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Telescope protesters gather at Kamehameha statue in Honolulu

July 2, 2015 HONOLULU — Many of the protesters opposed to plans for a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea came down from the mountain for a large gathering Wednesday around the King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu. more »»

Ige plans to veto ban on sex trafficking

June 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said he plans to veto a bill that would ban sex trafficking, making the state the only one in the nation without a comprehensive law on the subject. more »»

Scientists study Kilauea lava to improve projections

June 30, 2015 HILO (AP) — Geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are studying lava samples that might help fine-tune projections if Kilauea sends another 2,000-degree river of molten rock toward homes in... more »»

Hannemann appointed to lead HLTA

June 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s former mayor is again taking on the top leadership role at the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Associatio. more »»

State/In Brief

June 29, 2015 Hiker falls 200 feet to his death on Oahu HONOLULU — A 53-year-old hiker who died after falling approximately 200 feet was already unconscious with no pulse by the time rescuers reached hi. more »»

Deadline looms for Ige to announce vetoes

June 27, 2015 HONOLULU — The deadline is approaching for Gov. David Ige to tell lawmakers which bills he plans to veto. more »»

Arrested protesters post bail, return to Hawaii mountain

June 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Protesters arrested while preventing construction of a giant telescope posted bail and were returning to the Hawaii mountain they say they’re protecting from desecration. more »»

Protesters block construction of telescope

June 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world’s larges... more »»

Protesters vow to stop telescope construction from resuming

June 24, 2015 HONOLULU — About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, vowing to stop work from resuming. more »»

Honolulu’s plastic bag ban begins July 1

June 23, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is set to become the last county in Hawaii to ban plastic checkout bags. more »»

Telescope construction to resume on Big Isle

June 22, 2015 The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, according to the nonprofit company behind the project. more »»

Hook removed from monk seal on Oahu

June 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old monk seal has been freed of the fishing hook in its mouth after being spotted in distress on Oahu’s Kaena Point on Friday. more »»

Smoking banned at Hawaii’s state parks, beaches on July 1

June 21, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Beginning next month, smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes will be illegal at all Hawaii state parks and beaches. Go. more »»

Exhibit looks at realities of bomb

June 21, 2015 LIHUE — Sadoko Sasaki was in the 6th grade when she contracted leukemia. more »»

State / In Brief

June 20, 2015 Koa forest property near Hilo for sale HILO — A Honolulu company is selling more than 13,000 acres of what is considered to be the largest privately owned tract of old-growth koa forest in the worl. more »»

Health exchange downsizes as transition begins

June 20, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Health Connector is letting go of staff and has lost a key contractor as it transitions to partial federal control of the troubled health insurance exchange. more »»

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

June 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman and putting her body in a Honolulu trash bin in 2013 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the case. more »»

Girl’s death inspires legislation

June 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s congressional delegation is working on legislation inspired by Talia Williams, the 5-year-old girl who was beaten to death at the hands of her soldier father. Sen. more »»

Not all residents cheer No.1 beach rank

June 15, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu — Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized, like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. more »»

Kauai measure calls for some rescued hikers to pay for cost

June 15, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A proposed measure in Kauai County would require rescued hikers to repay the government for recovery missions if they disregard warning signs. more »»



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