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State goes online to prevent waterfall trespassers

February 19, 2015 HAUULA, Oahu — The managers of Hawaii’s state parks are turning to social media to counter online photos and statements encouraging people to visit a waterfall where a landslide killed eight people... more »»

Panel advances Iwase to lead Public Utilities Commission

February 18, 2015 HONOLULU — Randall Iwase told state senators that if he’s confirmed as chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, he will make public input a priority when tackling the commission’s biggest... more »»

Aquarium fish collector gets suspended term

February 18, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector who tore a scuba regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium fish activist won’t have to spend time in jail if he stays out of trouble under a plea... more »»

Falling oil prices do not necessarily mean lower airfares

February 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The price of gasoline and jet fuel has fallen as oil prices have sharply dropped but the price of an airplane ticket may not follow downward, according to experts in the airline... more »»

State/In Brief

February 17, 2015 Two charged in carjacking at UH-Hilo HILO — A 28-year-old Kurtistown man suspected of using a handgun in a carjacking last month at the University of Hawaii Hilo has been indicted on a robbery charge. more »»

State / In Brief

February 15, 2015 Doctor cleared of fraud allegations HONOLULU — A state hearings officer has determined that fraud allegations against a Hilo obstetrician are not credible. Dr. more »»

House holds hearing on Say’s residency

February 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state House of Representatives held its first hearing to determine whether former House Speaker Calvin Say has the qualifications to remain in offic. more »»

Ahead of special hearing, Say responds to residency challenge

February 13, 2015 HONOLULU — One of the longest-serving representatives in Hawaii history has responded to a residency challenge that could cost him his seat in the state House. more »»

Partial port shutdown looms; Hawaii ships serviced

February 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. more »»

Bills aim to help migrants pay for health insurance

February 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association to pay for health care. more »»

Hearing on residency challenge for Say set

February 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state House has scheduled a public hearing to discuss whether Rep. Calvin Say meets the qualifications to serve. more »»

Study: Big Isle storms affected by climate change

February 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers. more »»

Ex-soldier gets life sentence in daughter’s death

February 7, 2015 HONOLULU — Calling it a sentence “cast in stone,” a federal judge Friday made it official that a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided execution in his 5-year-old daughter’s beating death must... more »»

Counties’ rights to regulate farming challenged by bills

February 6, 2015 HONOLULU — A tug-of-war over control of the agriculture industry’s use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is playing out in the Hawaii Legislature as lawmakers consider bills that would... more »»

House takes up challenge to Say’s residency

February 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The state House of Representatives is taking up a challenge that questions whether a member is eligible to serve. more »»

Lawmakers want HMSA to sell plans on exchange

February 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers want to make the state’s largest health insurer resume selling plans on the troubled state-run health insurance exchange after it withdrew citing technical problems. more »»

Bill would keep employers out of workers’ social media

February 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Employees wouldn’t have to give bosses the passwords to their social media accounts under a bill in the state Legislature. Privacy rights are extremely important to Rep. more »»

Bill seeks to stop Section 8 discrimination

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Affordable housing can be hard to find in Hawaii, and one lawmaker is trying to make it easier on families with Section 8 vouchers. more »»

Teachers, state to return to bargaining table

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers will be negotiating with the state for a pay increase. more »»

Big Island coach cuts off female wrestler’s hair

January 31, 2015 HILO (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawai. more »»



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