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Drone training flights proposed for Hawaii site

April 13, 2014 HILO (AP) — The Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii’s Big Island would host drone training flights for up to 12 weeks a year under a proposal to relocate unmanned aircraft to the state from Californi. more »»

Honolulu inmates wage hunger strike over conditions

April 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A handful of inmates indicted on charges of being part of a prison gang have waged a hunger strike to protest conditions at Honolulu’s Federal Detention Center. more »»

State / In Brief

April 13, 2014 Report: Honolulu ranks high for solar HONOLULU — A national report ranks Honolulu first among major U.S. cities for the amount of solar energy systems installed per capita. more »»

Federal judge: Hawaii license suit ‘thin’ but should ‘survive’

April 12, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver’s license. U. more »»

Deadline seals fate for state measures

April 12, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are heading into the final stretch of their legislative session, and the fates of many bills have been decided thanks to the passing of a major deadline. more »»

State / In Brief

April 12, 2014 Escapee captured in Wahiawa — police HONOLULU — Honolulu police have captured a theft suspect who escaped from custody in Wahiawa. more »»

Outdoors enthusiasts file complaint against lawmaker

April 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Rock climbers, mountain bikers and other outdoors enthusiasts filed an ethics complaint Thursday against a state representative over changes her committee made to a bill that could help... more »»

State hospital official grilled

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers quizzed the acting Hawaii State Hospital administrator in a hearing to investigate accounts of violence and mismanagement at the facility. more »»

Health insurance exchange requires $4.7M

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU — The head of the Hawaii Health Connector told a panel of lawmakers Wednesday that the troubled health exchange will need $4.7 million to be financially sustainable next year. more »»

Lawmakers gut, replace bills’ contents

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU — A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a “gut-and-replace” maneuver scorned by... more »»

State lawmakers plow through mountain of bills

April 9, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers plowed through a mountain of bills Tuesday in advance of a legislative deadline, moving swiftly through their work until they hit a sex education bill that drew criticism... more »»

HMSA seeks 12.8% rate increase

April 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is asking the state to approve a 12.8 percent rate hike on its health insurance plans for most small-business workers. more »»

Teach for America in Hawaii could lose funding

April 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Teach for America in Hawaii faces losing about $1 million in state funding, which the organization said would drastically hamper efforts to train and support teachers in struggling... more »»

Churches battle lawsuit over rental fees for using public school rooms

April 8, 2014 HONOLULU — A religious liberty group is fighting an amended lawsuit that claims churches owe millions of dollars for renting Hawaii public school buildings for services. more »»

Kauai councilman agrees to settle a lawsuit for $290K

April 6, 2014 HONOLULU — A Kauai councilman who sued the county over claims that his civil rights were violated for going against political foes has agreed to settle the lawsuit for $290,000. more »»

Bill limiting state liability on public lands garners OK

April 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A key state House committee advanced a bill Thursday evening that limits the state’s liability on public lands, relieving outdoor enthusiasts worried that litigation fears could lead... more »»

State / In Brief

April 5, 2014 Facebook fixes Kailua maps after lawmakers get involved HONOLULU — Facebook has made fixes this week to distinguish between Kailua, a town on the island of Oahu, and Kailua-Kona, a town on the Big... more »»

Djou enters race for 1st Congressional District seat

April 4, 2014 HONOLULU — Former U.S. Rep. Charles Djou has announced that he will run for Congress again, hoping to fill the seat that Rep. Colleen Hanabusa will vacate as she runs for U.S. Senat. more »»

Soldier describes night daughter died, tells court he beat child, 5

April 3, 2014 HONOLULU — A former Hawaii-based soldier testifying in his capital murder trial said Wednesday that he beat his 5-year-old daughter often because of her bathroom accidents and because he was taking... more »»

ACLU claims state aid for preschool not legal

April 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii wants a court to order the state to stop providing preschool tuition subsidies for children attending religious institutions. more »»

 
 

 

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