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Popular Koko Crater stairs might get a $1M boost

The city Department of Parks and Recreation may be getting an influx of $1 million to address the maintenance and repair of the Koko Crater trail. Read More

Grieving mom seeks review of state’s EMS procedures

A Nanakuli mom who questions the route an ambulance took to get her son to a hospital wants some answers and accountability from the state’s emergency medical services system. Read More

Sen. Brian Schatz introduces act to protect scientists from politics, special interests

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz introduced new legislation today, dubbed the Scientific Integrity Act, to protect public scientific research and reports from the influence of political and special interests. Read More

Bill to allow dogs in restaurants fails at Hawaii state Legislature

The state Health Department, Hawaii Food Industry Association and Hawaii Restaurant Association testified in opposition to the bill. Read More

State seeks public feedback on drivers paying by the mile

Imagine if drivers in Hawaii paid per mile of road used instead of paying a per-gallon gas tax at the pump. Read More

No damage to Mauna Kea from skiing and snowboarding incident, University of Hawaii reports

The University of Hawaii today said its investigation into the ski and snowboard incident at Mauna Kea earlier this year found no damage to cultural, archaeological, natural or scientific resources. Read More

Honolulu’s newest off-leash dog park is now open

City officials Monday held a blessing ceremony for Honolulu’s newest off-leash dog park, at Aala Park. Read More

New off-leash dog park opens at Aala Park

City officials this morning held a blessing for the newest, off-leash dog park on Oahu at Aala Park. Read More

House bill seeks to protect pedestrians from bicyclists behind state Capitol

On any given weekday, there are bicyclists whizzing past pedestrians on the pathway behind the state Capitol, particularly during the morning and evening rush hours. Read More

Pali Highway fix expected to be done in August

It’s going to be a long road ahead — another five months at least — before Pali Highway is fixed and reopened following last month’s rockslide. Read More

Sen. Brian Schatz reintroduces legislation to cut cost of college

Schatz, along with U.S. Rep. Mark Pocan (D-Wis.) led a group of 42 members of Congress in reintroducing the Debt-Free College Act, which establishes a state-federal partnership that would help students attend college free of debt. Read More

6-member crew to emerge from moon/Mars mission at Mauna Loa

The mission is part of a series of projects led by IMA, which plans to build a moon-base on the moon, as well as a prototype moon-base on Hawaii island. Read More

Hawaii ninth-best U.S. state for women, study finds

Despite a poor rating for median earnings and voter turnout in 2016, Hawaii’s highly rated health care helped earn the state ninth place in WalletHub’s ranking of best states for women. Read More

Woman discovers little fire ants on plant purchased at Punahou Carnival

State officials from the agriculture department earlier this week confirmed that little fire ants were on a staghorn fern sold at the Punahou Carnival, and are asking all who purchased plants there to check for the invasive pests. Read More

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