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Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

August 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world’s largest telescopes on Mauna Kea. more »»

Hawaii County works toward transit system ADA compliance

August 27, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County is making its transit system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act as part of a lawsuit settlement. more »»

Sewage spill prompts closure of Waikiki

August 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Stretches of Waikiki’s white sands and blue waters were deserted Tuesday after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a half-million-gallon sewage spill near Hawaii’s world-famous... more »»

UH sophomore describes men’s plummet from 14th-floor dorm ledge

August 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii sophomore who lived in a 14th-floor campus apartment where a man fell to his death from a window ledge while trying to stop a suicide recalled Friday watching bot... more »»

Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

August 20, 2015 HONOLULU — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu, researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters. more »»

UH looks to pay $1 million in raises

August 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii president is seeking approval to raise the pay of some executives by a total of $1 millio. more »»

Flash flood leaves tourists stranded on the Big Island

August 19, 2015 HONOLULU — A group of tourists riding all-terrain vehicles in a remote, mountainous part of Hawaii’s Big Island had to climb trees to keep from being swept over a 75-foot waterfall during a flash... more »»

Man trying to stop a suicide plummets to his death

August 18, 2015 HONOLULU — Two men fell from the 14th floor of a University of Hawaii dormitory — one of them to his death while trying to pull the other from a ledge, Honolulu police said. more »»

Data show Hawaii teachers staying put longer

August 18, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A growing number of new teachers in Hawaii public schools seem to be staying in the profession. more »»

Video streaming sites blocked for state employees

August 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii has started blocking video streaming sites on state computers after discovering that employees spent between 100 and 300 hours watching Netfilx on a recent week. more »»

Gay father sues state DOE over bullying

August 16, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A father of two has filed a lawsuit claiming East Hawaii public schools have failed to protect his kids from bullying because of their father’s sexual orientation. more »»

8 arrested for refusing to leave foreclosed Puna home

August 15, 2015 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Eight people claiming Hawaiian sovereignty rights were arrested Friday on charges that they were illegally living in a foreclosed Puna home, Hawaii County police said. more »»

Suit: Native Hawaiian election would be unconstitutional

August 15, 2015 HONOLULU — A lawsuit filed Thursday is challenging an election solely for Native Hawaiians, saying it’s unconstitutional to restrict voting to those who have Native Hawaiian ancestry. more »»

Ceremony held at Pearl Harbor

August 15, 2015 PEARL HARBOR — Japanese and U.S. cities, together with the U.S. Navy, held a memorial service at Pearl Harbor to mark the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II. more »»

Mauna Kea visitor center reopens

August 9, 2015 HILO (AP) — The Mauna Kea visitor center reopened Friday after being closed for more than a month during protests about the construction atop the mountain. more »»

State / In Brief

August 8, 2015 Bill to curb card misuse considered HILO — The Hawaii County Council is considering strengthening laws after an audit of the county’s government credit card program found evidence of misuse. more »»

Honolulu council expands ban after complaints about homeless

August 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council voted to expand a ban on sitting and lying on sidewalks in an ongoing struggle to deal with homelessness that followed complaints from tourists about too... more »»

100 homes evacuated for wildfire on Oahu

August 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu authorities have evacuated 100 homes as a wildfire threatened a neighborhood in the central Oahu community of Wahiawa. more »»

Mental health, substance abuse issues common among arrestees

August 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Half of the people arrested in Honolulu have mental illness or substance abuse issues, despite police efforts to get such people treatment rather than put them behind bars. more »»

Hawaii to get $14M for affordable housing

July 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The federal government is awarding $14 million in grants to address homelessness and to support housing for low- and moderate-income people in Hawaii. more »»

 
 
 

 

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