Plea deal is offered to arrested TMT protesters

HILO — The state Attorney General’s Office has offered a plea deal to protesters who were arrested in July for blocking Maunakea Access Road that would dispose of their cases if each pays a $100 fine.

HFD asks Ironman to help with OT

KAILUA-KONA — The Hawaii Fire Department is requesting the corporation behind the Ironman World Championship help cover the costs it incurred during the big race Oct. 12

Trial starts for marijuana activist

A 62-year-old Mountain View man authorities say ran an unlicensed medical marijuana dispensary told potential jurors Wednesday he is being prosecuted for providing sick people with an “uninterrupted supply” of medical-grade cannabis for “compassionate use” — something he said the state failed to do when it passed a medical cannabis law in 2000.

Protests concern Hawaii business leaders

HONOLULU — Hawaii often gets rapped as being unfriendly to business over regulations, taxes and litigation. Now a new layer to this perception may be forming as activists inhibit construction of three development projects.