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Ex-soldier gets life sentence in daughter’s death

February 7, 2015 HONOLULU — Calling it a sentence “cast in stone,” a federal judge Friday made it official that a former Hawaii-based soldier who avoided execution in his 5-year-old daughter’s beating death must... more »»

Counties’ rights to regulate farming challenged by bills

February 6, 2015 HONOLULU — A tug-of-war over control of the agriculture industry’s use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is playing out in the Hawaii Legislature as lawmakers consider bills that would... more »»

House takes up challenge to Say’s residency

February 6, 2015 HONOLULU — The state House of Representatives is taking up a challenge that questions whether a member is eligible to serve. more »»

Lawmakers want HMSA to sell plans on exchange

February 5, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers want to make the state’s largest health insurer resume selling plans on the troubled state-run health insurance exchange after it withdrew citing technical problems. more »»

Bill would keep employers out of workers’ social media

February 4, 2015 HONOLULU — Employees wouldn’t have to give bosses the passwords to their social media accounts under a bill in the state Legislature. Privacy rights are extremely important to Rep. more »»

Bill seeks to stop Section 8 discrimination

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU — Affordable housing can be hard to find in Hawaii, and one lawmaker is trying to make it easier on families with Section 8 vouchers. more »»

Teachers, state to return to bargaining table

February 3, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers will be negotiating with the state for a pay increase. more »»

Big Island coach cuts off female wrestler’s hair

January 31, 2015 HILO (AP) — A friendly bet between a high school coach and a wrestler has led to a suspension and a police investigation in Hawai. more »»

Grandmother: Chief’s wife promised to pay off mortgage

January 31, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The 95-year-old grandmother of the Honolulu police chief’s wife testified Friday that she trusted her granddaughter and was devastated when she found out a reverse mortgage on her... more »»

Judge OKs $600K restitution for molasses spill

January 30, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge is allowing a shipping company to pay $600,000 in restitution to environmental organizations as part of a sentence for spilling molasses in Honolulu Harbor. more »»

84,000 families struggle to find homes, Hawaii lawmakers told

January 28, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii housing officials are reminding lawmakers that low-income families need more affordable housing. more »»

Governor says state needs money for housing, projects

January 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige wants to build a better home for the state’s young and elderly. But to do that, the state needs more money. more »»

Two small planes run out of fuel, crash-land on same day

January 27, 2015 Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii on the same day, with one briefly nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive... more »»

Police: Man, 36, dead after stabbing on Oahu

January 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Pacific Palisades. more »»

Big Island mayor ends waste-to-energy incinerator plans

January 25, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii County effort to build a waste-to-energy incinerator as an alternative to landfills will be halted because of changes in the project’s economics, Mayor Billy Kenoi... more »»

USS Peleliu will join inactive fleet in Hawaii

January 25, 2015 HONOLULU — The amphibious assault ship USS Peleliu will be decommissioned March 31 after a 35-year career that included supporting operations in Afghanistan. more »»

Transgender group wants new rules for birth certificates

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Kaleo Ramos said he was 9 when he contemplated suicide. He had been born a girl, and his birth certificate indicated he was female. But he identified as a male, and life at school was hard. more »»

Ige picks Ching for state DLNR chairman

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige has appointed Carleton Ching to serve as chairman of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources. more »»

Lingle to serve as senior adviser to Ill. governor

January 24, 2015 CHICAGO (AP) — Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner is tapping former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle to serve in his administration. more »»

Crews survey ocean for oil after ship sinks

January 24, 2015 HONOLULU — Crews have spotted a red diesel sheen south of Honolulu International Airport one day after a vessel sank off the coast of Oahu, the U.S. Coast Guard said Friday. more »»



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