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The number of youth locked up in the state's Juvenile Detention Facility while their cases are handled in Family Court has plummeted 43 percent in the last three years, reflecting a drop in youth arrests and a concerted effort to reduce unnecessary detention.
A 21-year-old Kalihi man, charged with stabbing a 20-year-old Aiea man to death Friday night, told police he chased the man because the victim threw bottles at him and his cousins, according to a court document.
Landscape planter boxes may soon prevent the tents of (de)Occupy Honolulu members from returning along the Beretania and King street sidewalks at Thomas Square.
A federal judge gave final approval Monday to a $5.75 million settlement to a class-action lawsuit that claims students at the Hawaii School for the Deaf and Blind physically and sexually assaulted other students.
Legislators and activists were all smiles Monday as they packed into Gov. Neil Abercrombie's ceremony room at the state Capitol to watch him sign into law a bill that ensures sexually assaulted women will have access to emergency contraception anywhere they seek emergency care.
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A loose coalition of Democratic elected officials, shareholder activists and pension funds has flooded the Securities and Exchange Commission with calls to require publicly traded corporations to disclose to shareholders all of their political donations, a move that could transform the growing world of secret campaign spending.
EAST LANSING, Mich. » President Barack Obama and the Democrats passed the 2010 health care law to make medical insurance available to more than 30 million people who do not have it.
State House and Senate budget negotiators said Monday that new contracts for public-sector labor unions would likely limit their options for spending on tax incentives and new state programs.
Glenn Cannon, an award-winning actor and director, educator and mentor to several generations of young actors, died Saturday at Straub Clinic & Hospital. He was 80.
Wally Lau, a member of the Juvenile Justice State Advisory Council who lives on Hawaii island, comes across the teenagers in chains at the Kona Airport, headed to Honolulu.
Wearing a pink frock and an upright pigtail, the toddler tapped a pen on the courtroom table and babbled a few syllables of her own while Family Court Judge Christine Kuriyama addressed her parents.
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has decided to challenge U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary next year, according to a source close to her campaign.
Question: Renovation of the tennis courts at Kalaheo High School was begun well more than a year ago and seems to have stalled several times. The Kalaheo tennis team hasn’t been able to use these courts in years. When is the renovation going to be completed?
It may be true that the character of the worker is revealed by the tools she selects, but in the case of Lolly Romano — whose tools of trade include bulging bags of bouncing balls and not-so-bouncy beanbags, a fleet of modified trikes and go-carts, storerooms of hand-painted cardboard dinosaurs, and trunkloads of paddles and pulleys and fishing rods and catapults — perhaps it is wiser to focus on the results.
Driver dies after solo crash on Kunia Road • Ewa Beach vehicle blaze likely was arson
Governor signs repeal of land agency • Training will increase noise at Schofield • Charges filed in pellet attack at golf course • National parks' superintendent will start in June
Nearly 5,000 young people get in trouble with the law and land in Oahu's Family Court each year, but their cases are confidential by law so few people know who they are, how they wound up in court or what happens to them.
Mental health advocates are cautiously optimistic about a proposed law that would clarify who can be ordered to get outpatient psychiatric help.
Some 50,000 intermediate and high school students at public schools statewide will start taking a four-hour college-prep test beginning Tuesday.