A rocky road to recovery

Lower Puna residents with properties isolated by lava might be able to return home soon as the county considers how to create an access route across the lava near Highway 132.

‘Local boy’ wants PTA to be a good steward

HILO — Self-proclaimed “local boy” Lt. Col. Loreto V. Borce Jr., commander at U.S. Army Garrison Pohakuloa Training Area, hit the ground running when he took over PTA in late May, with goals of readiness, workforce and community.

Inmate’s lawsuit alleges beating by HCCC guards

HILO — A 33-year-old inmate serving a 15-year prison sentence on two drug convictions is suing the state and its Department of Public Safety, claiming he was beaten by guards while in his cell at Hawaii Community Correctional Center.