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Leader of squadron fired days before crash

February 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A Marine general fired the commander of a Hawaii helicopter squadron days before two of the unit’s helicopters crashed and killed all 12 Marines on board. Brig. Gen. more »»

Physicians frustrated by HMSA’s new rule for testing

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii Medical Service Association is imposing a new pre-authorization requirement that doctors say is delaying critical imaging tests and resulting in harmful consequences for... more »»

Lawmakers tackling housing, dental needs, pay equity

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are heading into their second full week of the 2016 legislative session, planning to tackle housing shortages, dental needs for the poor, renewable energy and breastfeedin... more »»

Self-governance meetings start today

February 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A group is urging people to protest a gathering of Native Hawaiians who are set to discuss the possibility of establishing a governing body. more »»

State / In Brief

February 1, 2016 Scout leader remembers fallen astronaut HOLUALOA, Hawaii — The Scout master of an astronaut who died 30 years ago aboard the space shuttle Challenger remembered the man at his childhood school on... more »»

Bill would limit tenants’ years in public housing

January 30, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers are considering limiting the number of years people can live in public housing if they agree to an incentive program in advance, hoping to create more movement in a syste... more »»

Lawmakers push for industrial hemp production

January 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Two state lawmakers are calling for the legalization of industrial hemp production in Hawaii, which they say could replace the state’s last sugar plantation that is shutting down by... more »»

State Sen. Gilbert Kahele dies at age 73

January 27, 2016 HONOLULU — State Sen. more »»

Ige says ‘exciting new world’ beckons

January 26, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. more »»

Bill would let druggists prescribe birth control

January 26, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii lawmakers introduced legislation that would make it easier for adult women in Hawaii to get birth control. more »»

Hawaii County considers $650K for micro-housing

January 24, 2016 PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii County is planning to spend $650,000 on 32 micro-housing units for chronically homeless people. West Hawaii Today reports (http://bit. more »»

Memorial service held for Marines killed off Oahu

January 23, 2016 MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Oahu — Young pilots looked up to Capt. Kevin Roche. Sgt. Jeffrey Sempler enjoyed teaching and wanted to be an English teacher after the Marine Corps. more »»

Bill proposes sit-lie ban on state land

January 23, 2016 HONOLULU — Sitting and lying down on state lands in Hawaii could become illegal under a proposal in the state Legislature, and homelessness experts say they don’t know of any other state with such a... more »»

$341K in Honolulu police overtime for Obama vacation

January 23, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The Honolulu Police Department says it spent about $341,000 in overtime costs to help protect President Barack Obama and his family during their annual winter vacatio. more »»

Search suspended for Marines missing after helicopters crash

January 20, 2016 KANEOHE BAY — Officials Tuesday suspended their search for 12 Marines who were aboard two helicopters that crashed off Oahu last week. more »»

Search off Oahu finds life rafts but no sign of 12 Marines

January 19, 2016 HONOLULU — Authorities searching the area where two Marine helicopters crashed off Oahu have found some life rafts that were carried aboard the aircraft, but still no sign of the 12 crew members who... more »»

Search for 12 Marines from downed helicopters into 3rd day

January 18, 2016 HONOLULU — The ongoing search for 12 Marines who are missing after two helicopters crashed off Oahu entered the third day with no plans Sunday to call off or suspend the massive effort, the Coast... more »»

Hawaii baby is 1st U.S. birth with Zika virus

January 18, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Health officials say a baby born in a Hawaii hospital is the first in the United States born with Zika virus. The U.. more »»

Officials report progress on Kauai vacation rentals

January 18, 2016 LIHUE — Kauai County is looking at solidifying rules as enforcement officials shut down transient vacation rentals operating illegally. more »»

High surf complicating search for missing crew

January 17, 2016 HALEIWA, Oahu— Rescuers battled winds of up to 23 mph and waves up to 30 feet Saturday as they searched for 12 Marines who remained missing after two helicopters crashed off Oahu late Thursday. more »»



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