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April 25, 2016 Uber driver charged with sexual assault HONOLULU — A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger on Oah. more »»

Lawmakers OK funds to fight rapid ohia death

April 23, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers have agreed to give $300,000 to figure out how to stop a fungus that has killed thousands of native ohia trees on the Big Island. more »»

Man arrested for yoga airplane altercation pleads guilty

April 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. more »»

Lawmakers boost preschool funding, postpone decisions

April 20, 2016 HONOLULU — Legislative leaders want to boost funding for a program that helps fund preschool for children from low-income families, and say they’ve agreed to increase the budget for the Preschool... more »»

Lawmakers: Civil asset forfeiture unit needs oversight

April 19, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers want to know how often police are seizing people’s property and what happens with money they make from selling it. more »»

Fire department calls Hawaii lab explosion an accident

April 19, 2016 HONOLULU — A visiting researcher who lost an arm last month in a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii told fire investigators the blast occurred after she turned off a digital pressure... more »»

State/In Brief

April 18, 2016 Tiger euthanized at Honolulu Zoo HONOLULU — Officials said that a female Sumatran tiger at the Honolulu Zoo, thought to be the longest-living one in captivity, has been euthanized at age 25. more »»

Naming of dispensary owners delayed

April 14, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health says it’s going to delay announcing the names of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary owners. more »»

3 sex abuse suits filed against Catholic diocese

April 14, 2016 HONOLULU — Three additional lawsuits were filed Wednesday accusing Catholic priests in the Diocese of Honolulu of sexual abuse. more »»

Sam Slom to undergo bypass surgery

April 13, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — State Sen. Sam Slom’s office says the Republican lawmaker will undergo coronary bypass surgery later this week. more »»

In House, bills passed cover smoking in cars, school air conditioning

April 13, 2016 HONOLULU — The state Legislature passed hundreds of bills ahead of a major deadline, making decisions on a variety of issues including smoking in cars and drug overdoses. more »»

Chairman resigns amid concerns about $6.5B rail project

April 13, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The chairman of the board overseeing Oahu’s $6.5 billion rail project has resigned amid concerns about excessive costs and mismanagement. more »»

Last-minute rush for pot dispensary background checks

April 12, 2016 HONOLULU — With less than a week to go before the state Department of Health announces the names of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary owners, applicants are rushing to meet last-minute... more »»

Cardinal had blood alcohol level double the legal limit

April 12, 2016 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A man who was once one of the highest-ranking American officials of the Roman Catholic Church had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he was arrested in August. more »»

F-22s return to Hawaii

April 11, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — F-22 jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard have returned to the islands after a six-month deployment targeting Islamic State. more »»

Error may have affected thousands of mammograms

April 10, 2016 HILO (AP) — Doctors are warning patients that there could be inaccuracies in thousands of mammograms taken in a Hilo imaging center while it was using a faulty machine. more »»

Schatz calls for minimum seat sizes on airplanes

April 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is co-sponsoring a bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum seat sizes on airplanes. more »»

State lawmakers mull exempting breastfeeding mothers from jury duty

April 9, 2016 HONOLULU — Marybeth Baldwin said she worried about how she’d be able to breastfeed her baby after being summoned for jury dut. more »»

Judges recuse themselves from Kenoi’s theft case

April 5, 2016 HILO (AP) — Several Big Island judges have recused themselves from the trial of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, who is facing theft charges. more »»



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