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Gay weddings a reality with new law

December 3, 2013 HONOLULU — Retired professors Rod Powell and Bob Eddinger have been partners in life since they met at the University of Hawaii in 197. more »»

Pastor, fiance to wed

December 2, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The pastor of the First Unitarian Church of Honolulu and his fiance were to be among the first gay couples to wed when same-sex marriage becomes legal in Hawaii today. The Rev. more »»

State / In Brief

December 1, 2013 Honolulu mayor set to host ‘Family Day’ HONOLULU — Honolulu’s mayor will be hosting “Family Day” at Thomas Square to celebrate the first same-sex marriages in the state. more »»

Skydiver survives landing on power lines in Honolulu

November 30, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A 25-year-old man escaped serious injury Thursday as he parachuted into high-voltage power lines and fell to the ground. more »»

City seeks to renew botanical garden pig contract

November 30, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Damage caused by feral pigs at Kaneohe’s Hoomaluhia Botanical Garden has increased since a contract allowing federal workers to trap the animals ended nearly two months ago. more »»

Hawaii Future Caucus set up

November 29, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A bipartisan group wants to increase the participation of young people in Hawaii’s government. more »»

State investigating ‘American Jungle’

November 28, 2013 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials said Wednesday that they are investigating whether any state regulations were broken during the filming of the History channel’s television show “American Jungle. more »»

Tools highlight campaign money

November 27, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — An enhanced website and app are making it easier for the public to see how money is spent in Hawaii political campaigns. more »»

Hawaii’s first female lieutenant governor dies

November 26, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Jean Sadako King, the first woman elected lieutenant governor in Hawaii, has died. She was 87. more »»

State/In Brief

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 »»



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