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House advances $12.1B state budget

March 13, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House approved a $12.1 billion state budget Wednesday for the next fiscal year, meeting a legislative deadline to pass a budget bill on to the Senate. more »»

Kamehameha Schools sued

March 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging that a psychiatrist molested Kamehameha Schools students in the 1970s. more »»

Lawmakers propose fees for insurers not a part of Hawaii health exchange

March 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are proposing charging a fee to insurers that are not participating in the state’s insurance exchange under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul. more »»

Judge halts Big Isle GMO registration rules

March 11, 2014 HILO (AP) — A judge is putting on hold Hawaii County’s registration requirements for growers of genetically modified crops. more »»

State/In Brief

March 10, 2014 Papahanaumokuakea center reopening HILO — A downtown Hilo education center for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is reopening this month after a year of refurbishing. more »»

Federal death penalty trial to open on Oahu

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU — A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957. more »»

Lawmakers move to curtail smoking

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. more »»

Panel OKs high court pick

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee is rejecting a bar association’s “unqualified” rating of the governor’s pick for the Hawaii Supreme Court. more »»

Lawmakers move to shorten school year

March 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed measures in both chambers to set the public school year at 990 instructional hours over 180 school day. more »»

Coming this week in the Hawaii Legislature

March 3, 2014 HONOLULU — The legislative calendar is littered with deadlines, and a big one looms this week: first crossove. more »»

Hawaii whale sanctuary seeks council applicants

March 3, 2014 The Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary is accepting applicants for one primary seat and three alternate seats on its advisory council, the sanctuary announced in a news releas... more »»

Economists predict faster isle GDP growth

March 1, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s economy should grow slightly faster this year as the recovery continues and expands beyond the tourism industry, University of Hawaii economists said Friday. more »»

Officials reminding beachgoers to stay away from dolphins

February 28, 2014 State and federal agencies are advising people to avoid potential harassment of spinner dolphins and are reminding ocean- and beachgoers to maintain the recommended 150 feet away from the dolphins. more »»

‘Access better coverage’: Health law fix for state-run sites

February 28, 2014 WASHINGTON — The Obama administration quietly issued a health law fix Thursday to help states that have had technical problems running their own enrollment websites. more »»

Rare 16th-century Korean paintings found in Honolulu

February 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Museum of Art has discovered two paintings from late 16th-century Korea in its collection, including one that has been called an “earth-shattering” find. more »»

Young adults target of health exchange

February 24, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s online health insurance exchange hopes to boost enrollment by targeting younger adults. more »»

State / In Brief

February 23, 2014 Hawaii’s sister park has 14 volcanoes Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is forming a sister park relationship with a national park in Chin. more »»

UH advertises for new president

February 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is advertising for a new president. The university said Wednesday that advertisements will appear in print and online. more »»

Hawaii considers environmental court to process cases with priority, urgency

February 21, 2014 HONOLULU — Crimes such as pumping pool water into the ocean and dumping trash on roadsides would be prosecuted better if Hawaii establishes an environmental court, advocates and regulators told stat... more »»

‘What good is it?’: Flaws in new vehicle safety stickers

February 20, 2014 WAIPAHU, Oahu (AP) — Flaws have been found in Hawaii’s new vehicle safety stickers, including printing that can easily be remove. more »»



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