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October 18, 2014 Target missile tracked during test KEKAHA, Kauai — The military says it successfully detected and tracked a medium-range missile target during a test off Hawaii. more »»

Pflueger sentenced to seven months for fatal dam breach

October 16, 2014 HONOLULU — A retired car dealer has been sentenced to seven months in prison and five years of probation for a dam breach in Hawaii that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. more »»

Storm Ana heading for Hawaii, expected to strengthen

October 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Tropical Storm Ana is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane this week as it moves toward the southern edge of Hawaii’s Big Island, which was hit by a destructive tropical storm two months... more »»

Governor hopefuls debate energy

October 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii has the highest energy costs in the nation, and easing the pain on the state’s residential consumers was a recurring theme Tuesday in a gubernatorial forum. more »»

Tropical system may strengthen, strike Big Island

October 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical depression is on track to become a hurricane and could hit Hawaii’s Big Island this week. more »»

Kona councilor pushes e-cig beach ban

October 13, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers would be banned from county beaches, parks and facilities on Hawaii’s Big Island under a proposal pushed by Hawaii County Council Member Dru... more »»

Former guard, inmate guilty in gang trial

October 11, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to... more »»

Ex-pilot wore old uniform to avoid airport security line

October 11, 2014 HONOLULU — A pilot fired from Cathay Pacific Airlines said he wore his former employer’s uniform and badge to bypass security at Honolulu International Airport. Joshu Osmanski, 39, a member of the U. more »»

Stop Flu at School forms due Thursday

October 11, 2014 Consent forms for the Health Department’s Stop Flu at School program, where children are vaccinated for free in their schools, are due by Thursday. more »»

UH-Manoa facing $31 million shortfall; hiring freeze on table

October 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The flagship campus of the University of Hawaii faces a $31 million shortfall, and officials might stop hiring as part of the effort to get spending under control. more »»

Grand jury does not indict Honolulu policeman

October 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A grand jury has decided against indicting a Honolulu police sergeant who was investigated for domestic violence because of an incident with his girlfriend that was caught by a... more »»

Protesters halt scope groundbreaking

October 8, 2014 HONOLULU — A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world’s larges... more »»

Scientists see coral bleaching off Oahu

October 8, 2014 KANEOHE — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater also are suffering. more »»

Boy survives 6-story fall down chute

October 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — An 8-year-old Hawaii boy survived a six-story fall down a condominium building trash chute and was pulled out by a neighbor who lowered a fire hose to him. more »»

Bottled water company told to shut down

October 7, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai water bottling and distribution company continues to operate, even though it’s been seven months since the state Supreme Court ruled against it. more »»

Today's People

October 6, 2014 HONOLULU — If you want an executive producer to cast you as the next Catwoman and you’re not sure of your feline sensibilities, then it’s best to consult a cat. Just ask Camren Bicondov. more »»

Hawaii inmates’ suit to be class action

October 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Inmates who say they’re being denied their right to practice their Native Hawaiian religion at a private prison in Arizona have won class-action status for a lawsuit. U.S. more »»

Former Hawaii Gas CEO takes over health exchange

October 4, 2014 HONOLULU — The former CEO of Hawaii Gas has been selected to take over as the new director of Hawaii’s federally mandated insurance marketplac. more »»

Governor hopefuls spar over budget

October 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii gubernatorial candidates had tough questions for their opponents as they debated starting new public-private partnerships to address recurring problems and sparred over who would... more »»

UH asks for OK to release ‘medflies’ predator

September 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A tiny wasp that attacks harmful Mediterranean fruit flies could be released in Hawaii. more »»



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