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A Circuit Court jury Thursday acquitted a former Waipahu High School track coach accused of molesting a girl on the track team. Erik Tamura was charged with felony sex assault for allegedly touching the girl's breasts, buttocks and crotch at the school and once at her home.
A 39-year-old man was sentenced to four years in federal prison for betraying the trust of his fellow Army reservists and others who lost more than $1 million in his Ponzi scheme that helped finance his extravagant lifestyle in Las Vegas.
Sweeping education reforms that Hawaii and other states promised in return for millions in federal Race to the Top dollars are "unrealistic and impossible" to achieve, a new report issued Thursday argues.
A $1.5 million state grant to Damien Memorial School, a private sectarian school, is unconstitutional and may be withheld, state attorneys say. The funding —approved by the Legislature this year as a grant-in-aid included in the state budget — is under review by the Governor's Office.
A bill rezoning 576 acres of agricultural land in Waipio for Castle and Cooke's large-scale Koa Ridge project was given a preliminary approval by the City Council Planning Committee late Thursday.
Matson Inc. officials said Thursday that the shipping company did not have a response plan for a molasses spill, even though its vessels export as much as 2,000 tons of the viscous liquid each week to the mainland from a pipeline at Honolulu Harbor.
Repeatedly describing it as "audacious" and "aggressive," University of Hawaii athletic director Ben Jay on Thursday outlined the basics of a strategic plan aimed at making UH "an NCAA top-50 (athletic) program."
MAMELODI, South Africa » Regina Matshega was gossiping with a neighbor over a fence between their shacks in the Phomolong squatter camp last month when a very unexpected sight suddenly popped into view: two ruddy-cheeked white South Africans, a man and a woman, with two towheaded toddlers running at their heels.
The weeks after a gunman killed 20 schoolchildren in Newtown, Conn., were characterized by a new optimism about a goal that had seemed elusive for almost a decade: tougher gun laws. The shooting was called on more than one occasion "a game changer."
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My Hawaii driver's license is delaminating, with a partial separation and some black spotting on the paper portion. Is my license still valid, or does it need to be replaced? Is this replacement free?
Helicopter damaged at Kalalau • Firms cited on safety breaches • Second prison escapee caught • Suspect at large after robbery
Motorist in fatal car crash is identified • Driver caught after plowing into 7-Eleven • Authorities seize alleged gambling devices
A federal judge Wednesday rejected the religious freedom defense raised by Hawaii island cannabis advocate Roger Christie to his marijuana-trafficking charges.
State occupational safety division officials are investigating the death Wednesday of a construction worker who fell seven stories from a Punchbowl apartment building.
A Circuit Court jury will resume deliberations today on whether a Waipahu High School track coach and teacher sexually assaulted a girl on the track team in 2010 and 2011.
A 40-year-old man who confessed to killing a visiting professor from Pittsburgh 12 years after the 1996 death was sentenced Wednesday to a life prison term with the possibility of parole.
Now that Gov. Neil Abercrombie has set a date of Oct. 28 for lawmakers to take up the issue of gay marriage, the timing gives advocates and opponents ample time to lobby the Legislature over the issue.
Construction workers will be back in the fields of East Kapolei erecting concrete columns for the city’s $5.26 billion rail project come Monday after the City Council’s approval Wednesday of two permits that allow for work to restart after more than a year of delays.
The massive molasses spill in Honolulu Harbor earlier this week, which has already killed thousands of coastal-dwelling fish, appears to be worse than state health officials originally thought.