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After often-emotional hearing, telescope decision is up to state land board


Updated on  September 20, 2017 at 10:31 pm
The fate of the Thirty Meter Telescope is in the hands of the state Board of Land and Natural Resources following a lengthy and sometimes emotional final hearing Wednesday to conclude the project’s contested case proceeding. Read More

Hawaiian iiwi bird named to list of threatened species


Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 11:19 pm
With its bright red plumage and down-curved bill, the iiwi is a living symbol of Hawaii that for so long seemed to resist the tide of extinction that overcame so many of its native Hawaiian cousins. Read More

Land Board to hear arguments on Big Isle telescope


Updated on  September 19, 2017 at 12:14 am
The 23 parties that sparred and skirmished for more than four months during the Thirty Meter Telescope contested case hearing replay will get one last opportunity to argue their case before the state Board of Land and Natural Resources on Wednesday. Read More

Public’s help sought in tracking turtles’ foraging grounds


Updated on  September 18, 2017 at 1:10 pm
The nesting season is over, and Hawaii’s green sea turtles are now returning to the main islands. This year, however, don’t be surprised if you see a number painted on their shells. It’s no prank. Read More

Hundreds of new species, algae threat found during Kaneohe Bay study


Updated on  September 12, 2017 at 11:13 pm
More than 100 scientists joined a two-week marine life survey of Kaneohe Bay and discovered hundreds of new species and what appears to be the beginnings of an aggressive algae invasion. Read More

OHA trustee Apo explains and apologizes for ethics violations


Updated on  September 2, 2017 at 10:34 am
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustee Peter Apo said he never intended to violate the ethics code, but he takes full responsibility for the “errors” he committed in using his state office, staff and resources for his own business purposes. Read More

Crimes reported in Hawaii in 2016 fell to their lowest rate since 1975


Updated on  September 1, 2017 at 12:21 am
Hawaii achieved a record-low crime rate in 2016 as three of the state’s four counties led the way in setting their own record rates. Read More

Plan would hike liquor license fees


Updated on  August 30, 2017 at 11:36 pm
A proposal to substantially increase Oahu liquor license fees is expected to come under heavy criticism during a public hearing today before the Honolulu Liquor Commission. Read More

Torrential rain on Kauai from 1950 storm set record


Updated on  August 30, 2017 at 12:16 am
If you thought the flooding devastation of Hurricane Harvey was a freak occurrence that couldn’t happen here, you would be wrong. Read More

New food safety rules to take effect

Some 8,500 restaurants across the state will be required to have at least one of their workers take a food-handling safety course under a new rule that aims to better protect the public’s health. Read More
Updated on  August 28, 2017 at 10:38 pm

Hurricane season more quiet than forecast


Updated on  August 26, 2017 at 10:37 pm
Following three straight active hurricane seasons, two tropical storm landfalls, millions of dollars in damage and a record-breaking summer in 2015, the Central Pacific Hurricane Center was yet again forecasting the possibility of another busy season. Read More

UH resolution to affirm Mauna Kea stewardship


Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 11:32 pm
With the Thirty Meter Telescope project nearing a key regulatory hurdle, the University of Hawaii Board of Regents is expected to reassert its commitment to the stewardship of the Mauna Kea summit in a resolution on the board’s agenda today. Read More

Hawaiian Air, Wyland reach deal on murals’ restoration


Updated on  August 23, 2017 at 1:56 pm
Hawaiian Airlines said Tuesday that it has reached an agreement with the artist Wyland to repaint and restore the massive murals that appear on the company’s Airport Center building on Ualena Street. Read More

Neutral party sought in heiress’s case


Updated on  August 22, 2017 at 1:20 pm
Abigail Kawananakoa’s former attorney and now trustee of her $200 million estate formally asked the court Monday to appoint a neutral party to investigate the legal issues and circumstances surrounding the Campbell Estate heiress and to authorize independent medical examinations. Read More

UH scientist leads mission to collect solar data


Updated on  August 21, 2017 at 9:48 am
University of Hawaii solar eclipse researcher Shadia Rifai Habbal will be at it again today when the moon fully obscures the sun in a coast-to-coast belt across North America. Read More

Solo time nears for baby monk seal


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 11:04 pm
It’s not official, but Kaimana, the Hawaiian monk seal pup born on Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach 43 days ago Friday, appears to be on her own after mom Rocky disappeared into the ocean Friday afternoon. Read More

Monk seal pup Kaimana, mom Rocky may have parted


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 6:04 pm
Kaimana, the Hawaiian monk seal pup born on Waikiki’s Kaimana Beach 43 days ago, appears to be on her own after mom Rocky disappeared into the ocean this afternoon. Read More

Legal dispute flares over heiress’s assets


Updated on  August 11, 2017 at 12:33 am
A legal battle has erupted over control of the $200 million estate of Abigail Kawananakoa after the Campbell Estate heiress suffered a recent stroke. Read More

Baby monk seal will be relocated after weaning


Updated on  August 8, 2017 at 10:38 pm
The Rocky and Kaimana Show — a Waikiki sensation since late June — is coming to an end soon. Read More

State seeks operator to sell carbon credits for Big Isle reforestation


Updated on  August 7, 2017 at 10:19 pm
The state is seeking an operator for its planned initiative selling carbon offset credits for reforestation and recovery of 4,700 acres of Hawaii island pasture land. Read More