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Governor hopefuls spar over budget

October 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii gubernatorial candidates had tough questions for their opponents as they debated starting new public-private partnerships to address recurring problems and sparred over who would... more »»

UH asks for OK to release ‘medflies’ predator

September 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A tiny wasp that attacks harmful Mediterranean fruit flies could be released in Hawaii. more »»

Restaurant nets fine for removing safety placard

September 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Department of Health has fined a Honolulu noodle restaurant for breaking food safety rules and for taking down a sign that stated the violations. more »»

Big Isle lava puts rural communities in ‘limbo’

September 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The leading edge of closely watched lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii’s Big Island advanced slightly after about a week of no movement, and then it stopped again. more »»

Lava advances slightly; no evacuations

September 29, 2014 PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — Authorities say the lava flow from a volcano on the Big Island has advanced about 25 yards. more »»

Oahu lawmaker fined $50,000 by ethics commission

September 28, 2014 HONOLULU — The Honolulu Ethics Commission fined Romy Cachola, a state representative and former city councilman, $50,000 for multiple alleged violations of city ethics laws, including accepting... more »»

Ranchers challenged to keep cattle at home

September 28, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — It’s a challenge for Big Island ranchers to keep their cattle in the islands while beef prices climb to all-time highs on the Mainland, a University of Hawaii livestock expert sai... more »»

More lava flow road options considered

September 28, 2014 HILO (AP) — Officials on the Big Island are asking the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers to help with solutions for the possibility of lava covering a major highway. more »»

Attempted murder suspect unfit for trial in Oahu case

September 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman charged with second-degree attempted murder has been ordered to receive treatment at Hawaii State Hospital. more »»

Consumers urged to use caution with online loans

September 27, 2014 Hawaii residents should exercise caution when searching for a loan through an online lender, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs Office of Consumer Protection has advise. more »»

Gas stations, stores sold to Texas company

September 27, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s largest independent gasoline operator is being sold to a Texas company for $240 million. Houston-based Susser Petroleum MLP said Thursday that it will buy Aloha Petroleum Ltd. more »»

Pilot crash-lands in ocean

September 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A former Alaska bush pilot safely avoided beachgoers when he crash-landed his small airplane in the ocean just off a beach on Oahu’s North Shore after running out of fuel. more »»

USO gang in prisons described in court

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A Hawaii prison gang formed out of a need for inmate protection evolved into a violent organization whose members are “kings of their castle,” a federal prosecutor told a jury Wednesday a... more »»

Former workers at state hospital sue

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Former employees have claimed in a lawsuit that Hawaii State Hospital supervisors created an unsafe work environment that resulted in daily attacks by patients on workers. more »»

Gubernatorial and Congress 1st District candidates debate at Chamber gathering

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU — Candidates competing to represent Hawaii as governor and in Congress debated taxes and money as they faced off in the forum hosted by the Chamber of Commerce. State Rep. more »»

Legislators talk domestic abuse with HPD chief

September 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha met with a group of female lawmakers upset with the department’s reaction to the case of a sergeant accused of domestic abuse. more »»

Closely watched lava flow stalls, remains a concern

September 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lava threatening rural communities on Hawaii’s Big Island has essentially stalled for now, officials said Monday, but that isn’t putting anyone at ease. more »»

Caregiver pleads guilty in reckless death of woman

September 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Waipahu care home operator is pleading guilty to manslaughter in the death of an 88-year-old woman. more »»

Judge to rule by month’s end on Say’s residency challenge

September 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s former House speaker Rep. Calvin Say is being challenged to prove he lives in the neighborhood he represent. more »»

Kauai council backs GMO appeal funding

September 20, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — The Kauai County Council has approved additional funding to appeal a court ruling saying state law pre-empts a county law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops. more »»



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