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Blood Bank of Hawaii to boost Zika testing

August 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Officials with the Blood Bank of Hawaii said that they are launching a new screening procedure for donations to ensure all blood is free of the Zika virus. more »»

Thousands rush to see Kilauea lava flow into ocean

July 30, 2016 HILO — The lava flow from Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano vent has attracted thousands of visitors since it began oozing down in May and finally reached the ocean this week. more »»

Sushi worker among 93 hepatitis A cases

July 28, 2016 HONOLULU — An outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 93 cases, including an infected sushi restaurant worker who might have exposed diners, the state Department of Health said Tuesday. more »»

Hawaii Delegates in Philly

July 26, 2016 First Photo: Jaren McCartney (from left), Heather Murakami and Flo Kong Kee decorate the Hawaii state sign before the start of the first day of the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, on... more »»

Fishermen meet tuna quota early again

July 25, 2016 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii’s longline fisheries in the central Pacific have reached their bigeye tuna quota much earlier than expected for the second year in a row. more »»

Small quake hits Big Island

July 24, 2016 A 4.3-magnitude earthquake shook the Big Island at 9:16 p.m. Friday, according to the U.S. Geological Survey’s Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. more »»

Hawaiian expands interisland fleet by 2

July 24, 2016 Hawaiian Airlines has added two B717 aircraft to its fleet of jets flying interisland, the airline announced Thursday. more »»

State / In Brief

July 23, 2016 Big Island police shoot, kill man PAHOA, Hawaii — The Hawaii Police Department said that one of its officers shot and killed a man in Puna. more »»

HECO, NextEra walk away from merger plans

July 19, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii’s largest utility and Florida-based NextEra Energy are walking away from their plans to merge, following months of hearings and deliberations on what would have been one of the... more »»

State / In Brief

July 18, 2016 Hawaiian jet makes emergency landing TOKYO — A runway was closed at one of Tokyo’s main airports today after a Hawaiian Airlines jet punctured its tires while making an emergency landing, forcing th... more »»

New state law makes urn theft a felony

July 16, 2016 PEARL CITY, Oahu — For decades, Lisa Wond visited the above-ground gravesites of relatives on Oah. more »»

Gov. Ige vetoes online lodging tax legislation

July 14, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. more »»

New law lets nurses certify medical marijuana patients

July 12, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii patients have more options to gain access to medical marijuana now that nurses can certify people for use of the drug, a change advocates say was needed because there’s a shortage... more »»

State / In Brief

July 12, 2016 Base to rename building for Inouye KEKAHA, Kauai — The Navy says it’s renaming a building at a military base on Kauai after the late Sen. Daniel K. Inouye. more »»

Found bodies believed to be missing fishermen

July 11, 2016 LIHUE (AP) — Firefighters have recovered two bodies off Kauai, and they believe they are two of three fishermen who went missing July 3. more »»

Homeless program sees 97% success rate

July 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A newly released study shows that the state’s Housing First program worked for an overwhelming majority of homeless people who participated in the Oahu project. more »»

Russia spy ship stationed near Hawaii

July 9, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy has confirmed that a Russian spy ship has been stationed in international waters off Hawaii, but says its presence is not affecting military exercises. more »»

State law aims to deprive rapists of parental rights

July 7, 2016 HONOLULU — A parent of a child conceived through rape in Hawaii could lose parental rights if they’re accused of sexual assault. Hawaii Gov. more »»

State DOH: 31 cases of hepatitis A confirmed

July 7, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Health says an Oahu outbreak of hepatitis A has grown to 31 confirmed cases. more »»

State/in Brief

July 5, 2016 U.S. Coast Guard searching for 3 men HONOLULU — The U.S. Coast Guard on Monday continued searching for three missing fishermen off Oahu after search-and-rescue crews found their overturned boat. more »»



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