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White Christmas comes to Big Island

December 26, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A rare blizzard that dusted two island mountaintops gave tourists and residents in Hawaii a white Christmas. more »»

Obama marks end of Afghan combat

December 26, 2014 KANEOHE, Oahu — President Barack Obama marked the end of more than a decade of combat in Afghanistan by paying tribute to America’s military, telling troops on Christmas Day that their sacrifices... more »»

Swollen streams strand 62 hikers

December 26, 2014 KAPAA, Kauai (AP) — Firefighters in Hawaii rescued more than 60 hikers, including some who were stranded for days, when heavy rain made streams too swollen to cross on the island of Kauai. more »»

Blizzard warning brings snow for two summits on Big Island

December 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Some people in Hawaii are dreaming of a White Christmas. A blizzard warning remained in effect Wednesday for the summits of Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on the Big Island of Hawaii. more »»

Golf, hiking for relaxing president on Oahu

December 24, 2014 KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the fourth day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Tuesday: * For the second day in a row, the president headed to the gym at Marine Corp... more »»

Gov. Ige’s $25B budget for state a starting point

December 23, 2014 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige has released a first draft of Hawaii’s $25. more »»

‘Year of action’: Obama rocks boat, keeps word in 2014

December 23, 2014 HONOLULU — President Barack Obama rang in 2014 by declaring a “year of action,” vowing to strengthen the nation by focusing on fairness, competitiveness and the power of American diplomacy. more »»

Police: Motorcycle driver strikes curb, dies in crash

December 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say a motorcyclist died when his bike hit a curb and he was thrown off. The crash occurred early Sunday morning in front of the Diamond Head Theatre. more »»

Hawaii County adds public buses, mechanics

December 23, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Big Island public transit riders who use the Hele On bus system are beginning to see improvements that were promised with a 2013 fare hike. more »»

Obama briefed on shooting; goes golfing and to beach

December 22, 2014 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family arrived on Oahu late Friday for their annual vacatio. more »»

Kilauea Lodge owners retiring

December 21, 2014 VOLCANO, Hawaii — A historic piece of Volcano village is for sale. more »»

Obamas arrive in Hawaii for annual vacation

December 21, 2014 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama and his family arrived on Oahu late Friday for their annual holiday vacatio. more »»

More than 61K in Hawaii said to be cramming victims

December 20, 2014 A nationwide settlement that included Hawaii — and more than 61,000 customers statewide — will offer compensation to T-Mobile customers victimized by mobile cramming — the placing of unauthorized... more »»

Oahu’s rail project lacking in revenue; costs up to $700M more than planned

December 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Oahu’s rail transit system — the largest public works project in Hawaii — is facing lagging revenues and soaring costs. more »»

‘Nut rage’ gives isle macadamia nuts boost

December 17, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Korean Air Lines executive’s tantrum over bagged nuts in a first-class cabin is drawing enough attention to give Hawaii’s $38 million macadamia nut industry a boos. more »»

Sign-ups climb at health exchange

December 17, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Health Connector has signed up about 3,500 people for health insurance in the past month, an improvement from last year, when just 275 people signed up for coverage in the... more »»

Lava on course to reach gas stations, stores

December 16, 2014 HONOLULU — Lava from a volcano on Hawaii’s Big Island is on course to reach a shopping center with a gas station and a supermarket in seven to 10 days, officials said Monday. more »»

Public may get to view cooling Big Isle lava

December 14, 2014 HILO (AP) — The public could soon get an up-close look at portions of the cooling lava flow on Hawaii’s Big Island. more »»

State / In Brief

December 14, 2014 Hawaii’s gas prices dip below $3 a gallon HONOLULU — Gas prices are dipping below $3 a gallon in some parts of Oahu for the first time in seven years. more »»

‘Arachnophobic’: Spider bites lead to jumpy workers

December 14, 2014 KILAUEA, Kauai — For several months, while rebuilding rock walls and landscaping at a property in Kilauea, Tommy Taylor and his employees were being bitten — sometimes daily — by what he initially... more »»



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