County responds to ACLU

Hawaii County on Tuesday responded to the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii regarding concerns raised in a letter that demanded the county stop evicting people from homeless encampments without first providing adequate shelter.

County nixes EV plan

A proposal to require some Big Island gas stations to install electric vehicle charging stations was roundly rejected Tuesday after criticism from gas station owners.

ACLU: Stop homeless sweeps

The ACLU has issued a letter to Hawaii County demanding that it stop evicting homeless encampments without providing adequate shelter space — or face legal action.

STRIKE! – Hawaii Gas employees picket all island locations

Hawaii Gas employees began their strike after weeks of negotiations failed between the company and Hawaii Teamsters and Allied Workers, Local 996, which represents 217 maintenance, clerical, plant workers and drivers, just after midnight today. Workers are pictured picketing at the Hawaii Gas Kaiwi Street location in Kona early this morning.

Aloha Theatre presents Disney’s Descendants: The Musical

Every year Aloha Theatre includes one junior show in their season, giving young performers between 5 and 18 the chance to perform in a large-scale production. This year that show is Disney’s Descendants: The Musical. Based on the Disney channel original movies, this show explores what the relationship between the children of Disney’s classic villains and heroes might be like. Notorious villains Cruella De Vil, Queen Grimhilde, Jafar, and Maleficent have been banished to The Isle of the Lost where magic is impossible. Meanwhile, King Beast and Queen Belle are ruling the peaceful and prosperous land of Auradon. Their son, Prince Ben, is preparing to ascend to the throne and makes a shocking proclamation. He will bring the children of their mortal enemies from the Isle to Auradon to study and live among them. The villians’ children have never ventured off the island… until now. When the four troublemakers are sent to attend prep school alongside the children of beloved Disneyheroes, they have a difficult choice to make: should they follow in their parents’ wicked footsteps or learn to be good? What follows is a heartwarming and funny tale of redemption, forgiveness, and love.

Ho found unfit for trial

A Kailua-Kona judge has ruled that a Hilo man accused of stabbing his maternal grandparents to death in January is unfit to stand trial.

Setbacks for ramp, seawall

Shifting funding priorities and the harrows of nature have pushed repairs for the Laupahoehoe Boat Ramp and seawall further into the future.