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Theft of agricultural products raises prices for everyone, the forestry industry says.

Judge Rules Farmer ‘John Doe’ Can’t Remain Anonymous

April 24th, 2014

The papaya farmer who is a plaintiff in a lawsuit challenging a county GMO registration requirement must reveal his identity to remain in the lawsuit.

HFD rescuers are searching for a woman who went missing near the Mauna Kea access road. Image coutesy UH.

Bill Mandates Native Hawaiian Expertise on Land Board

April 24th, 2014

The new law would add a second requirement for members with specific backgrounds on the Board of Land and Natural Resources.

Rep. John M. Mizuno, sponsor of the "Revenge Port" bill. Courtesy photo. ‘Revenge Porn’ Bill Passes Conference Committee April 24th, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

If approved by the full Legislature, the bill would make it a felony to transmit or post nude photos online in an attempt to humiliate someone.

Keahi Sale. HPD photo. Park Patrons Credited With Grabbing Alleged Kidnapper April 23rd, 2014 · 2 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Police said Keahi Sale, the object of an intense manhunt Saturday, was held by bystanders at Spencer Beach Park after the kidnapping victim called out for help.

Corporation Counsel Lincoln Ashida, who is resigning his county post to join a private law firm. Photo by Dave Smith. Corporation Counsel Lincoln Ashida Headed to Law Firm April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

A former deputy prosecutor, the county’s current top civil attorney is wrapping up a record 26 straight years of legal service to the county.

Parker School juniors Jaren Ashcraft, left, and Luke Potter, center, and sophomore Carrie Hiller, right, will represent the school at the national forensics championships in June. Courtesy photos. Three Parker School Debaters Qualify for National Tournament April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The trio earned the right to compete in Kansas in June by virtue of their second-place finishes at the state competition held earlier this month on Oahu.

Justin Pola. HPD photo. Police Seeking Missing Pahoa Teenager April 22nd, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Justin Pola was last seen at his home on April 11.

Lani Stemmermann, on Kilauea volcano in 1986. Photo by Dina Kageler. Fellowship Named for Big Island Botanist Lani Stemmermann April 22nd, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The endowment by the president of the UH faculty union honors the Hilo-born Stemmermann, a champion of Hawaii plants, environments and ecology.

Police are trying to identify these two individuals allegedly involved in an incident last week at a mall in Hilo. HPD photo. Police Seek Help Identifying Suspects in Mall Incident April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Police are looking for a male and female allegedly involved in a shoplifting incident in which a store employee was injured.

A new law is designed to promote greater use of renewable energy while providing lower power costs to renters. File photo. Lawmakers Agree to Fund ‘Green’ Energy Program April 21st, 2014 · No Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

The GEMS program aims to provide low- to moderate-income homeowners and renters with photovoltaic systems that would be paid for through electricity bills.

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