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Kenoi says he used county card for personal expenses

March 31, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county credit card at a Honolulu hostess bar in December 2013, he acknowledged last week, violating county policy that prohibit... more »»

Report: Supervisor manipulated data on vets’ benefits

March 31, 2015 HONOLULU — A supervisor at the Veterans Affairs office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans’ benefits claims faster than it actually was,... more »»

Kauai cracking down on illegal short-term rentals

March 29, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations. more »»

Hawaii abandons computer technology development bids

March 28, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state has canceled a call for proposals for new computer technology after spending $11 million developing the solicitation, but the administration of Go. more »»

Feds close review of state court system’s language access program

March 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s court system has improved the way it serves people with limited English skills, the U.S. Department of Justice said. more »»

Turtle Bay preservation deal hits snag

March 27, 2015 HONOLULU — A deal to preserve more than 665 acres from development in the Turtle Bay area of Oahu has hit money problems. The $48. more »»

Plans progress for giant telescope on Mauna Kea

March 27, 2015 HILO (AP) — Five tractor-trailers delivered heavy equipment as plans progress for a giant telescope on the Big Island. more »»

Dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor granted

March 26, 2015 PEARL HARBOR — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbo. more »»

Panel pulls out $28 million debt plan from health exchange bill

March 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A legislative committee has approved a bill related to Hawaii’s health exchange, but it removed a key part of the proposal that would allow the exchange to issue $28 million in debt... more »»

Lawmakers back plans for regular mail voting

March 25, 2015 HONOLULU — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Tuesday that could make voting by mail the norm in Hawaii. more »»

More Hawaii public high school graduates enrolling in college

March 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — More graduates of Hawaii’s public high schools are enrolling in college, according to a report released Monday. more »»

Lawmakers seek solutions for disappearing beaches

March 24, 2015 HONOLULU — More than 13 miles of Hawaii beaches have been lost to erosion in the past century, and lawmakers are tackling the problem by attempting to secure more money for beach restoratio. more »»

Hawaii Senate confirms head of DHS

March 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state Senate has voted to confirm a new head of the Department of Human Services. Rachel Wong was confirmed unanimously as the director on Frida. more »»

Traditional healer aims to bridge divide in patient care

March 21, 2015 HILO, Hawaii — From the time he was a boy, Kahuna Lapaau (Master Healer) Ikaika Dombrigues knew that he would spend his life serving the people of Hawaii. more »»

Ige defeated by the thoughtful culture he created in Ching vote

March 20, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige earned the respect of his colleagues during his long, successful career in the state Senate, which an outsider might assume earned him political capital to sway votes. more »»

‘Magnum, P.I.’ home is sold

March 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A sprawling beachfront home used in the filming of the 1980s television show “Magnum, P.I.” has been sold for $8.7 millio. more »»

Hawaii school lunch prices to increase

March 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The price of Hawaii school lunches is expected to increase in the fall semester. Prices would go up by 25 cents to $2.75 for high-school students and $2. more »»

Hawaii court orders back taxes for online travel companies

March 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Expedia In. more »»

State/In Brief

March 17, 2015 Woman dies after crash on Oahu HONOLULU — Authorities say an 88-year-old woman has died following a traffic crash on Oahu. more »»

Police investigate stabbing at park

March 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 46-year-old man is in serious condition after he was stabbed at a Honolulu park. Honolulu television station KHON reported that Emergency Medical Services paramedics just before 1 p. more »»

State budget to take stage this week in Legislature

March 16, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House of Representatives is poised to pass a state budget that includes slightly less spending than what was requested by the governor, who had warned that there was no extra... more »»



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