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March 24, 2016 Honolulu Zoo loses accreditation HONOLULU — The Honolulu Zoo has lost its accreditation. more »»

Marijuana dispensary selection panel set

March 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health has announced the members of the panel who will choose Hawaii’s first marijuana dispensary owners. more »»

Bill proposed as new exam rule frustrates doctors

March 21, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers are pursuing a bill aimed at the state’s largest health insurer’s new imaging exam rule that is frustrating physicians. Arizona-based National Imaging Associates Inc. more »»

Hokule‘a crew cancels planned European stops

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe will not stop in Europe as planned during its around-the-world sail. more »»

Guitarist plans to play on even as law prohibits airport music

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A law prohibiting certain airport performances isn’t stopping a guitarist from playing his music for traveling crowds. more »»

After dengue scare, Waipio Valley likely to open again

March 19, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County officials are considering reopening Waipio Valley to the public now that the Big Island’s dengue fever outbreak seems to be subsiding. more »»

R.I. shark attack victim aims to resume surfing

March 18, 2016 TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who lost much of his left leg in a shark attack while surfing off Hawaii five months ago has returned to the water and hopes to resume surfing soon. more »»

Researcher injured in Hawaii lab explosion

March 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A 29-year-old visiting researcher was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after an explosion at a University of Hawaii laboratory. more »»

Native Hawaiian group won’t hold vote to ratify constitution

March 17, 2016 HONOLULU — The group that organized a gathering of Native Hawaiians to draft a constitution for self-governance said Wednesday it won’t hold a vote to ratify the document, in an apparent move to... more »»

House to vote on $16B spending plan

March 14, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii House of Representatives is planning to vote on the state’s $16 billion spending plan for 2017. more »»

State / In Brief

March 13, 2016 Trump gets 11 of 19 GOP delegates HONOLULU — Donald Trump has won the lion’s share of Hawaii’s Republican delegates. more »»

Sole surviving ferry-related bill ‘tenuously’ alive

March 12, 2016 Out of nine ferry-related bills considered by state lawmakers this session, only one remains afloat, and even that one is “tenuously” alive, according to Hawaii Shippers’ Council President Michael... more »»

NOAA to seek rules for swims with Hawaii dolphins

March 12, 2016 WAIANAE, Oahu — Allison Alterman likes to swim in the ocean for exercise near her home on the Big Island. Sometimes her swimming group will see spinner dolphins gliding or jumping near its cours. more »»

Navy chopper rescues 3 who abandoned ship off Big Island

March 12, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A Navy helicopter rescued three fishermen who abandoned their ship in rough seas about 160 miles southwest of the Big Island on Friday. more »»

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor, now identified, gets funeral

March 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor has been buried with full military honors nearly 75 years later. more »»

Hawaii largely ignored by GOP candidates

March 8, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s world-class beaches and swaying palm trees may lure tourists, but as Republicans prepare for today’s GOP presidential caucus, the far-away state isn’t drawing the candidates’ love. more »»

State/In Brief

March 7, 2016 Hiker injured in fall from Oahu trail HONOLULU — A hiker is injured after falling from Oahu’s Olomana trail. Emergency medical services responded to the fall Saturday mornin. more »»

Hawaii confirms first case of Zika virus this year

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu resident who contracted the Zika virus elsewhere became Hawaii’s first case of the mosquito-borne virus this year, health officials said. more »»

Judge changes DHHL funding order

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is removing language from a November order instructing the state to increase funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands by nearly $19 million. more »»

Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands. On Feb. more »»

 
 
 

 

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