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Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said his administration has found funding to revive a planned Housing First initiative to give some homeless shelter.
Six of the seven announced Democratic candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat stepped up efforts to separate themselves from the rest of the field during a forum Monday, while attempting to make special appeals to a largely older crowd.
The Senate Health Committee held an emotional hearing Monday as senators began vetting Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointee for director of the Department of Health — a position left vacant when Director Loretta Fuddy died in December after a plane crash off Molokai.
A new wide-ranging set of food safety rules went into effect Monday for some 10,000 restaurants, lunch wagons and food establishments in Hawaii, but the state Health Department will not begin enforcement until June.
State Rep. Faye Hanohano met privately Monday with House leaders to give her side of the controversy that has swirled around her conduct.
The director of intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is warning that China is training for a "short, sharp war" with Japan and is expanding its forces at a time of U.S. defense budget cuts and questionable resource commitments to the Pacific.
A life breaks down into epochs, with bright dividing lines between them. There's the period of impotence and innocence before a driver's license, and the insurance premiums and speeding tickets after. There's pre-mortgage, when a landlord handles plumbing emergencies, and post-mortgage, when you're on your soggy own.
LOS ANGELES » On a recent drizzly day, Esha Moya found herself standing outside a grocery store in South Los Angeles, her half-dozen paper bags falling apart in the rain, wishing she had a few small items that had been free and plentiful her entire life but are now banned in this city: plastic shopping bags.
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Question: Who can I contact to complain about the roadwork on Waialae Avenue? A couple times during the workweek during rush hour, they closed one to two lanes at 7 a.m., causing traffic to severely back up on Waialae. Why can’t they wait until rush hour is over to minimize the impact?
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WASHINGTON » Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack on the Syrian military and President Bashar Assad's command structure.
Donna Ylen stood helpless outside a high school office as her 19-year-old autistic son, with the mental capacity of a 4- to 7-year-old, "went ballistic," crying out, "Mommy, mommy, help me!"
In drafting legislation to regulate the budding unmanned aerial vehicle industry, legislators nearly excluded all uses of the devices, except by law enforcement — the opposite of their intent.
One of my most memorable snorkeling experiences occurred several years ago in Tonga. The incident involved only one species, but that was the beauty of it. Thousands of identical, 6-inch-long, silver fish let me swim in their school.
Hawaii tallied the second-highest count of shark attacks of any place on Earth last year, according to the University of Florida's annual International Shark Attack File report released last week. Only Florida had more shark attacks, with 23.
The state of Western Australia is using some of the same technology that shark researchers are using in Hawaii, except they're going a step further to warn beachgoers of individual sharks in near-real time on Twitter.
In her keynote address at Sunday's opening of the 17th biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting, National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Kapuuwailanui Lindsey shared a memory about her late mentor, Pius "Mau" Piailug, the esteemed Micronesian navigator whose work to preserve traditional way-finding practices influenced generations of modern Polynesian voyagers.
Question: I live in Kaimuki. My neighbor constantly is burning dry leaves from his mango tree. The smoke is terrible and going into all the neighbors houses, especially during Kona winds. Is burning leaves and brush and old branches allowed?