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The human remains of a Native Hawaiian man and woman are being returned to Hawaii after they were taken by a U.S. Air Force airman to his Texas home more than 50 years ago.
Scientists are using GPS devices to track highly endangered leatherback turtles in the Pacific to determine where and when they face the largest risk of being caught and killed by longline fishing boats.
An annual count of the homeless in Hawaii, which will get underway next week, is part of a national snapshot taken on a single night to track the problem and target where resources are needed.
Oahu's food trucks and lunch wagons could bid for exclusive rights to park in stalls designated for them under a bill proposed recently before the Honolulu City Council.
Amid immense sadness and tragedy, Geri Kai said, her Moanalua Valley home has unexpectedly become a revolving door of love and support in the wake of her son's recent death while hiking the Mount Olomana trail in Kailua.
Several years after he stopped making his mortgage payments, Kale Gumapac was evicted from his foreclosed Hawaii island home. Days before Thanksgiving, sheriff's deputies escorted a handcuffed Gumapac — he was arrested on a trespassing charge — from the Hawaiian Paradise Park property he had called home for more than a decade.
Services for taxpayer advocate Lowell L. Kalapa have been set for later this month. Kalapa, 64, died Dec. 30 at his Kapahulu home.
While I was sitting on an airplane in freezing-cold Milwaukee last week, a burst of warmth came to me in an email from Andy, a Hawaii friend visiting California.
Question: I live in the Salt Lake area, and many homes are leaving Christmas trees for bulky pickup. I cut my tree up and put it in the green recycling container. I guess people don’t know that sending it to the landfill is wrong. Since we live on an island, why send it there when we can recycle it?
WASHINGTON » The Supreme Court's order last week halting same-sex marriages in Utah was two sentences long. It was provisional and cryptic, and it added nothing to the available information on where the Supreme Court stands on the momentous question of whether there is a constitutional right to same-sex marriage.
Liliha's Lee is named Narcissus Queen • Drier weather, northwest swell in forecast • Plea deal made in sex assault
Man, 39, dies after his kayak capsizes • Boy shoots himself in the leg with a rifle • Fire displaces pair of Big Island seniors
Tammy Bitanga didn't choose a 30-year path of prostitution; she was victimized, violated and enslaved. Her hanai father began sexually exploiting her when she was 4, she says, and the abuse continued until she reported it when she was 13.
Low-income workers in Hawaii, who missed out when the Legislature could not agree to a minimum-wage increase last year, may fare better this year. State House and Senate leaders preparing to open a new 60-day session on Wednesday say a minimum-wage increase is probable.
It's happened five or six times since Tracy Martin fell on hard times in July, moving his wife and baby daughter from a home in Pearl City to the sidewalks of Kakaako.
Three seed companies have sued Kauai County in an attempt to block the implementation of a new law that would regulate their use of pesticides and the growth of genetically modified crops on Kauai.
The Department of Health's Clean Air Branch reported low smoke levels during the New Year's celebration, an ongoing trend since a city ordinance on a partial fireworks ban took effect two years ago.
Ocean Safety officials rescued several people from waters around Oahu's North Shore on Saturday, a Department of Emergency Management spokeswoman said. First, rescuers on a personal watercraft assisted two surfers to shore around 2:35 p.m. from off Mokuleia. They did not require further treatment.
About 14 people jailed for alleged abuse or restraining order violations have been released from custody in the dismissal of more than 100 cases so far after a Hawaii Supreme Court ruling that some Family Court defendants were not being properly arraigned. More may be released as dozens of additional cases still pending are dismissed.