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FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. more »»

Hawaii senators want an end to shrinking airplane seat sizes

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — A group of Hawaii lawmakers says the growing size of Americans and obesity issues should be taken into account when airlines determine the size of their seats. more »»

Big Island mayor turns himself in to police

March 31, 2016 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi was arrested on two counts of felony theft and other charges after turning himself in to polic. more »»

State bill would allow gun seizure after hospitalization for mental health issues

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii gun owners are speaking out against a bill they say would allow police to take their guns without due process. more »»

Kauai program provides students with food, culture

March 31, 2016 LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai organization is working to give parents an opportunity to ensure their children are getting fed at school while also being educated on Hawaiian culture, as many have had... more »»

How much marijuana is OK when driving?

March 29, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are asking how much marijuana a driver can safely consume before getting behind the wheel of a ca. more »»

Escaped patient gets prison for stabbing

March 29, 2016 HILO (AP) — A man who escaped from a mental hospital and went on to fatally stab a man on the Big Island has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. more »»

Possible Zika virus cases investigated on Oahu

March 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials are reminding Hawaii residents to get rid of mosquito-breeding grounds as the state Department of Health investigates whether four reports of travel-related... more »»

Scientists: Beetle could be spreading fungus

March 26, 2016 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Scientists say that the rapid spread of the fungus that is threatening the Big Island’s native forests may be caused by beetles that take over dead ohia trees. more »»

State / In Brief

March 26, 2016 Part of Kauai highway reopened HANALEI, Kauai — One lane of Kuhio Highway on Kauai’s north shore reopened Friday after heavy rains forced the highway to close. more »»

Debt relief offered to ex-Corinthian students

March 26, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — The U.. more »»

Hawaii County mayor indicted for felony theft

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU — A grand injury has indicted Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi on two counts of felony theft and other charges, the state attorney general’s office said Wednesday. more »»

Vacation rental bill amended to tap online sites to collect GET, TAT

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have made changes to a controversial bill aimed at simplifying tax collections for vacation rentals to prevent the operations from being run illegally. more »»

Bill would put Hawaiian language on ballots

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Despite the fact that Hawaii has two official languages, only one of them is offered on voters’ ballots. more »»

State/In Brief

March 24, 2016 Honolulu Zoo loses accreditation HONOLULU — The Honolulu Zoo has lost its accreditation. more »»

Marijuana dispensary selection panel set

March 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health has announced the members of the panel who will choose Hawaii’s first marijuana dispensary owners. more »»

Bill proposed as new exam rule frustrates doctors

March 21, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers are pursuing a bill aimed at the state’s largest health insurer’s new imaging exam rule that is frustrating physicians. Arizona-based National Imaging Associates Inc. more »»

Hokule‘a crew cancels planned European stops

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe will not stop in Europe as planned during its around-the-world sail. more »»

Guitarist plans to play on even as law prohibits airport music

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A law prohibiting certain airport performances isn’t stopping a guitarist from playing his music for traveling crowds. more »»

After dengue scare, Waipio Valley likely to open again

March 19, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County officials are considering reopening Waipio Valley to the public now that the Big Island’s dengue fever outbreak seems to be subsiding. more »»

 
 
 

 

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