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July 3, 2016 DOH investigating hepatitis A outbreak HONOLULU — The state Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A on Oahu. more »»

Facebook CEO’s Kauai neighbors grumble about new wall

July 1, 2016 HONOLULU — Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he’s having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. more »»

Ige names Gorak to state Public Utilities Commission

July 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige is appointing a new member to the commission that’s expected to rule on Florida energy company NextEra’s proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries. more »»

Hawaii opens viewing area for visitors to view lava flow

July 1, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County officials are preparing for an increase in visitors as lava from Kilauea’s Puu Oo continues to flow and is visible from the small coastal community of Kalapana for the firs... more »»

State / In Brief

June 25, 2016 Gun owners to be entered in database HONOLULU — Gov. more »»

Vandals hit sacred Native Hawaiian site

June 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday. more »»

Oahu family’s papaya farm hit by thieves

June 23, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The owners of a papaya farm on Oahu are seeking help from the community in catching the thieves who struck their Punaluu property, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollar. more »»

White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years... more »»

Scientists battle to save coral reefs

June 20, 2016 HONOLULU — After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white... more »»

Telescope company approved to participate in hearing

June 18, 2016 HILO (AP) — There are now 20 participants in permit proceedings for a giant Mauna Kea telescope. more »»

Ruling OKs tours paying for teacher travel

June 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Teachers who organize school trips outside Hawaii can have their travel paid for by tour companies under a new ruling. more »»

3 new species of fish discovered off Hawaii

June 16, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Researchers in Hawaii have discovered three probable new species of fish while on an expedition in the protected waters of the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument. more »»

Appeals court to hear arguments regarding GMO bans

June 14, 2016 HILO (AP) — Three county laws in Hawaii restricting the cultivation of genetically modified crops that were invalidated by a federal judge are set to go before the U.. more »»

U.S. says airlines are improving at on-time performance

June 14, 2016 Airlines are doing a better job of sticking to their schedules, and consumer complaints are falling. The Department of Transportation said Monday that 84.5 percent of flights on the largest 12 U.S. more »»

Assessment: No negative impact from dairy

June 11, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Hawaii Dairy Farms says its planned operation on Kauai will serve as a model for sustainable agriculture and won’t have a negative impact on the environment or surrounding communit. more »»

Historic home torn down at Pearl Harbor

June 11, 2016 HONOLULU — The National Park Service said Thursday it had demolished a historic home at Pearl Harbor without consulting historic preservation authorities as required. more »»

NASA to take 23,000-foot view of the world’s coral reefs

June 11, 2016 COCONUT ISLAND, Oahu — Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close by scientists in the water looking at small portions of reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. more »»

HTA gets cultural affairs director

June 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority has appointed a new director of cultural affairs months after the previous director’s firing drew criticism from the Native Hawaiian community. more »»

Hokule‘a welcomed to NYC

June 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey reached New York City. Thousands of people gathered in Manhattan on Sunday to welcome the Hokule‘a and its cre. more »»

PUC misses deadline on HECO, NextEra merger

June 5, 2016 HONOLULU — The chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission said that the regulatory body did not make a decision about a proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric and NextEra before a Friday... more »»



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