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USO gang in prisons described in court

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A Hawaii prison gang formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members are “kings of their castle,” a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday a... more »»

Former workers at state hospital sue

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Former employees have claimed in a lawsuit that Hawaii State Hospital supervisors created an unsafe work environment that resulted in daily attacks by patients on workers. more »»

Gubernatorial and Congress 1st District candidates debate at Chamber gathering

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU — Candidates competing to represent Hawaii as governor and in Congress debated taxes and money as they faced off in the forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. more »»

Legislators talk domestic abuse with HPD chief

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha met with a group of female lawmakers upset with the department’s reaction to the case of a sergeant accused of domestic abuse. more »»

Closely watched lava flow stalls, remains a concern

September 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii’s Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn’t putting anyone at ease. more »»

Caregiver pleads guilty in reckless death of woman

September 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Waipahu care home operator is pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of an 88-year-old woman. more »»

Judge to rule by month’s end on Say’s residency challenge

September 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s former House speaker Rep. Calvin Say is being challenged to prove he lives in the neighborhood he represent. more »»

Kauai council backs GMO appeal funding

September 20, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — The Kauai County Council has approved additional funding to appeal a court ruling saying state law pre-empts a county law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops. more »»

DOE backs cuts in education funding

September 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Education approved wide-ranging spending restrictions to deal with budget cuts, with the largest reductions going to the special education budget. more »»

High cost of living a factor in poverty level

September 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s poverty rate is lower than most other states in the nation, according to new census data. more »»

3 survive capsizing, swim ashore

September 17, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kaua. more »»

Lava continues to flow slowly through vacant property

September 17, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision. more »»

Honolulu, Chicago and New York on short list for Obama library

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Honolulu, Chicago and New York have made the short list to host Barack Obama’s future presidential library. more »»

Burger King wants needle lawsuit dismissed

September 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn’t attend a settlement conference. more »»

Lava enters vacant lots in Big Isle subdivision

September 16, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava has begun moving over a vacant lot in a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. more »»

Stagnant wages weighing on Hawaii’s tax revenue — study

September 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A new report on the nation’s growing income gap finds that stagnant wages for most Americans have dampened consumer spending, and that’s bad for states like Hawaii that depend heavil... more »»

State / In Brief

September 14, 2014 No penalty in police misfire, union says HONOLULU — The president of the Honolulu police officers’ union says an officer should not be punished because his gun discharged in the bathroom of a Target... more »»

Police probe road rage incident

September 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating a road rage incident between a woman shouting obscenities and another motorist who recorded the confrontation on his cellphone and posted it online. more »»

Lava continues approach toward homes on Big Isle

September 14, 2014 PUNA (AP) — Lava seeping from a Hawaiian volcano on the state’s Big Island oozed another 150 yards as it drew nearer to a small, residential neighborhood. more »»

Military exercises in Guam to draw 18,000 U.S. forces

September 13, 2014 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — American forces are converging on Guam, a strategically important U.S. more »»



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