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GMO papaya gets EPA pass • Vendor found with stun guns • Damaged wall blamed for chimp’s escape
The Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who died in shallow water near the Diamond Head area of Waikiki Beach last month as Charles Muno, 43, of Edina, Minn.
The Waikiki Landing, a controversial public-private partnership to develop a commercial and boating-services complex at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, has lost its major funder, leaving developers scrambling to find 11th-hour financing to meet contract obligations.
Defiant and emotional testimony dominated yet another Department of Interior meeting Tuesday night as federal officials continued to gather opinions about whether the United States should pursue a formal relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government.
Seven Japanese-American members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion will be awarded Legion of Honor medals by the French government Wednesday night for their part in liberating France from the Nazis in 1944.
Eight Hawaii residents are the latest recipients of the prestigious Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, which was first instituted by Emperor Napoleon I on May 19, 1802. All of the recipients will be bestowed the rank of chevalier, or knight.
Halau Lokahi Public Charter School has a new lease on life after its governing board and director Laara Allbrett agreed to resign as required by a new contract with the state Charter School Commission.
Escalating violence in Iraq, North Korea's latest provocations, a meeting of allies here and China's participation for the first time in Rim of the Pacific exercises were topics at the forefront of a visit to Hawaii by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.
After circling each other for more than a year, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa met Tuesday evening in their first debate in the Democratic primary, a detailed dialogue on federal policy that revealed fissures between the Democrats on veterans affairs, early childhood education and genetically modified organisms.
Five candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat tried to distinguish themselves from each other on support for the tourism, military and construction industries at a forum at the Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii on Tuesday night.
Waialua man gets 97 months in meth case • Aerial ads to continue despite state ban • Cellphone law nixes court, raises fines • Staff training will close Maui DMVL offices
Robberies strike ABC, Longs Drugs stores • Suspect in Kailua burglary is arrested
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Supporters of an independent Native Hawaiian nation were out in force Monday night to reject the possibility of federal recognition of a native government in the first of two meetings on the Garden Isle.
With the state's voter turnout foundering among the lowest in the nation, a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie could boost the state's rating by as much as 10 points by 2018, advocates say.
Abigail Ann Mokihana Abraham • Rosalina Lorenzo Castillo • Evelyn Yoriko Sekiguchi Eto • Veronica Cruzada Gish • Flora Gonsalves • Rebecca Kaaialii Kaaekuahiwi • Leighton Kamakani Kaio • and more
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A Honolulu homeless shelter won't take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday.
Hawaii County as of now prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. While 18-year-olds will no longer be legally permitted to buy electronic cigarettes on Hawaii island, it's the retailers whose feet will be held to the fire.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will allow pending legislation to become law that adds members of 15 state boards and commissions to the list of public officials whose financial interests are publicly disclosed.