More stories by Brigette Namata

First case of rat lungworm disease confirmed this year on Oahu

The illness was confirmed Tuesday, and on Wednesday, staff surveyed a property in East Oahu for slug, snail, and rat activity.

Maui parents frustrated as bus route changes disrupt back-to-school schedules

For sixth graders at Iao School in Wailuku, some parents came as early as one hour or more before school started.

Some Marco Polo residents face losing everything with belongings deemed ‘hazardous’ after fire

It could take six months to a year for them to move back.

Peter Kema Sr. sentenced to 20 years for death of ‘Peter Boy’

Kema will have to serve a mandatory six years and eight months in prison before he is eligible for parole, and he will receive credit for ti…

Wildlife officials ramp up warnings after close call with Waikiki swimmers, monk seals

The swimmers thought they were safe enough away from the pup, but NOAA says monk seals are unpredictable and the best thing to do now is com…

Fire officials detail horror, challenges of deadly fire in hopes that building codes will change

“Some units in the building are completely burned down to metal studs. They’ll be next to a unit with light smoke damage.”