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Hook removed from monk seal on Oahu

June 22, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A 3-year-old monk seal has been freed of the fishing hook in its mouth after being spotted in distress on Oahu’s Kaena Point on Friday. more »»

Smoking banned at Hawaii’s state parks, beaches on July 1

June 21, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Beginning next month, smoking tobacco or e-cigarettes will be illegal at all Hawaii state parks and beaches. Go. more »»

Exhibit looks at realities of bomb

June 21, 2015 LIHUE — Sadoko Sasaki was in the 6th grade when she contracted leukemia. more »»

State / In Brief

June 20, 2015 Koa forest property near Hilo for sale HILO — A Honolulu company is selling more than 13,000 acres of what is considered to be the largest privately owned tract of old-growth koa forest in the worl. more »»

Health exchange downsizes as transition begins

June 20, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Health Connector is letting go of staff and has lost a key contractor as it transitions to partial federal control of the troubled health insurance exchange. more »»

Man pleads guilty to manslaughter

June 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A man accused of killing a woman and putting her body in a Honolulu trash bin in 2013 has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the case. more »»

Girl’s death inspires legislation

June 17, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s congressional delegation is working on legislation inspired by Talia Williams, the 5-year-old girl who was beaten to death at the hands of her soldier father. Sen. more »»

Not all residents cheer No.1 beach rank

June 15, 2015 WAIMANALO, Oahu — Many small-town residents would get a kick out of their communities being recognized, like Waimanalo recently was when one of its beaches was ranked No. 1 in the U.S. more »»

Kauai measure calls for some rescued hikers to pay for cost

June 15, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — A proposed measure in Kauai County would require rescued hikers to repay the government for recovery missions if they disregard warning signs. more »»

Ala Moana food court on fire

June 15, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A fire that caused the evacuation of a food court in a major Honolulu mall has caused more than $700,000 in damage to the structure. Fire Capt. more »»

Scientists emerge from isolated dome on Hawaii volcano slope

June 14, 2015 HONOLULU — Six scientists who were living under a dome on the slopes of a dormant Hawaii volcano for eight months to simulate life on Mars have emerged from isolation. more »»

Aging cemetery a wealth of Native Hawaiian data

June 12, 2015 HONOLULU — Sarah Kailikele was 84 years old when she died on Aug. 14, 1909, according to the inscription on her toppled tombstone, which was leaning on the base it was once mounted on. more »»

Utility’s shareholders approve NextEra sale

June 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Electric shareholders have approved the company’s sale to Florida-based NextEra Energy, the company said Wednesda. more »»

Protesters allowed to continue camping on state-owned land

June 11, 2015 HILO (AP) — State officials are allowing telescope protesters to continue camping on Mauna Kea, where they’ve been for more than two months. more »»

Contractors face fines in fatal incident

June 11, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Labor is proposing to fine two federal contractors $46,000 for safety violations after a 7-ton buoy struck and killed two workers at Pearl Harbor last yea. more »»

Kaiser, unions reach tentative contract

June 9, 2015 MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Kaiser Permanente and unions representing 105,000 health care workers across the United States have reached a tentative labor agreement. more »»

Hole in telescope door not caused by a bullet

June 9, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — It turns out that a hole in a door at a Mauna Kea telescope building wasn’t caused by a bullet. more »»

Jury selection starts in trial of toddler’s beating death

June 9, 2015 HILO (AP) — The first of two trials started with jury selection Monday for a man charged with beating a toddler to death and strangling the child’s mother almost nine months later. more »»

Homemade Spam

June 8, 2015 HONOLULU —î If your head is telling you to start your day with a bowl of oatmeal but your heart yearns to open that blue can of salty meat —î you know the one —î maybe it’s time to take a lesson fro... more »»

Abortion drop in Hawaii coincides with changes to sex education

June 8, 2015 HONOLULU — A dramatic drop in the number of abortions performed in Hawaii over a recent five-year period has health and education experts wondering what caused the change. more »»



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