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Researcher injured in Hawaii lab explosion

March 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A 29-year-old visiting researcher was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after an explosion at a University of Hawaii laboratory. more »»

Native Hawaiian group won’t hold vote to ratify constitution

March 17, 2016 HONOLULU — The group that organized a gathering of Native Hawaiians to draft a constitution for self-governance said Wednesday it won’t hold a vote to ratify the document, in an apparent move to... more »»

House to vote on $16B spending plan

March 14, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii House of Representatives is planning to vote on the state’s $16 billion spending plan for 2017. more »»

State / In Brief

March 13, 2016 Trump gets 11 of 19 GOP delegates HONOLULU — Donald Trump has won the lion’s share of Hawaii’s Republican delegates. more »»

Sole surviving ferry-related bill ‘tenuously’ alive

March 12, 2016 Out of nine ferry-related bills considered by state lawmakers this session, only one remains afloat, and even that one is “tenuously” alive, according to Hawaii Shippers’ Council President Michael... more »»

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 »»



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