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State briefs for March 23

Details to be worked out for who pays for ex-chief’s lawyer HONOLULU — Retired Honolulu police chief Louis Kealoha says he wants to stick with…

Police continue search in North Kohala

KAILUA-KONA — The search for the suspect in a Kona shooting incident on Wednesday headed into North Kohala Thursday, where police closed a stretch of…

Man accused of emergency room stabbing spree

Police have charged a 21-year-old Pahoa man with offenses stemming from a stabbing Wednesday morning at Hilo Medical Center. Detectives charged Franklin Laney Allen Poulsen…

Proposed UH-Hilo cuts called ‘devastating’

While proposed budget cuts throughout the University of Hawaii system, recently recommended by the state Senate, would largely reduce unfilled positions at UH-Hilo if approved,…

State briefs for March 22

Photographer of iconic 9/11 image chosen as resident artist WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — A photographer who captured one of the iconic images from the Sept.…

Puna boat ramp study added to capital budget

Another bill to provide funding for a Puna boat ramp feasibility study appears dead for the legislative session. But the Legislature might still allocate the…

Flu cases on the rise

Flu activity is increasing in East Hawaii — and statewide. Hilo Medical Center has seen the number of flu cases escalate during recent months. “I…