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Chairman resigns amid concerns about $6.5B rail project

April 13, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The chairman of the board overseeing Oahu’s $6.5 billion rail project has resigned amid concerns about excessive costs and mismanagement. more »»

Last-minute rush for pot dispensary background checks

April 12, 2016 HONOLULU — With less than a week to go before the state Department of Health announces the names of Hawaii’s first medical marijuana dispensary owners, applicants are rushing to meet last-minute... more »»

Cardinal had blood alcohol level double the legal limit

April 12, 2016 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A man who was once one of the highest-ranking American officials of the Roman Catholic Church had a blood alcohol level over twice the legal limit when he was arrested in August. more »»

F-22s return to Hawaii

April 11, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — F-22 jets from the Hawaii Air National Guard have returned to the islands after a six-month deployment targeting Islamic State. more »»

Error may have affected thousands of mammograms

April 10, 2016 HILO (AP) — Doctors are warning patients that there could be inaccuracies in thousands of mammograms taken in a Hilo imaging center while it was using a faulty machine. more »»

Schatz calls for minimum seat sizes on airplanes

April 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is co-sponsoring a bill to require the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum seat sizes on airplanes. more »»

State lawmakers mull exempting breastfeeding mothers from jury duty

April 9, 2016 HONOLULU — Marybeth Baldwin said she worried about how she’d be able to breastfeed her baby after being summoned for jury dut. more »»

Judges recuse themselves from Kenoi’s theft case

April 5, 2016 HILO (AP) — Several Big Island judges have recused themselves from the trial of Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi, who is facing theft charges. more »»

UH has safety experts review lab explosion

April 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii has asked independent safety experts to investigate what caused a laboratory explosion last month that seriously injured a visiting researcher. more »»

Sham cancer charities ordered to dissolve

April 2, 2016 Permanent injunctions to dissolve two sham cancer charities — the Cancer Fund of America Inc. and Cancer Support Services Inc. more »»

Retired Big Island judge to oversee telescope hearing

April 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Big Island Circuit Court judge will oversee a hearing for a permit to build a telescope on Mauna Kea. more »»

Satellite kitchens a growing trend for schools in Hawaii

April 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s public schools have been phasing out school kitchens, opting instead to have school lunches trucked in each day by the state Department of Education in order to cut back on... more »»

State / In Brief

April 2, 2016 Shelter opens for fragile homeless HONOLULU — A new shelter is opening in Honolulu for homeless people who are medically fragil. more »»

FBI: Man arrested after doing yoga, meditating on airplane

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — A Japan-bound airplane returned to Hawaii because of a violent passenger who wanted to do yoga instead of sit in his seat, the FBI said. more »»

Hawaii senators want an end to shrinking airplane seat sizes

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — A group of Hawaii lawmakers says the growing size of Americans and obesity issues should be taken into account when airlines determine the size of their seats. more »»

Big Island mayor turns himself in to police

March 31, 2016 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi was arrested on two counts of felony theft and other charges after turning himself in to polic. more »»

State bill would allow gun seizure after hospitalization for mental health issues

March 31, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii gun owners are speaking out against a bill they say would allow police to take their guns without due process. more »»

Kauai program provides students with food, culture

March 31, 2016 LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Kauai organization is working to give parents an opportunity to ensure their children are getting fed at school while also being educated on Hawaiian culture, as many have had... more »»

 
 
 

 

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