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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 »»

Panel pulls out $28 million debt plan from health exchange bill

March 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A legislative committee has approved a bill related to Hawaii’s health exchange, but it removed a key part of the proposal that would allow the exchange to issue $28 million in debt... more »»

Lawmakers back plans for regular mail voting

March 25, 2015 HONOLULU — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill Tuesday that could make voting by mail the norm in Hawaii. more »»

More Hawaii public high school graduates enrolling in college

March 25, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — More graduates of Hawaii’s public high schools are enrolling in college, according to a report released Monday. more »»

Lawmakers seek solutions for disappearing beaches

March 24, 2015 HONOLULU — More than 13 miles of Hawaii beaches have been lost to erosion in the past century, and lawmakers are tackling the problem by attempting to secure more money for beach restoratio. more »»

Hawaii Senate confirms head of DHS

March 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state Senate has voted to confirm a new head of the Department of Human Services. Rachel Wong was confirmed unanimously as the director on Frida. more »»

Traditional healer aims to bridge divide in patient care

March 21, 2015 HILO, Hawaii — From the time he was a boy, Kahuna Lapaau (Master Healer) Ikaika Dombrigues knew that he would spend his life serving the people of Hawaii. more »»

 
 
 

 

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