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Alien pest killing native naio trees on Oahu

State and federal officials are looking for help in their campaign to stop the spread of an invasive insect that is killing a native tree species on Oahu known as the naio. Read More

Unsettled weather will likely continue

Thanks to an unusual convergence of atmospheric features, cold air is blasting Hawaii from the north while moisture is coming at us from the south. Read More

Mauna Kea draft rules don’t limit Hawaiian culture, university says

University of Hawaii officials insist they have no intention of restricting Native Hawaiian cultural practices and have revised draft rules for public and commercial activities on Mauna Kea in an effort to make that clear. Read More

Abigail Kawananakoa releases video interview to share her side of estate fight

Kawananakoa and her wife, Veronica Gail Worth, are fighting in court to regain control of the heiress’ $215 million estate after a Probate Court judge ruled that Kawananakoa lacks mental capacity. Read More

Former OHA trustee Rowena Akana fined more than $23,000

The attorney for former Office of Hawaiian Affairs Trustee Rowena Akana said Wednesday his client will appeal a state Ethics Commission complaint that imposes a fine of more than $23,000 for 47 ethics violations. Read More

Ex-OHA trustee Rowena Akana hit with $23k fine for 47 ethics violations

The commission also referred a complaint to the state Attorney General for possible recovery of prohibited gifts. Read More

Hawaii Film Office resolves lawsuit with filmmaker

A lawsuit by a filmmaker alleging fraud and deceit by the Hawaii Film Office has been settled, with his production being certified for the tax credits it was due. Read More

Bill would more than double OHA land trust revenue

The Office of Hawaiian Affairs would see its share of public land trust revenue more than double to $35 million under a bill advanced by a state House committee Wednesday. Read More

Officer fatally shoots man who drove toward police during Kalihi traffic stop

Police administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation to the suspect, who sustained gunshot wounds, until Emergency Medical Services arrived. Read More

Kailua man targets microplastics in beach campaign

You may have seen him on the beach in Windward Oahu pushing a strange contraption that resembles a wheelbarrow. Read More

Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa accuses her ex-lawyer of stealing $1.4M

Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa is accusing her former lawyer of stealing $1.4 million in fees and court costs in a move her attorneys say nearly drained the trust of its liquid assets and left it unable to pay its tax obligations. Read More

Planning for Thirty Meter Telescope protest conflict begins

State and county law enforcement officials have started planning for how they aim to allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope on Mauna Kea without protester interference. Read More

Police searching for two Waianae area robbers

Police were searching today for two males who joined in a robbery of a 50-year-old man in the Waianae area Monday night. Read More

Gunman flees into awaiting vehicle in downtown Honolulu robbery

Police are investigating a downtown robbery Sunday night in which a gunman held up a 48-year-old woman and fled in an awaiting vehicle. Read More

2 men rob motorist in Makaha Valley

Police were looking today for two men who robbed a person who was sitting in a car in the Makaha Valley area Sunday afternoon. Read More

Man, 27, charged with robbery in Waikiki

A 27-year-old man was charged with first-degree robbery today after he used “a dangerous instrument” while demanding money from a woman, 57, in Waikiki Sunday, police said. Read More

Hawaii needs to plan now for climate change, experts say

A year ago the Hawaii Climate Commission published a report that illustrated just how vulnerable the islands are to climate change, especially when it comes to sea level rise. Read More

Great white sharks are no strangers to Hawaii

With the recent viral video of a massive great white shark off the South Shore of Oahu, it may be valuable to note that such sharks are routinely present in Hawaii waters and might visit here at any time of the year. Read More

Sovereignty group storms Office of Hawaiian Affairs in Honolulu

Five people were arrested Thursday after a radical sovereignty group muscled its way into the Honolulu headquarters of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs. Read More

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