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Unemployed on Big Island may qualify for disaster insurance

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 12:10 am
The toll from the ongoing Kilauea eruption in Lower Puna continues to rise, with Hawaii County Civil Defense setting the latest tally of homes destroyed at 614. Read More

Hula conference, chants to Pele coincide with the eruption

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 10:55 pm
For Oahu kumu hula Pattye Kealohalani Wright, the sight of the lava stream flowing in the night was an awe-inspiring and once-in-a-lifetime sight to behold. Read More

Endangered species get boost from pact with Kamehameha Schools

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 1:12 pm
Kamehameha Schools entered into an agreement with state and federal agencies Friday that targets the recovery of 32 federally endangered species and one threatened species on the island of Hawaii. Read More

Closed voting sites and early absentee ballots raise concerns in Puna

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 10:54 pm
Political candidates running for office in areas heavily affected by Kilauea’s ongoing volcanic eruption on Hawaii island are complaining that the state Office of Elections is confusing voters and unnecessarily shutting down walk-in voting locations on the day of primary elections. Read More

Charter school co-founder looks to future after eruption

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 8:15 am
Susie Osborne, head of Kua o ka La Public Charter School in Puna, lost her home the same day she celebrated the graduation of her students. Read More

Real estate loss from eruption approaches $400 million

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 5:01 pm
Despite being next to one of the world’s most active volcanoes, homebuyers came from all over to own their own piece of paradise. Read More

Honolulu mayor doesn’t sign rail budget bills

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 1:10 pm
Six budget bills with Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation spending were returned Friday by Mayor Kirk Caldwell without his signature, meaning they will become law without his consent. Read More

Man fined for selling certificates to hikers who made it to top of Diamond Head

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 5:43 pm
A Honolulu District Court judge sentenced a hawker to pay $230 in fines and fees after he pleaded no contest to a charge of unauthorized commercial activity for selling certificates to hikers who made it to the top of Diamond Head State Monument. Read More

Public Utilities Commission approval helps Kauai utility close in on renewable goals

• Updated on  June 23, 2018 at 1:13 pm
Kauai is expected to approach 70 percent renewable generation by the end of 2019 after receiving approval this week from the state Public Utilities Commission for development of a 19.3-megawatt solar facility along with a 70 megawatt-hour battery energy storage system. Read More

Computer science education in Hawaii gets $500,000 boost

The push for computer science education took a step forward this week when Gov. David Ige signed legislation that invests $500,000 in teacher training and gives more students a chance to study the subject. Read More

Plover study and tracking in Alaska a pure delight

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 10:04 pm
When I told kolea researcher Wally Johnson that I wished I could spend my summer solstice birthday in Alaska, he invited me to join his plover study team. Read More

Memorial service to honor WWII deaths

The Jikoen Hongwaji Buddhist Temple will hold an Irei No Hi Memorial Service on Sunday to honor victims of all wars, particularly the American and Japanese soldiers, and Okinawan civilians, who lost their lives during a World War II battle 73 years ago. Read More


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Hawaii sportscaster John Noland remembered as friend to all

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 11:19 am
Former Honolulu sportscaster John N.R. Noland was the all-around nice guy with a sunny disposition, according to friends and colleagues. Read More

Online tax law could open state to challenge

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 12:45 pm
Local tax attorneys caution the state could still face legal challenges in collecting online sales tax. Read More

Puna man reported missing in Kilauea lava evacuation zone

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 2:36 pm
Hawaii County police are looking for a 48-year-old Puna man reported missing Tuesday within a designated evacuation area covered by lava. Read More

New bills aimed at taxis, ride-hailing companies introduced to Honolulu City Council

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 1:40 pm
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said a bill he submitted Thursday to the Honolulu City Council will “level the playing field” for ride-hailing companies and traditional taxicab companies. Read More

We’re all tired, Kaniela Ing — that’s no excuse

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 8:07 am
On Wednesday night, just hours after he was fined more than $15,000 for repeatedly filing false campaign finance reports and using campaign donations to pay his rent and his credit card bill, Kaniela Ing, candidate for congress, was speaking at a forum for the Hawaii Democratic Party’s Education Caucus. Read More

Chunk of USS Arizona going to Texas war memorial

• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 10:39 pm
An 800-pound chunk from the USS Arizona battleship that sank during the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor is heading to Texas for display at a war memorial. Read More

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