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Legislature entering final month

March 31, 2014 HONOLULU — Lawmakers in Hawaii have been pushing and prodding hundreds of bills through the Legislature, and this week is no exception, as the Legislature enters the final month of the session. more »»

Redistricting bound by islands, panel

March 31, 2014 HONOLULU — Island geography, a politically balanced commission and dominance in all politics by Democrats means redistricting and reapportionment issues are different in Hawaii than in other U.S. more »»

Ige: Senators need time on exchange

March 29, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. David Ige said a crush of testimony on a bill to shore up the state’s troubled health exchange means lawmakers need more time to make a decisio. more »»

Feds support Hawaii driver’s license lawsuit

March 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The U.S. Department of Justice is supporting a lawsuit alleging that Hawaii discriminates against those who struggle with English by making it too difficult to obtain a driver’s license. more »»

Committee moves to close police sex loophole

March 29, 2014 HONOLULU — Police in Hawaii would no longer be legally permitted to have sex with prostitutes under a bill passed Friday by a state legislative panel that would end the unusual exemption in state law. more »»

Senate committee advances $12.1B budget

March 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers in a key state Senate committee advanced their version of the state’s $12. more »»

Little fire ants found; Guam park area closed

March 28, 2014 HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — A section of War in the Pacific National Historical Park in Guam has been closed after the presence of the invasive little fire ants was discovered. more »»

Hirono has bill signed, her first in Washington

March 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii has had her first bill as a federal lawmaker signed into law, a measure speeding up tax breaks for donations made to typhoon relief in the Philippines. more »»

Hawaii mulls $15M yearly for exchange

March 27, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering supporting the state’s troubled health insurance exchange with up to $15 million per year. more »»

Honolulu police: Outlaw sex with prostitutes

March 26, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu police told a key Hawaii lawmaker Tuesday that they’re OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes as long as undercover officers can still say... more »»

State lawmaker: Program ‘sexualizes the innocent’

March 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Hawaii has taken issue with one of the state’s sex education programs, saying it “sexualizes the innocent” by teaching 11-year-old children about anal sex. more »»

Hawaii health-exchange money request denied

March 22, 2014 HONOLULU — The head of Hawaii’s troubled health connector said Friday that the federal government denied a request that would have improved its financial situation by allowing it to spend its money... more »»

‘Antiquated’ law lets police have sex with prostitutes

March 21, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated... more »»

State AG sues Plavix makers

March 20, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s attorney general is suing the makers of a widely prescribed blood thinner that he says a significant portion of the state’s population has difficulty metabolizing. more »»

Campaign financing bill dies

March 20, 2014 HONOLULU — A bill that would have changed campaign finance laws for state elections in Hawaii died in the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, halting its progress unless the panel decides... more »»

‘Jurassic World’ audition attracts 1,500 on Kauai

March 18, 2014 LIHUE — More than 1,500 people in Kauai are hoping to land one of at least 50 spots in the background in the next “Jurassic Park” sequel. more »»

One killed in crash at Oahu farmers market

March 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was killed and two others were injured early Saturday after a delivery truck plowed into a group setting up booths for a farmers market in the parking lot of Kapiolani... more »»

Aggressive shark seen near beach

March 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Warning signs were posted at a beach in the Waikiki neighborhood Saturday after a diver said that he spotted an 8-foot aggressive Galapagos shark. more »»

Stepmother tells court 5-year-old was struck often

March 15, 2014 HONOLULU — The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly and that the... more »»

FBI hunting in Hawaii for suspect in domestic terror case

March 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI said Wednesday that agents are hunting in Hawaii for the nation’s most-wanted domestic terrorism suspect. more »»



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