Hawaii residents return to homes at site of shooting, fire

HONOLULU — Residents have been allowed to return to their homes following a suspected landlord-tenant dispute where two police officers were fatally shot and two others died. A fire that followed Sunday’s violence destroyed seven homes.

Study: Fewer vacation rental units available on Oahu

HONOLULU — A study shows the number of residential vacation rentals on Oahu has decreased by more than 13% since legislation was enforced against illegal short-term rentals, a Hawaii tourism agency said.

Officials identify remains found in burnt-out Hawaii home

HONOLULU — The Honolulu Medical Examiner’s Office has identified the remains of two people found in a burnt-out home where a man allegedly shot and killed two Honolulu police officers and attacked a neighbor before setting the house ablaze last weekend.

Neighbor wanted Hawaii cop killing suspect evicted years ago

HONOLULU — A next-door neighbor of a man accused of fatally shooting two Hawaii police officers, killing his landlord and stabbing a woman said he was assaulted by the suspect years ago and wanted him evicted from their upscale neighborhood near Waikiki Beach.

Hawaii governor promotes proposals for working families

HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige on Tuesday outlined a plan to boost preschool education, housing and tax relief for families as he delivered his annual state of the state address. Ige and state lawmakers jointly announced the package of proposals last week before the Legislature convened.

Lawmakers vow to address high cost of living in state

HONOLULU — Lawmakers opened a new session of the state Legislature on Wednesday with vows to address the state’s punishingly high cost of living so families don’t have to abandon the islands for cheaper places.