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NOAA to seek rules for swims with Hawaii dolphins

March 12, 2016 WAIANAE, Oahu — Allison Alterman likes to swim in the ocean for exercise near her home on the Big Island. Sometimes her swimming group will see spinner dolphins gliding or jumping near its cours. more »»

Navy chopper rescues 3 who abandoned ship off Big Island

March 12, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A Navy helicopter rescued three fishermen who abandoned their ship in rough seas about 160 miles southwest of the Big Island on Friday. more »»

Sailor killed at Pearl Harbor, now identified, gets funeral

March 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A sailor killed in the attack on Pearl Harbor has been buried with full military honors nearly 75 years later. more »»

Hawaii largely ignored by GOP candidates

March 8, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s world-class beaches and swaying palm trees may lure tourists, but as Republicans prepare for today’s GOP presidential caucus, the far-away state isn’t drawing the candidates’ love. more »»

State/In Brief

March 7, 2016 Hiker injured in fall from Oahu trail HONOLULU — A hiker is injured after falling from Oahu’s Olomana trail. Emergency medical services responded to the fall Saturday mornin. more »»

Hawaii confirms first case of Zika virus this year

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu resident who contracted the Zika virus elsewhere became Hawaii’s first case of the mosquito-borne virus this year, health officials said. more »»

Judge changes DHHL funding order

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is removing language from a November order instructing the state to increase funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands by nearly $19 million. more »»

Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands. On Feb. more »»

Slom taken to hospital

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s lone Republican Senator Sam Slom was taken to the hospital for tests Friday. more »»

Bill would ban stalkers from buying guns

March 3, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are pushing to keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and sex offenders to help combat domestic violence. more »»

Hokule‘a to stop in Cuba during voyage

March 2, 2016 HONOLULU — The Polynesian voyaging canoe sailing around the world without modern navigation equipment will be stopping in Cuba. more »»

Lawmakers kill bill for long-term care benefit

March 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers killed a bill that would have made Hawaii the first state in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. more »»

Geography makes marijuana sales tricky in Hawaii

February 29, 2016 HONOLULU — With less than five months to go before medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Hawaii, business owners could be facing unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal... more »»

Lawmakers to discuss funding for housing, long-term care

February 29, 2016 HONOLULU — Facing down a projection that Hawaii will need an additional 60,000 housing units to meet long-term demand over the next five years, state lawmakers plan to chip away at deciding how much... more »»

State / In Brief

February 29, 2016 Authorities investigate warehouse fire HONOLULU — Authorities are investigating a warehouse fire that caused an estimated $2.2 million in damage. more »»

Native Hawaiian enclave adopts a constitution

February 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A constitutional convention of Native Hawaiians has adopted a governing document that will go out to a vote for ratification, the organization behind the gathering announced. more »»

Obama says Oahu ice cream job taught him about hard work

February 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his unglamorous first job scooping ice cream taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard wor. more »»

Report: Oahu pilot initially eyed grass landing

February 25, 2016 HONOLULU — The pilot of a tour helicopter that crashed in Pearl Harbor last week felt a vibration then heard a grinding noise and a loud bang before heading toward a grassy area to attempt a landing... more »»

Emergency homeless declaration extended

February 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Tuesday extended an emergency declaration aimed at easing the highest per-capita rate of homelessness in the nation. Lt. Go. more »»

Teen passenger in Pearl Harbor helicopter crash dies

February 23, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A 16-year-old passenger died Monday after being injured last week in a Pearl Harbor helicopter crash, hospital officials said. more »»



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