Policies to alleviate Hawaii’s persistent homelessness problem and chronic housing shortage are expected to top the agenda when state lawmakers open a new legislative session this week.
The comedy film shot entirely on the Big Island made its way to Amazon Prime’s video streaming website.
A jubilant Ava DuVernay was named entertainer of the year at an NAACP Image Awards ceremony that focused on the black community’s power to create change.
Pope Francis flew in to Chile’s capital Monday night for a visit expected to be met with protests over sexual abuse by priests and confronted by many Chileans deeply skeptical about the Roman Catholic Church.
A California husband and wife are in custody on suspicion of torture and child abuse after police found several of the couple’s children chained to beds in putrid surroundings, authorities said Monday.
The NAACP Image Awards kicked off Monday night with six powerful women issuing a call to get out the vote.
Authorities say a 19-year-old University of Pennsylvania student whose body was found buried in a shallow grave at a California park had been stabbed more than 20 times. No weapon has been found.
Glowing red lava was rolling down the slopes of a Philippine volcano as authorities maintain a warning of a possible hazardous eruption.
At gatherings across the nation, activists, residents and teachers honored Martin Luther King Jr., the late civil rights leader, on what would have been his 89th birthday and ahead of the 50th anniversary of his assassination in Memphis, Tennessee. King’s daughter, the Rev. Bernice King, urged people to remember her father by doing “an act of kindness toward someone of another race” between now and April 4, the day the Rev. Martin Luther King was assassinated in 1968.
Cherokee Nation leaders marked Martin Luther King Jr. Day on Monday by acknowledging the tribe needs to come to terms with its treatment of former slaves, known as Freedmen.
Authorities say an emaciated teenager led deputies to a California home where her 12 brothers and sisters were locked up in filthy conditions, with some of them malnourished and chained to beds.
Hundreds of Haitian-Americans and others have rallied in Times Square in New York City to denounce racism and remarks that President Donald Trump is said to have made disparaging African countries and questioning further U.S. acceptance of Haitian immigrants.
President Donald Trump turned his Twitter torment Monday on the Democrat in the room where immigration talks with lawmakers took a famously coarse turn, saying Sen. Dick Durbin misrepresented what he had said about African nations and Haiti and, in the process, undermined the trust needed to make a deal.
A casino company said Monday it never had a problem with the shuttle boat that burst into flames off Florida’s Gulf Coast, leading to the death of a female passenger.
Israeli leaders slammed Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Monday for a fiery, invective-filled speech against President Donald Trump, in which he proclaimed the U.S. role as arbiter of the Mideast conflict over, attacked the administration’s envoys and described Israel as a colonial conspiracy.
The Kauai High School boys basketball held off a strong late-game challenge from Kapaa to take a 48-46 edge out of the Bernice Hundley Gym Saturday night before a crowd that appeared to be emotionally drained from the day’s events that created havoc with Kauai Interscholastic Federation event scheduling.
Mia Pauletto, the Kauai Interscholastic Federation league official for paddling, is crossing her fingers that all goes well next Saturday for the KIF paddling championships.
Bernie Tangalin and El Doi (she was shopping!) braved the missile alert to man the Retired Senior Volunteer Program collection tables Saturday at the Kmart store for the service project done as part of the Martin Luther King Day observance (Gerald Ako said the Hawaii Government Employees Association march and sign-waving campaign is moved to this morning after being delayed by Saturday’s false alert).
Kauai has more than 144,000 acres of land that are part of the island’s system of watersheds. The lands are part of Hawaii’s more than 2 million acres of watersheds, which just received an infusion of $770,000 from the U.S. Department of Agriculture for protection and preservation.