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HONOLULU (AP) — Volunteers are expected to start repairing more than two dozen gravestones that were vandalized at a historic church cemetery in downtown Honolulu.

OHA Chair Demands Governor Halt TMT Construction

Jul 13, 2019
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The chairperson of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs has demanded a halt to construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope that is scheduled to start next week.

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Big data breaches at major corporations make headlines, but small business are also vulnerable to attack—including here in Hawaii.

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HONOLULU (AP) — The Hawaii State Department of Health has confirmed a new case of rat lungworm disease, a report said.

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HONOLULU — A former prosecutor convicted of conspiracy in what's been described as Hawaii's biggest corruption case said she should get a new trial because her defense attorney was ineffective.

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A dispute is brewing over a parcel of land in West Oʻahu designated as the site of a new state film studio.

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The skydiving company that was operating a plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month did not have the proper state permits to take people skydiving.

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HONOLULU — Honolulu firefighters battled a brush fire after an Army drone crashed in the mountains near an Schofield Barracks yesterday afternoon.

Thirty Meter Telescope

Updated: July 10, 4:27 p.m.

Hawaii Gov. David Ige and the Thirty Meter Telescope International Observatory announced Wednesday that construction of the telescope on Mauna Kea on Hawaii Island will begin next week.

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The Honolulu City Council recently approved 160 designated parking stalls for car-sharing services, but some council members have raised questions about whether the city's policies on the reserved spots for ride-sharing operations are fair to companies and taxpayers.

Judge Dismisses Petition To Impeach Honolulu Prosecutor

Jul 9, 2019
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HONOLULU — A Hawaii judge has dismissed a petition for the impeachment of Honolulu Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro.

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The aviation industry faces a worldwide shortage of qualified pilots. Hawaiʻi has an even greater need, given our heavy dependence on air travel. To help close the gap, a summer flight school is targeting girls who have often been overlooked as future pilots -- and exposing them to a career that could take them anywhere.

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HONOLULU — The National Transportation Safety Board says two skydivers made a last-minute decision to board the Hawaii plane that crashed and killed 11 people last month.

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Gov. David Ige signed a bill Monday to revitalize the Aloha Stadium area and provide funding for construction of a new stadium. H.B. 1586, now Act 268, allows the Hawaii Community Development Authority to upgrade state-owned property under the stadium authority’s jurisdiction and designates the area around the sports center as the Stadium Development District.

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A Honolulu councilmember wants answers from rail officials about what she says is the use of $50,000 in taxpayer money for an outside attorney. She says that violates the city charter.

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HONOLULU — The Hawaii Volcanoes National Park law enforcement officer who shot the driver of stolen vehicle is on desk duty while local and federal agencies investigate.

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HONOLULU — A large missile defense radar mounted on a modified floating oil platform has returned to Hawaii.

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  HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Big Island officials plan to employ a group of goats to keep city spaces free of overgrowth.

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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii group is counting vehicles approaching a state park on the island of Kauai as it looks to help regulate visitor traffic.

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A state official says damage from the 7.1 magnitude earthquake in Southern California was not as bad as authorities expected.

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Kawaiahaō Church officials say vandals knocked down more than two dozen headstones at the cemetry of the historic church in downtown Honolulu.

NOAA

Updated: July 8, 4:53 p.m.

A high surf warning remains posted for Hawaii Island through 6 a.m. Tuesday as the remnant of what was tropical cyclone Barbara moves past the islands to the south. 

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WAILUKU — The first case on Maui of a deadly tree disease has been confirmed, Hawaii state officials said.

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One consistent challenge across all islands in the state is drug abuse. Treatment centers are in short supply and opioid abuse has been on the rise. But local law enforcement officials agree with a finding from the federal Drug Enforcement Agency last year that a particularly severe problem for Hawaiʻi remains crystal methamphetamine.

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Mergers have been a survival strategy for Hawaiʻi's small credit unions. For a number of them, that has meant combining forces with Aloha Pacific Credit Union.

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The possible sale of Molokaʻi Ranch is driving a community-led effort to end century-old diversions of the island’s stream water. The ranch continues to use water although its operations were shut down more than a decade ago. 

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No tsunami alert was generated for Hawaii following a strong California earthquake that rattled residents from north of Los Angeles to Las Vegas Thursday.

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A shopping center in a Hawaii tourist mecca sent a false alert to merchants informing them of an active shooter.

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) will set sail on the research vessel Oscar Elton Sette Tuesday to search the waters around the Hawaiian Islands for coral bleaching.

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The Hawaii Supreme Court is suspending the law license of a former high-powered Honolulu prosecutor after a U.S. jury convicted her of conspiracy.

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