Two members of the protest group (de)Occupy Honolulu are suing to overturn the city's sidewalk nuisance ordinance, claiming it violates their civil rights.
The city will close the sale of its 12 affordable housing complexes to a private entity for $142 million by a scheduled March 31 deadline, Community Services Director Pam Witty-Oakland told the City Council Budget Committee on Wednesday.
State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is considering a run for Congress. Kim told Hawaii News Now that she would make a decision later this year about whether to enter the Democratic primary in urban Honolulu's 1st Congressional District. U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa is vacating the seat to challenge U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Democratic primary.
Kauai County Councilman Gary Hooser described the anti-GMO march in Lihue this month as the greatest show of grass-roots democracy in the island's history.
Millions of dollars in city funding for nonprofits is in limbo due to squabbling between Mayor Kirk Caldwell and some City Council members over the release of Grants in Aid funds.
Many of the original Polynesian Voyaging Society crew members who sailed to Tahiti aboard the Hokule‘a 37 years ago credit luck for bringing them together, but hard work and dedication has kept them close over the years.
It's the last Sunday in September, so it must be time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:
Venus has been remarkably consistent all summer long, emerging as a brilliant light in the western sky at dusk and setting just before 9 p.m. This trend continues in October.
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.
Streets reopened after gas leak repair • Woman drowns during her visit to Kua Bay • Flesh-eating bug sends swimmer into surgery • Kauai pipeline is finished early, under budget
Hiker is injured in fall on Nuuanu trail • Female inmate fails to return from visit • 2 boys, 1 woman sought in alleged robbery • Suspect in Kaneohe car break-in captured • Man arrested over use of stolen credit card • Worker accused of stealing from employer
A Kauai County Council committee spent much of Friday discussing proposed amendments to provisions of a bill that calls for new regulations on pesticides and the farming of genetically modified crops.
A farm in Puna is the latest casualty in a string of vandalism attacks targeting papaya-growing operations in the state.
State Department of Health officials are concerned that the use of dietary or nutritional supplements is causing otherwise healthy adults to suffer acute liver inflammation and failure.
ハワイ州農務省は昨日、オアフ島のパリハイウェイで、ハワイ州内への持込が禁止されている爬虫類のボア・コンストリクターの亡骸を回収したと発表した。 当局によると、今回回収されたのは体長約5フィートのボア・コンストリクターで、9月22日（日）に、パリハイウェイを走行していたドライバーが路上で発見したボア・コンストリクターの亡骸を当局に持ち込んだことで存在が確認されたとしている。 当局では、男性がボア・コンストリクターの亡骸を当局に持ち込んだ直後にパリハイウェイの現場周辺を調査したものの、そのほかの違法爬虫類の存在は確認できなかったとしている。 ボア・コンストリクターは、中南米原産の毒を持たないヘビで、通常は体長12フィートほどまで成長し、ネズミなどの小哺乳類を主食としており、ハワイ州では、州内の自然環境を破壊する可能性が高いとして、州内への持込や飼育を法律によって厳しく禁止している。
We saw something that shocked us recently. It was the University of Hawaii “H” logo for a high school baseball team in Oklahoma. Were we wrong? The program was “Horneytown, USA” on the Travel Channel, about towns with “unusual” names, and they had a feature on the Hooker Horney Toads team in Hooker, Okla. The logo looked exactly like the UH logo. Could it be?
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