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State of emergency issued over dengue fever outbreak

February 9, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has declared the island’s ongoing dengue fever outbreak a state of emergency. The proclamation signed Monday says there’s imminent danger to the county. more »»

Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow Coldplay

February 8, 2016 Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show. more »»

Legislature to tackle housing, animal rights

February 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers are tackling issues from animal rights to police accountability as they head into the third full week of the 2016 legislative session. more »»

Bill seeks to close wage gap

February 6, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Data show that women in Hawaii make less than men in the same job, and state lawmakers have notice. more »»

Lawsuit: Hawaii man HIV-positive after blood transfusion

February 5, 2016 HONOLULU — A man’s lawsuit against Blood Bank of Hawaii, the American Red Cross and others says that he became HIV-positive from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery in 2011. more »»

Lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate

February 5, 2016 HONOLULU — After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines and saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill to speed up the state’s... more »»

Bill would lower Hawaiian ancestry rule for homesteads

February 4, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to reduce the blood-ancestry requirement for Native Hawaiians to receive Hawaiian homesteads from relatives. more »»

Pilot safe after landing in water off Honolulu

February 4, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot is safe after problems with his landing gear forced him to ditch a single-engine Cessna in the water near Honolulu International Airport. more »»

Lawmakers kill bill to repatriate homeless

February 3, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill Tuesday that would have funded a program to fly homeless people back to the Mainland, saying some people may view it as an opportunity for a tropical... more »»

Leader of squadron fired days before crash

February 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine general fired the commander of a Hawaii helicopter squadron days before two of the unit’s helicopters crashed and killed all 12 Marines on board. Brig. Gen. more »»

Physicians frustrated by HMSA’s new rule for testing

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is imposing a new pre-authorization requirement that doctors say is delaying critical imaging tests and resulting in harmful consequences for... more »»

Lawmakers tackling housing, dental needs, pay equity

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are heading into their second full week of the 2016 legislative session, planning to tackle housing shortages, dental needs for the poor, renewable energy and breastfeedin... more »»

Self-governance meetings start today

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A group is urging people to protest a gathering of Native Hawaiians who are set to discuss the possibility of establishing a governing body. more »»

State / In Brief

February 1, 2016 Scout leader remembers fallen astronaut HOLUALOA, Hawaii — The Scout master of an astronaut who died 30 years ago aboard the space shuttle Challenger remembered the man at his childhood school on... more »»

Bill would limit tenants’ years in public housing

January 30, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering limiting the number of years people can live in public housing if they agree to an incentive program in advance, hoping to create more movement in a syste... more »»

Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production

January 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state’s last sugar plantation that is shutting down by... more »»

State Sen. Gilbert Kahele dies at age 73

January 27, 2016 HONOLULU — State Sen. more »»

Ige says ‘exciting new world’ beckons

January 26, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. more »»

Bill would let druggists prescribe birth control

January 26, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers introduced legislation that would make it easier for adult women in Hawaii to get birth control. more »»

Hawaii County considers $650K for micro-housing

January 24, 2016 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County is planning to spend $650,000 on 32 micro-housing units for chronically homeless people. West Hawaii Today reports (http://bit. more »»

 
 
 

 

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