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Updated: Dec. 6, 9:19 a.m.

Hawaii County Mayor Harry Kim says he’s concerned about the safety of protesters at Mauna Kea after the National Weather Service issued a winter storm warning for Big Island summits. The notice is posted until at least 6 p.m. Friday afternoon. 

 

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The Hawaii Board of Education passed a proposal Thursday that would increase the pay for teachers in special education, hard-to-fill areas and Hawaiian language immersion.

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Updated, Dec. 6, 10:57 a.m.

The Honolulu Medical Examiner released the names of those who died at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting Wednesday.

Gabriel Antonio Romero, 22, was the Navy sailor who fatally shot two civilian workers and injured a third before killing himself. The Navy identified him as a machinist’s mate auxiliary fireman assigned to the USS Columbia submarine who was from Texas.

U.S. Census Bureau

The upcoming 2020 census involves the same participation challenges as it does every 10 years. But Hawaiʻi has a few unique challenges of its own that could put Native Hawaiians and Pacific Islanders at risk of being undercounted. One coalition is working to help ensure an accurate count.

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A motive remains unclear for a shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Wednesday afternoon that left a Navy sailor dead by his own hand and two male civilian workers killed. One other Department of Defense employee was injured and was in guarded condition.

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The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday approved one of the strictest bans on plastics in the country, closing loopholes in the existing ordinance on plastic bags and prohibiting single-use utensils and Styrofoam containers.

Updated: Dec. 4, 5:40 p.m.

A sailor killed himself after shooting three male civilian workers, two of whom were dead, at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Wednesday afternoon, the Navy said.

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A former University of Hawaiʻi regent is suing the state over what he says is a backroom deal struck by legislators to downsize the university’s governing board.

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The Hawaii Board of Education on Thursday will vote on a proposal that would increase the annual pay for teachers in hard-to-fill areas such as special education, rural schools and Hawaiian language immersion to address the state's perennial instructor shortage.

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A letter sent out to parents Monday from a Wahiawa elementary school saying a student had the measles was wrong.

State Health Department spokeswoman Janice Okubo says there is no new reported case of measles in the islands.

She says the false report resulted from parents who believed their pre-kindergarten child had come down with the infectious disease.

A Department of Education spokeswoman said the letter from the Daniel K. Inouye Elementary School was distributed out of an abundance of caution.

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The Honolulu City Council is expected to pass the strictest ban in the state on single-use plastic products.

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The Hawaii Department of Health gathered public comments Monday on a proposal to require underground fuel storage tanks like those at the U.S. Navy's Red Hill facility to have a secondary containment system or be moved by 2045.

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Hawaii has some of the highest construction costs in the country. That makes building new housing an expensive prospect.

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The president of Kaiser Foundation Health Plan and Hospitals of Hawaii told employees in a memo that the health plan is losing money and has no sustainable growth plan.

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Hawaii will need an additional 65,000 housing units statewide by 2025. Getting there will require more public infrastructure, like water, sewage, and electricity.

 

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Hawaii Gov. David Ige has scheduled a Tuesday press conference to announce his support for pay differentials for certain teachers in key hard-to-fill areas, specifically special education, rural schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

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Cole McDonald came off the bench to pass for 250 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii rallied to a 52-31 win over Army on Saturday night.

City Car Registration Kiosks Closed For Maintenance

Dec 1, 2019
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The City and County of Honolulu is closing the vehicle registration kiosks Sunday and Monday for maintenance.

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NEW YORK — This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets.

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Hawaii state health officials have investigated dozens of adult residential care homes statewide after receiving reports that the facilities were operating without licenses, officials said.

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HILO — Hawaii state officials have announced plans to expand the Big Island’s only jail by adding a new $12.8 million medium-security building amid concerns about overcrowding.

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Hawai Rep. Tulsi Gabbard continues to push along her uphill presidential campaign as she attempts to make headway in New Hampshire, where a poll this week finds her doing better but still trailing the front-runners.

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Business and politics have always had a close relationship. But these days, more businesses are getting overtly political on the national stage, and in some cases, on a local level.

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii Department of Health posted a water advisory at a Maui beach that tested above a bacteria safety threshold, officials said.

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Hawaii is on track to have more than 10 million visitors in one year for the first time in history, although that may not be reflected in dollar amounts, tourism officials said.

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One of Hawaiʻi’s largest water rights cases has come to an end on Maui, possibly signaling a turning point in the stateʻs management of public streams. 

 

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A man arrested in Hawaii will be sent to Utah, where he’s accused of tormenting a family for more than year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes.

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HILO — A highway that was cut off by lava flow from an eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has reopened, officials said.

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A retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy, authorities said.

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HONOLULU — The Honolulu Museum of Art put its Spalding House property on the market for $15 million, officials said.

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