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Ige appoints Kai Kahele to late father’s state Senate seat

February 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Gov. David Ige has appointed Kaialii “Kai” Kahele to fill his late father’s state Senate seat. Sen. Gil Kahele represented the greater Hilo area when he died on Jan. 26, 2016. more »»

A third of prison guards call in sick Super Bowl Sunday

February 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The percentage of prison guards across the state who called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday was down from last year, but nearly a third of all guards were still absent from work. more »»

State lawmakers seek enhanced police oversight

February 14, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are pushing for more police oversight in the wake of incidents that they say chipped away at the public’s trust. more »»

Honolulu adds vacation rental inspectors

February 14, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Newly hired inspectors are enforcing vacation rental rules in Honolulu, using complaints and online resources to investigate illegal operators. more »»

State declares emergency over dengue and Zika

February 13, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige declared a state of emergency to fight mosquito-borne illnesses including dengue fever and the Zika virus. more »»

Bill seeks to allow growing marijuana outdoors

February 13, 2016 HONOLULU — Some lawmakers and advocates say medical marijuana dispensary applicants could be at a disadvantage because state Health Department rules don’t allow greenhouse. more »»

Man charged in 7-state immigration scam

February 13, 2016 SACRAMENTO, Calif. — Federal authorities charged a Sacramento man Thursday with running what they called an unusually creative scam that promised U.. more »»

Earthquake hits Big Island

February 13, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A magnitude-4.1 earthquake jolted the southern flank of Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano Friday morning. The U.S. more »»

Opponents say Hawaii fantasy sports bill could create loophole

February 12, 2016 HONOLULU — Opponents of a Hawaii bill that would outlaw fantasy sports in certain circumstances say it could instead create a loophole to legalize the contests. more »»

Alternate sites considered for embattled giant telescope

February 12, 2016 HONOLULU — A group building one of the world’s largest telescopes wants to start construction no later than April 2018— even if that means it will have to build the telescope somewhere other than... more »»

Legislators consider funding for after-school program

February 11, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are looking to fund an educational program aimed at getting students, primarily those who come from low-income families, more involved in after-school activitie. more »»

Parents push lawmakers for pesticide buffer

February 10, 2016 HONOLULU — Concerned parents are calling on Hawaii lawmakers to establish buffer zones around schools to protect their children from chemicals found in pesticide. more »»

Bill to limit stays in public housing advances

February 9, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are trying to chip away at the waitlist for public housing with a bill that would encourage savings and limit the number of years tenants could stay. more »»

State of emergency issued over dengue fever outbreak

February 9, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi has declared the island’s ongoing dengue fever outbreak a state of emergency. The proclamation signed Monday says there’s imminent danger to the county. more »»

Beyonce, Bruno Mars overshadow Coldplay

February 8, 2016 Give Chris Martin and Coldplay credit: It takes a certain lack of ego for musicians to essentially let themselves be upstaged at their own Super Bowl show. more »»

Legislature to tackle housing, animal rights

February 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers are tackling issues from animal rights to police accountability as they head into the third full week of the 2016 legislative session. more »»

Bill seeks to close wage gap

February 6, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Data show that women in Hawaii make less than men in the same job, and state lawmakers have notice. more »»

Lawsuit: Hawaii man HIV-positive after blood transfusion

February 5, 2016 HONOLULU — A man’s lawsuit against Blood Bank of Hawaii, the American Red Cross and others says that he became HIV-positive from a blood transfusion during bypass surgery in 2011. more »»

Lawmakers kill vaccine bill after heated debate

February 5, 2016 HONOLULU — After listening to Hawaii residents speak out against vaccines and saying they cause everything from autism to the Zika virus, Hawaii lawmakers killed a bill to speed up the state’s... more »»

Bill would lower Hawaiian ancestry rule for homesteads

February 4, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill to reduce the blood-ancestry requirement for Native Hawaiians to receive Hawaiian homesteads from relatives. more »»



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