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Foundations award UH scientists total of $40M

June 19, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A private foundation is awarding two University of Hawaii scientists $40 million to research microscopic organisms in the ocean. more »»

School superintendent gets a raise

June 18, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Board of Education is raising Superintendent Ka-thryn Matayoshi’s annual salary by one-third to $200,000 starting next month. Matayoshi had been earning $150,000 a year. more »»

Chicago, N.Y., Hawaii bid for Obama library

June 17, 2014 CHICAGO (AP) — At least six locations in three states entered official bids by Monday’s deadline in an effort to house Barack Obama’s presidential library. more »»

Ex-police panel member pleads guilty in gambling

June 17, 2014 HONOLULU — A former member of the Kauai Police Commission on Monday admitted running an illegal sports gambling business that his attorney called “small time. more »»

China to bring 4 ships to Hawaii naval exercises

June 15, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — China plans to bring four ships to Hawaii this summer as its vessels participate in the world’s largest naval exercises for the first tim. more »»

Gabbard: Fire Hawaii VA director

June 14, 2014 HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. more »»

Feds: Drunk man punched flight attendant

June 14, 2014 HONOLULU — A drunken passenger assaulted a flight attendant while flying from Japan to Honolulu, federal prosecutors said. more »»

Hawaii makes changes to teacher evaluation system

June 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s Department of Education is making changes to teacher evaluations that have generated criticism from educators. more »»

NASA hopes to launch ‘flying saucer’

June 13, 2014 LOS ANGELES (AP) — NASA hopes to try again to launch a “flying saucer” into Earth’s atmosphere to test Mars mission technology after losing the chance because of bad weather, project managers said... more »»

Groups sue to cancel Big Isle GMO crop law

June 12, 2014 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County’s law restricting the use of genetically modified crops is the target of a lawsuit filed in federal court. more »»

Hirono calls for Hawaii VA investigation

June 11, 2014 HONOLULU (AP)— U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono has requested a deeper look into the wait times veterans are subjected to when seeking health care in Hawaii. more »»

Hawaii VA center has longest wait for new patients

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii had the longest wait time in the nation for veterans to get their first appointment with a primary care physician, according to data released Monday by the U.S. more »»

Governor says Hawaii budget is imbalanced

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s budget isn’t balanced, and Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Monday that he will have to veto some of the Legislature’s spending requests to solve the problem. more »»

Overdoses top list of Hawaii injury deaths

June 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Drug overdoses have overtaken car crashes as the No. 1 cause of injury deaths in Hawaii, according to statistics from the state Department of Health. more »»

Hawaii exchange sets date for new director

June 9, 2014 HONOLULU — The board of directors of the Hawaii Health Connector is beginning its search for a permanent executive director. more »»

Hawaii to allow split shifts for election workers

June 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials are launching a pilot project in this year’s election to give some polling place workers shorter shifts instead of the 14-hour days they’ve worked in the past. more »»

On tape, pilot talks of teen stowaway

June 8, 2014 SAN JOSE, Calif. more »»

Hawaii will make its middle school sex-ed class opt-in

June 7, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii is making its sex-education classes for middle school students opt-in, responding to critics by giving parents responsibility to affirm that they want their children to be taught... more »»

Attorneys argue for, against death penalty

June 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A federal prosecutor asked for the “ultimate punishment” for a former soldier convicted of his 5-year-old daughter’s murder, while a defense attorney asked for mercy. more »»

Criticism affects Hawaii schools chief’s contract

June 6, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The superintendent of Hawaii’s public school system will likely keep her job for another three years. more »»

 
 

 

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