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Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard appeared before the Police Commission, which met for the first time since the guilty verdicts in the Kealoha mailbox trial.

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A Hawai'i man who painted his face black with a marker for his sentencing hearing has been ordered to serve life in prison.

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Earlier this week, The New York Times published an opinion piece that carried the headline "Want to Be Less Racist? Move to Hawaiʻi."

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A California man who borrowed a cookbook from a Honolulu library has returned it after nearly five decades.

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Mauna Loa Volcano last erupted in 1984.  Since then, it’s had some restless times, but for the past year, has been at the normal, lowest, alert level. But recently things have been changing. 

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The Hawaii deputy sheriff who shot and killed a man at the state Capitol is being investigated in the killing.

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Update: July 1, 7:36 p.m.

State transportation officials will be extending contraflow hours for Pali Highway users starting August 1. That was about when repairs to  one of the major routes between Windward Oahu and Honolulu were to be completed, but finishing the work is now scheduled for November.

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eSports is a billion dollar industry, and growing. Cities around the world are holding eSports tournaments, hoping to attract younger visitors and become major destinations for the industry. But what would it take for Hawaii to become a player in eSports?

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PUU WAAWAA, Hawaii — A Dutch video game designer and entrepreneur has established a laboratory on the Big Island that is focused on developing alternatives to fossil fuels for energy, the Hawaii Tribune-Herald reported.

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About 500 people watched from the shore and the waters off a beach as family and friends held a memorial service to say goodbye to reality-TV star Beth Chapman, who rose to fame as the wife of "Dog the Bounty Hunter," the Honolulu Star Advertiser reports.

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For Hawai’i County residents, one thing about plate lunch is changing today: the plate. A ban on polystyrene -- commonly known as Styrofoam -- takes effect on the Big Island. The law, passed in 2017, limits the use of polystyrene by food purveyors.

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LARAMIE, Wyo.  — A sailor who died during the 1941 Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor has been laid to rest in Wyoming.

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KEALAKEKUA — A man and woman face life in prison after being convicted of attempted murder in the beating of a Hawaii hotel security guard.

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A new medical marijuana dispensary plans to begin sales in Kailua-Kona on Sunday. Hawaiian Ethos is the eighth and final licensed medical cannabis dispensary to receive approval from the state Department of Health.

 

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LIHUE, Hawaii — Police on Kauai investigated allegations officers were involved in cheating on a proficiency test and covering it up, a report said.

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A panel of Big Island business leaders recently talked about challenges and transitions across multiple industries. One of the key sectors: the hospitality business.

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In discussions about homelessness in Hawai’i, much of the attention is often focused on O’ahu. But it’s a statewide issue — with different situations on each island. That includes Hawai’i Island.

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JUPITER, Fla. — Michelle Wie says she'll take a break for the rest of the year to try to get healthy. Wie had surgery on her right hand in October and tried to return in February, completing one tournament.

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Updated: June 28, 4:49 p.m.

Two U.S. marshals led a former Honolulu prosecutor out of a courtroom Friday when a U.S. judge ordered her detained after a jury found her guilty of conspiracy and he expressed concern that she could try to obstruct justice before being sentenced.

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Tens of thousands of professional and amateur poker players go on a pilgrimage to Las Vegas every summer in hopes of returning home richer, owning a gold bracelet and having considerable bragging rights.

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SAN FRANCISCO — Environmentalists cleaning up plastic in the ocean pulled 40 tons (36 metric tons) of abandoned fishing nets this month from an area known as the Great Pacific Garbage Patch.

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii memorial service for "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show co-star Beth Chapman will feature a prayer followed by family and friends paddling out into the ocean.

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A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

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Updated: June 27, 7:13 p.m.

A jury has found a former Honolulu prosecutor and her now-retired police chief husband guilty in a plot to frame a relative to silence him from revealing fraud that financed their lavish lifestyle, a case that shook the top levels of law enforcement.

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The County of Hawai‘i has launched a new website to provide more accurate, up-to-date information about programs and efforts to recover from the 2018 Kīlauea eruption.

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Updated: June 27, 2:50 p.m. 

Honolulu is the location of the U.S. Conference of Mayors' 87th annual meeting, where the discussion will cover such wide-ranging issues as abortion, health care and trade. 

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HONOLULU — A Hawaii corruption case alleging a former police chief and his wife conspired to frame a man is now in the hands of a jury.

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The Honolulu Board of Water Supply has proposed to remove Ha’iku Stairs, also known as the Stairway to Heaven, citing liability risks and high security and maintenance costs. But the idea of dismantling the staircase has run into resistance from Mayor Kirk Caldwell who wants to save it.

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HONOLULU — The former police chief of Honolulu and his wife, a former deputy prosecutor, abused their positions in an attempt to silence a relative who could have exposed the financial fraud that funded their lavish lifestyle, a U.S. prosecutor said Tuesday.

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HONOLULU — Beth Chapman, who co-starred with her husband on the "Dog the Bounty Hunter" reality TV show and later spoke out against some bail reform measures as leader of a national bail agents' organization, has died.

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