Hawaii ferry dreams face cost, public opinion hurdles

HONOLULU — When a 30-foot-tall ferry loomed outside a Kauai harbor in 2007, surfers and kayakers — looking like tiny ducks in comparison — blocked its path, preventing it from unloading hundreds of passengers and sending the giant catamaran back


Shooting suspect pleads not guilty

HILO — A 34-year-old Pahoa man accused of attempted murder and firearms charges in a Christmas Eve shooting is on probation for felony firearms and misdemeanor assault charges, according to court records.


‘Eco-friendly’ proposals sought

KAILUA-KONA — The Natural Energy Laboratory of Hawaii Authority is offering up a 1.3-acre lot for “eco-friendly” developers along what the county believes will be a major road in West Hawaii’s future.


In parting shot, Kerry tears into Israel over settlements

WASHINGTON — Secretary of State John Kerry tore into Israel on Wednesday for settlement-building, accusing Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of dragging Israel away from democracy and forcefully rejecting the notion that America had abandoned Israel with a controversial U.N. vote.

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World respects Trump’s power

Jack Lunsford intimates that Trump’s tweet stating the US must strengthen our nuclear capabilities and Putin follows with a comment saying that Russia was not looking for a new arms race, immediately determined that Putin was the adult in the


Hands on History program schedule announced

Every Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m., the Kona Historical Society hosts Hands On History at the Kona Coffee Living History Farm in Captain Cook. Hands On History offers opportunity to learn, experience and practice activities important to the daily