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Department of Education release scores for the 2016-17 school year

| | Sep 23 2017 - 9:11pm | Comments

Fewer Hawaii Island public school students met grade-level standards on state tests last year than their counterparts statewide, according to new data from Hawaii’s Strive HI Performance System.

  1. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Soon they will be Martians no more.

  2. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — Solutions to West Hawaii’s homelessness and housing crisis don’t come cheap, at least not usually.

  3. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — A Hilo grand jury indicted two men Sept. 6 with multiple offenses in unrelated cases, one for the alleged sex assault of two underage girls between two and three years ago, the other for a violent domestic incident that allegedly took place over several days last month.

  4. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii said Tuesday that it aims to be the first state to require marijuana sales to be handled without cash, saying it wanted to avoid robberies and other crimes targeting dispensaries.

  5. | Posted: Sep 13 2017 - 12:06am

    See photos and coverage of the volunteers making Blitz Build 2017 a reality for the community in Sunday’s edition of West Hawaii Today. Then on Sept. 24, look for a photo package in West Hawaii Today capturing the entire project, from ground to move in day, celebrating the effort to build 10 homes in 10 days for families who need them.

  6. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — The family of a 40-year-old Hilo man who died May 15 after sustaining a gunshot wound to the head three days earlier at a Waiakea Houselots home is seeking answers about how and why their loved one died.

  7. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii County police officers realized they arrested the wrong person after shooting him with a stun gun and assaulting him, a federal lawsuit alleges.

  8. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    KAILUA-KONA — It has been just over a year since two minors were suspected of sexually assaulting and attacking a woman at Old Kona Airport Park.

  9. | Posted: Sep 12 2017 - 12:06am

    HILO — Enrollment in Big Island private schools was about on par in the 2016-17 academic year compared to the school year prior.

  10. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 10:09pm

    HILO — The state Department of Transportation might need to keep its options open for how it spends $40 million added to the state’s capital budget for improving Highway 130.

  11. Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 7:55pm

    An early morning fire Monday caused $900,000 in damage at an unoccupied warehouse in Kailua-Kona.

  12. Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 5:35pm

    Hawaii Island police are requesting the public’s assistance in locating a 27-year-old Hilo man wanted for a warrant of arrest and questioning in an assault investigation.

  13. | Posted: Sep 11 2017 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — One year after its inception, Kona’s bikeshare program is rolling right along.

  14. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    HILO — Hawaii’s students are making strides in their ACT college exam scores, though their performance as a whole still trails some of their counterparts nationally, according to test score data for the class of 2017 released this week.

  15. | Posted: Sep 10 2017 - 8:05pm

    A man suffered serious burns while trying to douse a structure fire that broke out Saturday in the Volcano area.