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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 »»

Legislature advances bills on autism, health exchange ahead of deadline

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers raced to pass bills out of final committees under pressure to meet a legislative deadline Friday night. more »»

$470M slated for isles in defense authorization bill

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could get an influx of $469.7 million for military construction and infrastructure investment as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. more »»

New Spam flavor for Hawaii debuts at Oahu food festival

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU — In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don’t eat, as it may be for many mainlanders. more »»

State has $820M in highway funds waiting to be spent

May 2, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal review found it takes three to four times as long for the average federal highway project to get started in Hawaii as compared to other states. more »»

State lawmakers may revive marijuana dispensaries bill

May 2, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are saying they might revive a bill to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries. more »»

Lava lake on Hawaii’s volcano overflows in spectacular show

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — A lake of lava on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been rising over the past week and, at times, overflowing in a spectacular show. more »»

OHA trustees rescind support for the Mauna Kea telescope

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday voted to rescind support for building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, but did not outright oppose the project. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers push expanded access for driver’s licenses

April 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state illegally, homeless individuals and vulnerable populations to get driver’s licenses. more »»

Ranger uses stun gun on man flying drone over lava

April 29, 2015 HONOLULU — A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that... more »»

Arrest made in Indiana for Hawaii death of soldier’s wife

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing a soldier’s wife to death in Hawaii has been arrested in Indiana, the FBI said. Ailsa Jackson, 24, appeared in federal court in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Monday. more »»

Cyberattacks disrupt state, TMT websites

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU — The office of Gov. David Ige said Monday that an apparent cyberattack temporarily disrupted the state government’s website. more »»

Corinthian Colleges to shut down 28 remaining campuses

April 27, 2015 SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students less than two weeks after the U.S. more »»

40 acres of Kauai taro land donated to trust

April 26, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai family has donated two perpetual conservation easements to place permanent restrictions on the use of 40 acres of wetland used for taro productio. more »»

Small tornado hits Oahu

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu residents were surprised Thursday when a small tornado touched down in the Barbers Point area. Hawaii News Now reported that people began posting photos of the tornado around 3 p. more »»

Ige to attend White House event

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige’s office says he will represent Hawaii at a White House state dinner honoring Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe this week. more »»

Budget gap looms over UH medical school, cancer center

April 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Manoa medical school could lose its accreditation and its cancer center could no longer have its designation as a federal research center if the universit... more »»

Prison on lockdown after escape attempt

April 26, 2015 HILO (AP) — Big Island prison guards locked down their facility after four inmates attempted to escape Saturday. more »»

Senate approves Suzanne Case as DLNR chair

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state Senate has approved Suzanne Case as chairman of the Department of Land and Natural Resources. The Senate voted to confirm Gov. David Ige’s nominee Friday. more »»

Law gives Hawaii schools schedule flexibility

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A new law gives Hawaii public schools flexibility to create schedules based on the amount of days and hours required for a school year. more »»

 
 
 

 

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