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Dengue fever prompts Hawaii campground, trail, road closures

January 17, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials closed a Big Island road, campground and hiking trail in an effort to stop the spread of a dengue fever outbreak that had sickened 223 residents and visitors as of Frida. more »»

Two Marine helicopters crash off Oahu

January 16, 2016 HALEIWA, Oahu — Rescuers searched choppy waters on Friday where debris was sighted after two Marine Corps helicopters carrying six crew members each crashed off Oahu during a nighttime training... more »»

Native Hawaiian to be U.S. Supreme Court law clerk

January 13, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A lawyer from Hawaii will become the first person of Native Hawaiian ancestry to serve as a law clerk for a U.S. Supreme Court justice. more »»

Lawmakers to consider grass huts for homeless

January 12, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are considering a unique solution to the housing crisis: They want to make it possible for people to live in traditional Hawaiian grass huts. Se. more »»

Congressman wants aloha wear allowed

January 10, 2016 WASHINGTON, D.C. (AP) — A Hawaii Congressman wants aloha wear to be allowed on the House floor on Fridays, a change from the current rule that requires full business attire. U.S. Rep. more »»

Protester found not guilty after trial conducted in Hawaiian

January 9, 2016 HONOLULU — A man arrested while blocking telescope construction crews on Mauna Kea was acquitted Friday after a trial that was conducted in Hawaiian. more »»

Investment group buying controlling interest of Island Air

January 8, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Billionaire Larry Ellison is relinquishing control of Island Air to an investor group headed by a Hawaii venture capitalist. more »»

Inouye-influenced rule enables extra Hawaii tuna fishing

January 6, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii can thank the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye for the plentiful ahi tuna found at parties around the islands during the holidays. more »»

Man arrested on Oahu beach files excessive force lawsuit

January 5, 2016 HONOLULU — A man arrested after National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration volunteers called police to report he was harassing a Hawaiian monk seal at a Nanakuli beach has filed an excessive... more »»

Large-scale sea cucumber harvesting banned

January 4, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is banning large-scale commercial harvesting of sea cucumbers with a law that takes effect Sunday. Gov. David Ige signed the measure Thursday. more »»

Traffic snarls frustrate some Hawaii residents

January 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A surge in the popularity of Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach has left many longtime residents frustrated by extreme traffic back-ups. more »»

Groups to ask Obama to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary

January 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Groups are working together to formally invite President Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker at the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. more »»

All good things must come to an end

January 3, 2016 President Barack Obama (right) tours the Honolulu Zoo with his daughter Malia on Saturday in Honolul. more »»

Humpbacks slow to arrive in Hawaii

January 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this winter. more »»

Hawaii’s smoking age climbs to 21; military supports law

January 1, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii is raising the legal smoking to age 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes today, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. more »»

University of Hawaii observatory to be renovated in 2016

December 31, 2015 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The oldest observatory on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea is set to get a makeover in 2016 that will allow the nearly 46-year-old facility to operate largely on its own. more »»

Views on sex keep Hawaii man from teaching

December 30, 2015 HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii didn’t violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning... more »»

Police relieved of dog-related complaints in Honolulu

December 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police will no longer be handling calls about stray dogs and barking complaints as the work gets transferred back to the Hawaii Humane Society. more »»

Rulemaking underway on DNA testing for homelands

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU — When the state deemed Leighton Pang Kee ineligible for one of the most valuable benefits available to Native Hawaiians — land at almost no cost — because he couldn’t show that he was at... more »»



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