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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to raise tax rates on owners of luxury homes and hotel/resort properties to help close a $46 million revenue "gap" and balance a proposed $2.15 billion operating budget for next year.
A father and daughter from Chuuk admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they did not have permission from the Federated States of Micronesia to export the 60 pounds of giant clam meat they had in a cooler when they showed up at Honolulu Airport.
A 22-year-old man awaiting trial for harassing people in Manoa Valley District Park last weekend was arrested again for allegedly verbally threatening a couple at Ala Moana Center.
Lower-income families can begin applying Saturday for $7.6 million worth of preschool tuition subsidies, with most of the funding targeted to help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten next year.
Pay-per-view football figures to remain a staple of University of Hawaii sports through the 2019 season under an extension of the school's TV rights agreement with Oceanic Time Warner Cable announced Friday.
State senators expressed confidence Friday that a minimum-wage increase would pass this session after the Senate Ways and Means Committee adopted a new draft.
The three survivors of Wednesday night's fatal plane crash on Lanai remained hospitalized at the Queen's Medical Center on Friday. Maui County and hospital officials said there were no updates on the conditions of the three men — all Maui County employees — as of Friday night.
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Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have begun the painstaking process of deciphering what caused a charter plane to crash Wednesday moments after taking off from Lanai Airport, killing three people and injuring three others.
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A Honolulu City Council committee is putting off decision-making on a request to raise the height limit for a second hotel-condominium tower on Kuhio Avenue to be operated and managed by the Ritz-Carlton chain, following objections raised by the project's neighbors.
Honolulu resident Barbara Kato — who died after being run over by a city garbage truck Thursday in Kalihi — was the third person on Oahu killed by a garbage truck in just over a year.
Elwin Ahu, a former state judge who serves as senior pastor at New Hope Metro, announced Thursday that he would run in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
Disposal pits for "oily waste" at the Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility were a repeated source of soil and stream water contamination between 1943 and 1987, Navy documents show.
In a potential framework for an agreement, the state House Finance Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expand the tip credit to $1 while shielding low-income workers.
State senators Thursday agreed to revive a bill that could enable the state to acquire undeveloped North Shore land owned by Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort through eminent domain.