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Oahu’s rail project lacking in revenue; costs up to $700M more than planned

December 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu’s rail transit system — the largest public works project in Hawaii — is facing lagging revenues and soaring costs. more »»

‘Nut rage’ gives isle macadamia nuts boost

December 17, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boos. more »»

Sign-ups climb at health exchange

December 17, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Health Connector has signed up about 3,500 people for health insurance in the past month, an improvement from last year, when just 275 people signed up for coverage in the... more »»

Lava on course to reach gas stations, stores

December 16, 2014 HONOLULU — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday. more »»

Public may get to view cooling Big Isle lava

December 14, 2014 HILO (AP) — The public could soon get an up-close look at portions of the cooling lava flow on Hawaii’s Big Island. more »»

State / In Brief

December 14, 2014 Hawaii’s gas prices dip below $3 a gallon HONOLULU — Gas prices are dipping below $3 a gallon in some parts of Oahu for the first time in seven years. more »»

‘Arachnophobic’: Spider bites lead to jumpy workers

December 14, 2014 KILAUEA, Kauai — For several months, while rebuilding rock walls and landscaping at a property in Kilauea, Tommy Taylor and his employees were being bitten — sometimes daily — by what he initially... more »»

New leader at FBI Honolulu

December 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — There’s a new special agent in charge of the FBI’s Honolulu division. The FBI announced Friday that Paul Delacourt has been named to the position. more »»

Governor names health director

December 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The governor is appointing an executive at Hawaii’s largest health care provider to be the director of the state Department of Health. Gov. more »»

Lawsuit says Hawaii failed to protect Pohakuloa

December 13, 2014 HILO (AP) — Two Native Hawaiians have sued the state, saying it has failed to protect former Hawaiian monarchy lands on the Big Island now used for military training. more »»

Navy objects to double-lining tanks

December 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Navy does not agree that double-lining massive tanks at the Red Hill Fuel Storage Facility is the best way to prevent groundwater contamination. more »»

Hawaii envisions Obama’s presidential library on beach

December 12, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii hopes it has an offer Honolulu-born President Barack Obama won’t be able to turn down. more »»

State / In Brief

December 10, 2014 Boater found after nearly 2 weeks at sea HONOLULU — A boater who was missing at sea for about 12 days has been found uninjured about 65 miles south of Honolulu. more »»

Budget director to assume position at UH

December 9, 2014 State Budget Director Kalbert Young will vacate the post he’s held for the last four years and assume a new position in January as the vice president for budget and finance and the chief financial... more »»

Study: Some grow tolerant of frogs

December 9, 2014 HILO (AP) — People living in Big Island communities where coqui frogs have become established are growing tolerant of the amphibians, researchers sa id in a study published this mont. more »»

Teen again wakes to find stranger sleeping

December 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — For the second time in eight months, a teenage girl in Waimanalo awoke to find a strange man asleep in her home. more »»

Pearl Harbor survivors share stories

December 8, 2014 PEARL HARBOR— Veterans who survived the Pearl Harbor attack that launched the United States into World War II attended Sunday’s 73rd anniversary ceremony with the help of canes, wheelchairs and... more »»

Ige’s campaign stayed under spending limits

December 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige was the first successful gubernatorial candidate in two decades to stay under the state’s spending limit and qualify for public funds. more »»

Gov.-elect Ige has focused on inclusive government

December 1, 2014 HONOLULU — When Gov.-elect David Ige was an ambitious, 28-year-old engineer looking to climb the corporate ladder, the last thing on his mind was running for public office. more »»

Empty fuel tank blamed for crash landing

December 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A small plane crash-landed off Oahu in September because of an empty fuel tank, according to a preliminary report by federal aviation investigator. more »»



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