Hawaii crime victim restitution up 70 percent

HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii has increased its collection of funds that inmates and parolees owe to their crime victims, creating a model experts say other states should follow.

Bringing a problem to light

KAILUA-KONA — With suicide the leading cause of fatal injury in Hawaii, a local advocate is looking to get the community talking about the difficult issue.

Making connections for care

KEALAKEKUA — As the principal of Konawaena Elementary School, Claire Yoshida knows the barriers South Kona’s communities face when it comes to health care.

Kim: Travis the right man for the job

Mayor Harry Kim thinks Gov. David Ige made the right call by appointing former Hawaii Island resident Thomas Travis to lead the beleaguered Hawaii Emergency Management Agency.

One trip, 417 parks

HILO — The Big Island marked the 300th stop on one Nebraska native’s hopefully historic three-year odyssey across the country.