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Group wants to resurrect Native Hawaiian burials

April 18, 2015 HONOLULU — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. more »»

Telescope builders get second timeout

April 18, 2015 HONOLULU — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world’s biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. more »»

Pentagon to use DNA to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

April 16, 2015 HONOLULU — Tom Gray’s family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. more »»

State/In Brief

April 16, 2015 Hawaii state nurses ratify new contract HONOLULU — Hawaii state nurses have ratified a new labor contract that includes 4 percent raises. more »»

Oahu dog park to close

April 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaiian Humane Society plans to close its Honolulu dog park to make room for a planned expansion of its main facilitie. more »»

Big Isle police fire shots at drivers twice in 2 days

April 13, 2015 HILO (AP) — A Hawaii County police officer fired a shot Saturday at a suspect in a car, the second police shooting on the Big Island in two days. more »»

Inmates on furlough accused in kidnapping

April 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Two inmates released unsupervised from prison on work furlough to look for jobs are suspects in a kidnapping and robbery, according to Honolulu prosecutors. Kalai P. more »»

UH grows hemp crop for research

April 12, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu (AP) — Legally sanctioned industrial hemp is growing in Hawaii’s soil for the first time in about 15 year. more »»

HSTA files grievance over assignments at Big Island school

April 12, 2015 HILO (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers has filed a grievance over teaching assignments at a Big Island school. more »»

Hawaii health exchange faces federal pressure over finances

April 11, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are scrambling to provide information to the federal government to satisfy concerns about financial problems at the state’s health exchange. more »»

3 breaches reported at Honolulu airport

April 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Three times in recent years, intruders got past the security fencing that surrounds Honolulu International Airport, according to an Associated Press investigation. more »»

Ige calls for delay in telescope construction

April 9, 2015 HONOLULU — After more than a week of demonstrations and more than a dozen arrests, Go. more »»

Ige nominates conservancy official to head the DNLR

April 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has named a 28-year veteran of the Nature Conservancy to serve as chairman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. more »»

No free travel recommended for teachers

April 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Education wants clarification of an advisory from ethics attorneys who say teachers organizing educational trips for students should not travel for free as... more »»

2 quakes rattle Big Island

April 6, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey said that two earthquakes Sunday were felt by residents of the Big Island. Both were larger than magnitude 3.0. West Hawaii Today reported a magnitude-3. more »»

Big Island mayor was warned about using credit card

April 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County finance officials had warned Mayor Billy Kenoi several times that his personal purchases on a county credit card were improper. more »»

Bill to expedite visa process for families of Filipino veterans

April 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Deep wrinkles crease Artemio Caleda’s face as he brushes his hand against a scar on the left side of his chin. more »»

Blood bank turning to Neighbor Islands for donations

April 5, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Blood Bank of Hawaii plans to reach out to Neighbor Island residents to help fill its supply gap when it closes down one of its two donation centers on Oahu. more »»

OHA trustee asks for telescope construction pause

April 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Scientists hoping to see 13 billion light years away, giving them a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition from Native Hawaiian groups who say the construction... more »»

 
 
 

 

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