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2 quakes rattle Big Island

April 6, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The U.S. Geological Survey said that two earthquakes Sunday were felt by residents of the Big Island. Both were larger than magnitude 3.0. West Hawaii Today reported a magnitude-3. more »»

Big Island mayor was warned about using credit card

April 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County finance officials had warned Mayor Billy Kenoi several times that his personal purchases on a county credit card were improper. more »»

Bill to expedite visa process for families of Filipino veterans

April 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Deep wrinkles crease Artemio Caleda’s face as he brushes his hand against a scar on the left side of his chin. more »»

Blood bank turning to Neighbor Islands for donations

April 5, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Blood Bank of Hawaii plans to reach out to Neighbor Island residents to help fill its supply gap when it closes down one of its two donation centers on Oahu. more »»

OHA trustee asks for telescope construction pause

April 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Scientists hoping to see 13 billion light years away, giving them a look into the early years of the universe, are facing opposition from Native Hawaiian groups who say the construction... more »»

Off-duty HPD officer involved in bar shooting

April 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say an off-duty officer accidentally discharged a handgun in a bar, injuring a woman. more »»

Surfboard, bar tab among charges made with county card

April 4, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Some of the personal purchases Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi made on his county-issued credit card include a $1,200 surfboard and nearly $2,000 worth of bicycle equipment. more »»

Man wearing pilot uniform to cut airport line gets probation

April 3, 2015 HONOLULU — A pilot who was fired from Cathay Pacific Airlines won’t go to jail for wearing his former employer’s uniform and badge to bypass security at Honolulu International Airpor. more »»

Uber threatens Hawaii pullout if legislation passed

April 3, 2015 HONOLULU — The ride-sharing company Uber is threatening to shut down its Hawaii operations if a bill pending in the state Legislature is passed. more »»

Senate panel OKs $26.3 billion budget

April 2, 2015 HONOLULU — A state Senate panel has passed a version of the state budget that restored some funding that the House had stripped out, but the panel left several departments wanting more money. more »»

Oahu museum turns over stolen art

April 2, 2015 HONOLULU — An international investigation into antiquities looted from India and smuggled into the United States has taken authorities to the Honolulu Museum of Art. more »»

Mulching to add costs in fighting little fire ants

April 2, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — It could cost the Big Island an additional $600,000 to prevent the spread of invasive little fire ants in mulching operations. more »»

Kenoi says he used county card for personal expenses

March 31, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county credit card at a Honolulu hostess bar in December 2013, he acknowledged last week, violating county policy that prohibit... more »»

Report: Supervisor manipulated data on vets’ benefits

March 31, 2015 HONOLULU — A supervisor at the Veterans Affairs office in Honolulu was manipulating data to make it look like the agency was processing veterans’ benefits claims faster than it actually was,... more »»

Kauai cracking down on illegal short-term rentals

March 29, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai County has been telling owners of illegal short-term rentals to cease operations. more »»

Hawaii abandons computer technology development bids

March 28, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The state has canceled a call for proposals for new computer technology after spending $11 million developing the solicitation, but the administration of Go. more »»

Feds close review of state court system’s language access program

March 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s court system has improved the way it serves people with limited English skills, the U.S. Department of Justice said. more »»

Turtle Bay preservation deal hits snag

March 27, 2015 HONOLULU — A deal to preserve more than 665 acres from development in the Turtle Bay area of Oahu has hit money problems. The $48. more »»

Plans progress for giant telescope on Mauna Kea

March 27, 2015 HILO (AP) — Five tractor-trailers delivered heavy equipment as plans progress for a giant telescope on the Big Island. more »»

Dying wish to visit Pearl Harbor granted

March 26, 2015 PEARL HARBOR — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbo. more »»



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