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Legislature OKs plan for medical marijuana dispensaries system

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature has approved a plan to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries 15 years after the drug was legalized in the state. more »»

Hawaii enters debate over future of ethanol

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have put the state at the front of a national discussion over the future of ethanol in gasoline by passing a bill that puts an end to a requirement that the corn-based... more »»

Honolulu extends ban on sitting or lying down in certain districts

May 8, 2015 HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council wants sitting and lying down on sidewalks to be prohibited in more parts of town. more »»

Senate president ousted in an unusual shakeup before adjournment

May 6, 2015 HONOLULU — State Senators have ousted Hawaii Senate President Donna Mercado Kim and replaced her with Sen. Ronald Kouchi. more »»

Bill passes to facilitate birth certificate gender changes

May 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates, joining a growing number of states to make... more »»

Crater collapse causes lava explosion

May 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Molten lava, rocks and gas went flying through the air on Kilauea volcano after an explosion was caused by the partial collapse of a crater wall. more »»

Hawaii panel passes medical marijuana dispensaries bill

May 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Patients have waited nearly 15 years for legal access to medical marijuana in Hawaii, and they are now one step closer to reaching that goa. more »»

Protected lane leads to more Honolulu bike traffic

May 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — More people have been bicycling and fewer bikes are on sidewalks since Honolulu opened a two-mile protected bike lane on South King Street in December, according to the city’s deput... more »»

Legislature advances bills on autism, health exchange ahead of deadline

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers raced to pass bills out of final committees under pressure to meet a legislative deadline Friday night. more »»

$470M slated for isles in defense authorization bill

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii could get an influx of $469.7 million for military construction and infrastructure investment as part of the National Defense Authorization Act. more »»

New Spam flavor for Hawaii debuts at Oahu food festival

May 3, 2015 HONOLULU — In Hawaii, Spam rules. No, not the kind that you get in your email, but the kind you eat — or don’t eat, as it may be for many mainlanders. more »»

State has $820M in highway funds waiting to be spent

May 2, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal review found it takes three to four times as long for the average federal highway project to get started in Hawaii as compared to other states. more »»

State lawmakers may revive marijuana dispensaries bill

May 2, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are saying they might revive a bill to create a system of medical marijuana dispensaries. more »»

Lava lake on Hawaii’s volcano overflows in spectacular show

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — A lake of lava on Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano has been rising over the past week and, at times, overflowing in a spectacular show. more »»

OHA trustees rescind support for the Mauna Kea telescope

May 1, 2015 HONOLULU — Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs on Thursday voted to rescind support for building a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea, but did not outright oppose the project. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers push expanded access for driver’s licenses

April 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are trying to make it easier for people living in the state illegally, homeless individuals and vulnerable populations to get driver’s licenses. more »»

Ranger uses stun gun on man flying drone over lava

April 29, 2015 HONOLULU — A park ranger used a Taser on a man flying a drone over a lake of lava at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, then arrested the man in front of several hundred people after telling him that... more »»

Arrest made in Indiana for Hawaii death of soldier’s wife

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman accused of stabbing a soldier’s wife to death in Hawaii has been arrested in Indiana, the FBI said. Ailsa Jackson, 24, appeared in federal court in Fort Wayne, Ind., on Monday. more »»

Cyberattacks disrupt state, TMT websites

April 28, 2015 HONOLULU — The office of Gov. David Ige said Monday that an apparent cyberattack temporarily disrupted the state government’s website. more »»

Corinthian Colleges to shut down 28 remaining campuses

April 27, 2015 SANTA ANA, Calif. (AP) — Corinthian Colleges will shut down all of its remaining 28 ground campuses, displacing about 16,000 students less than two weeks after the U.S. more »»



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