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Senate committee supports Ige’s nominees for DHHL

February 24, 2015 HONOLULU — A legislative panel has recommended that the state Senate approve Gov. David Ige’s nominees to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. more »»

Police commissioners critical of bills

February 24, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County police commissioners are critical of bills before the state Legislature that would alter and reduce police commissions’ powers. more »»

Board to hear proposal by Navy to use dolphins

February 22, 2015 The state Board of Agriculture will take up a U.S. Navy proposal this week in Honolulu to allow the importation of bottlenose dolphins for scientific research by the Navy’s Marine Mammal Progra. more »»

Promising results seen in fight against little fire ant

February 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Early signs of success are being seen in Hawaii’s fight against the little fire ant — at least in one neighborhood. more »»

Lawmakers weigh bill to help victims of sex trafficking

February 21, 2015 HONOLULU — Brittany Duncan was 14 years old when she fell in love with an older man. But in a matter of months, what she thought was a relationship turned into a nightmare. more »»

Assessment tests to be available in Hawaiian

February 21, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Education says Hawaiian language immersion 3rd- and 4th-graders will be able to take assessment tests in the Hawaiian language this spring. more »»

State/In Brief

February 20, 2015 Big Island aquarium fish bills withdrawn KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii County Council member has withdrawn two bills regulating the aquarium fish trad. more »»

WWII Oahu internment camp to become national monument

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including Honouliuli National Monument on Oahu, the site... more »»

State goes online to prevent waterfall trespassers

February 19, 2015 HAUULA, Oahu — The managers of Hawaii’s state parks are turning to social media to counter online photos and statements encouraging people to visit a waterfall where a landslide killed eight people... more »»

Panel advances Iwase to lead Public Utilities Commission

February 18, 2015 HONOLULU — Randall Iwase told state senators that if he’s confirmed as chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, he will make public input a priority when tackling the commission’s biggest... more »»

Aquarium fish collector gets suspended term

February 18, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector who tore a scuba regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium fish activist won’t have to spend time in jail if he stays out of trouble under a plea... more »»

Falling oil prices do not necessarily mean lower airfares

February 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The price of gasoline and jet fuel has fallen as oil prices have sharply dropped but the price of an airplane ticket may not follow downward, according to experts in the airline... more »»

State/In Brief

February 17, 2015 Two charged in carjacking at UH-Hilo HILO — A 28-year-old Kurtistown man suspected of using a handgun in a carjacking last month at the University of Hawaii Hilo has been indicted on a robbery charge. more »»

State / In Brief

February 15, 2015 Doctor cleared of fraud allegations HONOLULU — A state hearings officer has determined that fraud allegations against a Hilo obstetrician are not credible. Dr. more »»

House holds hearing on Say’s residency

February 14, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state House of Representatives held its first hearing to determine whether former House Speaker Calvin Say has the qualifications to remain in offic. more »»

Ahead of special hearing, Say responds to residency challenge

February 13, 2015 HONOLULU — One of the longest-serving representatives in Hawaii history has responded to a residency challenge that could cost him his seat in the state House. more »»

Partial port shutdown looms; Hawaii ships serviced

February 12, 2015 LOS ANGELES — Troubles on the West Coast waterfront are getting worse. more »»

Bills aim to help migrants pay for health insurance

February 12, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association to pay for health care. more »»

Hearing on residency challenge for Say set

February 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state House has scheduled a public hearing to discuss whether Rep. Calvin Say meets the qualifications to serve. more »»

Study: Big Isle storms affected by climate change

February 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Island is seeing more frequent heavy storms, and climate change may be the reason, according to two University of Hawaii researchers. more »»



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