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Health exchange has new head

December 11, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — An administration official for Gov. Neil Abercrombie has taken over as head of Hawaii’s health insurance exchange after its previous executive director resigned. more »»

‘Five-O’ re-creates internment camp

December 11, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The creators of the CBS drama “Hawaii Five-O” recently rebuilt an Oahu internment camp used during World War II to detain Japanese, German and Italian internees and prisoners of war... more »»

State/In Brief

December 10, 2013 Gabbard will give keynote address at HPU graduation HONOLULU — Hawaii Pacific University has invited U.S Rep. Tulsi Gabbard to give the keynote address at graduation ceremonies Dec. 18. more »»

Solid waste still most pressing challenge for Big Island mayor

December 10, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi is looking back on his five years in office, saying that the lack of progress on the county’s solid waste problem is his biggest disappointment since... more »»

Survivor, medic of Pearl Harbor in 1941: I remember everything

December 8, 2013 PEARL HARBOR — About 50 survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor paused Saturday at the site to honor those killed and remember the moment that plunged the U.S. into World War II. more »»

Hawaii Health Connector enrolls nearly 575 people

December 8, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s insurance exchange has enrolled just 574 people since it launched in October. more »»

Governor: State in better fiscal shape to close year

December 8, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie says Hawaii ended the most recent fiscal year $844 million in the blac. more »»

Alcohol use among soldiers alarms state Army officials

December 7, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Army officials in Hawaii are worried about the prevalence of alcohol abuse within the ranks, a problem a national organization also reports is on the rise among members of the... more »»

‘Reason to continue’: Pearl Harbor survivor thrives on meeting visitors

December 6, 2013 PEARL HARBOR — Herb Weatherwax cruises the open-air grounds of the visitors center at Pearl Harbor on a motorized scooter dubbed “Herb’s Hot Rod. more »»

Flags to fly at half-staff

December 6, 2013 U.S. and Hawaii flags will be flown at half-staff until sunset Monday to honor the memory of Nelson Mandela, according to a Governor’s Office announcement. more »»

Ruling reaffirms OHA spending on all Hawaiians

December 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs can keep spending trust funds on programs that aid people with any amount of Native Hawaiian blood, the state Supreme Court rule. more »»

Police say one rapist suspected in three attacks

December 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A third sexual assault of a woman in an apartment in seven months has Honolulu police worried that a repeat rapist might be behind the attack. more »»

Killing suspect fights extradition

December 5, 2013 SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California man suspected of killing and dismembering a man in Hawaii is fighting extraditio. more »»

Gay weddings a reality with new law

December 3, 2013 HONOLULU — Retired professors Rod Powell and Bob Eddinger have been partners in life since they met at the University of Hawaii in 197. more »»

Pastor, fiance to wed

December 2, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The pastor of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu and his fiance were to be among the first gay couples to wed when same-sex marriage becomes legal in Hawaii today. The Rev. more »»

State / In Brief

December 1, 2013 Honolulu mayor set to host ‘Family Day’ HONOLULU — Honolulu’s mayor will be hosting “Family Day” at Thomas Square to celebrate the first same-sex marriages in the state. more »»

Skydiver survives landing on power lines in Honolulu

November 30, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old man escaped serious injury Thursday as he parachuted into high-voltage power lines and fell to the ground. more »»

City seeks to renew botanical garden pig contract

November 30, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Damage caused by feral pigs at Kaneohe’s Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden has increased since a contract allowing federal workers to trap the animals ended nearly two months ago. more »»

Hawaii Future Caucus set up

November 29, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A bipartisan group wants to increase the participation of young people in Hawaii’s government. more »»

 
 

 

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