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As a younger member of the Hawaii Supreme Court at age 46, Steven Levinson wrote the landmark opinion issued nearly 20 years ago that launched the debate over same-sex marriage that still reverberates today across the country and in the nation's highest court.
A contentious but at times comical scrap between Rep. Jessica Wooley and Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz has left in limbo $175 million in revenue bonds to preserve agricultural land.
LOS ANGELES » The ratio of carbon dioxide in Earth's atmosphere is flirting with 400 parts per million, a level last seen about 2.5 million to 5 million years ago, according to the Scripps Institution of Oceanography at the University of California, San Diego.
Secretary of State John Kerry is practically home alone, toiling without permanent assistant secretaries of state for the Middle East, Asia, Europe and Africa. At the Pentagon, a temporary personnel chief is managing furloughs for 800,000 civilian employees. There has not been a director of the Internal Revenue Service since November, and a commerce secretary in nearly a year.
The sweeping gun control measure signed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and hailed by Democratic leaders has a surprising critic: Hollywood.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie formally launched his re-election campaign Monday, citing the state's financial rebound and progress toward his "New Day" agenda as reasons voters should give him a second four-year term.
More than 9,000 blue-collar workers for the state and counties have a new four-year contract that their union says acknowledges the sacrifices they made during tough budgeting times.
On Monday, as Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell led a walking caravan of local officials through downtown, traffic consultant Dan Burden challenged the group to make the streets there safer for pedestrians.
After exhausting all leads, police and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service are seeking the public's help in identifying human remains recovered from the water near the seaplane ramp on Ford Island in October 2005.
A bill that would have required an evaluation of the chief election officer after each general election died because of a procedural gaffe in a legislative conference committee last week.
Whoever abandoned a newborn girl at Sandy Beach late Sunday night could have avoided prosecution by turning the baby over to the proper authorities, state officials said.
I just renewed my driver's license and got a temporary license that looks like it came from my home printer. I was told it would take two to three weeks for my official license to be mailed, but I will be flying before then. Will I have any issues going through airport security?
When Chanz Palau was first diagnosed with autism at age 3, doctors told his mother that it was unlikely he would ever speak.
Kauai man charged with woman's murder • 1 driver critically hurt in 2-vehicle crash
Punishment for dog turns fatal for animal • Search continues for missing British man • 'Noxious' smell in courtroom spurs coughing • Indicted duo allegedly grew pot in Puna
Guillermo Agngarayngay • Josephine Aloya • Ernestina B. Arreola; and more
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Nanakuli High School senior Adam Galario took the stage at the Hawaii Okinawan Center ballroom, natty in the all-black tuxedo presented to him by his grandfather, and bowed his head slightly to accept the gold-paper crown and sash signifying him as prom king.
A new proposal before the City Council would add bus stops to the growing number of places a person can't smoke on Oahu.