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Bill seeks to stop Section 8 discrimination

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Affordable housing can be hard to find in Hawaii, and one lawmaker is trying to make it easier on families with Section 8 vouchers. more »»

Teachers, state to return to bargaining table

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers will be negotiating with the state for a pay increase. more »»

Big Island coach cuts off female wrestler’s hair

January 31, 2015 HILO (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawai. more »»

Grandmother: Chief’s wife promised to pay off mortgage

January 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief’s wife testified Friday that she trusted her granddaughter and was devastated when she found out a reverse mortgage on her... more »»

Judge OKs $600K restitution for molasses spill

January 30, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge is allowing a shipping company to pay $600,000 in restitution to environmental organizations as part of a sentence for spilling molasses in Honolulu Harbor. more »»

84,000 families struggle to find homes, Hawaii lawmakers told

January 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii housing officials are reminding lawmakers that low-income families need more affordable housing. more »»

Governor says state needs money for housing, projects

January 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige wants to build a better home for the state’s young and elderly. But to do that, the state needs more money. more »»

Two small planes run out of fuel, crash-land on same day

January 27, 2015 Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive... more »»

Police: Man, 36, dead after stabbing on Oahu

January 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Pacific Palisades. more »»

Big Island mayor ends waste-to-energy incinerator plans

January 25, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii County effort to build a waste-to-energy incinerator as an alternative to landfills will be halted because of changes in the project’s economics, Mayor Billy Kenoi... more »»

USS Peleliu will join inactive fleet in Hawaii

January 25, 2015 HONOLULU — The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu will be decommissioned March 31 after a 35-year career that included supporting operations in Afghanistan. more »»

Transgender group wants new rules for birth certificates

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Kaleo Ramos said he was 9 when he contemplated suicide. He had been born a girl, and his birth certificate indicated he was female. But he identified as a male, and life at school was hard. more »»

Ige picks Ching for state DLNR chairman

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige has appointed Carleton Ching to serve as chairman of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. more »»

Lingle to serve as senior adviser to Ill. governor

January 24, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. more »»

Crews survey ocean for oil after ship sinks

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Crews have spotted a red diesel sheen south of Honolulu International Airport one day after a vessel sank off the coast of Oahu, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. more »»

As lava flow stalls, Pahoa businesses prepare to reopen

January 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — Longs Drugs will reopen in Pahoa as early as Monday, making it the first major retailer to return since the ongoing Puna lava flow prompted several businesses to evacuate last month. more »»

Tight budget, pot, hospitals hot topics

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature has begun its 2015 session with plans to tackle a tight budget and issues including providing affordable housing and improving patients’ access to medical marijuan. more »»

School board disappointed with energy consultant

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Board of Education is disappointed with the firm hired to carry out a program to reduce electricity expenses in public schools statewide. more »»

Chief’s wife explains spending from grandma’s joint account

January 22, 2015 HONOLULU — The wife of the Honolulu police chief Wednesday tried to explain expenditures made from a joint account she shared with her 95-year-old grandmother. more »»

Census shows 1.4 million birds at Midway Atoll

January 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The number of seabirds nesting at Midway Atoll has hit a record high. more »»

 
 
 

 

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