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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 »»

State/In Brief

June 8, 2015 Skateboarder chases driver KAILUA-KONA — A driver accused of striking a teenage girl in Kailua-Kona was chased down by a skateboarder and detained until police arrived. more »»

Hawaii Supreme Court to hear challenge to telescope permit

June 7, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s highest court is taking up a legal challenge against a permit for a giant telescope planned for Hawaii’s Big Islan. more »»

Transition approved for state health exchange

June 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The board of Hawaii’s financially troubled health exchange has approved a plan to shut down the small-business side of the exchange and transition individual users to the federal... more »»

State / In Brief

June 6, 2015 Unattended lay net being investigated HALEIWA, Oahu — State aquatic officials are investigating an illegal lay net found by divers off of Oahu’s North Shore. more »»

USS Arizona Memorial reopens after dock repaired

June 6, 2015 HONOLULU — Visitors are once again going to the USS Arizona Memorial after the Navy finished repairing damage to a dock that kept the Pearl Harbor landmark closed for over a week, the National Park... more »»

HMSA proposes 49 percent premium hike

June 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is proposing a 49 percent rate increase for nearly 21,000 members who purchased coverage through the state’s health insurance exchange. more »»

Honolulu City Council overrides mayor’s veto, expands sit-lie ban

June 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Honolulu is expanding its ban on sitting and lying down in public places to additional parts of the city, despite Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto. more »»

State / In Brief

June 4, 2015 Oahu could get 102 wind turbines HONOLULU — A proposal by a Danish company could set Oahu up to get 30 percent of its energy needs met by floating wind turbines. more »»

Methane from Kekaha landfill could be used to power buses

June 3, 2015 LIHUE, Kauai — Kauai County is planning for a more sustainable future by using methane gas generated from decaying organic matter in the Kekaha landfill to power the public bus fleet. more »»

Three Mauna Kea telescopes to go

June 2, 2015 HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii announced a plan Monday that will lead to the removal of several large telescopes on Mauna Kea. more »»

Caltech will shut down observatory ahead of schedule

May 31, 2015 HILO (AP) — One observatory atop Mauna Kea will shut down ahead of schedule, falling short of 30 years exploring the skie. more »»

Crackdown on homeless catches tourists on Oahu

May 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — As Honolulu tries to brush up its image for tourists by cracking down on homelessness in Waikiki, it is causing legal problems for some visitors. more »»

Island Air’s last Kauai flight departs tonight

May 31, 2015 LIHUE (AP) — Island Air is departing Kauai for the last time tonight. That leaves Hawaiian Airlines as the only interisland carrier going to the Garden Island. more »»

Charges against some protesters to be dropped

May 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii County’s top prosecutor said Friday he will dismiss charges against about 10 of the 31 protesters who were arrested while blocking construction of a giant telescope on a mountain... more »»

Big Island man killed by fish’s bill

May 30, 2015 HONOLULU — A Big Island man was killed Friday after he was apparently impaled by the bill of a fish, officials sai. more »»

State / In Brief

May 30, 2015 Memorial dock mishap investigated HONOLULU — The Navy command overseeing the hospital ship involved in a mishap that damaged the USS Arizona Memorial’s dock has sent investigators to Hawaii to probe... more »»

No decision reached by Hawaii ethics panel about director

May 29, 2015 sion. “It’s not my job to tell people what they want to hear or let them do what they want to do. It’s my job to do what’s right, not what’s popular. more »»

$2M awarded in death of girl, beaten by soldier

May 28, 2015 HONOLULU — The U.S. government will pay an Atlanta woman $2 million for the Hawaii beating death of her 5-year-old daughter at the hands of a former soldier. more »»

Ige: Telescope can proceed

May 27, 2015 HONOLULU — A project to build a giant telescope near the summit of Mauna Kea has the right to move forward, but Hawaii has failed the mountain in many ways, Gov. David Ige said Tuesda. more »»

 
 
 

 

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