Say bye to HI-5 at Kealakehe, Waimea, Hilo transfer stations

Hawaii Island residents will no longer be able to redeem their HI-5 bottles and cans at three of the most popular transfer stations, and the continuation of redemption service at a fourth is uncertain, as contractors grapple with inflation, fuel price increases and a worker shortage stemming from the coronavirus pandemic.

14 arrested for suspected DUI

Hawaii Police Department officers arrested 14 motorists for suspected drunken driving between June 13 and Sunday. Six of the drivers was involved in a traffic crash.

Senate confirms three judicial appointments

The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm the Chief Justice Mark Recktenwald’s appointments of Jill M. Hasegawa and Joanna E. Sokolow to the District Family Court of the Third Circuit (Hawaii Island) and Gregory H. Meyers to the District Court of the Fifth Circuit (Kauai).

Sentencing delayed in Pohoiki shootout case

Sentencing was postponed Monday for a Pahoa man accused of the nonfatal shootings of two men during a gun battle almost five years ago at Pohoiki to allow him to testify for the prosecution, if need be, during trial in a companion case.

Tom Yamachika: Maui No Ka $$

Maui, our Garden Island, has been on the move lately. It recently passed a budget, its largest ever, where it proposes to spend more than $1 billion in this fiscal year.

Waikoloa Village residents try out fire evacuation road

Hawaii County Mayor Mitch Roth said he had to make one of the most difficult decisions of his career nearly a year ago. As the massive Mana Road wildfire was bearing down on the mostly residential Waikoloa Village, Roth called for its evacuation.