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Governor, not opponent, to speak to Dems

April 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie was invited to speak at the state Democratic convention in May, but his primary opponent David Ige was not, which has left the state senator feeling slighte. more »»

State agency: Health exchange owes us

April 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Department of Human Services may seek about $4. more »»

Island states are also sister states

April 16, 2014 Indonesian Consul General Madi Hartono and Gov. Neil Abercrombie hold documents establishing a sister state relationship between Bali and Hawaii at the state Capitol in Honolulu on Monday. more »»

Groups allowed to join Kauai law defense

April 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge has decided to allow four nonprofit organizations to join Kauai County in defending a new law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops in court. more »»

Abercrombie apologizes for statements on Inouye

April 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has apologized for his statements about Sen. Inouye’s dying wish to appoint Rep. Colleen Hanabusa to his seat in the U.S. Senate. more »»

FAA: Hawaiian plane not properly inspected

April 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Federal Aviation Administration says Hawaiian Airlines went eight years without properly inspecting certain components of one of its planes used for commercial flights. more »»

Group plugs tiny homes as housing solution

April 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Advocates in Honolulu are proposing that Hawaii rejigger its ohana housing regulations so the tiny homes might address the state’s urgent housing shortag. more »»

State/In Brief

April 14, 2014 Hawaii, Bali set to become sister states HONOLULU — Hawaii and Bali are to become sister states. Go. more »»

Drone training flights proposed for Hawaii site

April 13, 2014 HILO (AP) — The Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii’s Big Island would host drone training flights for up to 12 weeks a year under a proposal to relocate unmanned aircraft to the state from Californi. more »»

Honolulu inmates wage hunger strike over conditions

April 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A handful of inmates indicted on charges of being part of a prison gang have waged a hunger strike to protest conditions at Honolulu’s Federal Detention Center. more »»

State / In Brief

April 13, 2014 Report: Honolulu ranks high for solar HONOLULU — A national report ranks Honolulu first among major U.S. cities for the amount of solar energy systems installed per capita. more »»

Federal judge: Hawaii license suit ‘thin’ but should ‘survive’

April 12, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal judge is not inclined to dismiss a lawsuit alleging Hawaii discriminates against those with limited English skills by making it difficult for them to obtain a driver’s license. U. more »»

Deadline seals fate for state measures

April 12, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are heading into the final stretch of their legislative session, and the fates of many bills have been decided thanks to the passing of a major deadline. more »»

State / In Brief

April 12, 2014 Escapee captured in Wahiawa — police HONOLULU — Honolulu police have captured a theft suspect who escaped from custody in Wahiawa. more »»

Outdoors enthusiasts file complaint against lawmaker

April 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Rock climbers, mountain bikers and other outdoors enthusiasts filed an ethics complaint Thursday against a state representative over changes her committee made to a bill that could help... more »»

State hospital official grilled

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers quizzed the acting Hawaii State Hospital administrator in a hearing to investigate accounts of violence and mismanagement at the facility. more »»

Health insurance exchange requires $4.7M

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU — The head of the Hawaii Health Connector told a panel of lawmakers Wednesday that the troubled health exchange will need $4.7 million to be financially sustainable next year. more »»

Lawmakers gut, replace bills’ contents

April 10, 2014 HONOLULU — A series of bills that lawmakers passed in the Hawaii Senate were drafted without giving the public the proper chance to weigh in, following a “gut-and-replace” maneuver scorned by... more »»

State lawmakers plow through mountain of bills

April 9, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers plowed through a mountain of bills Tuesday in advance of a legislative deadline, moving swiftly through their work until they hit a sex education bill that drew criticism... more »»

HMSA seeks 12.8% rate increase

April 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is asking the state to approve a 12.8 percent rate hike on its health insurance plans for most small-business workers. more »»

 
 

 

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