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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 »»

Ex-soldier found eligible for death penalty

May 24, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal jury on Friday decided that a former soldier convicted of murder is eligible for the death penalty in the first capital case in the history of Hawaii’s statehood. more »»

Jury weighs death penalty for former soldier

May 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors began deliberations in the sentencing-eligibility phase of the trial of Naeem Williams, who was convicted last month in the 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia. more »»

Most middle, high schools ready for more hours

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Most of Hawaii’s public secondary schools are ready to provide more learning time starting next school yea. more »»

Forecast: 4 to 7 cyclones in 2014 in central Pacific

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The large swath of the Pacific that includes Hawaii could see four to seven tropical cyclones during the upcoming hurricane season, weather forecasters said Wednesday. more »»

Hawaii to host major global conservation conference

May 22, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii will host the world’s largest conservation conference in 2016, drawing leaders from 1,200 organizations worldwide that are part of The International Union for Conservation of Nature. more »»

Scam promises riches from Ghana

May 22, 2014 The state Department of the Attorney General’s Investigations Division has opened a criminal investigation into an email fraud scheme involving false representations about compensation by the... more »»

Lawsuit accuses federal agent of sexual assault

May 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii woman who ran an escort service said in a civil lawsuit that a federal agent entrapped her in a methamphetamine case, forced her to be his informant and sexually assaulted... more »»

Trustees discuss letter on Kingdom of Hawaii

May 20, 2014 HONOLULU — The CEO of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs emerged vindicated and relieved after an all-day board meeting Monday that had him concerned for his job. more »»

State/In Brief

May 20, 2014 Duke Aiona enters the governors race HONOLULU — Former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona has made it official that he’s running for governor. more »»



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