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Traffic snarls frustrate some Hawaii residents

January 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — A surge in the popularity of Hawaii’s Lanikai Beach has left many longtime residents frustrated by extreme traffic back-ups. more »»

Groups to ask Obama to mark Pearl Harbor anniversary

January 3, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Groups are working together to formally invite President Barack Obama to be the keynote speaker at the 75th anniversary of the Pearl Harbor attack. more »»

All good things must come to an end

January 3, 2016 President Barack Obama (right) tours the Honolulu Zoo with his daughter Malia on Saturday in Honolul. more »»

Humpbacks slow to arrive in Hawaii

January 2, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — December usually marks the start of humpback whale season in Hawaii, but experts say the animals have been slow to return this winter. more »»

Hawaii’s smoking age climbs to 21; military supports law

January 1, 2016 HONOLULU — Hawaii is raising the legal smoking to age 21 for traditional and electronic cigarettes today, becoming the first state in the nation to do so. more »»

University of Hawaii observatory to be renovated in 2016

December 31, 2015 HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The oldest observatory on the Big Island’s Mauna Kea is set to get a makeover in 2016 that will allow the nearly 46-year-old facility to operate largely on its own. more »»

Views on sex keep Hawaii man from teaching

December 30, 2015 HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii didn’t violate First Amendment rights when it denied a teaching certificate for a Caltech-educated aspiring high school teacher who expressed views condoning... more »»

Police relieved of dog-related complaints in Honolulu

December 30, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu police will no longer be handling calls about stray dogs and barking complaints as the work gets transferred back to the Hawaii Humane Society. more »»

Rulemaking underway on DNA testing for homelands

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU — When the state deemed Leighton Pang Kee ineligible for one of the most valuable benefits available to Native Hawaiians — land at almost no cost — because he couldn’t show that he was at... more »»

Medical marijuana dispensaries may have tax loophole

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU — The state might have unintentionally created a tax loophole when it wrote the rules for its new medical marijuana dispensaries system, a lawmaker said Monda. more »»

Group raises more than $3,000 to fight dengue fever

December 29, 2015 KAILUA-KONA (AP) — A grass-roots movement to stop the Big Island’s spread of dengue fever has formed in Milolii, an area experts are calling a “hotspot” for the outbreak. more »»

Obama gets updates on storm damage, IS

December 29, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — On the 10th day of his two-week vacation in Hawaii on Monday, President Barack Obama played golf with friends at the Mid Pacific Country Club in Kailua, Oahu, and received reports on... more »»

Obama goes to beach, gets shave ice

December 28, 2015 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama started the last week of his vacation on Oahu with a shave ice and a trip to the beach Sunday. more »»

State/In Brief

December 28, 2015 Big Isle arena expansion moving forward KAILUA-KONA — The Honaunau Rodeo Arena is getting expanded seating and a 2,260-square-foot community pavilion before the end of 201. more »»

Another round of golf for Obama as Hawaiian vacation continues

December 27, 2015 KAILUA, Oahu (AP) — President Barack Obama spent Saturday playing golf on Oahu as part of his annual holiday vacation in the islands. more »»

Hokule‘a departs from South Africa

December 27, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — The Polynesian voyaging canoe that is in the middle of its round-the-world journey has left South Africa for Brazil. more »»

Judge upholds rule allowing more bigeye tuna fishing

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU — A federal judge has ruled that longline fishermen in Hawaii may continue catching more bigeye tuna, or ahi, than the maximum set by international regulators. U.S. more »»

Honolulu quintuplets leave hospital in time for Christmas

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu couple celebrated Christmas at home with their quintuplets, instead of in a hospital. The four boys and one girl were born premature on Oct. 1. more »»

Land near Milolii closed due to dengue outbreak

December 26, 2015 HILO (AP) — The Big Island’s ongoing dengue fever outbreak is prompting officials to close state lands near Milolii village and Honomalino Ba. more »»

Migrants will get more time to sign up for insurance

December 26, 2015 HONOLULU — The federal government is allowing more time for a group of migrants in Hawaii to enroll in health insurance plans under President Barack Obama’s health care law. more »»



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