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September 26, 2016 2 arrested after fatal shooting HONOLULU — Police are investigating a fatal shooting at an Oahu cafe where at least a dozen illegal gambling machines were later seized. more »»

Two fishermen who fled slavery sue boat owner

September 25, 2016 SAN FRANCISCO — Two Indonesian fishermen who escaped slavery aboard a Honolulu-based tuna and swordfish vessel when it docked at San Francisco’s Fisherman’s Wharf are suing the boat’s owner for... more »»

Trump hotels settle over data breach

September 25, 2016 ALBANY, N.Y. more »»

Records show Kenoi failed to report land sales

September 25, 2016 HILO (AP) — Records show Hawaii County’s embattled mayor sold four parcels of land in 2012 and 2014 for a total of $390,000 but did not list the transactions on his financial disclosure forms. more »»

Hawaiians given way to create U.S. ties

September 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Native American communities with their own governments have long had a way to establish a relationship with the United States, but until now one of the largest indigenous groups in the... more »»

UH cited for violations in safety in lab blast

September 24, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — University of Hawaii faces more than $100,000 in fines in connection with a lab explosion earlier this year that resulted in a researcher losing her ar. more »»

Gonorrhea cases first to show resistance to strong antibiotics

September 24, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Federal researchers say a cluster of gonorrhea cases in Hawaii are the first in the nation to show resistance to the strongest antibiotics available to combat the sexually transmitte... more »»

Disney pulls costume critics lambasted as ‘Polyface’

September 23, 2016 HONOLULU — Disney said Wednesday it would no longer sell a costume for a Polynesian character that some Pacific Islanders have compared to blackface. more »»

Electric rates to vary based on time of day

September 21, 2016 HONOLULU — Regulators have approved a program for Hawaiian Electric customers to pay different rates for electricity based on the time of da. more »»

America’s first wave-produced power goes online in Hawaii

September 20, 2016 KANEOHE BAY, Oahu — Off the coast of Oahu, a tall buoy bobs and sways in the water, using the rise and fall of the waves to generate electricity. more »»

Judge decides against dismissing Big Island mayor’s theft case

September 18, 2016 HILO (AP) — A theft case against Hawaii County’s mayor will move forward after a judge denied motions to dismiss the case before its October trial date. more »»

New homeless shelter to open on Oahu

September 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly a year after Gov. more »»

Groups, descendants seek to protect found remains

September 18, 2016 KAHANA BAY, Oahu (AP) — Groups are working to coordinate preservation of human bones near Oahu’s Kahana Ba. more »»

Former officer gets probation in pedestrian’s death

September 16, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police major has been sentenced to five years of probation for striking and killing a woman with his pickup truck last year. more »»

Report: 1 in 6 in Hawaii live in poverty

September 15, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — New federal estimates show Hawaii has the nation’s ninth-highest poverty rate when cost of living is taken into account, with one out of every six residents living in poverty. The U.S. more »»

Philippines suspends scallops linked to Hawaii outbreak

September 14, 2016 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has suspended distribution of seafood believed to be the cause of a hepatitis A outbreak in Hawaii. De Oro Resources Inc. more »»

Kenoi accused of buying alcohol with government card

September 13, 2016 HILO (AP) — The deputy attorney general prosecuting Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi on theft charges has accused him of using his government-issued credit card to buy “exorbitant amounts of alcoho. more »»

State In Brief

September 13, 2016 Volcano offers view of spattering lava HONOLULU — The lava lake at the summit of Kilauea volcano has been rising in recent days, offering visitors a dramatic view of rolling, spattering hot rock. more »»

$39M per year proposed in invasive species fight

September 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state has proposed a $39 million per year biosecurity plan to be implemented over the next decade that seeks to bolster its fight against invasive species. more »»

State / In Brief

September 10, 2016 Figures shed light on high food costs HONOLULU — Newly released federal data confirm the cost of food in Hawaii is significantly higher than it is on the Mainland. more »»



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