Kim weighs in on missile alert review

HILO — Mayor Harry Kim, who was part of the state’s team that reviewed last month’s false missile alert, doesn’t think Hawaii needs to spend money to fix the problem.

Man, woman indicted for Hawi standoff

KAILUA-KONA — A woman is facing an additional charge of attempted murder following a grand jury indictment handed down in the case of a reported standoff last month in Hawi.

Police: Social media caused hysteria

HILO — Hawaii Island’s police chief said the decision to post extra officers on public school campuses Wednesday in Puna and Kona was made because social media “fed into the anxiety” of the community in the wake of perceived threats of possible gun violence made on the internet.

Council puts GET on life support

HILO — Foreseeing the almost certain death of a bill raising the general excise tax, the County Council voted unanimously Wednesday to put it on life support, at least temporarily.

Shooting threat causes alarm

KEALAKEKUA — Despite increased police presence at three Hawaii Island high schools amid potential school shooting threats, some students at Konawaena High felt it was an average day on campus Wednesday.

New county HR director appointed

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii County Merit Appeals Board on Wednesday appointed William V. Brilhante Jr. as the county’s new director of Human Resources.