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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 »»

Hokule‘a departs Hawaii to circle world

May 31, 2014 HILO (AP) — Voyagers have set out on a journey that will take them around the world in a double-hulled canoe. The Hokule‘a left Hawaii on Friday to begin its three-year, 47,000-mile odysse. more »»

Kauai man gets probation for making son walk mile

May 30, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — A judge sentenced a Kauai man to one year of probation and a $200 fine for making his son walk a mile home from school as a form of discipline. more »»

Honolulu mulls foam, plastic container ban

May 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council is considering a bill that would ban foam and plastic food containers now widely used to serve plate lunches. more »»

U.S. may pursue relationship with the Native Hawaiians

May 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The federal government is considering re-establishing a government-to-government relationship with Native Hawaiians, just weeks after the head of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs sought... more »»

Sentencing phase gets started at capital trial

May 29, 2014 HONOLULU — Jurors who must decide if a former Hawaii soldier will be sentenced to death are expected to hear from witnesses including his family, high school friends and fellow inmates. more »»

UH president finalists interviewed for the job

May 28, 2014 HONOLULU — The two men vying to become the next University of Hawaii president interviewed for the job Tuesday, amid criticism over one of the finalists’ qualifications and the search process. more »»

State / In Brief

May 25, 2014 Hawaii lawmaker visits Philippines HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmaker John Mizuno and his wife, May Besario Mizuno, are visiting the Philippines to assist in rebuilding efforts after natural disasters last... more »»

Study shows new insights regarding magma

May 25, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A new study of magma from Kilauea volcano helps scientists understand why some eruptions are more explosive than other. more »»

Commander says Navy must improve female retention rate

May 25, 2014 PEARL HARBOR — The Navy retains female sailors at half the rate it holds on to men. more »»

Geothermal plant cited by EPA

May 25, 2014 HILO (AP) — A geothermal plant on the Big Island has been cited by the Environmental Protection Agency for 14 violations, accused of failing to properly maintain and monitor its operations. more »»

Waianae graduate headed to Harvard

May 25, 2014 HONOLULU — In his 12 years as a counselor at Waianae High School, Shane Nakamura never heard of any student getting into an Ivy League university, let alone even applying to one. more »»

Closed meetings rile parents

May 25, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A closed-door meeting about a teacher accused of abusing students is highlighting the state’s rules about what charter schools have to tell the public and what they don’t. more »»

Hawaii’s minimum wage at $10.10 per hour

May 24, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii has raised its minimum wage to $10.10 per hour, putting the state among the first to meet President Barack Obama’s goal of increasing the minimum wage nationwide. Gov. more »»

 
 
 

 

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