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AmeriCorps joins lava relief effort

AmeriCorps has deployed three teams to Hawaii island to help assist survivors of the Kilauea eruption. Read More
Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 3:17 pm

‘Monster house’ contractor back in business, but concerns still linger

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 11:41 am
The city’s Department of Planning and Permitting is again under scrutiny, this time for having given approvals to a contractor tied to 17 projects — some of them “monster homes” — despite licensing issues the company had with the state. Read More

Cloud over Pahoa attributed to more than just vog from Kilauea


• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 3:16 pm
Driving south from Hilo on Highway 130, it’s hard to miss the column of gray smoke billowing from what appears to be the heart of Pahoa town. Read More

Kawananakoa dispute puts estate’s horse farms at risk

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Many know her as a descendent of Hawaiian royalty, a philanthropist and an activist known for freely giving to Native Hawaiian causes and institutions. Read More

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Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 7:54 pm

Flower growers seek help as flow continues

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 11:04 pm
For more than 20 years, Hawaiian Tropicals Direct grew numerous varieties of orchids on 10 acres in Kapoho, but as of June 3, the entire property and the owner’s home were ravaged by lava. Read More

Delays have big impact on Oahu domestic violence cases


• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm
After getting a temporary restraining order against her husband last year, Kendra O’Brien’s civil case to secure a protective order was continued several times, highlighting a problem advocates for domestic violence victims say is common. Read More

Victims no longer subject to arrest for not showing up to court

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 3:57 pm
When domestic violence victims fail to appear in court in response to subpoenas, Oahu judges in the past would issue warrants for their arrest. Not anymore. Read More

Repeated delays in 1 case shows inherent frustrations

• Updated on  June 18, 2018 at 3:55 pm
Judge Rowena Somerville had seen enough. “This case is terrible,” she said in late April, scolding defendant Jonathan Wengler for not meeting with his public defender. Read More

Determined fans leave with tickets to Bruno Mars’ second show


• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 1:09 pm
One day after arguments broke out and tensions increased in a crowd waiting to buy Bruno Mars tickets at Aloha Stadium, many fans walked away Saturday morning with a spread of tickets in their hands, joy on their faces, and a glow of accomplishment. Read More

Medevac unit deploys to Middle East for a one-year mission

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 11:05 pm
The Hawaii National Guard will lose its helicopter medevac capability for the next year with the unit’s call-up for deployment to the Middle East. Read More

Accident survivor relies on rideshare

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 10:34 pm
Greg Yukumoto relies on Uber in a way that maybe the casual rideshare-user or the person who drives themselves everywhere wouldn’t know. Read More

State officials proceed with plan to conserve South Point site

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 11:27 pm
With a survey finding no significant environmental impact, the state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is moving ahead to find money to fund a resource management plan for a cultural site and popular tourist attraction on Hawaii island. Read More

Kauai flood victims to get ballot applications by mail

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 11:29 pm
Registered voters on the north shore of Kauai who were directly impacted by flooding in April will be mailed absentee ballot applications and information for the Aug. 11 primary election. Read More

Suspect in Noland death charged with manslaughter

• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 11:24 pm
Honolulu police have charged a 58-year-old homeless man in connection with the beating death of longtime Honolulu sportscaster John Noland. Read More

Kauai man sentenced to 25 years for child pornography

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 6:51 am
Former church outreach worker Michael Terui was sentenced Friday to 25 years in prison for manufacturing child pornography derived from his sexual abuse of young children over a period of 10 years. Read More

Kalanianaole Highway work back on tonight

• Updated on  June 17, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Construction along Kalanianaole Highway between the H-1 freeway and West Hind Drive resumes tonight. Read More

Ex-sportscaster John Noland dies after assault in Chinatown

• Updated on  June 15, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Longtime Honolulu sportscaster John Noland died Friday from injuries he sustained when he was assaulted in Chinatown last weekend, his daughter Alana Noland confirmed Friday evening. Read More

Fans fume over what it takes to secure a ticket to Bruno Mars


• Updated on  June 16, 2018 at 8:42 pm
Whatever happens when tickets for the second Bruno Mars show go on sale this morning, one thing appears certain: A good many people will not be happy. Read More

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