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PUC urged to choose co-op over HECO sale

July 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — Hawaii Island Energy Cooperative has urged state regulators to consider the cooperative model instead of merging Hawaii Electric Industries with Florida-based NextEra Energy. more »»

Beekeeper ordered to pay bills for neighbor who was stung

July 23, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A beekeeper was ordered Monday to pay a hospital bill for his neighbor after the man, who is allergic to bees, was stung. more »»

Oahu woman pleads guilty in real estate scam

July 23, 2015 HONOLULU — A Honolulu woman who became a fugitive for several days while out on bond awaiting trial in a complex real estate scheme pleaded guilty Wednesday to wire fraud, mail fraud, money... more »»

Pop Warner theft nets probation

July 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — A 55-year-old Waimea woman accused of embezzling almost $100,000 from the Big Island Pop Warner Football Conference has been sentenced to 10 years of probation. more »»

NOAA prepares for Hawaiian monk seal vaccinations

July 21, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Marine officials are readying for the possibility of a disease outbreak in Hawaiian waters, hoping to protect the dwindling Hawaiian monk seal population from morbillivirus. more »»

Climate change could pose risk to native birds

July 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Indigenous Hawaiian bird populations could face new challenges posed by global climate change over the next century, according to researchers from the University of Wisconsin-Madison... more »»

State / In Brief

July 18, 2015 Police kill cow on Oahu highway HONOLULU — Honolulu police shot and killed a cow that had escaped its pasture and was wandering around Farrington Highway on Thursday, causing major delays. more »»

Bank president new BOE chairman

July 16, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Central Pacific Bank President Lance Mizumoto has been appointed chairman of the state Board of Education. more »»

Ige issues 8 vetoes; allows medical marijuana, autism bills

July 15, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige is vetoing eight bills and approving many other proposals, bringing an end to the 2015 legislative session. more »»

State streamlines process to switch gender on Hawaii birth certificates

July 14, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige signed a bill Monday that will allow transgender men and women in Hawaii to more easily change the gender on their birth certificate. more »»

BLNR votes to limit access to Mauna Kea

July 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials voted to impose an emergency rule to restrict access to Mauna Kea after protesters blocked construction of a giant telescope. more »»

Honolulu starts program to target feral chickens

July 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu has hired a pest control company to reduce an explosion of feral chickens on Oahu. more »»

Logs detail bad behavior by some TMT protesters

July 11, 2015 HONOLULU — After months of protesters camping on Mauna Kea to block construction of a giant telescope near its summit, the state is trying to limit their access to the mountain, which is held sacred... more »»

Kenoi complaint dismissed

July 11, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Board of Ethics has dismissed a complaint alleging political favoritism against Mayor Billy Kenoi and his former campaign manager Kimo Alameda. more »»

Critics welcome Stryker brigade’s departure from isles

July 11, 2015 HONOLULU — Critics of the Army’s decision to base light-armored Stryker vehicles on Oahu are hailing the cost savings and environmental benefits they expect from a move to send them out of Hawaii. more »»

Hospital network to cut 64 jobs

July 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s public hospital system, Hawaii Health Systems Corp. more »»

State / In Brief

July 11, 2015 Researchers want more geothermal sites HILO — Researchers with the University of Hawaii are looking to more than double the number of geothermal energy survey sites they originally intended to stud. more »»

Army plans to shrink size of Oahu-based unit

July 10, 2015 HONOLULU — The Army said Thursday it will shrink the size of an Oahu-based unit and pull Stryker combat vehicles out of Hawaii as part of broader Army-wide cost-cutting plan. more »»

Trial-alternative idea offered for Hawaii telescope protesters

July 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Instead of a trial, most of the people arrested in April for blocking construction of a giant mountaintop telescope will likely participate in a Hawaiian culture-based form of mediation. more »»

Governor puts an end to noncompete clauses

July 7, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige has signed a bill into law that is meant to encourage growth within Hawaii’s technology sector and help bring in more high-tech workers. more »»



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