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Stolen medals returned to family

October 25, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Military medals stolen from the family of a Hawaii Army National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan have been returned. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Friday that Sgt. more »»

Lava creeps toward road on Big Island

October 25, 2014 HONOLULU — A growing lava stream threatening homes and inching closer to a rural road on Hawaii’s Big Island oozed forward in fits and starts this week, frustrating some residents but giving... more »»

DOE seeking $19 million from state

October 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Education needs $19 million in emergency funding from the state Legislature to cover shortfalls in its school lunch and bus transportation programs, officials... more »»

Superintendent given rating of ‘exceeds expectations’

October 23, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Board of Education is giving Hawaii’s public schools superintendent an “exceeds expectations” rating for the current year. more »»

Hawaii gay marriage lawsuit declared moot

October 22, 2014 HONOLULU — A 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruling quietly ended a last-ditch court fight against a Hawaii law allowing same-sex marriage. more »»

Flooding overwhelms sewage plant

October 22, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The largest amount of damage caused by Hurricane Ana as it passed Honolulu was underground, according to Mayor Kirk Caldwell. more »»

State / In Brief

October 18, 2014 Target missile tracked during test KEKAHA, Kauai — The military says it successfully detected and tracked a medium-range missile target during a test off Hawaii. more »»

Pflueger sentenced to seven months for fatal dam breach

October 16, 2014 HONOLULU — A retired car dealer has been sentenced to seven months in prison and five years of probation for a dam breach in Hawaii that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. more »»

Storm Ana heading for Hawaii, expected to strengthen

October 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Tropical Storm Ana is forecast to strengthen to a hurricane this week as it moves toward the southern edge of Hawaii’s Big Island, which was hit by a destructive tropical storm two months... more »»

Governor hopefuls debate energy

October 15, 2014 HONOLULU — Hawaii has the highest energy costs in the nation, and easing the pain on the state’s residential consumers was a recurring theme Tuesday in a gubernatorial forum. more »»

Tropical system may strengthen, strike Big Island

October 14, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A tropical depression is on track to become a hurricane and could hit Hawaii’s Big Island this week. more »»

Kona councilor pushes e-cig beach ban

October 13, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Electronic cigarettes and vaporizers would be banned from county beaches, parks and facilities on Hawaii’s Big Island under a proposal pushed by Hawaii County Council Member Dru... more »»

Former guard, inmate guilty in gang trial

October 11, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A former guard was found guilty of taking bribes from a Hawaii prison gang to smuggle drugs and cigarettes to prisoners, while an inmate was convicted of leading a brutal attack to... more »»

Ex-pilot wore old uniform to avoid airport security line

October 11, 2014 HONOLULU — A pilot fired from Cathay Pacific Airlines said he wore his former employer’s uniform and badge to bypass security at Honolulu International Airport. Joshu Osmanski, 39, a member of the U. more »»

Stop Flu at School forms due Thursday

October 11, 2014 Consent forms for the Health Department’s Stop Flu at School program, where children are vaccinated for free in their schools, are due by Thursday. more »»

UH-Manoa facing $31 million shortfall; hiring freeze on table

October 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The flagship campus of the University of Hawaii faces a $31 million shortfall, and officials might stop hiring as part of the effort to get spending under control. more »»

Grand jury does not indict Honolulu policeman

October 9, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A grand jury has decided against indicting a Honolulu police sergeant who was investigated for domestic violence because of an incident with his girlfriend that was caught by a... more »»

Protesters halt scope groundbreaking

October 8, 2014 HONOLULU — A groundbreaking and Hawaiian blessing ceremony came to an abrupt end before it could really get underway Tuesday because of protesters who oppose plans to build one of the world’s larges... more »»

Scientists see coral bleaching off Oahu

October 8, 2014 KANEOHE — While people in Hawaii have been sweating out a lack of trade winds, corals underwater also are suffering. more »»

Boy survives 6-story fall down chute

October 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — An 8-year-old Hawaii boy survived a six-story fall down a condominium building trash chute and was pulled out by a neighbor who lowered a fire hose to him. more »»



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