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Cyclists to get free zoo admission

May 10, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The city is offering free Honolulu Zoo admission to anyone who rides a bicycle there Sunday. more »»

Big Island police charge man in deaths

May 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Police said that a Big Island man arrested in connection with the deaths of a woman and two children has been charge. more »»

$500M in federal funds withheld for Oahu rail

May 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Federal officials are holding back a half-billion dollars slated for Honolulu’s rail project. more »»

Big Island moves forward with composting plan

May 8, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County has approved more than $10 million for a new composting facility capable of turning green waste into compost for the public to buy. The County Council approved the $10. more »»

3 dead in Big Island homicide

May 7, 2016 HONOLULU — Blood dripped from a car as it pulled away from a home in a rural area of the Big Island, leading officers to a woman’s body stuffed inside the trunk and two children dead inside the... more »»

Education officials urged to protect transgender students

May 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Transgender community leaders and supporters are calling on Hawaii education officials to implement policies and training for staff to help ensure the safety and fair treatment of... more »»

Man gets 9 days in jail for killing pet pig

May 7, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — A Kauai County man found guilty of criminal trespass for stabbing someone’s pet pig to death in 2013 has been sentenced to nine days in jail. more »»

State Legislature plans to take up police reform, health care in 2017

May 6, 2016 HONOLULU — The 2016 Hawaii legislative session has ended, and Hawaii lawmakers have passed dozens of bills including those to ban sex trafficking and combat homelessness. more »»

Mom gets 1 month in jail for assaulting toddler on plane

May 4, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a Hawaii mother to a month in jail and three months under home confinement for assaulting her 15-month-old daughter on a flight from Alaska. more »»

Money to cool schools provided

May 4, 2016 HONOLULU — After years of dealing with sweltering classrooms where classroom teachers spritzed their students with water to keep them cool, the state Legislature has approved $100 million to cool... more »»

Bishop Museum president resigns amid investigation

May 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The president and chief executive officer of Honolulu’s Bishop Museum is resigning amid a state investigation into whether he illegally gave himself a loan of more than $14,000. more »»

Above-average wildfire year predicted for Hawaii, West

May 2, 2016 Hawaii, Alaska and the West face an above-average threat of wildfires this summer, but most of the country should see normal or below-normal problems, forecasters said Sunday. more »»

Big Island development permit delayed amid concerns

May 1, 2016 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A proposed 300-unit condominium development on the Big Island will be the subject of a contested case hearing following concerns from residents who say that the project would... more »»

Kauai considers plan to reduce carbon output

May 1, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai officials are looking to decrease the island’s effect on the environment by limiting carbon output. Kauai County officials are considering a climate action plan in the budget. more »»

Kemas plead not guilty to murder

May 1, 2016 HILO (AP) — The parents of a Big Island boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have pleaded not guilty to murder charges. more »»

Lawmakers negotiate bills as deadline nears

April 30, 2016 HONOLULU — State lawmakers negotiated final details on dozens of bills ahead of a major legislative deadline, rushing around the Capitol and huddling in groups and trying to reach last-minute... more »»

Parents of boy who vanished in 1997 charged with murder

April 30, 2016 HILO (AP) — The parents of a Big Island boy who has been missing for nearly 20 years have been charged with murder after authorities reopened the case and re-evaluated the evidenc. more »»

State / In Brief

April 30, 2016 DOE reviewing applications HONOLULU — The state Department of Education has been inundated with thousands of applications from people all over the world after bringing attention to Hawaii’s teacher... more »»

Police make arrest in monk seal attack

April 29, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Authorities in Hawaii have made an arrest in connection with an attack on an endangered monk seal that was caught on video. more »»

State reaches milestone in fighting dengue fever outbreak

April 28, 2016 HONOLULU — State officials say they have reached a milestone in controlling the state’s dengue fever outbreak now that 30 days have passed since the last known infected person was contagious. more »»

 
 
 

 

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