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Abercrombie to decide on parole for kids who kill

May 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers are following a national trend and challenging Gov. more »»

Complaints spur name change for sexual health app

May 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A sexual health information app called “Hula” will be changing its name after complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app’s owner said Tuesda. more »»

Native Hawaiian roll first step in charting the future

May 6, 2014 HONOLULU — The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission certified more than 125,000 people on its official register, completing a major first step for Native Hawaiians to form their own independent governmen... more »»

More work for jurors in Oahu murder trial

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU — Jury duty is far from over for the jurors who sat through more than a month of testimony to convict a former Hawaii-based soldier of murder in the death of his 5-year-old daughter. more »»

Officials seek to wipe out fire ants on Oahu

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — State agriculture officials in Hawaii are about to launch an aggressive 12-month program to wipe out little fire ants on Oahu. Hilo’s Hawaii Ant Lab will use pesticides to treat a 3. more »»

Boy stowaway ‘no longer in Hawaii’

May 4, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5 1/2-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet’s wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him... more »»

Kauai faces budget crunch

May 3, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai County councilors are considering tax increases and service cuts to cope with a projected $8.9 million budget shortfall. more »»

Legislature OKs major land deal

May 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers approved a historic land-preservation deal Thursday after a last-minute debate on the final day of the 2014 legislative sessio. more »»

Planners seek to amend deadline for Big Isle plan

May 2, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — County planners on Hawaii’s Big Island can’t meet the deadline for the next update to the county’s general plan, so they have taken action to eliminate the deadline from the law. more »»

University facing sex abuse investigations

May 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus is included in a list of 55 colleges and universities under investigation for possible violations over handling of sex abuse... more »»

Landfill operator is indicted in spill

May 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the operator of Oahu’s only landfill on charges related to its spilling of sewage and medical waste into the ocean during heavy rains several years... more »»

$12.1B Hawaii budget OK’d

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature on Tuesday approved a $12. more »»

State to HECO: Accept alternatives

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ordered Hawaiian Electric Co. to reduce energy costs and accommodate more solar power and other renewable energy on the grid. more »»

Stowaway’s dad arrives in Honolulu

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well has arrived in the islands from California, a Hawaii official said Tuesday. more »»

Minimum wage hike approved

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed the state’s first minimum wage increase since 2007, raising it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour and phasing in the change over four years. more »»

$1.5M approved for health exchange

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have approved $1.5 million in state funding to prop up its troubled health insurance exchange built under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul. more »»

Some bills die as Legislature nears its close

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The flameout of a bill that could have drastically reshaped Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood was among the most prominent casualties of a conference committee period that snuffed several... more »»

Governor to sign industrial hemp bill

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a bill to establish an industrial hemp research program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. more »»

Big Isle pot minister gets 5-year sentence

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU — A Big Island man who openly used his ministry to promote marijuana use was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for having 300 pot plants as part of a distribution ring. more »»

Officials sing praises of ukulele, steel guitar, but Hawaii instrument bills die

April 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Sorry, ukulele. Hawaii won’t spurn the steel guitar to sound its love for you. more »»



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