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Escaped patient gets prison for stabbing

March 29, 2016 HILO (AP) — A man who escaped from a mental hospital and went on to fatally stab a man on the Big Island has been sentenced to 20 years in prison. more »»

Possible Zika virus cases investigated on Oahu

March 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials are reminding Hawaii residents to get rid of mosquito-breeding grounds as the state Department of Health investigates whether four reports of travel-related... more »»

Scientists: Beetle could be spreading fungus

March 26, 2016 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — Scientists say that the rapid spread of the fungus that is threatening the Big Island’s native forests may be caused by beetles that take over dead ohia trees. more »»

State / In Brief

March 26, 2016 Part of Kauai highway reopened HANALEI, Kauai — One lane of Kuhio Highway on Kauai’s north shore reopened Friday after heavy rains forced the highway to close. more »»

Debt relief offered to ex-Corinthian students

March 26, 2016 BOSTON (AP) — The U.. more »»

Hawaii County mayor indicted for felony theft

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU — A grand injury has indicted Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi on two counts of felony theft and other charges, the state attorney general’s office said Wednesday. more »»

Vacation rental bill amended to tap online sites to collect GET, TAT

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers have made changes to a controversial bill aimed at simplifying tax collections for vacation rentals to prevent the operations from being run illegally. more »»

Bill would put Hawaiian language on ballots

March 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Despite the fact that Hawaii has two official languages, only one of them is offered on voters’ ballots. more »»

State/In Brief

March 24, 2016 Honolulu Zoo loses accreditation HONOLULU — The Honolulu Zoo has lost its accreditation. more »»

Marijuana dispensary selection panel set

March 22, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health has announced the members of the panel who will choose Hawaii’s first marijuana dispensary owners. more »»

Bill proposed as new exam rule frustrates doctors

March 21, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Lawmakers are pursuing a bill aimed at the state’s largest health insurer’s new imaging exam rule that is frustrating physicians. Arizona-based National Imaging Associates Inc. more »»

Hokule‘a crew cancels planned European stops

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe will not stop in Europe as planned during its around-the-world sail. more »»

Guitarist plans to play on even as law prohibits airport music

March 20, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A law prohibiting certain airport performances isn’t stopping a guitarist from playing his music for traveling crowds. more »»

After dengue scare, Waipio Valley likely to open again

March 19, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County officials are considering reopening Waipio Valley to the public now that the Big Island’s dengue fever outbreak seems to be subsiding. more »»

R.I. shark attack victim aims to resume surfing

March 18, 2016 TIVERTON, R.I. (AP) — A Rhode Island man who lost much of his left leg in a shark attack while surfing off Hawaii five months ago has returned to the water and hopes to resume surfing soon. more »»

Researcher injured in Hawaii lab explosion

March 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A 29-year-old visiting researcher was taken to a hospital with serious injuries after an explosion at a University of Hawaii laboratory. more »»

Native Hawaiian group won’t hold vote to ratify constitution

March 17, 2016 HONOLULU — The group that organized a gathering of Native Hawaiians to draft a constitution for self-governance said Wednesday it won’t hold a vote to ratify the document, in an apparent move to... more »»

House to vote on $16B spending plan

March 14, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii House of Representatives is planning to vote on the state’s $16 billion spending plan for 2017. more »»

State / In Brief

March 13, 2016 Trump gets 11 of 19 GOP delegates HONOLULU — Donald Trump has won the lion’s share of Hawaii’s Republican delegates. more »»

Sole surviving ferry-related bill ‘tenuously’ alive

March 12, 2016 Out of nine ferry-related bills considered by state lawmakers this session, only one remains afloat, and even that one is “tenuously” alive, according to Hawaii Shippers’ Council President Michael... more »»

 
 
 

 

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