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Ex-soldier found eligible for death penalty

May 24, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal jury on Friday decided that a former soldier convicted of murder is eligible for the death penalty in the first capital case in the history of Hawaii’s statehood. more »»

Jury weighs death penalty for former soldier

May 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors began deliberations in the sentencing-eligibility phase of the trial of Naeem Williams, who was convicted last month in the 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia. more »»

Most middle, high schools ready for more hours

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Most of Hawaii’s public secondary schools are ready to provide more learning time starting next school yea. more »»

Forecast: 4 to 7 cyclones in 2014 in central Pacific

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The large swath of the Pacific that includes Hawaii could see four to seven tropical cyclones during the upcoming hurricane season, weather forecasters said Wednesday. more »»

Hawaii to host major global conservation conference

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii will host the world’s largest conservation conference in 2016, drawing leaders from 1,200 organizations worldwide that are part of The International Union for Conservation of Nature. more »»

Scam promises riches from Ghana

May 22, 2014 The state Department of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division has opened a criminal investigation into an email fraud scheme involving false representations about compensation by the... more »»

Lawsuit accuses federal agent of sexual assault

May 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman who ran an escort service said in a civil lawsuit that a federal agent entrapped her in a methamphetamine case, forced her to be his informant and sexually assaulted... more »»

Trustees discuss letter on Kingdom of Hawaii

May 20, 2014 HONOLULU — The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs emerged vindicated and relieved after an all-day board meeting Monday that had him concerned for his job. more »»

State/In Brief

May 20, 2014 Duke Aiona enters the governors race HONOLULU — Former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona has made it official that he’s running for governor. more »»

State to lease Malaekahana on Oahu

May 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is inviting applicants to submit proposals to lease the Kahuku section of Malaekahana State Recreation Area on Oahu’s North Shore. more »»

FAA, NTSB probe near-collision of planes off Hawaii

May 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Federal officials are investigating how two passenger jetliners got on potentially dangerous paths toward each other near Hawaii at an altitude of about 33,000 feet. more »»

State health insurers blame millions in losses on fees from health reform

May 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s two largest health insurers reported a combined $36 million in quarterly losses Friday and blamed the downturn on fees required by the federal Affordable Care Act. more »»

Hawaii scuba divers face off over aquarium fish

May 17, 2014 HONOLULU — A filmed underwater confrontation between an environmentalist who wants to shut down the aquarium-fish industry in Hawaii and a collector who gathers the fish and sells them for a living... more »»

Former state hospital worker says not enough guards on duty when attacked

May 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Former Hawaii State Hospital worker Emelinda Yarte said there should have been more security guards working when she was thrown against a wall and hit in the head helping colleagues... more »»

Welfare fraud leads to prison

May 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge sentenced a Waikiki man to nearly five years in prison Wednesday for illegally collecting food stamps and other benefits, saying his theft deprived those who really needed... more »»

Protest targets UH president finalist’s background

May 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — An online petition is questioning the qualifications of one of the finalists to become the next University of Hawaii president. more »»

State / In Brief

May 11, 2014 Flight turns back after smoke fills cabin LOS ANGELES — A United Airlines flight has arrived safely back at Los Angeles International Airport after smoke was reported in the cockpit and cabin durin... more »»

Agency rescinds kingdom letter

May 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees have rescinded a letter from CEO Kamanaopono Crabbe to Secretary of State John Kerry seeking clarification on whether the Hawaiian Kingdom... more »»

Hawaii bills introduced after molasses spill die

May 10, 2014 HONOLULU — A massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor last fall led Hawaii lawmakers to introduce legislation designed to prevent a repeat. more »»

Honouliuli proposal seeks monument or historical site status

May 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The National Park Service on Thursday proposed making the former Honouliuli Internment Camp on Oahu either a monument or a historic site. more »»



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