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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 »»

Settlement reached in infant’s death at Oahu military hospital

July 7, 2015 HONOLULU — The U.S. government will pay $1.3 million to the family of a baby who died at a Hawaii military hospital, according to a settlement announced Monday in a medical malpractice lawsuit. more »»

State/In Brief

July 6, 2015 Kilauea Volcano lava lake level drops KAILUA-KONA — The level of the lava lake atop Kilauea Volcano has dropped. more »»

Solar plane lands on Oahu after five-day journey

July 4, 2015 KAPOLEI, Oahu — A plane powered by the sun’s rays landed on Oahu on Friday after a record-breaking five-day journey across the Pacific Ocean from Japan. more »»

Emergency homeless camp outlined by Honolulu mayor

July 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced details of a plan to create emergency housing out of modified shipping containers on Sand Island, an industrial part of Honolulu near a... more »»

Meth in toaster among many drug parcels sent to isles

July 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Federal agents last month intercepted a package mailed to Hawaii from Southern California containing a toaster. more »»

Kauai County residents debate hiker rescue bill

July 4, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — Hikers who ignore safety warning signs may have to pay the costs associated with their rescue under a new measure in Kauai County. more »»

Telescope protesters gather at Kamehameha statue in Honolulu

July 2, 2015 HONOLULU — Many of the protesters opposed to plans for a giant telescope atop Mauna Kea came down from the mountain for a large gathering Wednesday around the King Kamehameha statue in Honolulu. more »»

Ige plans to veto ban on sex trafficking

June 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said he plans to veto a bill that would ban sex trafficking, making the state the only one in the nation without a comprehensive law on the subject. more »»

Scientists study Kilauea lava to improve projections

June 30, 2015 HILO (AP) — Geologists at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory are studying lava samples that might help fine-tune projections if Kilauea sends another 2,000-degree river of molten rock toward homes in... more »»

Hannemann appointed to lead HLTA

June 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s former mayor is again taking on the top leadership role at the Hawaii Lodging & Tourism Associatio. more »»

State/In Brief

June 29, 2015 Hiker falls 200 feet to his death on Oahu HONOLULU — A 53-year-old hiker who died after falling approximately 200 feet was already unconscious with no pulse by the time rescuers reached hi. more »»

Deadline looms for Ige to announce vetoes

June 27, 2015 HONOLULU — The deadline is approaching for Gov. David Ige to tell lawmakers which bills he plans to veto. more »»

Arrested protesters post bail, return to Hawaii mountain

June 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Protesters arrested while preventing construction of a giant telescope posted bail and were returning to the Hawaii mountain they say they’re protecting from desecration. more »»

Protesters block construction of telescope

June 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Hundreds of protesters on a Hawaii mountain road erupted in cheers Wednesday after construction crews turned around and retreated from the site for what would be one of the world’s larges... more »»

Protesters vow to stop telescope construction from resuming

June 24, 2015 HONOLULU — About 20 people opposed to building what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes on a Hawaii mountain are camped out near the construction site, vowing to stop work from resuming. more »»

Honolulu’s plastic bag ban begins July 1

June 23, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is set to become the last county in Hawaii to ban plastic checkout bags. more »»

Telescope construction to resume on Big Isle

June 22, 2015 The construction of a $1.4 billion telescope on land considered sacred by some Native Hawaiians will resume Wednesday, according to the nonprofit company behind the project. more »»

Hook removed from monk seal on Oahu

June 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old monk seal has been freed of the fishing hook in its mouth after being spotted in distress on Oahu’s Kaena Point on Friday. more »»

Smoking banned at Hawaii’s state parks, beaches on July 1

June 21, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Beginning next month, smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes will be illegal at all Hawaii state parks and beaches. Go. more »»



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