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Young adults target of health exchange

February 24, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s online health insurance exchange hopes to boost enrollment by targeting younger adults. more »»

State / In Brief

February 23, 2014 Hawaii’s sister park has 14 volcanoes Hawaii Volcanoes National Park is forming a sister park relationship with a national park in Chin. more »»

UH advertises for new president

February 21, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii is advertising for a new president. The university said Wednesday that advertisements will appear in print and online. more »»

Hawaii considers environmental court to process cases with priority, urgency

February 21, 2014 HONOLULU — Crimes such as pumping pool water into the ocean and dumping trash on roadsides would be prosecuted better if Hawaii establishes an environmental court, advocates and regulators told stat... more »»

‘What good is it?’: Flaws in new vehicle safety stickers

February 20, 2014 WAIPAHU, Oahu (AP) — Flaws have been found in Hawaii’s new vehicle safety stickers, including printing that can easily be remove. more »»

BOE to bolster immersion education

February 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The board of Hawaii’s public school system is committing money and resources to help strengthen a 30-year-old Hawaiian language immersion program. more »»

Lawmakers grapple with drone policies

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering a bill that would make it illegal for police to monitor people with unmanned aircraft without due process. more »»

Honolulu is winner in transit challenge

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal appeals court upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit seeking to stop Honolulu’s high-speed rail transit project. The 9th U.S. more »»

Governor nominates judge to high court

February 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The governor is appointing a circuit court judge and former chairman of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to the Hawaii Supreme Court. Gov. more »»

Rain gives ranchers hope

February 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Weeks of slow, soaking rains are helping the grass to grow again on the western slopes of Maui and the Big Island, giving cattle ranchers hope that they may at last escape a punishing... more »»

5 things to watch for at the Legislature

February 17, 2014 HONOLULU — Committee hearings are slowing at the Hawaii state Legislature, so in the coming four-day week, the usual monsoon of public debate will taper to a fine mis. more »»

Decriminalization remains on table; legalization dead

February 16, 2014 HONOLULU — A bill to legalize recreational marijuana in Hawaii died in committee Thursday. But state lawmakers advanced a measure that could decriminalize possession of up to an ounce of the drug. more »»

Governor names new state health official

February 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. Neil Abercrombie is naming a pediatrician and administrator to lead the state Department of Health. Abercrombie said in a statement Friday Dr. more »»

State driver’s license test will soon be available in Hawaiian

February 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Even though Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state, Hawaii residents won’t be able to take driver’s license exams in the language until next month. more »»

Kauai council OKs $75K for defense in GMO case

February 14, 2014 LIHUE (AP) — The Kauai County Council has authorized spending $75,000 to hire attorneys to defend a new law regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops by large agricultural... more »»

Ukulele could become state instrument

February 13, 2014 HONOLULU — Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis’ “Blue Hawaii,” of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular “Bohemian Rhapsody” cover. more »»

Hawaii may elbow therapists out of ads

February 12, 2014 HONOLULU — Massage, spa and escort ads would be restricted under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are considering. The bill targets ads that use the words “massage,” “relaxation,” “escort,” “spa” or “body rub. more »»

Measure takes aim at ‘nasty’ fire ants

February 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Of all the ants in all the world, Hawaii had to get bitten by this one. more »»

Businesses oppose bills proposing stiff taxes on e-smoking devices in the state

February 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers on Monday advanced bills that could heavily tax electronic smoking devices in the state. more »»

Legislature in its 4th week

February 10, 2014 HONOLULU — Big crowds flooded committee hearings last week at the Hawaii Legislature to stump for better regulation of solar power and to push against taxes on electronic smoking devices. more »»

 
 

 

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