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Test sites for drone aircraft will include Alaska and Hawaii

December 31, 2013 LAS VEGAS — Six states were named Monday by federal officials to develop test sites for drones — a critical next step for the burgeoning industry that could one day produce thousands of unmanned... more »»

Hawaii overshadowed by Chicago for presidential library

December 29, 2013 HONOLULU — Not far from the wind-swept shores, Barack Obama was born and raised, soaking in an island sensibility that his family says he’s carried with him throughout his journey as president. more »»

Traffic cameras damaged

December 29, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Vandals have knocked out dozens of Oahu traffic cameras for the second time in two months. more »»

Target breach could affect 121K in isles

December 28, 2013 The Target security breach could have affected as many 121,000 Hawaii shoppers, the company said. more »»

Kauai council considers bill requiring cat licenses

December 28, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai is considering requiring cat owners to license their pets as part of an attempt to control problems with feral felines. more »»

Mauna Kea lease request on hold for impact study

December 28, 2013 HILO (AP) — The University of Hawaii is putting a request for new Mauna Kea leases on hold while it conducts an environmental impact study. more »»

Army aims to build new Pohakuloa landing zones

December 28, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Army wants to build four new helicopter landing zones on Mauna Loa’s northern slope to give aviation unit soldiers more high-altitude training. more »»

New agriculture board chairman appointed

December 27, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The governor is appointing a new chairman of the Hawaii Board of Agriculture. Scott Edward Enright has been named to replace Russell Kokubun, who is retiring at the end of the year. more »»

Obama works out, signs bills, goes hiking

December 27, 2013 KAILUA, Oahu — Here is how President Barack Obama spent the sixth day of his vacation in Hawaii on Thursday: * The president woke up early for a morning workout at a gym at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. more »»

Flag to be lowered in honor of King

December 27, 2013 U.S. and Hawaii flags will fly at half-staff Saturday for former Lt. Gov. Jean Sadako King. Memorial services will be held for King on Saturday. more »»

Union backs public pre-K plan

December 25, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The union representing Hawaii’s public school teachers is now supporting the idea of funding pre-kindergarten classes at public schools. more »»

Golf, gym for relaxing Obama

December 25, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — President Barack Obama started Tuesday with an early-morning workout at Marine Corps Base Hawaii in Kaneohe, near his vacation home. more »»

Gill named acting health director

December 25, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The governor has appointed an acting health director, nearly two weeks after the death of Loretta Fuddy. more »»

Business, basketball on president’s agenda

December 23, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday: * Obama sent a short letter to Congress to update lawmakers on the use of U.S. more »»

In Hawaii, Obama tries for an uninterrupted vacation

December 22, 2013 HONOLULU — An ocean away from Washington worries, President Barack Obama opened his annual Hawaii vacation Saturday on a quiet note — and hoped it would stay that way for the next two weeks. more »»

Big Island raises tobacco age

December 21, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Big Island mayor has signed a bill making it the only county in the state to ban tobacco sales to people younger than 2. more »»

State urges customers of Target to take precautions

December 21, 2013 The state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs’ Office of Consumer Protection urges Hawaii residents to take precautions if they believe they may be affected by a recent data breach involving... more »»

Kauai utility customers will get to decide on meter fees

December 18, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai Island Utility Cooperative customers will decide in a special election whether people who refuse to install new smart meters to monitor electricity use should pay for the utility... more »»

Lawmakers salute Inouye by renaming center in his honor

December 18, 2013 HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono of Hawaii joined other federal lawmakers who marked the anniversary of the death of Sen. more »»

Governor aims to build state’s fiscal reserves, looks to future

December 17, 2013 HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday proposed setting aside money for less prosperous times while Hawaii enjoys a record budget surplus. more »»

 
 

 

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