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March 7, 2016 Hiker injured in fall from Oahu trail HONOLULU — A hiker is injured after falling from Oahu’s Olomana trail. Emergency medical services responded to the fall Saturday mornin. more »»

Hawaii confirms first case of Zika virus this year

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — An Oahu resident who contracted the Zika virus elsewhere became Hawaii’s first case of the mosquito-borne virus this year, health officials said. more »»

Judge changes DHHL funding order

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is removing language from a November order instructing the state to increase funding for the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands by nearly $19 million. more »»

Possible new octopus species found near Hawaii

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Scientists say they have discovered what might be a new species of octopus while searching the Pacific Ocean floor near the Hawaiian Islands. On Feb. more »»

Slom taken to hospital

March 5, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s lone Republican Senator Sam Slom was taken to the hospital for tests Friday. more »»

Bill would ban stalkers from buying guns

March 3, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers are pushing to keep guns out of the hands of stalkers and sex offenders to help combat domestic violence. more »»

Hokule‘a to stop in Cuba during voyage

March 2, 2016 HONOLULU — The Polynesian voyaging canoe sailing around the world without modern navigation equipment will be stopping in Cuba. more »»

Lawmakers kill bill for long-term care benefit

March 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — State lawmakers killed a bill that would have made Hawaii the first state in the nation to offer long-term care benefits to seniors. more »»

Geography makes marijuana sales tricky in Hawaii

February 29, 2016 HONOLULU — With less than five months to go before medical marijuana dispensaries can open in Hawaii, business owners could be facing unique obstacles in a state of islands separated by federal... more »»

Lawmakers to discuss funding for housing, long-term care

February 29, 2016 HONOLULU — Facing down a projection that Hawaii will need an additional 60,000 housing units to meet long-term demand over the next five years, state lawmakers plan to chip away at deciding how much... more »»

State / In Brief

February 29, 2016 Authorities investigate warehouse fire HONOLULU — Authorities are investigating a warehouse fire that caused an estimated $2.2 million in damage. more »»

Native Hawaiian enclave adopts a constitution

February 28, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A constitutional convention of Native Hawaiians has adopted a governing document that will go out to a vote for ratification, the organization behind the gathering announced. more »»

Obama says Oahu ice cream job taught him about hard work

February 27, 2016 WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama says his unglamorous first job scooping ice cream taught him valuable lessons about responsibility and hard wor. more »»

Report: Oahu pilot initially eyed grass landing

February 25, 2016 HONOLULU — The pilot of a tour helicopter that crashed in Pearl Harbor last week felt a vibration then heard a grinding noise and a loud bang before heading toward a grassy area to attempt a landing... more »»

Emergency homeless declaration extended

February 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials on Tuesday extended an emergency declaration aimed at easing the highest per-capita rate of homelessness in the nation. Lt. Go. more »»

Teen passenger in Pearl Harbor helicopter crash dies

February 23, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A 16-year-old passenger died Monday after being injured last week in a Pearl Harbor helicopter crash, hospital officials said. more »»

Report: Police misconduct drops on Big Isle

February 23, 2016 HILO (AP) — A new report shows a decrease in the number of Hawaii County police officers who were fired or suspended in 2015, compared to the previous year. more »»

Honolulu to pay $48,500 to settle suit

February 21, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu officials have agreed to pay $48,500 to 21 homeless people to settle a lawsuit challenging the way the city enforced its laws that prohibit blocking or storing property on... more »»

Hawaii leads U.S. in getting too little sleep

February 20, 2016 NEW YORK — Tired of hearing that more than a third of U.S. adults don’t get enough sleep? Here’s something new: a government report about which states get the most sack tim. more »»

Witness says helicopter fell from sky into Pearl Harbor

February 20, 2016 PEARL HARBOR, Oahu — Tourist Shawn Winrich was taking photos of Pearl Harbor when he saw a helicopter “essentially coming straight at us” at the popular tourist destination. more »»



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