Mayors: Don’t repeal Clean Power Plan

HILO — Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim joined more than 200 mayors from across the country in opposing the Trump administration’s proposed repeal of the Clean Power Plan.

Ka’u’s Kripps wins gold for Canada in 2-man bobsled

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea — Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz were thoroughly confused when they crossed the finish line. They knew they had just won an Olympic gold medal for Canada, and were puzzled why the rival Germans were running their way to celebrate.

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.

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.

Island Life 02-19-18

A hawk stretches its wings while investigating baby chickens in Clint Zavodny’s backyard on McCoy Plantation in Captain Cook. (Clint Zavodny/Community contributor)

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.

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.