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State lawmakers heard from scientists Thursday who said Hawaii will face an escalating number of coastal erosion and flooding incidents as climate change-driven sea-level rise plays a greater role here in the decades to come.
An off-duty Honolulu firefighter died from a fall Friday while hiking the Mount Olomana trail in Kailua, authorities said. The incident took place at about 12:15 p.m.
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The Department of Land and Natural Resources will seek approval from its governing board today of a proposed agreement to exchange land with Haleakala Ranch Co., saying it would ensure public access to a historic trail.
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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.