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November 9, 2013 Plane flips at airfield; pilot walks away HONOLULU — The Honolulu Fire Department says a pilot suffered cuts but refused medical attention when his small airplane flipped at Dillingham Airfield in... more »»

House moves gay marriage to a final vote

November 7, 2013 HONOLULU — The Hawaii House has moved forward a bill to legalize gay marriage to a final vote after a nearly 11-hour hearing that featured political maneuvering and crowds outside the chamber. more »»

Big Isle committee rejects Sunshine Law change

November 7, 2013 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — The Big Island’s council is poised to block an attempt to change Hawaii’s open meetings law. more »»

Marriage bill heads for House

November 6, 2013 HONOLULU — Two state House committees sent a bill that would legalize gay marriage to the full chamber Tuesday night, ending a five-day public hearing that exposed deep divisions in Hawaii on an... more »»

Ruling on dam break claims is overturned

November 6, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — Kilauea Irrigation Co. is responsible for defending the state against lawsuits brought in the aftermath of a deadly 2006 Kauai dam break, a state appeals court has found. more »»

Live snake found on Oahu

November 6, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The state Department of Agriculture said a live snake was found on a sidewalk in Honolulu’s Chinatown. more »»

Motorcyclist, 25, critical after crashing into a telephone pole

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police say a motorcycle struck a telephone pole in Haleiwa and the 25-year-old driver was critically injured. The man’s name was not immediately released. more »»

Judge inclined to deny ‘Wonder Blunder’ motion; promoter says seeking fair trial

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU — A federal judge said she’s inclined to deny a motion by a North Carolina man to move his trial over a failed University of Hawaii concert that was supposed to feature Stevie Wonder. more »»

State’s gay union hearing stretches into its fourth day

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU — Two Hawaii House committees considering a bill to legalize gay marriage are tightening rules on testimony at a joint hearing after some people used a registration list to speak for other. more »»

UH, Oceanic in talks about athletics on TV

November 5, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii began renegotiating a deal to televise its sports with Oceanic Time Warner, but a local television station group is trying to show its interest. more »»

Longtime Pahoa store to close after 75 years

November 5, 2013 HILO (AP) — News that a longtime Pahoa store will close after 75 years in business is making community members nostalgic. Pahoa Cash & Carry announced that it will be closing Nov. 1. more »»

Gay marriage hearing resumes with arguing

November 2, 2013 HONOLULU — A public hearing in the Hawaii House resumed Friday with lawmakers bickering over an unclear schedule and how best to allow more than 4,000 people to testify during a special session... more »»

Kauai mayor vetoes GMO bill

November 1, 2013 LIHUE (AP) — Kauai’s mayor vetoed a bill Thursday that would have regulated the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops by large agricultural businesses. Mayor Bernard Carvalho J. more »»

Long line to testify at gay marriage hearing

November 1, 2013 HONOLULU — More than half of Hawaii’s House lawmakers spent Halloween listening to public sentiments as they consider legalizing gay marriage, giving some hints of how they might modify a bill... more »»

State House approves Kauai hospitals funding

November 1, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — The state House on Thursday passed legislation approving $7.3 million in emergency funding for Kauai’s publicly funded hospitals and clinics. more »»

Man shot by police free on bond

November 1, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — A 35-year-old burglary suspect shot by Honolulu police in Aiea was free on $40,000 bail and awaiting his trial in an auto theft case. more »»

Senators send gay marriage to House

October 31, 2013 HONOLULU — The state Senate passed a bill Wednesday legalizing gay marriage, sending the measure to more uncertain prospects in the House. more »»

Animals, plants join list of endangered

October 31, 2013 HONOLULU (AP) — An eyeless shrimp and 14 other Hawaii creatures and plants have been added to the endangered species list, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service sai. more »»

Senators advance gay unions

October 30, 2013 HONOLULU — The state Senate advanced a bill to legalize gay marriage during a special session Tuesday, sending it to a final floor vote that would get the legislation to the House. more »»

 
 

 

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