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Bill to make lying to authorities a crime

February 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Lying to police who are investigating a crime would become at least a misdemeanor under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are advancing. more »»

Student discovers snail in lunch

February 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Officials at a high school on Hawaii’s Big Island say they’re increasing the level of food inspection at its cafeteria after a student found a snail in his lunch. more »»

Drivers could see exemptions to cell ban

February 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii drivers would be able to check their cellphones for traffic or weather information while driving, under a bill state lawmakers are considering. more »»

N.Y. teen’s parents aim to endow Hawaii rescuers

February 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The parents of a New York teen swept out to sea during a Hawaii hiking and kayaking tour plan to use money from settling their wrongful death lawsuit to fund first responders who... more »»

Samaritan’s car stolen after crash

February 6, 2014 HONOLULU — One minute, Jennifer Jones was stopping to help the victims of a one-vehicle crash she witnessed while driving on a Honolulu freewa. more »»

Hawaii may nudge its people to save for long-term care

February 5, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii may be getting ready to spend half a million dollars to remind its aging population: Start saving now for long-term care. Lawmakers on Tuesday considered a $7. more »»

Honolulu rail system project expected to progress in ’14

February 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Despite an unresolved case in federal court, Oahu’s planned rail transit project is scheduled for significant construction work in 2014. more »»

State / In Brief

February 3, 2014 Body of missing man found at park HILO— The body of a missing man has been found at Akaka Falls State Park on the Big Islan. more »»

5 bills draw Hawaii lawmakers’ attention

February 3, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers this week will consider a bill that could make lying to police illegal and another that would give adopted children full access to their birth records once they turn 18. more »»

Coast Guard seeking help in locating kayak’s owner

February 2, 2014 The U.S. Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help after receiving a report of an unmanned blue kayak overturned and adrift Saturday approximately 3 miles northwest of Honolua Bay. more »»

State / In Brief

February 2, 2014 UH panel to conduct presidential search HONOLULU — The committee tasked with selecting the University of Hawaii’s next president is forgoing services of a search firm. more »»

Abercrombie raises $528K for re-election

February 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie’s campaign says it raised $528,000 during the last half of 2013 toward his bid for a second term. more »»

Critics: Hawaii political money hard to trace

February 1, 2014 HONOLULU — It’s been months since same-sex marriage became legal in Hawaii, but taxpayers still don’t know how much money supporters or opponents spent to influence the decision. more »»

Presidential library search kicks off

February 1, 2014 WASHINGTON — The formal process to build a library housing President Barack Obama’s presidential records and artifacts began Friday with the formation of a new foundation, launched by top supporters... more »»

No injuries after blast at Big Isle school

January 31, 2014 HILO (AP) — A small bomb exploded Thursday outside an auditorium at a high school, prompting a brief campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries, authorities said. more »»

Lawmakers weigh options for invasive species

January 31, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers want to swat down a pair of invasive pests: the coffee berry borer and the little fire ant. more »»

Oahu school opens day after teen shot

January 30, 2014 HONOLULU — A Hawaii high school resumed normal operations Wednesday after a police officer shot a 17-year-old runaway on campus, prompting a lockdown and canceling classes. more »»

Increase is expected for Chinese tourism to state

January 28, 2014 HILO (AP) — Tourism experts are expecting a substantial influx of Chinese visitors to Hawaii. more »»

Lawmakers urge changes after spill

January 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are responding to last year’s molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor by suggesting any fines or settlements the state collects for ocean spills be put toward restoring coral... more »»

Oahu trial kicks off in ’89 murder of an 81-year-old woman

January 28, 2014 HONOLULU — The death of 81-year-old Edith Skinner, found in her Honolulu apartment in 1989, didn’t immediately look suspicious. more »»



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