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July 11, 2014 Resignations lead to canceled meetings HONOLULU — At least three meetings of state boards or commissions have been canceled for lack of quorums as members resign because of Hawaii’s new public... more »»

Jury selected for agent’s retrial

July 10, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Jurors and alternates have been selected for the retrial of a federal agent charged with murder in a shooting at a Waikiki fast-food restauran. more »»

Judge abides by 20-year deal for girl’s stepmother

July 9, 2014 HONOLULU — An “evil” stepmother derived pleasure from severely beating her husband’s 5-year-old daughter while they lived in Army housing in Hawaii, a federal judge said Tuesday as he upheld a plea... more »»

Hanabusa shifts to aggressive

July 9, 2014 HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa may be changing gears in her Democratic primary race for U.. more »»

Jurors: Stepmother’s role helped soldier skirt death

July 8, 2014 HONOLULU — Delilah Williams testified at her husband’s murder trial that she had stomped on her 5-year-old stepdaughter so hard that she heard bone crack. more »»

Computer trouble disrupts Hilo’s July Fourth fireworks

July 8, 2014 HILO (AP) — Independence Day revelers in Hilo had to wait more than 40 minutes for their Fourth of July fireworks show and then never got to see the promised grand final. more »»

Obama library would generate big money

July 8, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — A Barack Obama presidential library in Honolulu could be an economic boon for the island. more »»

State/In Brief

July 7, 2014 Juvenile life terms without parole tossed HONOLULU — Life sentences without parole for minors are now abolished in Hawaii. Gov. more »»

Wife: Blame being passed around in burger needle case

July 7, 2014 HONOLULU — A former soldier’s lawsuit alleging that he bit into needles in a Burger King sandwich purchased at Hawaii’s Schofield Barracks is headed to trial in August after a settlement could not b... more »»

Campaigns pick up pace ahead of primary

July 5, 2014 HONOLULU — With just five weeks to go before primary elections, campaigns in Hawaii are picking up speed. U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Re. more »»

Kailua-Kona church aims to raise $3M for repairs

July 5, 2014 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Leaders of the state’s oldest church have outlined plans for $3 million in repairs to ensure that the building endures as a landmark. more »»

Hammerheads classified as protected

July 4, 2014 HONOLULU — The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in soup. more »»

Damaged wall aids chimp in its zoo escape

July 3, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — The mayor’s office says a chimpanzee escaped from its Honolulu Zoo exhibit by climbing a damaged wal. more »»

Big Isle increases tobacco sales age

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii County on Tuesday became the fourth municipality in the nation to ban sales of tobacco products to anyone under age 2. more »»

Schatz, Hanabusa talk relationships in debate

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — For Democratic rivals Brian Schatz and Colleen Hanabusa, politics is all about relationships. Schatz says he’s been surprised at how many friends he’s made as a freshman U.S. senator. more »»

Oahu shelter to let mother nurse openly

July 2, 2014 HONOLULU — A Honolulu homeless shelter won’t take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday. more »»

U.S. admiral says drills to help U.S., China collaborate

July 1, 2014 PEARL HARBOR — The commander of the U.S. more »»

$4.3M spent on defense in Hawaii death penalty case

July 1, 2014 HONOLULU (AP) — It cost more than $4.3 million to defend a former Hawaii-based soldier who faced the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter. more »»

‘Flying saucer’ vehicle meant for Mars is tested off Kauai

June 29, 2014 LOS ANGELES — A saucer-shaped NASA vehicle testing new technology for Mars landings rocketed high over the Pacific on Saturday and deployed a novel inflatable braking system, but its massive... more »»

Former soldier nets life sentence

June 28, 2014 HONOLULU — A former soldier convicted of killing his 5-year-old daughter will spend the rest of his life behind bars after a federal jury announced Friday it failed to agree on his sentence in the... more »»

 
 

 

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