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Celebratory bullet pierces roof of Kealakekua home

January 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A stray bullet fired during New Year’s Eve celebrations fell and pierced the roof of a home on the Big Island, police and the homeowner said. more »»

Puako boat ramp to close for two days this week

January 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Department of Land and Natural Resources will close the Puako boat launch ramp on the Big Island for two days this week to remove a loading dock damaged by high surf. more »»

Obama leaves Hawaii with hopes of modest momentum in 2014

January 5, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama returns to Washington this weekend eager to test whether a modest budget deal passed in the waning days of 2013 can spark bipartisan momentum on Capitol Hill. more »»

Mrs. Obama staying a few more days

January 5, 2014 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — President Barack Obama and daughters, Sasha and Malia, have departed Hawaii after a 15-day family vacation for the holidays. more »»

Lawsuit against Oahu dentist alleges negligence

January 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The parents of a 3-year-old girl who suffered massive brain damage have filed a lawsuit against a Kailua, Oahu, dentist, alleging negligence and dangerous conduct in sedating the... more »»

President expected to leave Oahu tonight

January 4, 2014 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — Here’s how President Barack Obama spent Day 14 of his vacation in Hawaii on Friday: * STAYING IN: Obama spent most of the day at his family’s vacation home in Kailua, a sleepy... more »»

Emergency calls down in Honolulu

January 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — First responders in Honolulu said that emergency calls in the days surrounding New Year’s Eve were down compared with last yea. more »»

Obama visits cemetery, zoo

January 3, 2014 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — Here is how President Barack Obama spent Day 13 of his vacation in Hawaii on Thursday: * GOLF: For the second day in a row, Obama skipped a morning workout at the gym and instead... more »»

State / In Brief

January 3, 2014 The Associated?Press Lawsuit filed over beach barriers HONOLULU — A group of surfers and residents on Oahu’s North Shore are suing the state over barriers meant to block parking near Laniakea Beach. more »»

President rests: Golf, Twitter, get-well wishes

January 2, 2014 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent Day 12 of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Wednesday: * Obama sent a tweet from the administration’s @WhiteHouse Twitter account to mark the... more »»

Hunters offer to remove pigs

January 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A group of hunters is offering to help clear feral pigs from a windward Oahu botanical garden. more »»

Obamas close out the year in low-key fashion

January 1, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama closed out 2013 in low-key fashion Tuesday, hitting the beach with his family at a popular Hawaii snorkeling spot before making a stop for shave ice, a favorite... more »»

Woman with long name gets ID

December 31, 2013 HONOLULU — A Hawaii woman whose last name is 36 characters long has finally gotten the whole thing to fit on her driver’s license and state identification card. more »»

Homes fall to waves on Oahu’s North Shore

December 31, 2013 HALEIWA, Oahu (AP) — Owners of a half-dozen homes in the Rocky Point area of Oahu’s North Shore are trying to save their properties as high surf erodes the beach fronting their homes. more »»

Obama’s dogs, like others, face quarantine rules

December 31, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — It doesn’t matter that they belong to President Barack Obama — first family dogs Bo and Sunny had to go through Hawaii’s strict quarantine procedures to travel to the islands for... more »»

President on vacation: Fitness and a briefing

December 31, 2013 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) —White House officials said President Barack Obama was briefed Monday on back-to-back deadly attacks in Russia as that country prepares to host the Winter Olympics in February. more »»

Big Island’s plastic-bag ban to take effect

December 31, 2013 HILO (AP) — A ban on plastic bags is set to begin Jan. 17 at all Big Island grocery stores, restaurants and other retailers. Consumers in the past year have been paying fees for plastic bags. more »»

State/In Brief

December 31, 2013 Nanakuli collision kills 3, injures 5 HONOLULU — Police say speed and alcohol were likely involved in a head-on collision that killed three people and injured five others in Nanakuli. more »»

Officials: Big Island biofuel plan too costly

December 31, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A Big Island electric utility’s plan to buy liquid biofuel is too expensive, the state Public Utilities Commission said in a ruling blocking the deal. more »»

Test sites for drone aircraft will include Alaska and Hawaii

December 31, 2013 LAS VEGAS — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned... more »»



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