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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 »»

Police, Coast Guard search for Oahu teen

October 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The search continues for a Honolulu teenager who may have run away because of academic pressure, with police and federal agencies scouring the island and surrounding ocean. more »»

Storms cause produce shortages in the islands

October 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — For the first time in 24 years of business, Honolulu’s Taiyo Ramen can’t offer its popular kimchee. more »»

State / In Brief

October 4, 2015 Honolulu fence blocks fire hydrant HONOLULU — A new fence along the Kapalama Canal in Honolulu designed to deter homeless encampments could also cause problems for firefighters. more »»

Hawaii, EPA and Navy agree to plan to address tank leaks

October 3, 2015 HONOLULU — The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hawaii state Department of Health on Thursday said that they had finalized a deal with the U.. more »»

State / In Brief

October 3, 2015 Center of homeless camp to be cleared HONOLULU — Honolulu city officials said that they will clear the core section of the Kakaako homeless camp next week. more »»

AG: State owed online travel taxes

October 2, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s attorney general says Expedia, Travelocity and several other online travel companies owe the state $53.1 million in general excise taxes, penalties and interest. more »»

High court seeking public input

October 1, 2015 KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Supreme Court is seeking public input on whether lawyers should be allowed to represent medical marijuana dispensaries that are legal under state law but not... more »»

Environmentalists ask court to stop Hawaii tuna quota shift

September 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Environmentalists Friday asked a federal judge to stop the National Marine Fisheries Service from allowing Hawaii-based fishers to attribute some of the bigeye tuna they catch to U.S. more »»

Remains of a WWII Marine heading home

September 25, 2015 HONOLULU — The recently identified remains of a Marine hailed for his bravery in battle are heading home 72 years after he was killed on a remote Pacific atoll during World War II. First Lt. more »»

Heat, health guidelines distributed to schools

September 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Education and the Department of Health are issuing letters and other guidance on how students can work to handle the heat in classrooms as the state... more »»

Judge denies ACLU motion to stop homeless sweeps

September 23, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge Tuesday denied the American Civil Liberties Union’s request to stop Honolulu officials from clearing homeless encampments. The ACLU asked U.S. more »»

Big Isle man bit by shark swims to shore, posts video online

September 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A spearfisherman who was bit in the leg by a tiger shark off the coast of the Big Island swam to shore and then filmed a video of his deep wound as he was being carried away on a... more »»

Empty tent removed during Mauna Kea sweep

September 22, 2015 HONOLULU — Officers enforcing a rule aimed at stopping telescope protesters from camping on Mauna Kea descended upon the mountain for a sweep early Monday and found an empty tent. more »»

Seven college students rescued from trail

September 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Firefighters rescued seven Brigham Young University-Hawaii students who spent a night stuck in the Koolau Mountain Range above Kaaawa. more »»

Honolulu plans interim housing for homeless families

September 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials are planning to buy a parcel of land on Oahu’s leeward coast and build temporary housing for homeless familie. more »»

Alert level raised for Mauna Loa volcano

September 18, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists have raised the alert level on Hawaii’s Mauna Loa volcano after observing “signs of unrest” that followed a prolonged period of seismic activity. more »»

ACLU files suit against Honolulu over homeless-camp sweeps

September 17, 2015 HONOLULU — The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Wednesday against the city of Honolulu, claiming city officials deprived homeless people of food and other belongings during... more »»

Mauna Kea protesters say stone altar was destroyed

September 16, 2015 HONOLULU — People protesting the construction of a giant telescope on a mountain they hold sacred are decrying the destruction of a stone altar they built near the construction site. more »»

Hawaii schools get more air conditioners

September 16, 2015 HONOLULU — Education officials in Hawaii are hoping some portable air conditioners will cool the state’s sweltering classrooms. more »»



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