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KONA » From the moment the bill to ban genetically engineered crops on Hawaii island was introduced in May, it garnered more vocal support than any the County Council here had ever considered, even the perennially popular bids to decriminalize marijuana.
The older of two cousins awaiting trial in state court in Hilo for murder is going to have to spend at least a year in federal prison for writing bad checks regardless of the outcome of the state case. A federal judge sentenced Claude Keone Krause to 13 months in prison Thursday for bank fraud.
A state House lawmaker complained Thursday that a pilot sex education curriculum for middle school students is not medically accurate or age appropriate, and deliberately minimizes the health risks of homosexual behavior.
Honolulu City Councilman Breene Harimoto announced this week that he is forgoing a re-election bid this fall to run for the state Senate 16th District seat. Meanwhile, Harimoto legislative aide Brandon Elefante said he intends to run for the seat his boss is leaving behind.
In a matter of minutes, Ferdinand Puentes and eight other people went from sitting in an airplane to being in the ocean about a half-mile from Molokai. "It was pretty cold," Puentes, of Ewa Beach, recalled Thursday.
Michele Carbone, the embattled director of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, will retain his job under a revamped leadership team that will include a chief operating officer and senior adviser as well as new reporting lines, the university announced Thursday.
About 640 children from low-income families across the state will be eligible to enroll in pre-kindergarten classes next year at 30 public school campuses that were announced Thursday by the state's Executive Office on Early Learning and the Department of Education.
Reviews from the Waikiki community were mixed upon getting the first glimpse of the planned Ritz-Carlton Waikiki Beach Residences luxury tower and an adjacent second tower in their totality.
Harman Lum, a tireless newspaper seller in downtown Honolulu, died Dec. 1 at his home in Kahului. He was 84. Lum was born in Hamilton, Ohio, and moved to Honolulu with his family.
QUESTION: There is a vacant lot at the corner of Waialae and Kapahulu avenues, with an abandoned building, graffiti, overgrown weeds, etc. There is a "No Trespassing" sign on the fence from the state Department of Transportation.
Victim of fatal crash was Kaneohe woman • Fire at TV star's house called an accident • Woman killed by truck is ID'd • Help teenagers clean beaches
Federal custom officials intercepted a shipment of tile from Italy containing a hitchhiking Egyptian locust and returned it. The find by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agriculture specialists stationed at the Honolulu Harbor occurred Dec. 26.
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. » For more than six years, Roger Shuler has hounded figures of the state legal and political establishment on his blog, Legal Schnauzer, a hothouse of furious but often fuzzily sourced allegations of deep corruption and wide-ranging conspiracy.
NEW YORK » Pity the DVR, destined to be overworked on Sunday night. The 9 p.m. hour alone this Sunday is a traffic jam of vexing choices.
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday that his administration is committed to reaching a land preservation agreement with Turtle Bay Resort this year.
Monday’s agreement by city officials and representatives of Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC to continue negotiations on a $142 million sale of the lease interest in 12 city affordable complexes was contingent on the city’s willingness to discuss the possibility of “seller financing” to help the buyers.