednesday to five years probation and 18 months in jail after pleading no contest to kidnapping, robbery and vehicle theft.
Hawaii is, literally, in the middle of an environmental problem, a top Environmental Protection Agency official said Thursday.
The county Salary Commission has pay hikes in store for county officials who didn’t get raises last year, including the next mayor and County Council.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers in both chambers agree that legal permission for police to have sex with prostitutes should end.
Two men accused of a violent daytime jailbreak from Hawaii Community Correctional Center in late 2012 have been given separate trial dates.
Missing teens sought
HONOLULU — Hawaii House members put forward a new minimum wage plan Thursday that would allow most employers in the state to take a longer time to increase wages.
A support group for victims of sexual abuse is asking the state Department of Human Services and Catholic Charities to explain how children were continually placed in the care of Jay Ram, accused in a lawsuit of abusing boys he fostered and adopted.
KATMANDU, Nepal — An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to climb the world’s highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine missing, officials said.
CHICAGO — An ex-con who spent most of his adult life behind bars on Thursday got what he said he wanted for robbing a suburban Chicago bank. The 74-year-old gets to go back to the place he called home — prison.
As she pleaded for her husband to stay down and her scared children to remain downstairs, a panicked Denver mother told a 911 dispatcher her spouse was acting erratically after swallowing marijuana candy and a prescription painkiller for back pain.