More marked police cars sought

KAILUA-KONA — About a decade ago, the Hawaii Police Department acquired its first fleet of marked police vehicles, costing around $2 million.

KTA Express Kealakekua opens today

KAILUA-KONA — KTA Express Kealakekua opens this morning, providing the area with its own grocery store for the first time in nearly a decade.

Future of Saipan visa program in question amid labor abuses

HONOLULU — A push to save and expand a visa program unique to the Northern Mariana Islands is hitting skids after recent cases of labor abuse and visa fraud, delivering a major blow to the U.S. commonwealth’s economy, which relies heavily on foreign workers.