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Lava lake on Hawaii’s volcano overflows in spectacular show

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — A lake of lava on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been rising over the past week and, at times, overflowing in a spectacular show. more »»

OHA trustees rescind support for the Mauna Kea telescope

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday voted to rescind support for building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, but did not outright oppose the project. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers push expanded access for driver’s licenses

April 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state illegally, homeless individuals and vulnerable populations to get driver’s licenses. more »»

Ranger uses stun gun on man flying drone over lava

April 29, 2015 HONOLULU — A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that... more »»

Arrest made in Indiana for Hawaii death of soldier’s wife

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing a soldier’s wife to death in Hawaii has been arrested in Indiana, the FBI said. Ailsa Jackson, 24, appeared in federal court in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Monday. more »»

Cyberattacks disrupt state, TMT websites

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU — The office of Gov. David Ige said Monday that an apparent cyberattack temporarily disrupted the state government’s website. more »»

Corinthian Colleges to shut down 28 remaining campuses

April 27, 2015 SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students less than two weeks after the U.S. more »»

40 acres of Kauai taro land donated to trust

April 26, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai family has donated two perpetual conservation easements to place permanent restrictions on the use of 40 acres of wetland used for taro productio. more »»

Small tornado hits Oahu

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu residents were surprised Thursday when a small tornado touched down in the Barbers Point area. Hawaii News Now reported that people began posting photos of the tornado around 3 p. more »»

Ige to attend White House event

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige’s office says he will represent Hawaii at a White House state dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week. more »»

Budget gap looms over UH medical school, cancer center

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could no longer have its designation as a federal research center if the universit... more »»

Prison on lockdown after escape attempt

April 26, 2015 HILO (AP) — Big Island prison guards locked down their facility after four inmates attempted to escape Saturday. more »»

Senate approves Suzanne Case as DLNR chair

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state Senate has approved Suzanne Case as chairman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Senate voted to confirm Gov. David Ige’s nominee Friday. more »»

Law gives Hawaii schools schedule flexibility

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A new law gives Hawaii public schools flexibility to create schedules based on the amount of days and hours required for a school year. more »»

Judge denies motions, allows 3rd trial for Deedy

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is denying defense motions that would have prevented a third trial against a federal agent who shot and killed a man in an Oahu fast-food restauran. more »»

Mortuary owner accused of stealing death benefits

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu mortuary owner has been charged with stealing more than $90,000 in death benefits that were supposed to go survivors of those on state assistance. more »»

Lawmakers seek cash for Connector

April 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are looking for ways to prop up the state’s financially struggling health exchange, and they’re considering cash from the general fund. more »»

Teachers union and state reach agreement

April 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers says it has reached an agreement with the state that will increase salary levels and other compensation. more »»

Oahu island’s homeless population increases

April 23, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu’s homeless population has grown during the past year, with a higher proportion of people living on the streets rather than staying in shelters, a new report says. more »»

Hawaii Legislature negotiates state’s $26B budget

April 22, 2015 HONOLULU — Lawmakers from Hawaii’s House and Senate have begun negotiating how the state will spend its $26.3 billion budget over the next two years. more »»

 
 
 

 

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