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Search suspended for passenger

November 16, 2013 HILO (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a woman reported overboard from a cruise ship in Hawaii. The search for the 54-year-old woman was suspended Friday. more »»

Hawaii requests reinstating canceled plans

November 16, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s insurance commissioner is requesting insurance carriers continue health plans that faced nonrenewal by the end of the year because they don’t comply with the federal health... more »»

Judge upholds state’s new gay marriage law

November 15, 2013 HONOLULU — A Hawaii judge on Thursday ruled the state’s brand new gay marriage law is legal, despite a challenge saying voters thought they barred same-sex marriage 15 years ago in the state... more »»

State’s primary election system OK’d by a judge

November 15, 2013 HONOLULU — A federal judge on Thursday upheld Hawaii’s open primary election, ruling that a lawsuit challenging the system failed to prove it’s “facially unconstitutional. more »»

Gay marriage legal in Hawaii

November 14, 2013 HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago. more »»

Employees: Assaults common at hospital

November 14, 2013 KANEOHE (AP) — Some Hawaii State Hospital employees say frequent assaults by patients are keeping them away from work for months, even years. more »»

Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage bill

November 13, 2013 HONOLULU — The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Go. more »»

Hawaii homeless numbers fall slightly

November 13, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The number of homeless in Hawaii receiving assistance from public agencies fell slightly in the last three years, but advocates say a strong need remains for affordable low-income... more »»

Wind, rain cause of power outages

November 12, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Strong wind and rain knocked out power to hundreds of customers on Oahu over the weekend but utility officials say repairs restored electricity to most customers. more »»

State / In Brief

November 9, 2013 Plane flips at airfield; pilot walks away HONOLULU — The Honolulu Fire Department says a pilot suffered cuts but refused medical attention when his small airplane flipped at Dillingham Airfield in... more »»

House moves gay marriage to a final vote

November 7, 2013 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House has moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to a final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and crowds outside the chamber. more »»

Big Isle committee rejects Sunshine Law change

November 7, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Big Island’s council is poised to block an attempt to change Hawaii’s open meetings law. more »»

Marriage bill heads for House

November 6, 2013 HONOLULU — Two state House committees sent a bill that would legalize gay marriage to the full chamber Tuesday night, ending a five-day public hearing that exposed deep divisions in Hawaii on an... more »»

Ruling on dam break claims is overturned

November 6, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — Kilauea Irrigation Co. is responsible for defending the state against lawsuits brought in the aftermath of a deadly 2006 Kauai dam break, a state appeals court has found. more »»

Live snake found on Oahu

November 6, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture said a live snake was found on a sidewalk in Honolulu’s Chinatown. more »»

Motorcyclist, 25, critical after crashing into a telephone pole

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say a motorcycle struck a telephone pole in Haleiwa and the 25-year-old driver was critically injured. The man’s name was not immediately released. more »»

Judge inclined to deny ‘Wonder Blunder’ motion; promoter says seeking fair trial

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU — A federal judge said she’s inclined to deny a motion by a North Carolina man to move his trial over a failed University of Hawaii concert that was supposed to feature Stevie Wonder. more »»

State’s gay union hearing stretches into its fourth day

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU — Two Hawaii House committees considering a bill to legalize gay marriage are tightening rules on testimony at a joint hearing after some people used a registration list to speak for other. more »»

UH, Oceanic in talks about athletics on TV

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii began renegotiating a deal to televise its sports with Oceanic Time Warner, but a local television station group is trying to show its interest. more »»



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