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The breakup between fired Honolulu police officer Michael Chu and his girlfriend Athena Sui Lee is playing out in federal court, where each have appeared on marijuana conspiracy charges.
The high school that educated a congresswoman, a state lawmaker who served as House speaker, and the current Maui mayor is celebrating its 100th anniversary this weekend.
A judge on Friday delayed a trial for a Honolulu Police Department officer who was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence of an intoxicant.
The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday night backed Bill 48, a rezoning measure that allows Castle & Cooke Hawai‘i to build up to 3,500 housing units, a commercial area, a hospital and possibly an inn between Waipio and Mililani.
It is a new frontier of the anti-abortion movement: laws banning abortion at 20 weeks after conception, contending that fetuses can feel pain then.
The football world lost two men Friday. Rick Casares, a star running back for the Chicago Bears who was once their all-time leading rusher, died at the age of 82.
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The state lifted three charter schools out of the low-performing category of its new accountability system after correcting data errors.
Denial by the state Land Board on Friday on a request to grant another delay in the due date of a $250,000 lease payment for the financially troubled Naniloa Volcanoes Resort in Hilo prompted the hotel’s bankruptcy trustee to begin plans for the potential shutdown of the hotel and layoff of about 536 employees.
State Department special agent Christopher Deedy will have a new lead defense lawyer for his murder retrial, which was scheduled on Friday for late June or early July.
Phony lawyer faces charges in Georgia • Man dies after being rescued at surf spot • Fire damages home in Hilo
Kauai trail reopens after copter accident • Alarm sirens mistakenly go off on 3 islands • Road restriping set in Lihue
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.