RIEGELWOOD, N.C. » After losing her job as a security guard in June, Alnetta McKnight turned to food stamps and unemployment insurance to support herself and her 14-year-old son. But her jobless payments ran out after 20 weeks, and now they are living on close to nothing.
In a creative land swap, the state would trade about 925 acres near the planned East Kapolei rail station to Castle & Cooke for redevelopment in return for some 20,000 acres of Dole Food Co. land between Wahiawa and the North Shore that would be preserved for agriculture and conservation.
The ringing of the Nagasaki Peace Bell during Sunday’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Candlelight Bell Ringing Ceremony slowed traffic on Beretania Street, caused necks to crane and scared the birds out of nearby trees.
For the first time in several years, Democrats in the Senate and House came together at the beginning of the legislative session to jointly issue a package of priority legislation. This year’s majority caucus package includes measures to address kupuna issues and protect the environment.
A house fire that erupted Saturday night in a tightly packed Mililani cul-de-sac seriously injured a man in his 60s and sent his neighbors into a frenzy.
A prominent local shark expert is facing child pornography charges after being ensnared in an international sting that has resulted in nearly 350 arrests.
The Hawaii Sheriff Division is on the lookout for men and women to serve as deputy sheriffs on all islands, but especially in Hawaii County.
Question: While eating at Ala Moana's Makai Food Court, my family and I watched several people walk in with their dogs. These dogs were not outfitted with any type of service dog jacket. While one couple talked and laughed, their small dog licked the top and sides of the table.
When paddle-boarder Greg Gauget found a snakelike creature floating limp, but alive, off Maui's Baby Beach (or Puuanoa Beach) north of Lahaina a few weeks ago, he did what few people would do: He went through exceptional efforts to save it.
Hawaiian sovereignty is forum’s subject • 5 ironwood trees slated for removal • Camper saved after SOS alert • Hiker rescued at Maui cliffs
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will use the State of the State address on Tuesday to trace Hawaii's economic recovery, a turnaround essential to the narrative of the governor's re-election campaign.
Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr., for three decades the executive director of the Miss Hawaii Pageant, died Jan. 8 at the Craigside Assisted Living Facility in Nuuanu. He was 70.
More than 115 family, friends, strangers and Maui police officers gathered Saturday morning in Upcountry Maui and searched most of the day for a mother of three missing for nearly a week.
Kahuku High and Intermediate School's isolation along the North Shore used to mean that students would miss school to get routine medical and dental care in town, or forgo care altogether. But beginning this school year, the campus is now home to the state's first school-based health center — a full-service center exclusively serving the rural school's 1,900 students.
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WELCH, W.Va. » Sharon Mills, a disabled nurse, long depended on other people's kindness to manage her diabetes. She scrounged free samples from doctors' offices, signed up for drug company discounts and asked for money from her parents and friends.