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February 2, 2014 UH panel to conduct presidential search HONOLULU — The committee tasked with selecting the University of Hawaii’s next president is forgoing services of a search firm. more »»

Abercrombie raises $528K for re-election

February 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s campaign says it raised $528,000 during the last half of 2013 toward his bid for a second term. more »»

Critics: Hawaii political money hard to trace

February 1, 2014 HONOLULU — It’s been months since same-sex marriage became legal in Hawaii, but taxpayers still don’t know how much money supporters or opponents spent to influence the decision. more »»

Presidential library search kicks off

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The formal process to build a library housing President Barack Obama’s presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the formation of a new foundation, launched by top supporters... more »»

No injuries after blast at Big Isle school

January 31, 2014 HILO (AP) — A small bomb exploded Thursday outside an auditorium at a high school, prompting a brief campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries, authorities said. more »»

Lawmakers weigh options for invasive species

January 31, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers want to swat down a pair of invasive pests: the coffee berry borer and the little fire ant. more »»

Oahu school opens day after teen shot

January 30, 2014 HONOLULU — A Hawaii high school resumed normal operations Wednesday after a police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway on campus, prompting a lockdown and canceling classes. more »»

Increase is expected for Chinese tourism to state

January 28, 2014 HILO (AP) — Tourism experts are expecting a substantial influx of Chinese visitors to Hawaii. more »»

Lawmakers urge changes after spill

January 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are responding to last year’s molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor by suggesting any fines or settlements the state collects for ocean spills be put toward restoring coral... more »»

Oahu trial kicks off in ’89 murder of an 81-year-old woman

January 28, 2014 HONOLULU — The death of 81-year-old Edith Skinner, found in her Honolulu apartment in 1989, didn’t immediately look suspicious. more »»

Halawa prison guards arrested

January 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The FBI says a guard at the Halawa Correctional Facility has been arrested on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine into the Oahu priso. more »»

Measure calls for marijuana export study

January 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A state lawmaker wants Hawaii to consider allowing farmers to grow marijuana for export to other nations as a way to raise tax revenue, but it’s far from clear who would buy it and whethe... more »»

House measures aim to fix Hawaii health exchange

January 24, 2014 HONOLULU — Leaders of two key committees in the Hawaii House on Thursday introduced a package of bills to help fix the state’s troubled health care exchange. more »»

House GOP leaders hopeful bills will be heard

January 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Republican leaders in the Hawaii House say they’re hopeful their package of bills proposing everything from voter referendums to limits on fee increases will be heard in a chamber... more »»

Cheating uncovered at Kapiolani Community College

January 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Kapiolani Community College has made changes to its radiologic technology program after officials discovered that students were cheating on exams. more »»

Police: Man confessed to slaying in notebook

January 22, 2014 HONOLULU — A body found hanging from a Big Island tree this month is that of a man who confessed in a notebook to strangling his pregnant girlfriend, police said Tuesday. more »»

Recent homicides highlight dangers faced by homeless

January 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Recent killings of five men highlight how dangerous it can be to live on Honolulu’s streets, said the state’s coordinator on homelessness. more »»

Kauai considers fines to curb barking dogs

January 21, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — As Kauai considers new restrictions against dogs that bark too much, some residents worry the rules could fuel arguments between neighbors. more »»

Ring finds way back to Alaska newlyweds

January 21, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — On vacation in Hawaii in November, Sam Simeon presented his girlfriend, Julie Douthit, with a rin. more »»

Health insurance payment deadlines fast approaching

January 20, 2014 Consumers who selected a health or dental plan through the Hawai‘i Health Connector by Wednesday are reminded about upcoming premium payment deadlines for coverage that begins Feb. . more »»



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