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Hirono calls for Hawaii VA investigation

June 11, 2014 HONOLULU (AP)— U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has requested a deeper look into the wait times veterans are subjected to when seeking health care in Hawaii. more »»

Hawaii VA center has longest wait for new patients

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii had the longest wait time in the nation for veterans to get their first appointment with a primary care physician, according to data released Monday by the U.S. more »»

Governor says Hawaii budget is imbalanced

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s budget isn’t balanced, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Monday that he will have to veto some of the Legislature’s spending requests to solve the problem. more »»

Overdoses top list of Hawaii injury deaths

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Drug overdoses have overtaken car crashes as the No. 1 cause of injury deaths in Hawaii, according to statistics from the state Department of Health. more »»

Hawaii exchange sets date for new director

June 9, 2014 HONOLULU — The board of directors of the Hawaii Health Connector is beginning its search for a permanent executive director. more »»

Hawaii to allow split shifts for election workers

June 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are launching a pilot project in this year’s election to give some polling place workers shorter shifts instead of the 14-hour days they’ve worked in the past. more »»

On tape, pilot talks of teen stowaway

June 8, 2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. more »»

Hawaii will make its middle school sex-ed class opt-in

June 7, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii is making its sex-education classes for middle school students opt-in, responding to critics by giving parents responsibility to affirm that they want their children to be taught... more »»

Attorneys argue for, against death penalty

June 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal prosecutor asked for the “ultimate punishment” for a former soldier convicted of his 5-year-old daughter’s murder, while a defense attorney asked for mercy. more »»

Criticism affects Hawaii schools chief’s contract

June 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The superintendent of Hawaii’s public school system will likely keep her job for another three years. more »»

Hawaiian immersion preschool celebrates milestone

June 4, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A preschool that educates children in the Hawaiian language is celebrating 20 years in West Hawaii. Punana Leo o Kona opened in 1994 in a two-story house in Holualo. more »»

Arizona Memorial official: Sales improper

June 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — It was a mistake to sell to tour operators what are supposed to be free tickets for the USS Arizona Memorial, its superintendent said. more »»

Hawaii ahead of many states

June 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii is ahead of most other states in accomplishing President Barack Obama’s goals to cut carbon levels. more »»

NASA to test giant parachute off Kauai

June 2, 2014 LOS ANGELES — The skies off the Hawaiian island of Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the... more »»

Feds file sex harassment lawsuit against Hawaii

June 2, 2014 HONOLULU — The federal government is suing Hawaii and its Department of Transportation’s Airports Division, alleging the sexual harassment of a former airport K-9 handler. more »»

Report finds global warming will stress Hawaii’s fresh water

June 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP)?— William Aila remembers seeing streams flowing with water every winter as a teenager growing up in Waianae, Oahu. more »»

Decades-old photos emerge of Apollo training

June 1, 2014 HONOLULU — Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they came to Hawaii to train on the Big Island’s lunar landscapes. more »»

Oceanographer, big-wave surfer Ricky Grigg dies

June 1, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — Ricky Grigg, a former top-ranked big-wave surfer and oceanographer whose work confirmed one of Charles Darwin’s theories about the origin of tropical islands, has died. He was 77. more »»

Norovirus sickens about 100 at Waikiki hotel

June 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — State health officials have been supervising disinfection measures at a Waikiki hotel after about 100 guests and workers became sick from norovirus. more »»

No long-term contract for UH head

May 31, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii will not be locked into a long-term contract with its next president, a spokeswoman sai. more »»



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