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Age discrimination suit on Kauai settled

February 28, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — An engineer with Kauai’s water department who sued the county alleging he was discriminated against for being too young will receive a $125,000 settlement. more »»

Ige talks transportation, marijuana

February 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Thursday that he met with several members of President Barack Obama’s Cabinet during his latest trip to Washington, D.C. more »»

Budget, tax directors approved

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate has approved Gov. David Ige’s appointees to lead the state’s finance and tax departments. more »»

Bill would make super PACs disclose funding sources

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A bill in the state Legislature would make it easier for voters to understand who is supporting and funding political action committees. more »»

Iwase confirmed to PUC

February 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate has confirmed Randall Iwase’s appointment to lead the Public Utilities Commission. Iwase has been the commission’s acting chairman since his nomination in January. more »»

Hawaii lawmakers consider raising legal smoking age to 21

February 25, 2015 HONOLULU — It could get a lot harder to smoke traditional and electronic cigarettes in Hawaii, especially for young peopl. more »»

Oahu water utility looks to remove Haiku Stairs

February 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu’s water utility has decided to explore dismantling stairs that allow people use to go on a popular yet illegal hike. more »»

Senate committee supports Ige’s nominees for DHHL

February 24, 2015 HONOLULU — A legislative panel has recommended that the state Senate approve Gov. David Ige’s nominees to lead the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands. more »»

Police commissioners critical of bills

February 24, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County police commissioners are critical of bills before the state Legislature that would alter and reduce police commissions’ powers. more »»

Board to hear proposal by Navy to use dolphins

February 22, 2015 The state Board of Agriculture will take up a U.S. Navy proposal this week in Honolulu to allow the importation of bottlenose dolphins for scientific research by the Navy’s Marine Mammal Progra. more »»

Promising results seen in fight against little fire ant

February 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Early signs of success are being seen in Hawaii’s fight against the little fire ant — at least in one neighborhood. more »»

Lawmakers weigh bill to help victims of sex trafficking

February 21, 2015 HONOLULU — Brittany Duncan was 14 years old when she fell in love with an older man. But in a matter of months, what she thought was a relationship turned into a nightmare. more »»

Assessment tests to be available in Hawaiian

February 21, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Education says Hawaiian language immersion 3rd- and 4th-graders will be able to take assessment tests in the Hawaiian language this spring. more »»

State/In Brief

February 20, 2015 Big Island aquarium fish bills withdrawn KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii County Council member has withdrawn two bills regulating the aquarium fish trad. more »»

WWII Oahu internment camp to become national monument

February 19, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama is designating three new national monuments for protection as historic or ecologically significant sites, including Honouliuli National Monument on Oahu, the site... more »»

State goes online to prevent waterfall trespassers

February 19, 2015 HAUULA, Oahu — The managers of Hawaii’s state parks are turning to social media to counter online photos and statements encouraging people to visit a waterfall where a landslide killed eight people... more »»

Panel advances Iwase to lead Public Utilities Commission

February 18, 2015 HONOLULU — Randall Iwase told state senators that if he’s confirmed as chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission, he will make public input a priority when tackling the commission’s biggest... more »»

Aquarium fish collector gets suspended term

February 18, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii fish collector who tore a scuba regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium fish activist won’t have to spend time in jail if he stays out of trouble under a plea... more »»

Falling oil prices do not necessarily mean lower airfares

February 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The price of gasoline and jet fuel has fallen as oil prices have sharply dropped but the price of an airplane ticket may not follow downward, according to experts in the airline... more »»

State/In Brief

February 17, 2015 Two charged in carjacking at UH-Hilo HILO — A 28-year-old Kurtistown man suspected of using a handgun in a carjacking last month at the University of Hawaii Hilo has been indicted on a robbery charge. more »»



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