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George Okuda, a veteran legislative aide who waged unsuccessful campaigns for the state House in 2000 and 2002, was appointed Friday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill a state House seat vacated by Rep. Jessica Wooley.
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa on Friday endorsed former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann's independent campaign for governor, saying Hannemann has the qualities and foresight to effectively lead the state.
The jurors in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial ended a second day of deliberation Friday with no decision on whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier lives or dies.
Yoshiharu Akasaki • Jeremie Alexander Ayon Jr. • Ethelda Clotilde Braga • Aurelio Menor Bungcayao Sr. • Frances Y. Chee • Conrad Kawaa Fernandez • Gertrude Marie Glowania • and more
The embattled head of Veterans Affairs in Hawaii is defending himself from a barrage of congressional criticism and said Friday he doesn't plan to step down despite calls by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for his ouster for what she sees as dishonesty and incompetence.
Cashier's escape thwarts holdup • Man accused of robbing teenagers • Kailua resident arrested in threat
Man gets 10 years for hit-run crash • Roadwork will close part of H-1 freeway • Texas woman dies in fall • Man denies murder charge
The Navy has confirmed finding leaks in a storage tank in Red Hill that may have released an estimated 27,000 gallons of jet fuel in January, touching off more concern about the impact on nearby drinking-water wells.
Calling its teacher evaluation system too complicated and "too one-size-fits-all," the state Department of Education on Thursday announced more than a dozen changes to essentially cut in half the workload required to prepare for and perform the annual reviews, which teachers and principals have bemoaned since the rollout last fall.
A 24-year-old Waianae man admitted Thursday in Circuit Court to killing a 40-year-old man when he drove the wrong way on the H-2 freeway nearly three years ago.
The city has issued 278 violation notices and 24 fines against property owners for leaving beds, sofas and other bulky-item trash on sidewalk areas since May 2013, when enforcement of a 2010 ordinance first began.
The first day of deliberations Thursday in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial was briefly interrupted as the judge responded to a question jurors sent the court in a note.
The Pacific Resource Partnership, a consortium of union carpenters and private contractors that aimed a relentless barrage of negative advertising at former Gov. Ben Cayetano during his unsuccessful campaign for mayor in 2012, has agreed to apologize to Cayetano.
Kristi McQuaid, who died in a moped crash Wednesday night in Hawaii Kai, was looking forward to graduating from Kaiser High School this summer.
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wants an investigation into allegations that staff members at the delay-plagued U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Hawaii were ordered to "cook the books" regarding patients' appointments.
After hearing emotional pleas from parents, students and staff, the Public Charter School Commission postponed a decision on whether to recommend closing Halau Lokahi until the debt-ridden charter school produces a new financial plan.
Probably the last time you saw Fred Sorenson, he was airlifting Indiana Jones out of a Peruvian jungle after fleeing from Hovito natives with blowguns, bows and arrows.
Wayne Leroy Carroll Sr. • Ernest Keaupuni Espinosa • Sean Kaleo Ganotise • Nalu Vincent Raphael Garcia • Marian Y.L. Ho • Toni Toshiko Frances Iwamoto • Sachie Yamauchi Jones • and more
The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday deferred a key decision for a $1.3 billion telescope project, saying the state needs more time to explore legal issues. Board members voted to defer a decision on the sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope.
At least three confirmed cases of a highly contagious and life-threatening feline viral disease that's rare in the islands have Maui veterinarians on alert. The virus, known as feline panleukopenia, attacks cells that divide quickly, such as those in the intestines and bone marrow.