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$12.1B Hawaii budget OK’d

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Legislature on Tuesday approved a $12. more »»

State to HECO: Accept alternatives

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The state Public Utilities Commission on Tuesday ordered Hawaiian Electric Co. to reduce energy costs and accommodate more solar power and other renewable energy on the grid. more »»

Stowaway’s dad arrives in Honolulu

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU — The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well has arrived in the islands from California, a Hawaii official said Tuesday. more »»

Minimum wage hike approved

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed the state’s first minimum wage increase since 2007, raising it from $7.25 to $10.10 per hour and phasing in the change over four years. more »»

$1.5M approved for health exchange

April 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have approved $1.5 million in state funding to prop up its troubled health insurance exchange built under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul. more »»

Some bills die as Legislature nears its close

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The flameout of a bill that could have drastically reshaped Honolulu’s Kakaako neighborhood was among the most prominent casualties of a conference committee period that snuffed several... more »»

Governor to sign industrial hemp bill

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie plans to sign a bill to establish an industrial hemp research program at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. more »»

Big Isle pot minister gets 5-year sentence

April 29, 2014 HONOLULU — A Big Island man who openly used his ministry to promote marijuana use was sentenced Monday to five years in federal prison for having 300 pot plants as part of a distribution ring. more »»

Officials sing praises of ukulele, steel guitar, but Hawaii instrument bills die

April 28, 2014 HONOLULU — Sorry, ukulele. Hawaii won’t spurn the steel guitar to sound its love for you. more »»

‘She can rest now’: Former soldier convicted in fatal beating of girl, 5

April 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal jury on Thursday convicted a former Hawaii soldier of murder in the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, a capital offense in a state that doesn’t have the death penalty. more »»

2 weeks left for Legislature

April 21, 2014 HONOLULU — There’s a juggling act going on at the Hawaii Legislature as lawmakers negotiate the finer details of hundreds of bill. more »»

Lawmakers still at odds over minimum wage

April 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii House members put forward a new minimum wage plan Thursday that would allow most employers in the state to take a longer time to increase wages. more »»

Depth of Hawaii health exchange probe unclear

April 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The scope of a federal review of Hawaii’s troubled health insurance exchange was unclear Friday after the U.S. more »»

Lawyer: Director not in Hawaii during alleged acts

April 19, 2014 HONOLULU — Credit card receipts, telephone records and production schedules show that “X-Men” franchise director Bryan Singer was not in Hawaii when a lawsuit claims he sexually abused a 17-year-old... more »»

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 »»

 
 
 

 

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