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January 16, 2014 Environmentalists add Navy to lawsuit SAN DIEGO — Environmental organizations have added the Navy to their lawsuit against the federal government that seeks more measures to protect whales and other... more »»

Sentencing delay in Kauai dam break

January 15, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — A retired car dealer’s medical ailment is delaying his sentencing for a Kauai dam breach that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. more »»

Honolulu police investigate stabbing of a man in Kailua

January 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu police say a homeless man has died after being stabbed several times in Kailua. Police responded to the scene near Cinnamon’s Restaurant late Monday night. more »»

Jury convicts Kapolei man of meth trafficking

January 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal court jury found a Kapolei man guilty of methamphetamine trafficking. The U.S. Attorney’s office in Hawaii said Ernesto Hernandez was convicted Friday. more »»

Big Isle physician, farmer appointed to the state House

January 11, 2014 HONOLULU — A Naalehu physician fluent in Marshallese is replacing a Big Island member of the state House of Representatives who resigned for personal reasons. Gov. more »»

Geologist: Important to be prepared for a Mauna Loa eruption

January 11, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist stressed the importance of preparing for when the world’s largest active volcano erupts again. more »»

New GMO bill introduced on Big Island

January 10, 2014 HILO (AP) — A Big Island councilwoman is introducing a bill to ban all genetically modified crops on the island, despite new limits already being implemented through a bill passed late last year. more »»

Navy: Drone testing on Kauai not a certainty

January 10, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — Drone testing at the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai is not a certainty even though the base is exploring the possibility with the University of Alaska Fairbanks, U.S. more »»

Search for man suspended

January 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard said that it has suspended a search for a crew member who went overboard from a cruise ship. more »»

Report: State investigates dentist

January 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state has begun an investigation of a Hawaii dentist whose 3-year-old patient died after falling into a coma while she was heavily sedated with different drugs during a procedure... more »»

Abercrombie says revised growth rate OK for budget

January 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie says revised projections showing slower tax growth than originally anticipated are OK for his budget plans for the next fiscal year. more »»

Judge levies fine against restaurant shooting lawyer

January 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii judge fined a Virginia attorney $250 for statements he made during the trial of a federal agent charged with murder in a 2011 shooting inside a Waikiki McDonald’s restauran. more »»

Veterans dismayed burial sites at Punchbowl kept under wraps

January 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl has burial sites available, information that dismayed veterans organizations say was never shared with them. more »»

Hawaii high court decides for Kona mom who lost son

January 7, 2014 HONOLULU — Indigent Hawaii parents who face losing custody of their children are guaranteed the right to a court-appointed attorney, the state Supreme Court ruled Monday. more »»

Girl injured during dental visit is dead

January 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old girl who suffered massive brain damage after being sedated by Kailua, Oahu, dentist has died. more »»

Hawaiian Electric considers wood pellets as fuel

January 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Texas energy company has started preliminary discussions with Hawaiian Electric Co. to supply compressed wood pellets to the utility. more »»

Celebratory bullet pierces roof of Kealakekua home

January 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A stray bullet fired during New Year’s Eve celebrations fell and pierced the roof of a home on the Big Island, police and the homeowner said. more »»

Puako boat ramp to close for two days this week

January 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the Puako boat launch ramp on the Big Island for two days this week to remove a loading dock damaged by high surf. more »»

Obama leaves Hawaii with hopes of modest momentum in 2014

January 5, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. more »»

Mrs. Obama staying a few more days

January 5, 2014 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — President Barack Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia, have departed Hawaii after a 15-day family vacation for the holidays. more »»



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