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Two state lawmakers want to strengthen Hawaii's Right to Farm Act by preventing counties from restricting agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices that are allowed under federal and state law.
Gargantuan waves continued to pummel north and west shore beaches Thursday, the second day of a swell that happens only once every 10 to 20 years, but no serious injuries or major damage to property occurred.
State shark expert Randy Honebrink pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography. Honebrink, 58, faces a maximum 10-year prison term at sentencing in May.
Appropriating funds for a comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, addressing infant mortality issues and providing parents with information about the vaccination for human papillomavirus are among this year's top priorities for the Women's Legislative Caucus.
Two Utah men in their 40s allege they were sexually abused by a Mormon Church official when they went to Maui as teenagers to pick pineapples as part of their missionary training.
An employee can collect workers' compensation for exposure to vog that aggravates an asthma condition, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The Department of Education and the Labor Industrial Relations Appeals Board both denied a claim by Lynedon Van Ness.
Glenn Martinez spent two days burying the hundreds of tilapia and koi that lived in a pond on his Waimanalo farm after the fish —worth thousands of dollars — mysteriously died Wednesday in one hour.
An 82-year-old man reported to be a prominent member of the Hauula community died and three others were seriously injured Thursday in a crash of two sport utility vehicles on Kamehameha Highway in Laie, according to city Emergency Medical Services and police.
QUESTION: Why have the highway lights been dark at the Pali Highway exit from the H-1 freeway westbound? Also, the lights at both the entrance and exit of Honolulu Airport are out. Both areas have been dark for nearly a year.
Homeless man's death ruled homicide • Man killed by tree branch ID'd as visitor • Meetings focus on courthouse • Arakawa to give annual address
An investigation into the fatal crash of a military plane that killed a Kailua man last April in Afghanistan points to pilot inexperience and an accepted greater risk in flying the high-demand surveillance aircraft.
Powerful, gusty winds across the islands Tuesday and Wednesday downed power lines, triggered electrical outages, blew away roofs, forced road closures and caused a tree limb to fall and kill a golfer.
The libertarian faithful - anti-tax activists and war protesters, John Birch Society members and a smattering of "truthers" who suspect the government's hand in the 2001 terrorist attacks - gathered last September, eager to see the rising star of their movement.
KIHEI, Hawaii » A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaiian Island.
MELBOURNE, Australia » Activists have sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Capt. James Cook to protest against Australia's national day.
WAILUKU » People using a new Maui transportation system for disabled riders complained to a County Council panel this week about long wait times, untrained drivers and the service's recently installed computer system.
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Hunter Farr watched as water flooded the parking lot of Haleiwa Boat Harbor during Wednesday morning's high tide as the largest swell in a decade arrived on Oahu.
Two Honolulu City Council members seeking to add sparklers and fountains to the list of permitted fireworks on special holidays say they are hoping a new law can be in place by Dec. 31, if not by Independence Day. Council members Ikaika Anderson and Ann Kobayashi introduced Bill 5 Wednesday.
Kihei's long-awaited public high school could be named after Patsy Mink, the late congresswoman and Maui native who battled gender discrimination and racism throughout her academic and political careers.