Controversial telescope to be built on sacred Hawaiian peak

After years of protests and legal battles, Hawaii officials announced Thursday that a massive telescope which will allow scientists to peer into the most distant reaches of our early universe will be built on a volcano that some consider sacred.

Judge allows new attorney to join corruption case mid-trial

Soon after a deputy Honolulu prosecutor and her police chief husband were indicted on charges they framed her uncle to keep him from revealing financial fraud that financed a lavish lifestyle, they told a judge they couldn’t afford to pay for lawyers to represent them.