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Agency vows to boost IDs of remains of missing war dead

November 29, 2015 HONOLULU — The Pentagon agency that recovers missing American war dead said it plans to more than double this fiscal year the number of identifications it made last year — possibly fulfilling for th... more »»

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

November 28, 2015 HONOLULU — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance. more »»

State high court ousts breath test evidence

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — DUI cases may be impacted by a state Supreme Court decision that ousted a defendant’s breath test as evidence. more »»

Injured motorcyclist gets $1.3M settlement

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge has approved a $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who suffered permanent brain injury in a 2012 collision in Honolulu. more »»

Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there’s a mosquito buzzing in his home. more »»

NOAA’s whale entanglement expert shares protection plans

November 26, 2015 LIHUE — In the last dozen years, Ed Lyman has helped free 22 humpback whales from entanglements, recovering buoys and more than 9,000 feet of fishing line that were once wound around the bodies of... more »»

Voyagers near completion of Kauai canoe after 17 years

November 26, 2015 LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Three experienced voyagers from Kauai who set out nearly two decades ago to build the island’s first long-distance Polynesian canoe in more than a century are almost ready to se... more »»

Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll

November 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Federal wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll. The U.S. more »»

Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count

November 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. more »»

Marines: Sandy conditions a factor in May crash

November 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled, the U.. more »»

State awarded for improving food stamp processing

November 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Hawaii more than $660,000 for expediting its review of applications for the federal food stamp program. more »»

Big Isle tries to cut down on mosquito breeding grounds

November 23, 2015 HILO (AP) — Discarded tires collect water and give mosquitoes a breeding ground, which Hawaii County is trying to reduce amid a dengue fever outbreak by offering free recycling. more »»

State / In Brief

November 22, 2015 Cab driver guilty of sexual assault HONOLULU — A cab driver is facing up to 10 years in prison for sexually assaulting a passenger, with another case on similar charges yet to go to trial. more »»

CDC: Don’t let dengue outbreak change travel plans

November 21, 2015 HONOLULU — The growing dengue fever outbreak on Hawaii’s Big Island isn’t a reason to cancel vacation plans to the Aloha State, an official with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said... more »»

Court won’t stop Hawaiian election vote count

November 20, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Votes cast in an ongoing election for Native Hawaiians can be counted as planned, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday. more »»

Allegiant Air to end Hawaii service in 2016

November 19, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Las Vegas-based Allegiant Air has announced it will no longer provide service between the U.S. mainland and Hawaii. more »»

State Supreme Court stays permit for telescop

November 18, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court on Tuesday temporarily suspended a permit that allows a giant telescope to be built on a mountain many Native Hawaiians consider sacred. more »»

Ige: No specific plans to resettle refugees

November 18, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige said Tuesday he doesn’t know of any specific plans to relocate Syrian refugees in Hawaii, one day after he said the state would welcome refugees from the war-torn country. more »»

Dengue fever cases at 56 on Big Island

November 18, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials have confirmed a total of 56 cases of locally-acquired dengue fever on the Big Island. The latest figure confirmed Monday is up from 49 over the weekend. more »»

State to come up with management plan for coral reefs

November 17, 2015 HONOLULU — The State of Hawaii is gathering information from the scientific community and local stakeholders to create a comprehensive coral reef management plan, but officials said Monday that they... more »»



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