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Ethics board pauses inquiry into Big Isle mayor’s spending

May 15, 2015 HILO — Hawaii County’s ethics board wants the state attorney general to conclude an investigation into Mayor Billy Kenoi’s questionable credit card expenses before proceeding with its own inquiry. more »»

Hawaii to play unknown role in Obama Foundation

May 14, 2015 HONOLULU — The Barack Obama Foundation has selected Chicago as its home, but the group still plans to collaborate in some way with the University of Hawaii. more »»

Timeshares boost tourism industry

May 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Tourism officials say a growing timeshare industry will help Hawaii break the state’s visitor record this year. Hawaii Tourism Authority data shows timeshares were up 4. more »»

More transparency in Blood Bank’s sale of donations urged

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The nonprofit Blood Bank of Hawaii brought in about $20. more »»

2 new members join Hawaii Tourism Authority board

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Big Island community liaison and an apparel and sporting goods company executive are starting terms on the Hawaii Tourism Authority boar. more »»

Oregon’s Medicaid director to head Med-QUEST division

May 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The director of Oregon’s medical assistance programs will head Hawaii’s Medicaid program. more »»

Board of Education reconsiders its suspension policy

May 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s longstanding policy of using out-of-school suspensions for delinquent students is under review by the state Board of Education. more »»

Ethics panel to discuss Kenoi’s gift disclosures

May 11, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Hawaii County Board of Ethics plans to discuss whether Mayor Billy Kenoi should have been filing gift disclosures over the past six year. more »»

Jury awards Kauai residents over $500K in dust lawsuit

May 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal court jury has awarded more than $500,000 to 15 Kauai residents who say they can’t enjoy their homes because of red dust from test fields operated by DuPont Pioneer. more »»

Researchers track strain of volcanic smog on hospitals

May 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers with the University of Hawaii are trying to put a price tag on the impacts of vog, or volcanic gas emissions. more »»

Some see telescope as science learning boon

May 9, 2015 HONOLULU — Before going up to Mauna Kea’s summit on the Big Island, Heather Kaluna makes an offering to Poliahu, the snow goddess of the mountain. She holds it sacred, as do other Native Hawaiians. more »»

Hawaii health exchange deals with money woes

May 9, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s financially troubled health exchange is responding now that the Legislature has approved less than half the money it requested. more »»

Legislature OKs plan for medical marijuana dispensaries system

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature has approved a plan to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries 15 years after the drug was legalized in the state. more »»

Hawaii enters debate over future of ethanol

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based... more »»

Honolulu extends ban on sitting or lying down in certain districts

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council wants sitting and lying down on sidewalks to be prohibited in more parts of town. more »»

Senate president ousted in an unusual shakeup before adjournment

May 6, 2015 HONOLULU — State Senators have ousted Hawaii Senate President Donna Mercado Kim and replaced her with Sen. Ronald Kouchi. more »»

Bill passes to facilitate birth certificate gender changes

May 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates, joining a growing number of states to make... more »»

Crater collapse causes lava explosion

May 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. more »»

Hawaii panel passes medical marijuana dispensaries bill

May 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Patients have waited nearly 15 years for legal access to medical marijuana in Hawaii, and they are now one step closer to reaching that goa. more »»

Protected lane leads to more Honolulu bike traffic

May 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — More people have been bicycling and fewer bikes are on sidewalks since Honolulu opened a two-mile protected bike lane on South King Street in December, according to the city’s deput... more »»



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