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‘Sound of Music’ family member now lives on Kauai

March 7, 2015 LIHUE, Kauai — When “The Sound of Music” was released in 1965, Bourgi von Trapp was 11 years old and living in Austria. more »»

Former soldier describes knife attack by sister and boyfriend

March 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier testified she was 2-months pregnant when her sister and her sister’s boyfriend held her down and stabbed her in the living room of her Hawaii home. more »»

Biomass plant benefits from fire-damaged Kauai forest

March 6, 2015 KOKEE, Kauai (AP) — The state has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfire in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new... more »»

Nearly half of guards at 4 prisons out sick for Super Bowl

March 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly half of the guards at four prisons across Hawaii called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday, prompting a lawmaker to call for an audit for sick leave taken by prison guards statewid. more »»

UH-Manoa to go smoke-free July 1

March 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus is going smoke-free. Starting July 1, it will be the second campus, after Kapiolani Community College, to ban smoking in the state. more »»

Escapee jumps from bridge, dies

March 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu authorities say a man in custody has died after he jumped from a police vehicle and fell from a bridg. more »»

Police shoot Hilo man suspected of driving at officers

March 2, 2015 HILO (AP) — Two Hawaii County police officers shot and critically wounded a suspect who drove toward them on a downtown Hilo street, according to the department. more »»

Measure seeks to improve DHHL

March 2, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A coalition representing Native Hawaiian homesteaders has created a plan outlining ways to improve the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. more »»

Panel: Say qualified to serve in House

February 28, 2015 HONOLULU — A special panel of Hawaii lawmakers decided that Re. more »»

Age discrimination suit on Kauai settled

February 28, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — An engineer with Kauai’s water department who sued the county alleging he was discriminated against for being too young will receive a $125,000 settlement. more »»

Ige talks transportation, marijuana

February 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Thursday that he met with several members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet during his latest trip to Washington, D.C. more »»

Budget, tax directors approved

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate has approved Gov. David Ige’s appointees to lead the state’s finance and tax departments. more »»

Bill would make super PACs disclose funding sources

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A bill in the state Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees. more »»

Iwase confirmed to PUC

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate has confirmed Randall Iwase’s appointment to lead the Public Utilities Commission. Iwase has been the commission’s acting chairman since his nomination in January. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21

February 25, 2015 HONOLULU — It could get a lot harder to smoke traditional and electronic cigarettes in Hawaii, especially for young peopl. more »»

Oahu water utility looks to remove Haiku Stairs

February 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s water utility has decided to explore dismantling stairs that allow people use to go on a popular yet illegal hike. more »»

Senate committee supports Ige’s nominees for DHHL

February 24, 2015 HONOLULU — A legislative panel has recommended that the state Senate approve Gov. David Ige’s nominees to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. more »»

Police commissioners critical of bills

February 24, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County police commissioners are critical of bills before the state Legislature that would alter and reduce police commissions’ powers. more »»

Board to hear proposal by Navy to use dolphins

February 22, 2015 The state Board of Agriculture will take up a U.S. Navy proposal this week in Honolulu to allow the importation of bottlenose dolphins for scientific research by the Navy’s Marine Mammal Progra. more »»

Promising results seen in fight against little fire ant

February 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Early signs of success are being seen in Hawaii’s fight against the little fire ant — at least in one neighborhood. more »»

 
 
 

 

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