Car theft ring member gets 10 years

A 27-year-old Hilo man who police say was part of a ring responsible for a rash of auto thefts in late 2016 and early 2017 was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison.

Crash settlement to cost state $1.3M

HONOLULU — Lawyers for the state have agreed to pay $1.3 million in connection with a car crash on Hawaii Island almost four years ago that left a 23-year-old man paralyzed.

Activists delay rebuild of Hawaii hotel with Elvis ties

HONOLULU — Developers rebuilding a storied, hurricane-ravaged Hawaii hotel with a Hollywood connection were looking forward to the Coco Palms’ rebirth when two men showed up last year, claiming to own the property because they descend from King Kaumualii, the last ruler of Kauai.

Albizia culling in East Hawaii

The Hawaii Island Albizia Task Force announced it will carry out a series of albizia control projects costing $1 million within the next several weeks on the east side of the Big Island.

Henry Opukahaia celebrated in song

Henry Opukahaia, one of the first Hawaiians to convert to Christianity and inspire missionaries to come to the islands, was celebrated Saturday at Mokuaikaua Church with a memorial concert on the 200th anniversary of his death.