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Bill would ease fireworks ban

October 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu residents may be able to celebrate with certain types of fireworks this New Year’s Eve, thanks to a bill being considered by the Honolulu City Council. more »»

Officials: Eel, not shark, might have attacked Oahu surfer

October 20, 2015 HONOLULU — Initial observations indicate a surfer was bit by an eel, not a shark, over the weekend off Hawaii’s popular Waikiki Beach, but officials said Monday they’re working to confirm that. more »»

Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

October 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians are organizing an election to create a national government for the first time since American businessmen, backed by U.S. more »»

2nd shark attack reported Saturday on Oahu

October 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate apparent shark attacks off Oahu, authorities said. more »»

State / In Brief

October 19, 2015 Decision on importing tiger cubs delayed HILO — State officials are holding off on allowing the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens to import tiger cubs. more »»

CD represents island jazz singer Jimmy Borges’ long life in music

October 19, 2015 HONOLULU — Jimmy Borges was 7 or 8 — living in Kalihi, Oahu, across the street from the fire station — when he first discovered what would become his life’s passion: jazz. more »»

Shark attack reported off Oahu’s Lanikai beach

October 18, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 44-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday after what appeared to be a shark attack in the waters off Lanikai beach on Oahu. more »»

Police: Mauna Kea fiber optics cable network damaged

October 17, 2015 HILO (AP) — Big Island police are investigating damage to a fiber optics cable network on Mauna Kea. more »»

U.S. government weighs in on election lawsuit

October 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says a judge shouldn’t grant an injunction against an election process that’s underway for those with Native Hawaiian ancestry. more »»

Mauna Kea protesters will not be prosecuted

October 14, 2015 HONOLULU — Cases are being dismissed against the people who were arrested or cited for violating an emergency rule aimed at stopping telescope protesters from camping on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea,... more »»

State / In Brief

October 11, 2015 Family, friends say surfer lost leg HONOLULU — Family and friends say 25-year-old Colin Cook lost most of his leg in a shark attack off Oahu’s North Shore. more »»

Judge invalidates state’s rule against Mauna Kea protests

October 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge issued a decision late Friday invalidating the state’s emergency rule aimed at curbing protests against the construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope atop Mauna Kea, the... more »»

Shark bites Oahu surfer

October 10, 2015 HONOLULU — A 25-year-old Oahu man has been bitten by a shark while surfing Friday on Oahu’s North Shore. more »»

Kamehameha Schools trustee steps down

October 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Kamehameha Schools trustee has stepped down from the board after a judge rejected her bid for a second term. Trustee Janeen-Ann Olds resigned from her position Thursda. more »»

Honolulu clearing final blocks of homeless camp

October 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials began the final sweeps of what was one of the largest homeless encampments in the nation, tearing down structures that have been home to some for over a year. more »»

Hawaii teen voices title character in new Disney movie

October 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii teen has been chosen to star as the voice of the main character in Disney’s upcoming animated feature titled, “Moana. more »»

First humpback whales of season spotted

October 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Humpback whales were spotted in the waters off Hawaii for the first time this season, leading officials to warn ships and recreational boaters to steer clear of the endangered visitors. more »»

State approves HMSA, Kaiser rate hikes for Obamacare policies

October 7, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state has approved rate hikes for members of Kaiser and the Hawaii Medical Service Association under Affordable Care Act plans. more »»

Alaska Airlines success is fueled by boom in isle tourism demand

October 6, 2015 HONOLULU — Alaska Airlines saw an opportunity in the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago that was too good to pass up. more »»



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