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State Supreme Court invalidates telescope permit

December 3, 2015 HONOLULU — A long-awaited Hawaii Supreme Court ruling Wednesday invalidating a construction permit for what would be one of the world’s largest telescopes represents a major setback for the $1. more »»

Supreme Court upholds voting injunction

December 3, 2015 HONOLULU — The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday blocked votes from being counted in a unique election that’s considered a major step toward self-governance for Native Hawaiian. more »»

State turning shed into shelter near former camp

December 2, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii officials are turning a maintenance shed into a temporary homeless shelter for families near a former homeless encampment that was one of the largest in the nation. Gov. more »»

Corgi ends up at HNL instead of Mississippi

December 2, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A dog bound for its new owner in Mississippi ended up in Honolulu instea. more »»

Public’s help needed to stop dengue fever spread

December 1, 2015 HONOLULU — The number of people in Hawaii infected by dengue fever continued to rise, and officials asked the public to help limit the spread of the virus. more »»

Hilo nonprofit reports theft

December 1, 2015 HILO (AP) — Police are investigating the theft of thousands of dollars’ worth of equipment from a Hilo nonprofit organization that employs adults with disabilities. more »»

Judge: State underfunded Department of Hawaiian Home Lands

November 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A judge said that the state has to appropriate millions of dollars more to fund the Department of Hawaiian Homelands adequately for the first time since at least 1992. more »»

Hawaii-based longline fishers allowed to keep catching ahi

November 30, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii-based longline fishers have exhausted multiple catch limits for ahi this year, but federal regulators said Friday that a new agreement will ensure the fish will be available in the... more »»

State/In Brief

November 30, 2015 Residents push for fence after vandalism LIHUE — Residents want a fence and gate with a combination lock installed at the Hanapepe Hawaiian Cemetery after the site was vandalized. more »»

Agency vows to boost IDs of remains of missing war dead

November 29, 2015 HONOLULU — The Pentagon agency that recovers missing American war dead said it plans to more than double this fiscal year the number of identifications it made last year — possibly fulfilling for th... more »»

Supreme Court justice blocks Native Hawaiian vote count

November 28, 2015 HONOLULU — A U.S. Supreme Court justice on Friday issued a temporary stay blocking the counting of votes in an election that would be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance. more »»

State high court ousts breath test evidence

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — DUI cases may be impacted by a state Supreme Court decision that ousted a defendant’s breath test as evidence. more »»

Injured motorcyclist gets $1.3M settlement

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge has approved a $1.3 million settlement in a lawsuit filed by a motorcyclist who suffered permanent brain injury in a 2012 collision in Honolulu. more »»

Lawmakers: Agency not doing enough against dengue fever

November 27, 2015 HONOLULU — Hawaii state Sen. Russell Ruderman worries whenever there’s a mosquito buzzing in his home. more »»

NOAA’s whale entanglement expert shares protection plans

November 26, 2015 LIHUE — In the last dozen years, Ed Lyman has helped free 22 humpback whales from entanglements, recovering buoys and more than 9,000 feet of fishing line that were once wound around the bodies of... more »»

Voyagers near completion of Kauai canoe after 17 years

November 26, 2015 LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — Three experienced voyagers from Kauai who set out nearly two decades ago to build the island’s first long-distance Polynesian canoe in more than a century are almost ready to se... more »»

Oldest known seabird is back at Midway Atoll

November 26, 2015 HONOLULU — Federal wildlife officials say the world’s oldest known seabird has returned to Midway Atoll. The U.S. more »»

Opponents ask high court to block Native Hawaiian vote count

November 25, 2015 HONOLULU — Opponents of an election designed to be a significant step toward Native Hawaiian self-governance are asking the U.S. more »»

Marines: Sandy conditions a factor in May crash

November 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A hybrid aircraft that crashed in Hawaii this year, killing two Marines, flew in sandy or dusty conditions for an extended period before its engine stalled, the U.. more »»

State awarded for improving food stamp processing

November 24, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Department of Agriculture has awarded Hawaii more than $660,000 for expediting its review of applications for the federal food stamp program. more »»

 
 
 

 

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