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November 26, 2013 Governor appoints attorney to UH board HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie has appointed Honolulu attorney Jeffrey Portnoy to the University of Hawaii Board of Regents. more »»

Coqui frogs take over parts of Big Island; eradication unlikely

November 26, 2013 HILO (AP) — Coqui frogs have taken over some areas of the Big Island since they were accidentally introduced more than two decades ago, officials said. more »»

Off-duty soldiers held to standard by fashion police ‘Courtesy Patrol’

November 26, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii Army base is trying to maintain decorum by monitoring what people are wearing and how they’re behaving. more »»

Director of Hawaii’s health exchange resigns

November 23, 2013 HONOLULU — The director of Hawaii’s health insurance marketplace under President Barack Obama’s federal health care overhaul has resigned after delays in getting the exchange running and low signups... more »»

Obama honors legacy of JFK

November 21, 2013 WASHINGTON — Honoring the legacy of John F. more »»

Supplement maker, seller sued in Hawaii

November 21, 2013 HONOLULU— A woman from the Big Island is suing two companies that made and sold a dietary supplement that was pulled from shelves as state health officials investigate links to cases of hepatitis an... more »»

Audit: ‘Flawed payment system’ in beverage container recycling

November 19, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s beverage container recycling program continues to lack effective inspection and enforcement and its financial viability could be undermined as a result, according to a state... more »»

State/In Brief

November 19, 2013 Medal of Freedom to be given to Inouye HONOLULU — The late U.S. Sen. more »»

Big Isle resort adds reef sharks to lagoon exhibit

November 19, 2013 WAIKOLOA, Hawaii — A dolphin exhibit at a Big Island resort has added two reef sharks to its lagoon in hopes of keeping them healthy and eventually allowing them to interact with visitors. more »»

Kauai council votes to override veto, is in favor of GMO bill

November 17, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — The Kauai County Council has voted to override the mayor’s veto of legislation that would require large farms to disclose the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops. more »»

New Kauai councilor is GMO swing vote

November 16, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — The fate of Kauai County’s bill to require large farms to disclose use of pesticides and genetically modified crops could be decided by a new council member. more »»

Search suspended for passenger

November 16, 2013 HILO (AP) — The Coast Guard has suspended its search for a woman reported overboard from a cruise ship in Hawaii. The search for the 54-year-old woman was suspended Friday. more »»

Hawaii requests reinstating canceled plans

November 16, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s insurance commissioner is requesting insurance carriers continue health plans that faced nonrenewal by the end of the year because they don’t comply with the federal health... more »»

Judge upholds state’s new gay marriage law

November 15, 2013 HONOLULU — A Hawaii judge on Thursday ruled the state’s brand new gay marriage law is legal, despite a challenge saying voters thought they barred same-sex marriage 15 years ago in the state... more »»

State’s primary election system OK’d by a judge

November 15, 2013 HONOLULU — A federal judge on Thursday upheld Hawaii’s open primary election, ruling that a lawsuit challenging the system failed to prove it’s “facially unconstitutional. more »»

Gay marriage legal in Hawaii

November 14, 2013 HONOLULU — Gov. Neil Abercrombie signed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage in Hawaii, the state that kicked off a national discussion of the issue more than two decades ago. more »»

Employees: Assaults common at hospital

November 14, 2013 KANEOHE (AP) — Some Hawaii State Hospital employees say frequent assaults by patients are keeping them away from work for months, even years. more »»

Hawaii Senate passes gay marriage bill

November 13, 2013 HONOLULU — The state Senate passed a bill Tuesday legalizing gay marriage, putting Hawaii a signature away from becoming a same-sex wedding destination. Go. more »»

Hawaii homeless numbers fall slightly

November 13, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The number of homeless in Hawaii receiving assistance from public agencies fell slightly in the last three years, but advocates say a strong need remains for affordable low-income... more »»

Wind, rain cause of power outages

November 12, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Strong wind and rain knocked out power to hundreds of customers on Oahu over the weekend but utility officials say repairs restored electricity to most customers. more »»



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