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Medical marijuana dispensaries may have tax loophole

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU — The state might have unintentionally created a tax loophole when it wrote the rules for its new medical marijuana dispensaries system, a lawmaker said Monda. more »»

Group raises more than $3,000 to fight dengue fever

December 29, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A grass-roots movement to stop the Big Island’s spread of dengue fever has formed in Milolii, an area experts are calling a “hotspot” for the outbreak. more »»

Obama gets updates on storm damage, IS

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — On the 10th day of his two-week vacation in Hawaii on Monday, President Barack Obama played golf with friends at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Oahu, and received reports on... more »»

Obama goes to beach, gets shave ice

December 28, 2015 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama started the last week of his vacation on Oahu with a shave ice and a trip to the beach Sunday. more »»

State/In Brief

December 28, 2015 Big Isle arena expansion moving forward KAILUA-KONA — The Honaunau Rodeo Arena is getting expanded seating and a 2,260-square-foot community pavilion before the end of 201. more »»

Another round of golf for Obama as Hawaiian vacation continues

December 27, 2015 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama spent Saturday playing golf on Oahu as part of his annual holiday vacation in the islands. more »»

Hokule‘a departs from South Africa

December 27, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is in the middle of its round-the-world journey has left South Africa for Brazil. more »»

Judge upholds rule allowing more bigeye tuna fishing

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge has ruled that longline fishermen in Hawaii may continue catching more bigeye tuna, or ahi, than the maximum set by international regulators. U.S. more »»

Honolulu quintuplets leave hospital in time for Christmas

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu couple celebrated Christmas at home with their quintuplets, instead of in a hospital. The four boys and one girl were born premature on Oct. 1. more »»

Land near Milolii closed due to dengue outbreak

December 26, 2015 HILO (AP) — The Big Island’s ongoing dengue fever outbreak is prompting officials to close state lands near Milolii village and Honomalino Ba. more »»

Migrants will get more time to sign up for insurance

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU — The federal government is allowing more time for a group of migrants in Hawaii to enroll in health insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»

Obama: We never take U.S. troops for granted

December 26, 2015 KANEOHE, Oahu — In a Christmas Day gesture of gratitude, President Barack Obama told U.S. troops that “we never take for granted” what they do to keep Americans safe and fre. more »»

Gov. Ige extends emergency homelessness declaration

December 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige on Thursday extended an emergency proclamation to deal with Hawaii’s homelessness crisis. more »»

Fungus killing tree critical to Hawaii’s native forests

December 24, 2015 HONOLULU — A newly discovered fungus is killing a tree that’s critical to Hawaii’s water supply, endangered native birds and Hawaiian cultural traditions like hula. more »»

Motion argues canceled Native Hawaiian election flouts high court

December 23, 2015 HONOLULU — Opponents of a now-canceled election are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop efforts to send all of the candidates to a convention for Native Hawaiian self-governance. more »»

Honolulu measure would treat ride-hailing services like taxis

December 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Two Honolulu council members want ride-hailing companies like Uber and Lyft to operate more like taxi companies. The city bill includes a variety of changes. more »»

Obamas hike, eat dinner

December 21, 2015 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family spent Sunday hiking on Oahu before having dinner at a Waikiki restaurant. more »»

Kona airport space center to close at end of March

December 20, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The space center inside the Kona International Airport honoring the life of an astronaut who died in the 1986 space shuttle Challenger disaster is closing its doors next year. more »»

Obamas arrive on Oahu

December 20, 2015 PEARL HARBOR — After a somber start to his vacation, President Barack Obama arrived on Oahu early Saturday to celebrate Christmas and ring in his final year as president. more »»

Application leads visitors on walk back to air raid

December 20, 2015 HONOLULU — It’s a case of aging USS Arizona survivor — of which there are now only seven — meeting 21st-century technology. more »»

 
 
 

 

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