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Costly emergency air transport bills highlight Neighbor Island woes

September 8, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Kauai man is suing his health insurer over a $36,000 air ambulance bill — a case that illustrates the high costs of emergency air transport, which is essential for people living on... more »»

Police: Top of spear missing from statue

September 8, 2015 HILO (AP) — Part of King Kamehameha’s spear is missin. more »»

Study aims to demystify risks from lava flows

September 7, 2015 HILO (AP) — Scientists are studying lava flows in hopes of making such natural phenomena more predictable. more »»

Top UH official kept on payroll after replacement

September 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A former top budget official at the University of Hawaii is still on the school’s payroll nine months after he was replaced, allowing him to qualify for some retirement benefits. more »»

Audit finds Hawaii Health Connector wasted $11 million

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Health Connector is being criticized for the second time by the state auditor for wasting taxpayer dollar. more »»

State DOT sues IT firm over contract

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Transportation has filed a lawsuit seeking tens of millions of dollars in damages from an information technology consulting company that was overseeing a new... more »»

Dr. Beach to give extra credit to no-smoking beaches

September 5, 2015 MIAMI (AP) — After 25 years of ranking beaches, the professor known as “Dr. Beach” is starting his list of best beaches over from scratch in 201. more »»

Honolulu council overrides veto of sit-lie ban

September 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu is expanding its ban on sitting and lying down in public to more pedestrian malls, despite Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto. more »»

U.S. officials mark 70th anniversary of WWII’s official end

September 3, 2015 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — U.S. officials and veterans gathered on a decommissioned battleship in Pearl Harbor on Wednesday to mark the 70th anniversary of World War II’s end. “It was not about retributio. more »»

Woman acquitted in attack

August 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman charged with second-degree attempted murder for attacking another woman with her car has been acquitted due to mental illness. more »»

Sunken vessel missing for decades is found

August 30, 2015 JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Oahu (AP) — Researchers made a surprising find when diving in the waters off Hawaii: a large U.S. more »»

Environmental groups call for change after 2 Oahu wastewater spills

August 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Environmental groups are calling for updates to Hawaii’s wastewater systems in the wake of two beach closures due to sewage from a treatment plant spilling near the ocean. more »»

State quarantines Big Island ohia trees

August 29, 2015 HILO (AP) — The state Board of Agriculture is banning shipments of ohia trees from leaving the Big Island in hopes of curbing the spread of a deadly fungus. more »»

Hawaii Supreme Court hears Mauna Kea telescope case

August 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Supreme Court heard oral arguments in a case involving building one of the world’s largest telescopes on Mauna Kea. more »»

Hawaii County works toward transit system ADA compliance

August 27, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County is making its transit system compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act as part of a lawsuit settlement. more »»

Sewage spill prompts closure of Waikiki

August 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Stretches of Waikiki’s white sands and blue waters were deserted Tuesday after officials warned that heavy rains triggered a half-million-gallon sewage spill near Hawaii’s world-famous... more »»

UH sophomore describes men’s plummet from 14th-floor dorm ledge

August 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii sophomore who lived in a 14th-floor campus apartment where a man fell to his death from a window ledge while trying to stop a suicide recalled Friday watching bot... more »»

Scientists create 360-degree images of Hawaii coral reefs

August 20, 2015 HONOLULU — Alongside the lush and steep windward coast of the Hawaii island of Oahu, researchers are creating images of coral reefs that are in danger of dying because of warm ocean waters. more »»

UH looks to pay $1 million in raises

August 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii president is seeking approval to raise the pay of some executives by a total of $1 millio. more »»

Flash flood leaves tourists stranded on the Big Island

August 19, 2015 HONOLULU — A group of tourists riding all-terrain vehicles in a remote, mountainous part of Hawaii’s Big Island had to climb trees to keep from being swept over a 75-foot waterfall during a flash... more »»



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