Settlement reached in HPA sex abuse lawsuit

KAILUA-KONA — A federal civil lawsuit against Hawaii Preparatory Academy in a case involving a former teacher accused of sexually abusing a student two years ago was officially dismissed last month.

Revised vacation rental bill comes back to Council

HILO —The fifth version of a bill regulating short-term vacation rentals will be considered by the County Council Planning Committee on Tuesday, taking into account recommendations from the Leeward and Windward planning commissions and the Planning Department.