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Dad of missing boy not held, mom is charged with theft

November 8, 2015 HILO (AP) — The father of a boy missing since 1997 is no longer in custody and has not been charged in connection with a welfare fraud investigation. more »»

State / In Brief

November 7, 2015 First protest trials end in convictions HONOLULU — The first two trials for those arrested for blocking telescope construction crews on Mauna Kea have ended in guilty verdicts. more »»

Hawaii time zone, translator needs add to health care sign-up challenges

November 7, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s time zone and language needs are compounding difficulties as more than 40,000 people migrate from the state’s health insurance exchange to the federal exchange. more »»

Parents of missing Big Island boy arrested

November 6, 2015 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County police have arrested the parents of a missing boy after serving a search warrant in a welfare fraud investigation. Peter Kema Sr. more »»

State/In Brief

November 5, 2015 Shark bites man in turbid water PAHOA, Hawaii — Hawaii officials say a shark bit a man swimming in turbid Big Island water. more »»

Boy’s shark bite added to database

October 31, 2015 WAIANAE, Oahu (AP) — A 10-year-old boy is recovering from his injuries after being bitten by a shark that he said “just popped out of nowhere” off an Oahu beac. more »»

Rescue crew searching for missing big-wave surfer

October 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Officials are searching for a Hawaii big-wave surfer after he went missing on Oahu’s North Shore earlier this wee. more »»

Hawaii Health Connector enrollments near transition

October 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly 40,000 Hawaii Health Connector enrollments are shifting to the federal site in a week. more »»

State/In Brief

October 26, 2015 Family raises funds for lifeguard tower LIHUE — The drowning of an ABC News doctor has her family members raising money for a lifeguard tower. more »»

Vote to proceed to choose Native Hawaiian delegates

October 24, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge ruled Friday that an election can go forward to choose delegates to draft a document allowing Native Hawaiians to govern themselves. U.S. District Court Judge J. more »»

Bill would ease fireworks ban

October 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu residents may be able to celebrate with certain types of fireworks this New Year’s Eve, thanks to a bill being considered by the Honolulu City Council. more »»

Officials: Eel, not shark, might have attacked Oahu surfer

October 20, 2015 HONOLULU — Initial observations indicate a surfer was bit by an eel, not a shark, over the weekend off Hawaii’s popular Waikiki Beach, but officials said Monday they’re working to confirm that. more »»

Lawsuit, divisiveness hamper Native Hawaiian election effort

October 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A group of Native Hawaiians are organizing an election to create a national government for the first time since American businessmen, backed by U.S. more »»

2nd shark attack reported Saturday on Oahu

October 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Two men were seriously injured Saturday in separate apparent shark attacks off Oahu, authorities said. more »»

State / In Brief

October 19, 2015 Decision on importing tiger cubs delayed HILO — State officials are holding off on allowing the Panaewa Rainforest Zoo and Gardens to import tiger cubs. more »»

CD represents island jazz singer Jimmy Borges’ long life in music

October 19, 2015 HONOLULU — Jimmy Borges was 7 or 8 — living in Kalihi, Oahu, across the street from the fire station — when he first discovered what would become his life’s passion: jazz. more »»

Shark attack reported off Oahu’s Lanikai beach

October 18, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 44-year-old man was seriously injured Saturday after what appeared to be a shark attack in the waters off Lanikai beach on Oahu. more »»

Police: Mauna Kea fiber optics cable network damaged

October 17, 2015 HILO (AP) — Big Island police are investigating damage to a fiber optics cable network on Mauna Kea. more »»

U.S. government weighs in on election lawsuit

October 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of the Interior says a judge shouldn’t grant an injunction against an election process that’s underway for those with Native Hawaiian ancestry. more »»



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