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March 14, 2015 Consecutive life terms overturned HONOLULU— A Hawaii appeals court has overturned the three consecutive life prison terms for the man convicted in a road shooting that killed a mother of 10. more »»

Committee votes down Ige’s DLNR candidate

March 13, 2015 HONOLULU — A panel of Hawaii lawmakers has recommended that the Senate reject Gov. David Ige’s nominee to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources. more »»

Attorney general, public safety head approved

March 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii state Senate has confirmed the governor’s appointments for attorney general and public safety directo. more »»

Illegal vacation rentals tackled in Honolulu bills

March 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu City Council has given preliminary approval to bills cracking down on illegal vacation rentals and allowing more residential properties to add a second dwelling. more »»

Ex-teacher gets 1 year in jail

March 13, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A former Honolulu girls’ school teacher must spend a year in jail for the sexual assault of a 15-year-old student. more »»

State Senate considers controversial Ige nominee

March 12, 2015 HONOLULU — A Hawaii Senate panel is taking up Gov. David Ige’s nomination of Carleton Ching to lead the Department of Land and Natural Resources. more »»

Kauai’s famed Coco Palms Resort could reopen in 2 years

March 12, 2015 LIHUE, Hawaii — A Kauai resort famous for appearing in the 1961 Elvis Presley movie “Blue Hawaii” could reopen in two years after the county planning commission approved a developer’s plans for its... more »»

State House OKs pot dispensaries

March 11, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii is one step closer to having a system of medical marijuana dispensaries nearly 15 years after the drug was legalized in the state. more »»

Hawaiian to trim leg room

March 10, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaiian Airlines announced last week that it plans to reduce leg room by about an inch on all interisland flights by the end of the year. more »»

Source: Obama library decision put on hold

March 10, 2015 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama will hold off on announcing the location for his future presidential library — with a site at the University of Hawaii-Manoa in the running — until after Chicago’... more »»

UH West Oahu accreditation is reaffirmed

March 10, 2015 KAPOLEI, Oahu (AP) — The Western Association of Schools and Colleges is reaffirming accreditation for the University of Hawaii’s West Oahu campus, while removing it from notice-of-concern status. more »»

Couple guilty of trying to kill former soldier

March 8, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman and her boyfriend have been convicted of attempted murder in the stabbing of the woman’s sister — a former soldier from Hawaii who was 2-months pregnan. more »»

Hawaii House votes to keep Say in residency challenge

March 7, 2015 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House voted Friday to keep its longest-serving member after a first-of-its-kind panel was convened to examine his residency and recommended that he stay. more »»

‘Sound of Music’ family member now lives on Kauai

March 7, 2015 LIHUE, Kauai — When “The Sound of Music” was released in 1965, Bourgi von Trapp was 11 years old and living in Austria. more »»

Former soldier describes knife attack by sister and boyfriend

March 6, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A former soldier testified she was 2-months pregnant when her sister and her sister’s boyfriend held her down and stabbed her in the living room of her Hawaii home. more »»

Biomass plant benefits from fire-damaged Kauai forest

March 6, 2015 KOKEE, Kauai (AP) — The state has started cutting down trees on 300 acres of Kauai forest reserve that were scorched by wildfire in 2012 and sending the wood to be processed at a new... more »»

Nearly half of guards at 4 prisons out sick for Super Bowl

March 5, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Nearly half of the guards at four prisons across Hawaii called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday, prompting a lawmaker to call for an audit for sick leave taken by prison guards statewid. more »»

UH-Manoa to go smoke-free July 1

March 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus is going smoke-free. Starting July 1, it will be the second campus, after Kapiolani Community College, to ban smoking in the state. more »»

Escapee jumps from bridge, dies

March 4, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu authorities say a man in custody has died after he jumped from a police vehicle and fell from a bridg. more »»

Police shoot Hilo man suspected of driving at officers

March 2, 2015 HILO (AP) — Two Hawaii County police officers shot and critically wounded a suspect who drove toward them on a downtown Hilo street, according to the department. more »»

 
 
 

 

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