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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 »»

BOE to bolster immersion education

February 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The board of Hawaii’s public school system is committing money and resources to help strengthen a 30-year-old Hawaiian language immersion program. more »»

Lawmakers grapple with drone policies

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for police to monitor people with unmanned aircraft without due process. more »»

Honolulu is winner in transit challenge

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to stop Honolulu’s high-speed rail transit project. The 9th U.S. more »»

Governor nominates judge to high court

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The governor is appointing a circuit court judge and former chairman of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to the Hawaii Supreme Court. Gov. more »»

Rain gives ranchers hope

February 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Weeks of slow, soaking rains are helping the grass to grow again on the western slopes of Maui and the Big Island, giving cattle ranchers hope that they may at last escape a punishing... more »»

5 things to watch for at the Legislature

February 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Committee hearings are slowing at the Hawaii state Legislature, so in the coming four-day week, the usual monsoon of public debate will taper to a fine mis. more »»



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