Audit: Consultants hold key jobs in Honolulu rail agency

Private consultants hold key senior positions inside the Honolulu agency building the city’s rail line, yet the agency fails to consistently monitor their performance, the state auditor’s second report on the enormously over-budget rail line said Tuesday.

32 died on Big Island’s roadways in 2018

Impaired driving was a factor in at least 19 of the 32 traffic fatalities on Hawaii Island in 2018. And that total could rise since toxicology reports haven’t been completed on all fatal collisions, police said.

Locals carry on King’s dream

Loel Kaikua‘ana and friends waved to motorists — several responding with friendly honks — driving along Kaumualii Highway fronting Macy’s Saturday.

Barnacles come ashore

A new method of parking enforcement is set to hit Princeville’s streets in early February, a vehicle-immobilization device called the Barnacle that covers the windshield instead of using a conventional boot on the wheel.

Volunteers relocate Big Island cows

As Kinsey Heinrichs opened the gate to Magical Creatures of Hamakua Animal Rescue and Sanctuary in Laupahoehoe on the Big Island on this bright Wednesday morning, three calves followed behind her like eager puppies.