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Mortuary owner accused of stealing death benefits

April 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu mortuary owner has been charged with stealing more than $90,000 in death benefits that were supposed to go survivors of those on state assistance. more »»

Lawmakers seek cash for Connector

April 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are looking for ways to prop up the state’s financially struggling health exchange, and they’re considering cash from the general fund. more »»

Teachers union and state reach agreement

April 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers says it has reached an agreement with the state that will increase salary levels and other compensation. more »»

Oahu island’s homeless population increases

April 23, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu’s homeless population has grown during the past year, with a higher proportion of people living on the streets rather than staying in shelters, a new report says. more »»

Hawaii Legislature negotiates state’s $26B budget

April 22, 2015 HONOLULU — Lawmakers from Hawaii’s House and Senate have begun negotiating how the state will spend its $26.3 billion budget over the next two years. more »»

Telescope opponents deliver petition to governor’s office

April 21, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige’s chief of staff used a traditional greeting Monday when he met members of a group of opponents against building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea. more »»

State/In Brief

April 21, 2015 Kauai’s oldest nene struck by vehicle LIHUE — One of Kauai’s oldest nene has died after being struck by a vehicl. more »»

UH-Hilo adds campus security measures

April 20, 2015 HILO (AP) — The University of Hawaii at Hilo is taking steps to improve safety on campus that will include doubling the number of security cameras, according to its new security department director. more »»

State proposes new swim, surf rules for Kailua-Kona bay

April 19, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources has proposed establishing new rules to address user conflicts at Kahaluu Bay in Kailua-Kona. more »»

Army to destroy chemical warheads

April 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Army is planning to destroy 10 old chemical weapon warheads in Hawaii later this month. more »»

State / In Brief

April 19, 2015 Venomous spider found in container HONOLULU— The state Department of Agriculture says U.S. more »»

Group wants to resurrect Native Hawaiian burials

April 18, 2015 HONOLULU — A group of Native Hawaiians wants to bring back a centuries-old island burial practice that it says is more environmentally friendly than some modern interment methods. more »»

Telescope builders get second timeout

April 18, 2015 HONOLULU — A nonprofit company planning to build one of the world’s biggest telescopes on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred will continue to postpone construction, Hawaii Gov. more »»

Pentagon to use DNA to identify hundreds killed in Pearl Harbor

April 16, 2015 HONOLULU — Tom Gray’s family has waited for more than 70 years to bring home the remains of his cousin who was killed in the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor in 1941. more »»

State/In Brief

April 16, 2015 Hawaii state nurses ratify new contract HONOLULU — Hawaii state nurses have ratified a new labor contract that includes 4 percent raises. more »»

Oahu dog park to close

April 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaiian Humane Society plans to close its Honolulu dog park to make room for a planned expansion of its main facilitie. more »»

Big Isle police fire shots at drivers twice in 2 days

April 13, 2015 HILO (AP) — A Hawaii County police officer fired a shot Saturday at a suspect in a car, the second police shooting on the Big Island in two days. more »»

Inmates on furlough accused in kidnapping

April 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Two inmates released unsupervised from prison on work furlough to look for jobs are suspects in a kidnapping and robbery, according to Honolulu prosecutors. Kalai P. more »»

UH grows hemp crop for research

April 12, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu (AP) — Legally sanctioned industrial hemp is growing in Hawaii’s soil for the first time in about 15 year. more »»



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