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Services, jobs to be cut at 3 Big Island hospitals

May 21, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s state-funded hospital system is cutting almost 90 jobs and reducing some services at three east Big Island facilities in an effort to bridge a $7 million deficit for the... more »»

Osprey has good safety record, U.S. Marines say

May 19, 2015 HONOLULU — The fatal crash of the Marine Corps’ hybridized airplane-and-helicopter aircraft during a training exercise on Oahu over the weekend is renewing safety concerns about the machine. more »»

Hawaiian jet returns to L.A.

May 19, 2015 LOS ANGELES (AP) — A Hawaii-bound jetliner returned safely to Los Angeles on Monday after a cockpit light suggested a fuel valve was open. more »»

State/In Brief

May 19, 2015 Series of telescope events begin today HILO — A series of events are being held in order to bring together opposing sides on the Thirty Meter Telescope projec. more »»

Osprey hard landing on Oahu kills 1 Marine

May 18, 2015 HONOLULU — A Marine Corps Osprey aircraft made a hard landing Sunday on Oahu, killing one Marine and sending 21 other people to hospitals as dark smoke from the resulting fire billowed into the sky. more »»

Man who smuggled oil to U.S. in wine bottles gets probation

May 17, 2015 HONOLULU — A German citizen who lives in Hawaii was sentenced Thursday to three years of probation for smuggling oil that’s commonly used to make ecstasy. more »»

Earthquakes on volcano could signal new eruption

May 17, 2015 HONOLULU — A series of earthquakes and shifting ground on the slopes of Kilauea have scientists wondering what will happen next at one of the world’s most active volcanos. more »»

El Nino expected to bring humid tropical storms to Hawaii for most of 2015

May 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — El Nino will bring tropical storms to Hawaii this summer as the weather event warms the Pacific Ocean and bumps up humidity. more »»

Ige plans changes for health exchange

May 15, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige’s administration says Hawaii’s health insurance exchange will have to make changes to comply with President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Ethics board pauses inquiry into Big Isle mayor’s spending

May 15, 2015 HILO — Hawaii County’s ethics board wants the state attorney general to conclude an investigation into Mayor Billy Kenoi’s questionable credit card expenses before proceeding with its own inquiry. more »»

Hawaii to play unknown role in Obama Foundation

May 14, 2015 HONOLULU — The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago as its home, but the group still plans to collaborate in some way with the University of Hawaii. more »»

Timeshares boost tourism industry

May 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Tourism officials say a growing timeshare industry will help Hawaii break the state’s visitor record this year. Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows timeshares were up 4. more »»

More transparency in Blood Bank’s sale of donations urged

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The nonprofit Blood Bank of Hawaii brought in about $20. more »»

2 new members join Hawaii Tourism Authority board

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Big Island community liaison and an apparel and sporting goods company executive are starting terms on the Hawaii Tourism Authority boar. more »»

Oregon’s Medicaid director to head Med-QUEST division

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The director of Oregon’s medical assistance programs will head Hawaii’s Medicaid program. more »»

Board of Education reconsiders its suspension policy

May 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s longstanding policy of using out-of-school suspensions for delinquent students is under review by the state Board of Education. more »»

Ethics panel to discuss Kenoi’s gift disclosures

May 11, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Hawaii County Board of Ethics plans to discuss whether Mayor Billy Kenoi should have been filing gift disclosures over the past six year. more »»

Jury awards Kauai residents over $500K in dust lawsuit

May 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal court jury has awarded more than $500,000 to 15 Kauai residents who say they can’t enjoy their homes because of red dust from test fields operated by DuPont Pioneer. more »»

Researchers track strain of volcanic smog on hospitals

May 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers with the University of Hawaii are trying to put a price tag on the impacts of vog, or volcanic gas emissions. more »»

Some see telescope as science learning boon

May 9, 2015 HONOLULU — Before going up to Mauna Kea’s summit on the Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians. more »»



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