Local News

GOP race for Lt. Gov. pits pastor against CEO of startup

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
With most eyes on the Democratic race for lieutenant governor, the two Republican candidates vying for their party's nomination have much work ahead of them as they try to gain name recognition and get their messages out to voters in a historically blue state.

What Ever Happened To: Plan to move monk seals on hold for several years

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Question: Whatever happened to the National Marine Fisheries Service's plan to move young Hawaiian monk seals to the main Hawaiian Islands from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for a temporary stay as a way to boost survival rates?

Kokua Line: Clearing way for ambulance does not violate traffic laws

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Question: In the June 2 Kokua Line (bit.ly/1oNZXSN), someone wanted to know what to do if his was the first car stopped at a red light when an ambulance approached from the rear.

Newswatch

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Weather again causes launch delay • Isle admiral to lead Naval War College • Man pleads guilty to stealing, selling data; and more

Suit seeks return of marijuana plants

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Five Puna residents are suing Hawaii County and the police to get their confiscated marijuana plants back. Two lawsuits seek the return of dozens of marijuana plants or more than $250,000 in compensation.

Greenwood ends 5-year career at UH

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Former University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood will not be returning this fall as a tenured professor with a six-figure salary, and instead says she will retire at the end of the month, marking the end of a five-year career at the university.

Group links Hanabusa to 'threat' against Medicare

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
The National Committee to Preserve Social Security and Medicare, which has endorsed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, has sent a mailer to Hawaii residents that implies Hana­busa might privatize the entitlement programs.

Woman who died after jump ID'd as petty officer in Navy

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
A Navy sailor died Sunday after jumping into the ocean at Spitting Cave, a popular cliff-jumping spot, near the Portlock area of Hawaii Kai.

H-1 will be closed in town during weeknights in June

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Oahu motorists who use the H-1 freeway in town at night will have to seek alternate routes in the coming weeks.

$32M is allocated for homeless

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The Honolulu City Council is committing $32 million in bond money to house the homeless — on top of the nearly $24 million that Mayor Kirk Caldwell had earlier proposed for his Housing First initiative.

Federal suit attacks county's law on GMOs

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Farmers, ranchers and flower growers sued in federal court Monday to challenge Hawaii County's law severely restricting genetically engineered crops.

Ruling favors transgender state worker

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that there is sufficient evidence that the state Department of Public Safety violated a transgender woman's civil rights after she was allegedly denied access to the women's restroom in a building where she worked for nine years.

Debt-ridden charter school might be asked to close

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Halau Lokahi Charter School in Kalihi has stopped paying its employees, owes more than $417,000 and may be asked to shut down, according to a state Public Charter School Commission official.

Pono Choices opt-in considered 'victory for parents'

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
State Rep. Bob McDermott says Pono Choices is as good as dead, now that parents will have to opt their children in to participate in the controversial middle-school sex education program.

Kokua Line: Immobile person's state ID can be renewed, with effort

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Question: My mother is in a nursing home. Is there a way for her to renew her state ID without going in person to an ID card office?

Newswatch

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Speed may be factor in man's critical crash • Male suspect still at large in Pahoa theft

911 Report

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Report of gunman causes lockdown • Suspect charged with 2 counts of assault • Man sent to hospital with knife wounds

Hokule‘a and Hikianalia make good time sailing to Tahiti

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Strong, steady trades and lighter, swifter hulls are so far helping Hokule‘a make its fastest time yet to Tahiti, crews sailing on the first international leg of the voyaging canoe's worldwide journey report.

Plumeria sought for King Kamehameha Day celebration

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission is asking the public to donate plumerias for Wednesday's lei-draping ceremony after its chief supplier was hit hard by recent rainfall.

Error in state budget has governor chiding the Legislature

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Monday that he will use his line-item veto authority and remove about $45 million in bond money for school facilities from the state budget to fix a miscalculation by the state Legislature.