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Hammerheads classified as protected

July 4, 2014 HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in soup. more »»

Damaged wall aids chimp in its zoo escape

July 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor’s office says a chimpanzee escaped from its Honolulu Zoo exhibit by climbing a damaged wal. more »»

Big Isle increases tobacco sales age

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County on Tuesday became the fourth municipality in the nation to ban sales of tobacco products to anyone under age 2. more »»

Schatz, Hanabusa talk relationships in debate

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — For Democratic rivals Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa, politics is all about relationships. Schatz says he’s been surprised at how many friends he’s made as a freshman U.S. senator. more »»

Oahu shelter to let mother nurse openly

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — A Honolulu homeless shelter won’t take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday. more »»

U.S. admiral says drills to help U.S., China collaborate

July 1, 2014 PEARL HARBOR — The commander of the U.S. more »»

$4.3M spent on defense in Hawaii death penalty case

July 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — It cost more than $4.3 million to defend a former Hawaii-based soldier who faced the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter. more »»

‘Flying saucer’ vehicle meant for Mars is tested off Kauai

June 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive... more »»

Former soldier nets life sentence

June 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A former soldier convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal jury announced Friday it failed to agree on his sentence in the... more »»

BLNR advances $1.3B telescope sublease amid a separate review

June 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Board of Land and Natural Resources has approved a sublease for a $1. more »»

Maritime exercises underway in Hawaii

June 27, 2014 HONOLULU — More than one month of naval maneuvers involving the militaries of 22 nations kicked off in Hawaii on Thursday. more »»

Chimp makes brief escape from exhibit at the Honolulu Zoo

June 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Chimpanzees at the Honolulu Zoo were on lockdown until their keepers find out how one of the animals escaped. more »»

Feds mull petition to delist humpbacks

June 26, 2014 ANCHORAGE, Alaska — A petition filed by the state of Alaska to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protection under the Endangered Species Act merits a closer look, federal officials said... more »»

Slom urges override of any veto on financial disclosures

June 26, 2014 HONOLULU — A Hawaii state senator is calling for lawmakers to override a potential veto by Gov. more »»

Rivals debate blame for Hawaii’s issues

June 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A debate between Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday revealed few major differences in their visions of Hawaii’s future. more »»

Native Hawaiians voice anger at federal officials

June 24, 2014 HONOLULU — Dozens of Native Hawaiian speakers expressed anger and mistrust with the federal government Monday during the first of a series of meetings that could lead to the group being recognized... more »»

Abercrombie signals that 10 potential bill vetoes on the way

June 24, 2014 HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie notified the state Legislature that he intends to veto 10 bills passed during the 2014 session. more »»

Abercrombie signs 16 bills

June 21, 2014 HONOLULU — Gov. more »»

Hawaii educators paid to sit out investigations

June 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Dozens of Hawaii Department of Education employees are on paid leave pending investigations that can drag on for several year. more »»

GOP’s Aiona calls for creation of homeless court

June 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Republican gubernatorial candidate Duke Aiona said Monday that Hawaii should create special courts for the homeless, allowing people charged with public intoxication or sleeping in... more »»



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