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Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners for trash pickup was dumped Wednesday after the City Council Budget Committee said constituents had voiced overwhelming opposition to the plan and that the administration failed to give enough reasons to support it.
The Kauai County Council approved a proposed ordinance that could address incessant barking from dogs. The Council voted 5-1 Wednesday for Bill 2516, introduced by Councilwoman JoAnn Yukimura, which imposes fines for people who fail to silence their pets.
The daughter of a Waikiki woman who died Wednesday after a violent purse-snatching incident made a plea for those responsible to turn themselves in.
The head of the Hawaii Health Connector acknowledged for the first time Wednesday that the state-based insurance exchange won't be sustainable beyond this year. "We're not even close to breaking even," Tom Matsuda, interim executive director of the Connector, told state lawmakers.
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A state judge has granted a request by the Honolulu Star-Advertiser to release the transcripts of closed court proceedings before she declared a mistrial in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder case.
Checks are on the horizon for an estimated 10,000 Hawaii substitute teachers who are owed a share of a $14 million settlement for back-pay claims from more than a decade ago.
State Rep. Richard Fale said Tuesday that he intends to challenge state Sen. Clayton Hee in an election that could serve as a referendum on gay marriage.
The man who was dragged under a car that had run over him in Waianae last week is in the hospital in a medically induced coma, Deputy City Prosecutor Chastity Imamura told Circuit Judge Richard Perkins on Tuesday.
Officials with both the Police and Fire departments urged members of the City Council Public Safety Committee to reject a bill that would allow Oahu residents to once again set off sparklers and other novelty fireworks legally, warning that expanding what's available to the public for New Year's and Independence Day celebrations could lead to more injuries.
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui County Mayor Alan Arakawa told the state House on Tuesday that counties will be under increased pressure to raise taxes and fees unless the state lifts the cap on the counties' share of hotel room taxes.
Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to announce in his State of the City speech Wednesday that he plans to eliminate 618 vacant positions and cut funding for additional slots, moves intended to free up $37 million annually in the city's $2 billion operating budget.
Ocean scientists were urged Tuesday to go beyond their own scientific research and inject themselves into the political realm to give politicians and decision-makers the information they need to make the best policy decisions.
The state Health Department confirmed Tuesday that a previously unvaccinated 2-year-old has contracted measles on Oahu, apparently from an 11-month-old baby who caught the disease on a trip to the Philippines.