KAILUA-KONA With a torch held high, Special Olympics West Hawaii athlete Byron Pabre, joined by state law enforcement Torch Run director Tom Billins, led a group of volunteers, officers and athletes into Old Kona Airport Park Saturday morning to the sounds of cheers and applause from volunteers and spectators ready for the days event.
HILO Following an incident in which a Pahoa man allegedly stabbed three health care workers and punched another in the Emergency Department of Hilo Medical Center where he was a patient, additional security protocols have been implemented by hospital administrators to help better protect patients and those working there.
KAILUA-KONA Two Kona residents pushing back against a proposed five-story, 11-unit condominium on the makai side of Alii Drive had their petitions granted for contested case hearings Thursday by the Leeward Planning Commission.
HONOLULU Last year, much of Hawaii was shocked to learn a Chicago restaurant chain owner had trademarked the name Aloha Poke and wrote to cubed fish shops around the country demanding that they stop using the Hawaiian language moniker for their own eateries. The cease-and-desist letters targeted a downtown Honolulu restaurant and a Native Hawaiian-operated restaurant in Anchorage, among others.
KAILUA-KONA A three-year aquaculture accelerator pilot program the state hopes will make Hawaii a bigger player in the global aquaculture industry is poised to kick off this summer.