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UNITED NATIONS » After Uganda criminalized homosexuality, the White House immediately warned that the law would "complicate" the country's relationship with Washington, and the Netherlands and Norway cut off bits of development aid.
Maui Air had a "perfect safety record," according to its website. But that changed Wednesday night when one of its three 10-seat Piper Navajo Chieftains crashed shortly after taking off from Lanai Airport, killing a pilot and two Maui County Department of Planning employees.
The federal government has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by the family of an Oahu veterinarian who crashed his private aircraft into the side of the Koolau Mountains about four years ago.
The logistics of travel and communication and how Maui County serves its four-island community will likely be on the public agenda in the wake of Wednesday night's fatal plane crash on Lanai.
QUESTION: We have lived in Kailua for 40 years, but now have a major fly problem that's been escalating for well over two years. At any given time, I can stand in my front yard and count 15 flies on one leg alone, if not more.
Search launched after distress call received via text • Purse-snatching case reclassified as manslaughter
County pursues new waste site • Suspect sought in park robbery
Franklin Schowengerdt, regarded as a visionary leader of space research programs in Hawaii, has died of cancer in Alexandria, Va. He was 77. Schowengerdt, a physicist and former program director at NASA, was the founding director of the Pacific International Space Center for Exploration Systems, also known as PISCES.
A chef whose Manoa Valley restaurant served as the training ground for restaurateurs of Italian cuisine on Oahu for decades has died. George "Cass" Castagnola died Feb. 2 with relatives by his side in New Jersey. He was 81.
Kualoa Ranch obtained a permit on Feb. 20 allowing them to sell locally grown oysters, in the hopes of turning oyster farming into a multimillion-dollar industry for Hawaii.
GMO labeling bills will not advance in the state Senate by an internal procedural deadline this week, diminishing the chances that labeling will be passed at the Legislature this session.
City Council leaders said they are generally supportive of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to eliminate roughly 600 vacant job positions and cut the funding for additional slots, a plan projected to save $37 million annually for the money-strapped city budget.
The Republican donors who have financed the party's vast outside-spending machine are turning against the consultants and political strategists they once lavished with hundreds of millions of dollars.
Because they know how miserable people are, warm-weather destinations in California, Arizona and Florida have stepped up their enticements. Trains and billboards in Chicago have been plastered with ads showing beaches and pool scenes.
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A state judge dismissed all charges Wednesday morning against a 49-year-old man accused of beating and raping a woman in a Mililani restaurant after determining that the defendant, Joseph Navas, will never be mentally fit to stand trial.
A Waikiki developer’s request to raise the legal height limit for a planned high-rise condominium/hotel tower along Kuhio Avenue will go before the Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee on Thursday.