DENVER — Lawmakers in more than 20 states have considered bills this year to make the disciplinary records of police officers public or to share them with other agencies, a push that comes amid high-profile deaths at the hands of law enforcement. About 20 states still largely prohibit their release, however.
WAILUKU — Hawaii officials have proposed moving parts of a Maui coastal highway that experts say are among the roads most vulnerable to erosion and rising sea levels in the state, but some community members say the plan doesn’t go far enough.
HONOLULU — A jury on Oahu convicted a former death row inmate from Delaware of robbery, more than two years after U.S. prosecutors dropped sex trafficking charges against him.
In his speech to Congress, President Joe Biden declared his ambitions for a country on its way back from the COVID-19 pandemic. “Now, after just 100 days, I can report to the nation: America is on the move again,” he said. “Turning peril into possibility. Crisis into opportunity. Setback into strength.”
A 32-year-old man accused of shooting a neighbor to death in a Volcano subdivision last week will receive a mental examination.
Being an administrator and coach for the Big Island’s USA Water Polo Club “Hui o Polo Wai”, Coach for Konawaena Girls Water Polo, and a player of high school and college polo, I am happy to see that HPA and Kamehameha girls teams have been able to play some water polo this spring. It’s great to see the newspaper coverage of water polo, which really helps highlight a sport that most don’t get a chance to see.
Kamehameha senior golfer Dillon Ah Chong didn’t add a BIIF championship to his trophy collection, but he got the next best thing — a final meet against rising Kealakehe sophomore Kevin Yamashita that felt like one.
There wasn’t much Bobby Unser wouldn’t do to promote the Indianapolis 500, which is how he found himself at a show-and-tell at an Indiana elementary school a few years ago.
LOS ANGELES — With LeBron James still working himself back to full strength from a sprained right ankle, the Los Angeles Lakers found out Monday they’ll be without their other point guard for more than a week.
The Hawaii Food Basket plans to scale back the Ohana Food Drops after serving tens of thousands of people across the Big Island for more than a year.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Air travel in the U.S. hit its highest mark since COVID-19 took hold more than 13 months ago, while European Union officials are proposing to ease restrictions on visitors to the continent as the vaccine sends new cases and deaths tumbling in more affluent countries.
WASHINGTON — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combating climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and use of hydrofluorocarbons, highly potent greenhouse gases commonly used in refrigerators and air conditioners.