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Honolulu police: Outlaw sex with prostitutes

March 26, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu police told a key Hawaii lawmaker Tuesday that they’re OK with making it expressly illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes as long as undercover officers can still say... more »»

State lawmaker: Program ‘sexualizes the innocent’

March 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Republican lawmaker in Hawaii has taken issue with one of the state’s sex education programs, saying it “sexualizes the innocent” by teaching 11-year-old children about anal sex. more »»

Hawaii health-exchange money request denied

March 22, 2014 HONOLULU — The head of Hawaii’s troubled health connector said Friday that the federal government denied a request that would have improved its financial situation by allowing it to spend its money... more »»

‘Antiquated’ law lets police have sex with prostitutes

March 21, 2014 HONOLULU — Honolulu police officers have urged lawmakers to keep an exemption in state law that allows undercover officers to have sex with prostitutes during investigations, touching off a heated... more »»

State AG sues Plavix makers

March 20, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s attorney general is suing the makers of a widely prescribed blood thinner that he says a significant portion of the state’s population has difficulty metabolizing. more »»

Campaign financing bill dies

March 20, 2014 HONOLULU — A bill that would have changed campaign finance laws for state elections in Hawaii died in the state Senate Judiciary Committee on Wednesday, halting its progress unless the panel decides... more »»

‘Jurassic World’ audition attracts 1,500 on Kauai

March 18, 2014 LIHUE — More than 1,500 people in Kauai are hoping to land one of at least 50 spots in the background in the next “Jurassic Park” sequel. more »»

One killed in crash at Oahu farmers market

March 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A woman was killed and two others were injured early Saturday after a delivery truck plowed into a group setting up booths for a farmers market in the parking lot of Kapiolani... more »»

Aggressive shark seen near beach

March 16, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Warning signs were posted at a beach in the Waikiki neighborhood Saturday after a diver said that he spotted an 8-foot aggressive Galapagos shark. more »»

Stepmother tells court 5-year-old was struck often

March 15, 2014 HONOLULU — The stepmother of a 5-year-old girl who prosecutors allege was beaten to death by her father testified Friday that she and the former Hawaii soldier abused the girl regularly and that the... more »»

FBI hunting in Hawaii for suspect in domestic terror case

March 13, 2014 SAN FRANCISCO — The FBI said Wednesday that agents are hunting in Hawaii for the nation’s most-wanted domestic terrorism suspect. more »»

House advances $12.1B state budget

March 13, 2014 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House approved a $12.1 billion state budget Wednesday for the next fiscal year, meeting a legislative deadline to pass a budget bill on to the Senate. more »»

Kamehameha Schools sued

March 13, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A lawsuit is alleging that a psychiatrist molested Kamehameha Schools students in the 1970s. more »»

Lawmakers propose fees for insurers not a part of Hawaii health exchange

March 11, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are proposing charging a fee to insurers that are not participating in the state’s insurance exchange under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul. more »»

Judge halts Big Isle GMO registration rules

March 11, 2014 HILO (AP) — A judge is putting on hold Hawaii County’s registration requirements for growers of genetically modified crops. more »»

State/In Brief

March 10, 2014 Papahanaumokuakea center reopening HILO — A downtown Hilo education center for the Papahanaumokuakea Marine National Monument is reopening this month after a year of refurbishing. more »»

Federal death penalty trial to open on Oahu

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU — A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957. more »»

Lawmakers move to curtail smoking

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. more »»

Panel OKs high court pick

March 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Senate Judiciary and Labor Committee is rejecting a bar association’s “unqualified” rating of the governor’s pick for the Hawaii Supreme Court. more »»

Lawmakers move to shorten school year

March 5, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have passed measures in both chambers to set the public school year at 990 instructional hours over 180 school day. more »»

 
 

 

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