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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 »»

State / In Brief

July 3, 2016 DOH investigating hepatitis A outbreak HONOLULU — The state Department of Health is investigating an outbreak of hepatitis A on Oahu. more »»

Facebook CEO’s Kauai neighbors grumble about new wall

July 1, 2016 HONOLULU — Some of Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s neighbors are grumbling about a rock wall he’s having built on his property on the north shore of the Hawaiian island of Kauai. more »»

Ige names Gorak to state Public Utilities Commission

July 1, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — Gov. David Ige is appointing a new member to the commission that’s expected to rule on Florida energy company NextEra’s proposed purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries. more »»

Hawaii opens viewing area for visitors to view lava flow

July 1, 2016 HILO (AP) — Hawaii County officials are preparing for an increase in visitors as lava from Kilauea’s Puu Oo continues to flow and is visible from the small coastal community of Kalapana for the firs... more »»

State / In Brief

June 25, 2016 Gun owners to be entered in database HONOLULU — Gov. more »»

Vandals hit sacred Native Hawaiian site

June 24, 2016 HONOLULU — Vandals etched crosses on the crumbling remains of the 180-year-old palace of a former Hawaiian king, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources said Thursday. more »»

Oahu family’s papaya farm hit by thieves

June 23, 2016 HONOLULU (AP) — The owners of a papaya farm on Oahu are seeking help from the community in catching the thieves who struck their Punaluu property, resulting in a loss of thousands of dollar. more »»

White House clears small, commercial drones for takeoff

June 22, 2016 WASHINGTON — Routine use of small drones by real estate agents, farmers, filmmakers and countless other commercial operators was cleared for takeoff by the Obama administration Tuesday, after years... more »»

Scientists battle to save coral reefs

June 20, 2016 HONOLULU — After the most powerful El Nino on record heated the world’s oceans to never-before-seen levels, huge swaths of once vibrant coral reefs that were teeming with life are now stark white... more »»



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