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Police spend $278,000 to help protect Obamas

January 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department spent nearly $278,000 in overtime costs to help protect President Barack Obama and his family during their annual winter vacation. more »»

State/In Brief

January 13, 2015 Oil from fishing vessel contained HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were responding Monday to an abandoned fishing vessel that sank in Honolulu Harbo. more »»

New lease sought for astronomy facilities

January 12, 2015 HILO (AP) — The University of Hawaii has taken its first steps toward a new Mauna Kea “master lease” for astronomy facilities on the mountain. more »»

Ear-licking harassment conviction upheld by court

January 11, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A state appeals court affirmed a Kauai attorney’s harassment conviction for licking a former client’s ear. more »»

Motorists testify about thrown steel

January 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Motorists whose cars were damaged by falling pieces of steel at Ala Moana Center testified that a man aimed reinforcing bars at vehicles entering the mall. more »»

Troubled charter school faces closure

January 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Public Charter School Commission on Thursday took the first step toward closing a financially troubled Hawaiian culture-based school. more »»

Panel approves study on geothermal, Native Hawaiians

January 10, 2015 HILO (AP) — A Hawaii County panel has approved spending nearly $300,000 to study how geothermal energy development affects Native Hawaiian. more »»

DHS’ KOLEA to shut down for maintenance

January 10, 2015 The Department of Human Services Med-QUEST Division eligibility system, KOLEA, will be down for maintenance from 5 p.m. Thursday to noon Jan. 19. more »»

State / In Brief

January 10, 2015 Break-in reported at women’s prison HONOLULU — Hawaii public safety officials who normally worry about inmates breaking out of prison are investigating break-ins at the Women’s Community Correctiona... more »»

Man gets prison for meth shipped in mannequin heads

January 9, 2015 HONOLULU — A man was sentenced Thursday for his role in the mailing of 4 pounds of crystal methamphetamine to Hawaii that was stuffed in two mannequin heads. more »»

Lawmakers want to borrow money for alternative roads

January 9, 2015 HILO (AP) — The Hawaii County Council has voted to borrow up to $20 million to pay for emergency roadwork to cope with the Puna lava flow. more »»

Honolulu chief: Dispute has not hurt work performance

January 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The police chief in Honolulu said his performance hasn’t been compromised by a family dispute aired in a criminal trial that included allegations of misconduct in the police... more »»

Judge upholds sanctions in burger needle case

January 9, 2015 HONOLULU — The presiding judge in a Hawaii lawsuit over needles found in a Burger King sandwich is upholding a decision that ordered the retired soldier who filed the suit to pay nearly $8,500 for... more »»

Greater growth is expected

January 8, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Consumers are spending more money thanks to lower gasoline and heating fuel prices, and that may boost Hawaii’s economy, economists said. more »»

Former Bank of Hawaii official tapped for Fed seat

January 7, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama has selected the former head of a community bank in Hawaii to fill a vacancy on the Federal Reserve Board. more »»

Hawaiian Airlines seeks daily Tokyo-Kona route

January 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines is seeking permission from the U.S. Department of Transportation to begin daily nonstop service between Kailua-Kona and Tokyo’s Haneda airport this summer. more »»

Search launched for missing boater

January 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard was among responders searching Sunday for a missing passenger on a sailboat that grounded off the Big Islan. more »»

Pedestrian struck by Kauai police car dies

January 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Kauai authorities say a pedestrian has died after apparently being struck by a police car driven by an officer responding to a pedestrian crash. more »»

New Year’s baby arrives during outage

January 4, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A baby born Thursday on Kauai was the island’s first of 2015 and delivered by candlelight. A power outage struck Kauai Island Utility Cooperative 23 minutes into the new year. more »»

U.S. slaps N. Korea with more sanctions after hack

January 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Opening a new front in its cyber spat with North Korea, the United States slapped new sanctions Friday on government officials and the North’s defense industry in its first public act of... more »»



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