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Befouled water feature is being taken from park

November 30, 2014 HONOLULU — Removal of a filthy water feature at Chinatown’s Dr. more »»

Chief apologizes for slow response to Oahu 911 call

November 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A 45-minute wait was far too long for a police officer responding to a 911 call of an intruder in a Waimanalo home, Honolulu’s police chief says. more »»

Lawmaker questions hirings, firings

November 29, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is questioning a decision by the state’s information technology office to suddenly fire 11 employees. more »»

Woman charged with governor’s office theft

November 29, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A state employee faces a January trial on charges of stealing state money while working for Gov. Neil Abercrombie. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that a grand jury Nov. more »»

Japanese man gets back boat lost in 2011 tsunami

November 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Japanese man has been reunited with a small boat that got swept away in the deadly 2011 tsunami and found three years later on a small atoll about 800 miles southwest of Hawaii. more »»

Lava’s flow doesn’t entirely stop lower Puna home sales

November 25, 2014 HILO (AP) — While lava flows on Hawaii’s Big Island have certainly put a dent in home sales, the market hasn’t completely collapsed in the lower Puna district. more »»

State / In Brief

November 23, 2014 Sex case against teacher was inactivated HONOLULU — New details have emerged in the case of a special education teacher living in Waikiki who was accused of having sex with a student in Arizona. more »»

UH-Hilo researchers map lava flow with drone, photographs

November 23, 2014 HILO — Predicting where the June 27 lava flow will go next is a fluid undertaking. more »»

Health exchange head wants more oversight

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU — The new head of Hawaii’s troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well... more »»

VA sends health care vouchers to veterans

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A temporary program by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to help veterans receive faster health care has begun in Hawaii with the issuance of thousands of Choice Cards. more »»

Shark expert to keep state job after completing incarceration

November 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A prominent Hawaii shark expert incarcerated for child pornography charges will return to his state job when his sentence is over. more »»

Medicaid flier leaves out key state insurer

November 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Medicaid health insurance program mailed out fliers incorrectly stating that Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is not accepting new members for its Medicaid plan. more »»

Arizona teacher wanted on sex charges arrested in Hawaii

November 19, 2014 HONOLULU — A teacher wanted on charges of having sex with a student in Arizona recently began teaching in a Hawaii public school. Honolulu police and U.S. more »»

Federal funds will pay for health of migrants

November 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii will save about $21.5 million by tapping into federal funding to pay for health care for people living in the state under the Compact of Free Association. more »»

Hawaii lava flow clocks another quiet day with little activity and no advancements

November 19, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — It’s another quiet day for a lava flow threatening a rural Hawaii town. more »»

Lava flow inspiration for student innovation

November 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano is inspiring innovative ideas from local students on how to deal with its effects. more »»

Hawaii insurance exchange enrolls more than 40

November 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s health insurance exchange enrolled more than 40 people on the first day clients were able to sign up to be covered next year. more »»

Health exchange leader hopes to draw customers

November 15, 2014 HONOLULU — As the Hawaii Health Connector opens its virtual doors for enrollment, the new head of the battered health exchange is trying to regain the community’s trust. more »»

State / In Brief

November 15, 2014 Lava flow stops at trash transfer site PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava that was filling the driveway of a Hawaii trash transfer station has stopped. more »»

‘Ransomware’ hits business computers

November 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Malicious computer malware that locks up files and demands a ransom for their release has shown up in Honolulu, according to police. more »»



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