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In a unanimous vote, a state Senate committee recommended the confirmation of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson for the state Supreme Court, rejecting the Hawaii State Bar Association's conclusion that Wilson is "unqualified."
State House Speaker Joseph Souki issued a reprimand to Rep. Faye Hanohano, concluding that her behavior has been unacceptable, in violation of the House's code of conduct and disruptive to the workplace.
A young female Hawaiian monk seal is recovering in Honolulu after undergoing emergency surgery to remove her infected right eye. Federal officials said the endangered mammal was found on Niihau and was losing weight due to its inability to feed itself.
The chants of more than 500 Campbell High School students, teachers and parents echoed throughout the state Capitol on Thursday in a second rally to get legislators to push for air conditioning in public schools.
Friends and clients remember photographer Samuel Mitzel of Anahola, Kauai, as a positive influence on those around him who always put others first.
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees, standing alongside some of their critics, announced Thursday they will help facilitate and fund steps to "build a Hawaiian nation" once the Native Hawaiian Roll is complete but stay neutral in the effort.
A rare piece of Pearl Harbor's Dec. 7, 1941 history that even the USS Arizona Memorial museum would like to have in its collection is up for sale on eBay.
Wilmer C. "Bill" Morris, a businessman instrumental in securing the return of the Hawaiian crowns, swords and scepter to Iolani Palace, died in Kaneohe on Feb. 9. He was a month shy of his 91st birthday.
A dispute over a beach mat at Maili Beach Park may have led to the fatal stabbing of a 42-year-old man Sunday morning, police said in court records. Derrick Hernandez, 39, is being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center, unable to post $1 million bail on a charge of second-degree murder.
State Rep. Jessica Wooley has been named the new director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control. Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Wooley, an attorney known for her environmental advocacy, to the post Thursday. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste.
Question: I work in a small store. One day, as I approached a customer, he blew out a puff of vapor from an e-cigarette and left quickly. I encounter many users who impart the slogan, "It's not smoke, it's vapor. You're welcome."
Kailua main break cuts water to some • High-surf warning affects 5 islands • Maui lawmaker injured in fall • Project leads to false alarm
Two men and a women were arrested after they allegedly attacked another man in Aiea on Wednesday night.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. » Even as public attention is focused on the Affordable Care Act, another health care overhaul is underway in many states: an ambitious effort to restrain the ballooning Medicaid cost of long-term care as people live longer and survive more disabling conditions.
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, whose priests and governing authorities form an entirely male gallery of leaders, is facing a geyser of questions from women who want more participation and visibility in virtually every aspect of Mormon life.
The Hawaii State Bar Association has rated Circuit Judge Michael Wilson "unqualified" for the state Supreme Court, a potential setback for his state Senate confirmation.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday that he will not give up on tax relief for seniors even though state lawmakers have shown little interest in the idea this session.
The current price tag on the overdue Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex has risen to $16.7 million — $3 million more than the University of Hawaii's last estimate, auditors told a Board of Regents committee Wednesday.