‘A long time coming’

The much-needed and long-planned Kukuiola Emergency Shelter and Assessment Center moved a step closer to fruition Thursday with a groundbreaking and blessing ahead of the start of mass grading of the site in Kailua-Kona.

HFD seeks OK to hire grant manager

The Hawaii Fire Department is seeking County Council approval to hire a consultant to manage a nearly half-million dollar federal grant recently awarded to the county.

Judge reduces bail for drug bust suspects

Two men are due back in court later this month to enter pleas to a slew of drug offenses filed after a search warrant earlier this month on a vehicle turned up ounces of fentanyl, methamphetamine, heroin and marijuana.

Parker Ranch sued over 2021 fire

A group of Hawaiian Homestead leaseholders is suing Parker Ranch for losses suffered as a result of a 2021 fire ignited by work on the private ranch’s land that ultimately grew to become the largest wildland fire in state history.