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State Legislature plans to take up police reform, health care in 2017

May 6, 2016 HONOLULU — The 2016 Hawaii legislative session has ended, and Hawaii lawmakers have passed dozens of bills including those to ban sex trafficking and combat homelessness. more »»

Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane

May 4, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. more »»

Money to cool schools provided

May 4, 2016 HONOLULU — After years of dealing with sweltering classrooms where classroom teachers spritzed their students with water to keep them cool, the state Legislature has approved $100 million to cool... more »»

Bishop Museum president resigns amid investigation

May 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of Honolulu’s Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000. more »»

Above-average wildfire year predicted for Hawaii, West

May 2, 2016 Hawaii, Alaska and the West face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday. more »»

Big Island development permit delayed amid concerns

May 1, 2016 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A proposed 300-unit condominium development on the Big Island will be the subject of a contested case hearing following concerns from residents who say that the project would... more »»

Kauai considers plan to reduce carbon output

May 1, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai officials are looking to decrease the island’s effect on the environment by limiting carbon output. Kauai County officials are considering a climate action plan in the budget. more »»

Kemas plead not guilty to murder

May 1, 2016 HILO (AP) — The parents of a Big Island boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. more »»

Lawmakers negotiate bills as deadline nears

April 30, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers negotiated final details on dozens of bills ahead of a major legislative deadline, rushing around the Capitol and huddling in groups and trying to reach last-minute... more »»

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

April 30, 2016 HILO (AP) — The parents of a Big Island boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidenc. more »»

State / In Brief

April 30, 2016 DOE reviewing applications HONOLULU — The state Department of Education has been inundated with thousands of applications from people all over the world after bringing attention to Hawaii’s teacher... more »»

Police make arrest in monk seal attack

April 29, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video. more »»

State reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak

April 28, 2016 HONOLULU — State officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state’s dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious. more »»

State/In Brief

April 25, 2016 Uber driver charged with sexual assault HONOLULU — A man who worked as an Uber driver is charged in the sexual assault of a 16-year-old passenger on Oah. more »»

Lawmakers OK funds to fight rapid ohia death

April 23, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers have agreed to give $300,000 to figure out how to stop a fungus that has killed thousands of native ohia trees on the Big Island. more »»

Man arrested for yoga airplane altercation pleads guilty

April 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A tourist accused of becoming violent because he couldn’t do yoga on a plane pleaded guilty Thursday to interfering with a flight crew. more »»

Lawmakers boost preschool funding, postpone decisions

April 20, 2016 HONOLULU — Legislative leaders want to boost funding for a program that helps fund preschool for children from low-income families, and say they’ve agreed to increase the budget for the Preschool... more »»

Lawmakers: Civil asset forfeiture unit needs oversight

April 19, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers want to know how often police are seizing people’s property and what happens with money they make from selling it. more »»

Fire department calls Hawaii lab explosion an accident

April 19, 2016 HONOLULU — A visiting researcher who lost an arm last month in a laboratory explosion at the University of Hawaii told fire investigators the blast occurred after she turned off a digital pressure... more »»

State/In Brief

April 18, 2016 Tiger euthanized at Honolulu Zoo HONOLULU — Officials said that a female Sumatran tiger at the Honolulu Zoo, thought to be the longest-living one in captivity, has been euthanized at age 25. more »»



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