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Not all residents cheer No.1 beach rank

June 15, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu — Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized, like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. more »»

Kauai measure calls for some rescued hikers to pay for cost

June 15, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A proposed measure in Kauai County would require rescued hikers to repay the government for recovery missions if they disregard warning signs. more »»

Ala Moana food court on fire

June 15, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A fire that caused the evacuation of a food court in a major Honolulu mall has caused more than $700,000 in damage to the structure. Fire Capt. more »»

Scientists emerge from isolated dome on Hawaii volcano slope

June 14, 2015 HONOLULU — Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation. more »»

Aging cemetery a wealth of Native Hawaiian data

June 12, 2015 HONOLULU — Sarah Kailikele was 84 years old when she died on Aug. 14, 1909, according to the inscription on her toppled tombstone, which was leaning on the base it was once mounted on. more »»

Utility’s shareholders approve NextEra sale

June 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric shareholders have approved the company’s sale to Florida-based NextEra Energy, the company said Wednesda. more »»

Protesters allowed to continue camping on state-owned land

June 11, 2015 HILO (AP) — State officials are allowing telescope protesters to continue camping on Mauna Kea, where they’ve been for more than two months. more »»

Contractors face fines in fatal incident

June 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to fine two federal contractors $46,000 for safety violations after a 7-ton buoy struck and killed two workers at Pearl Harbor last yea. more »»

Kaiser, unions reach tentative contract

June 9, 2015 MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 105,000 health care workers across the United States have reached a tentative labor agreement. more »»

Hole in telescope door not caused by a bullet

June 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — It turns out that a hole in a door at a Mauna Kea telescope building wasn’t caused by a bullet. more »»

Jury selection starts in trial of toddler’s beating death

June 9, 2015 HILO (AP) — The first of two trials started with jury selection Monday for a man charged with beating a toddler to death and strangling the child’s mother almost nine months later. more »»

Homemade Spam

June 8, 2015 HONOLULU —î If your head is telling you to start your day with a bowl of oatmeal but your heart yearns to open that blue can of salty meat —î you know the one —î maybe it’s time to take a lesson fro... more »»

Abortion drop in Hawaii coincides with changes to sex education

June 8, 2015 HONOLULU — A dramatic drop in the number of abortions performed in Hawaii over a recent five-year period has health and education experts wondering what caused the change. more »»

State/In Brief

June 8, 2015 Skateboarder chases driver KAILUA-KONA — A driver accused of striking a teenage girl in Kailua-Kona was chased down by a skateboarder and detained until police arrived. more »»

Hawaii Supreme Court to hear challenge to telescope permit

June 7, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s highest court is taking up a legal challenge against a permit for a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s Big Islan. more »»

Transition approved for state health exchange

June 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The board of Hawaii’s financially troubled health exchange has approved a plan to shut down the small-business side of the exchange and transition individual users to the federal... more »»

State / In Brief

June 6, 2015 Unattended lay net being investigated HALEIWA, Oahu — State aquatic officials are investigating an illegal lay net found by divers off of Oahu’s North Shore. more »»

USS Arizona Memorial reopens after dock repaired

June 6, 2015 HONOLULU — Visitors are once again going to the USS Arizona Memorial after the Navy finished repairing damage to a dock that kept the Pearl Harbor landmark closed for over a week, the National Park... more »»

HMSA proposes 49 percent premium hike

June 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is proposing a 49 percent rate increase for nearly 21,000 members who purchased coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange. more »»

Honolulu City Council overrides mayor’s veto, expands sit-lie ban

June 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Honolulu is expanding its ban on sitting and lying down in public places to additional parts of the city, despite Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto. more »»



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