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U.S. says airlines are improving at on-time performance

June 14, 2016 Airlines are doing a better job of sticking to their schedules, and consumer complaints are falling. The Department of Transportation said Monday that 84.5 percent of flights on the largest 12 U.S. more »»

Assessment: No negative impact from dairy

June 11, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Hawaii Dairy Farms says its planned operation on Kauai will serve as a model for sustainable agriculture and won’t have a negative impact on the environment or surrounding communit. more »»

Historic home torn down at Pearl Harbor

June 11, 2016 HONOLULU — The National Park Service said Thursday it had demolished a historic home at Pearl Harbor without consulting historic preservation authorities as required. more »»

NASA to take 23,000-foot view of the world’s coral reefs

June 11, 2016 COCONUT ISLAND, Oahu — Coral reefs have almost always been studied up close by scientists in the water looking at small portions of reefs to gather data and knowledge about the larger ecosystems. more »»

HTA gets cultural affairs director

June 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Tourism Authority has appointed a new director of cultural affairs months after the previous director’s firing drew criticism from the Native Hawaiian community. more »»

Hokule‘a welcomed to NYC

June 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe on an around-the-world journey reached New York City. Thousands of people gathered in Manhattan on Sunday to welcome the Hokule‘a and its cre. more »»

PUC misses deadline on HECO, NextEra merger

June 5, 2016 HONOLULU — The chairman of the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission said that the regulatory body did not make a decision about a proposed merger between Hawaiian Electric and NextEra before a Friday... more »»

Dangerous swing draws daredevils to closed Oahu trail

June 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Daredevils have been flocking to a dangerous swing constructed 2,820 feet atop a forbidden mountain trail on Oahu. more »»

State land board keeps telescope permit hearing officer

June 4, 2016 HONOLULU — The state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday reaffirmed a retired judge to oversee Thirty Meter Telescope permit proceedings despite calls for her removal from the project’s... more »»

Deadline looms for Hawaiian Electric merger with NextEra

June 2, 2016 HONOLULU — A deadline is looming in Hawaii over a proposal for Florida-based company NextEra to buy the state’s main utility, in a deal that questions the state’s ability to attract investment and t... more »»

NTSB offers preliminary report on Kauai crash

June 2, 2016 HANAPEPE (AP) — Witnesses who saw a Kauai skydiving tour plane crash told investigators it was 150 feet in the air when it made a sudden right turn, descended and hit the ground. more »»

Aerial surveys document ocean debris around Hawaii

June 1, 2016 HONOLULU — A study of the eight main Hawaiian islands shows that ocean debris regularly accumulates around the archipelago, and that most of it is not linked to the March 2011 earthquake and tsunami... more »»

Big Isle project stalled by lead, arsenic

May 30, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Contaminated soil has halted redevelopment of a Hilo public housing complex. The housing site has been empty for over 10 years, the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reporte. more »»

Oahu school complex to let students with lice stay in class

May 29, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu students who get lice next school year can stay in schools that are included in a new state Department of Education policy. Schools currently send students home for treatment. more »»

Fishing season for moi to close

May 29, 2016 The fishing season for moi, or the Pacific threadfin, will be closed from June through August in Hawaii waters, according to the state Department of Land and Natural Resource. more »»

Stolen dog returned to Kauai animal shelter

May 29, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai animal shelter welcomed back one of six dogs that was stolen from the facility after the animal was found wandering along a highway. more »»

Telescope company, foes want hearings officer replaced

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Opponents of a giant telescope and the nonprofit company that wants to build it on Mauna Kea agree on something: It’s time for a new hearings officer to oversee proceedings for the... more »»

World’s largest sponge found in Hawaiian waters

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Researchers in Hawaii have been absorbed by a sea creature they discovered last summer, and their findings are pretty bi. more »»

Hanabusa begins run for Congress

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — Former U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has begun the process to run for the congressional seat that will be left vacant by U.S. Rep. Mark Taka. more »»

Groups move to protect Pearl Harbor’s historic moorings

May 28, 2016 HONOLULU — The National Park Service and the nonprofit group Pacific Historic Parks on Wednesday launched an effort to win grant money to preserve historic Pearl Harbor battleship moorings. more »»



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