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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 »»

Lava continues slow flow

September 8, 2014 PUNA, Hawaii (AP) — The hot lava flowing from Hawaii’s active volcano has quickened its creep toward a sparsely populated neighborhood. more »»

State / In Brief

September 7, 2014 Residents still on alert as lava flow slows PUNA, Hawaii — Residents in a sparsely populated neighborhood near Hawaii’s active volcano are still on alert while officials say a dangerous lava flow ha... more »»

Licensing customer service faulted

September 7, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu agency that issues driver’s licenses and state identification cards has serious customer service problems, a city audit has concluded. more »»

Prison garb harkens back to ’40s stripes

September 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Prisoners at one Hawaii jail have traded solid-colored jumpsuits for stripes. more »»

State / In Brief

September 6, 2014 Lava moving slowly; no evacuations yet PAHOA, Hawaii — Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say lava is moving very slowly, with very little vegetation burning. more »»

Flowing lava closing in on Big Island homes

September 5, 2014 HONOLULU — Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii’s Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new disaster Thursday as scientists warned... more »»

Trial date set in underwater fight over tropical fish

September 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii man who collects and sells tropical fish for a living has pleaded not guilty to a charge of terroristic threatening for allegedly pulling the air-supply regulator out of... more »»

No clear front-runner in 3-way gubernatorial race

September 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. David Ige surprised political observers when he pulled off a historic upset, beating incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for governor. more »»

Abercrombie: Primary loss over legalization of same-sex marriage

August 30, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage. more »»

Judge sets a date for U.S. agent’s possible third trial

August 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is tentatively scheduling a possible third trial for a federal agent recently found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant. more »»

FEMA denies request for post-storm disaster declaration

August 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Judges dismiss ACLU lawsuit over election

August 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote. more »»

Study: Climate change to affect Hawaii tourism

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii report is warning the state’s tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change. more »»

Judge lets director’s accuser drop lawsuit

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. more »»

Guilty plea in palace vandalism

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu woman is pleading guilty to vandalizing Iolani Palace after she kicked the front door of the historic building earlier this year. more »»



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