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.
Question: I'm calling about the bus stop kitty-corner from City Hall and across from the Hawaii Public Library on South King Street. On Feb. 13 there was a homeless lady who uses her clothes as her bathroom there.
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA » The state of Alaska has filed a petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protections granted under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying the whales are thriving and no longer need them.
KABUL, Afghanistan » Ashraf Ghani, the apparent front-runner in the Afghan presidential race this year, was once unstinting in his opinion of one of the country's most prominent warlords, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, calling him a "known killer."
WASHINGTON » He is known as Abdullah al Shami, an Arabic name meaning "Abdullah the Syrian." But his nom de guerre masks a reality: He was born in the United States, and the United States is now deciding whether to kill him.
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OILDALE, Calif. » The tanker trains loaded with crude oil still rattle down the tracks at the end of the alleyway where Merle Haggard, a living legend of country music, grew up in a boxcar that his father transformed into the family home.
A little over a year after Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana, more than half the states, including some in the conservative South, are considering decriminalizing the drug or legalizing it for medical or recreational use.
Separate fires destroy homes and displace 3 • Police seeking suspect in Kihei bank robbery
Man awaiting trial freed over objections • Man killed in fall from overpass named
Ari Dalbert's gifts include not just a knack for memorizing complex soliloquies, but the ability to evoke powerful emotions through voice and movement and a talent for personalizing Shakespere's words and bringing 400-year-old characters to vital presence.
Imagine Bruno Mars belting his hits, Colt Brennan slinging touchdowns or Cirque du Soleil performing its breathtaking acrobatics … in Stan Sheriff Center.
In the months since the Sandy Hook mass shooting that left 26 students and staffers at the Connecticut elementary school dead in December 2012, Hawaii has stepped up its security and safety training at public schools to prevent similar tragedies here, school officials told lawmakers Monday.