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DOE backs cuts in education funding

September 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Education approved wide-ranging spending restrictions to deal with budget cuts, with the largest reductions going to the special education budget. more »»

High cost of living a factor in poverty level

September 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s poverty rate is lower than most other states in the nation, according to new census data. more »»

3 survive capsizing, swim ashore

September 17, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — A man with a broken leg, a 10-year-old boy and a boat owner were able to swim to safety after a wave capsized their 19-foot vessel off the west coast of Kaua. more »»

Lava continues to flow slowly through vacant property

September 17, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano continues to move slowly through a vacant lot in a rural subdivision. more »»

Honolulu, Chicago and New York on short list for Obama library

September 16, 2014 WASHINGTON — Honolulu, Chicago and New York have made the short list to host Barack Obama’s future presidential library. more »»

Burger King wants needle lawsuit dismissed

September 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Burger King wants to dismiss a lawsuit alleging there were needles in a sandwich after the former soldier who made the claim didn’t attend a settlement conference. more »»

Lava enters vacant lots in Big Isle subdivision

September 16, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Lava has begun moving over a vacant lot in a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island. more »»

Stagnant wages weighing on Hawaii’s tax revenue — study

September 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A new report on the nation’s growing income gap finds that stagnant wages for most Americans have dampened consumer spending, and that’s bad for states like Hawaii that depend heavil... more »»

State / In Brief

September 14, 2014 No penalty in police misfire, union says HONOLULU — The president of the Honolulu police officers’ union says an officer should not be punished because his gun discharged in the bathroom of a Target... more »»

Police probe road rage incident

September 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating a road rage incident between a woman shouting obscenities and another motorist who recorded the confrontation on his cellphone and posted it online. more »»

Lava continues approach toward homes on Big Isle

September 14, 2014 PUNA (AP) — Lava seeping from a Hawaiian volcano on the state’s Big Island oozed another 150 yards as it drew nearer to a small, residential neighborhood. more »»

Military exercises in Guam to draw 18,000 U.S. forces

September 13, 2014 PEARL HARBOR (AP) — American forces are converging on Guam, a strategically important U.S. more »»

Slow-moving lava nearing 3 vacant lots in rural subdivision on Big Isle

September 13, 2014 HONOLULU — Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos soon could reach three vacant lots in a rural subdivision on Hawaii’s Big Island, but officials are hopeful homes will be spare. more »»

State / In Brief

September 13, 2014 Obama approves aid for storm repairs HONOLULU — President Barack Obama has ordered federal aid to help with recovery efforts in Hawaii neighborhoods affected by Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Oahu to move homeless people from tourists

September 11, 2014 HONOLULU — The Honolulu City Council approved several measures Wednesday aimed at moving homeless people out of tourist hotspots in Hawaii, including one that bans sitting and lying down on sidewalk... more »»

Lava is part of life in paradise, say residents

September 10, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980s. She’s at peace with the possibility of eventually having to do so again. more »»

ACLU files lawsuit on behalf of homeless person

September 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has filed a lawsuit on behalf of a homeless man who was cited by police for panhandling on the Big Island. more »»

Hawaii wait times cut for veterans to see docs

September 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Wait times are getting shorter for Hawaii’s veterans who need to see a docto. more »»

Report outlines issues obtaining medical marijuana in Hawaii

September 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A report to the state Legislature says certified medical marijuana patients continue to face challenges obtaining the drug. more »»

Hawaii watches as lava creeps closer to residential area

September 9, 2014 PAHOA, Hawaii — Lava from one of the world’s most active volcanos has been advancing at a slower pace the past few days and is now moving parallel to a sparsely populated subdivision on Hawaii’s Big... more »»



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