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September 6, 2014 Lava moving slowly; no evacuations yet PAHOA, Hawaii — Hawaii County Civil Defense officials say lava is moving very slowly, with very little vegetation burning. more »»

Flowing lava closing in on Big Island homes

September 5, 2014 HONOLULU — Residents in a rural, isolated region of Hawaii’s Big Island still reeling from a recent tropical storm turned their attention to a potential new disaster Thursday as scientists warned... more »»

Trial date set in underwater fight over tropical fish

September 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A Hawaii man who collects and sells tropical fish for a living has pleaded not guilty to a charge of terroristic threatening for allegedly pulling the air-supply regulator out of... more »»

No clear front-runner in 3-way gubernatorial race

September 2, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. David Ige surprised political observers when he pulled off a historic upset, beating incumbent Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the Democratic primary for governor. more »»

Abercrombie: Primary loss over legalization of same-sex marriage

August 30, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie said he lost his bid for re-election in a Democratic primary because of his decision to call a special session to legalize gay marriage. more »»

Judge sets a date for U.S. agent’s possible third trial

August 30, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is tentatively scheduling a possible third trial for a federal agent recently found not guilty of murder in the shooting death of a man in a Waikiki fast-food restaurant. more »»

FEMA denies request for post-storm disaster declaration

August 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The Federal Emergency Management Agency on Thursday denied Hawaii’s request for a major disaster declaration after Tropical Storm Iselle. more »»

Judges dismiss ACLU lawsuit over election

August 29, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii Supreme Court has rejected a lawsuit seeking to allow voters on the storm-damaged Big Island to vote. more »»

Study: Climate change to affect Hawaii tourism

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A University of Hawaii report is warning the state’s tourism industry to start preparing now for the effects of climate change. more »»

Judge lets director’s accuser drop lawsuit

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A former child model can drop his lawsuit accusing “X-Men” director Bryan Singer of sex abuse in Hawaii and has the option of refiling it later, a federal judge ruled Wednesday. more »»

Guilty plea in palace vandalism

August 28, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu woman is pleading guilty to vandalizing Iolani Palace after she kicked the front door of the historic building earlier this year. more »»

Governor hopefuls discuss economy

August 27, 2014 KAPOLEI, Oahu — Hawaii can stimulate its economy and generate jobs without raising taxes, the state’s gubernatorial candidates said in a forum Tuesday. more »»

Judge: Kauai County law on GMOs invalid

August 26, 2014 HONOLULU — A Kauai County law requiring companies to disclose their use of pesticides and genetically modified crops is invalid, a federal judge ruled Monday. U.. more »»

Lava flow viewed as a potential threat to downhill structures

August 26, 2014 HONOLULU — Scientists are monitoring lava flowing from a Hawaii volcano eruption that could threaten homes. more »»

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August 25, 2014 Arrest after cyclist injured in early-morning crash with sedan HONOLULU — A 26-year-old motorist was arrested on suspicion of driving while intoxicated after a crash that left a bicyclist in critica... more »»

Three candidates for governor spar

August 23, 2014 HONOLULU — Three out of four candidates for Hawaii governor say they agree Hawaii’s health exchange is a mess, taxes are burdensome and leadership style in the state’s top office needs to chang. more »»

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August 22, 2014 Ige withdraws from debate over a video HONOLULU — Hawaii’s Democratic candidate for governor has pulled out of the first debate of the general election because of a disagreement with the forum’s... more »»

ACLU files suit over election amid storm

August 22, 2014 HONOLULU — The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has asked the state’s top court to allow voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle to cast ballots in the primary election. more »»

Big Island senator questions results of election

August 20, 2014 HONOLULU — A state senator on Tuesday questioned the results of a Hawaii County Council race, saying voters were disenfranchised when damage from Tropical Storm Isellee kept them from getting to... more »»

More than $80K donated for relief

August 20, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Organizations say they have raised more than $80,000 in donations for tropical storm relief efforts on the Big Island. more »»



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