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The aircraft carrier USS George Washington and other Navy ships were ordered by the Pentagon on Monday to make "best speed" for the typhoon-battered Philippines. The Japanese-based aircraft carrier, which carries 5,000 sailors and more than 80 aircraft, is in Hong Kong for a port visit.
In the past three years, the total number of homeless residents in Hawaii seeking help from publicly funded services has dropped slightly, indicating modest gains in the effort to curb homelessness across the state, a report released today shows.
International students contributed $108.5 million to Hawaii's economy in tuition and living expenses in the 2012-13 academic year, an institute reported Monday.
Army veteran Emery Clough, a truck driver in Vietnam in 1966-67, thought about the guys that didn't come back. One was a replacement with his unit only about a week. Another was lost in an ambush. They were probably 19 or 20.
The Waimanalo property was leased from the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands for stabling horses. But the tenants also used it for auto repairs and other unauthorized purposes, including boat and truck storage and as an industrial base yard, according to DHHL records.
Zain Kamali‘i McCutcheon Chee-Kiaaina • Dennis Day Diaz • Rosealee F.L. Eli; and more
CAIRO » The police arrested the girls, interrogated them for hours and then strip-searched and detained them for 10 days. They were charged with serious crimes, including endangering national security, for what the authorities regarded as an act of subversion: passing out yellow balloons.
Some Hawaii State Hospital employees say frequent assaults by patients are keeping them away from work for months, even years.
A grainy photograph of Maribel Maurillo Barton's two sisters and six of their children — the youngest age 3 — huddled in a hotel room in the Philippines, mugging for the camera hours before Typhoon Haiyan struck, is the last taken of them alive.
Twelve additional sets of video cameras are expected to be placed at intersections through Waikiki and other neighborhoods that will be traveled by Honolulu Marathon runners next month.
The state Senate is poised to approve a same-sex marriage bill today and send it Gov. Neil Abercrombie for approval, setting up Hawaii to become the 15th state to allow gay and lesbian couples to marry.
The depth of Nakoa Farrant's passion for science has always been evident, but certainly never more so than when he recently spent time logging raw ocean-floor data aboard a 211-foot exploration vessel in the Caribbean.
QUESTION: Now that civil unions has been approved and same-sex marriage is on its way to being approved, is the reciprocal benefits law still alive and well? We signed up for it some time ago, but very little information regarding just what it covers is available.
Tourist is apparent drowning victim • Morning blaze damages house in Anahola
Kitchen fire causes injury to employee • Maui rescuers help 2 people back to shore
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It was supposed to have been a day of celebration, a mark of incremental progress in the United States' ongoing effort to train Afghan forces to resist extremist elements in their own country.
Eight schools were selected in July to pilot a digital device program that could eventually put laptops in the hands of all public school students, but students at only two of the schools are learning on the devices.
The manufacturer of OxyElite Pro — the dietary supplement responsible for causing the death of a Maui woman and liver damage among more than 30 Hawaii residents — has recalled certain products under threat from the Food and Drug Administration.