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Tight budget, pot, hospitals hot topics

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature has begun its 2015 session with plans to tackle a tight budget and issues including providing affordable housing and improving patients’ access to medical marijuan. more »»

School board disappointed with energy consultant

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Board of Education is disappointed with the firm hired to carry out a program to reduce electricity expenses in public schools statewide. more »»

Chief’s wife explains spending from grandma’s joint account

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The wife of the Honolulu police chief Wednesday tried to explain expenditures made from a joint account she shared with her 95-year-old grandmother. more »»

Census shows 1.4 million birds at Midway Atoll

January 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The number of seabirds nesting at Midway Atoll has hit a record high. more »»

Woman describes finding bloodied golfer

January 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A homeless woman who helped a professional golfer who said he was beaten and robbed in Honolulu described finding him bloodied on a street corner. more »»

Jury convicts adoption advocate of sex assault

January 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii jury has convicted an adoption advocate of sexually assaulting two girls. more »»

Terms in spill to be modified

January 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. government is modifying terms of a plea deal reached with a shipping company for spilling 233,000 gallons of molasses into Honolulu Harbor. more »»

State / In Brief

January 19, 2015 Lava creeps toward Big Island highway HILO — Lava from a volcano on the Big Island has moved closer to a highway. more »»

Native Hawaiians debate best path to sovereignty

January 18, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu — Pookela Rodenhurst lives as if he’s in the Hawaiian kingdom. He hunts for sea turtles, watching for the game warden behind his back. He forages for herbs in the Koolau Mountain. more »»

Construction resumes at bioenergy plant

January 17, 2015 HILO (AP) — Construction work has resumed at a Big Island power plant expected to generate electricity from eucalyptus trees and other organic matter, the operator sai. more »»

State fixes deputy appointments bungle

January 17, 2015 HONOLULU — The state will correct the process after discovering it didn’t hold Senate confirmation hearings for newly appointed deputy directors of state agencies as it should. more »»

Ige names attorney general, PUC chair

January 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige has announced two key appointments to his Cabinet. Doug Chin will be the state’s new attorney general. more »»

Hawaii teacher award finalist

January 15, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii elementary school teacher is among four finalists for the 2015 National Teacher of the Year Award. more »»

Morita resigns from PUC

January 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he’s accepting the resignation of Hermina Morita as the chairwoman of the state Public Utilities Commission. more »»

Police spend $278,000 to help protect Obamas

January 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department spent nearly $278,000 in overtime costs to help protect President Barack Obama and his family during their annual winter vacation. more »»

State/In Brief

January 13, 2015 Oil from fishing vessel contained HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard and state officials were responding Monday to an abandoned fishing vessel that sank in Honolulu Harbo. more »»

New lease sought for astronomy facilities

January 12, 2015 HILO (AP) — The University of Hawaii has taken its first steps toward a new Mauna Kea “master lease” for astronomy facilities on the mountain. more »»

Ear-licking harassment conviction upheld by court

January 11, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A state appeals court affirmed a Kauai attorney’s harassment conviction for licking a former client’s ear. more »»

Motorists testify about thrown steel

January 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Motorists whose cars were damaged by falling pieces of steel at Ala Moana Center testified that a man aimed reinforcing bars at vehicles entering the mall. more »»

Troubled charter school faces closure

January 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Public Charter School Commission on Thursday took the first step toward closing a financially troubled Hawaiian culture-based school. more »»



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