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Judge turns down request to disqualify prosecutors

A state judge refused Tuesday to disqualify the Honolulu Department of the Prosecuting Attorney from presenting a criminal case due to a pending petition to suspend prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro. Read More

State to pay to settle pregnancy center lawsuits

The state has agreed to pay more than $60,000 to resolve two federal lawsuits that successfully challenged a state law requiring religiously affiliated pregnancy centers to inform women about publicly funded contraception and other family planning serv­ices. Read More

Maui utility wants customers to pay for unused solar power

Maui Electric Co. has asked the state Public Utilities Commission to allow the utility to pass along a $155,000 cost for 1.4 gigawatt-hours of solar power that was produced but not used. Read More

Oahu solar permits issued in January hit a 7-year low

Solar permits issued on Oahu began the new year by declining 25 percent to 172, marking the lowest number in January since Hilo-­based Pro­Vision Solar President Marco Mangelsdorf began tracking the data in 2012. Read More

Ige appoints Leo Asuncion to PUC

Gov. David Ige has appointed Leo Asuncion, a planning program administrator for the state’s Office of Planning, to the Public Utilities Commission. Read More

Lee Cataluna: How much is too much? Probably this much

Who would have ever imagined 10 million tourists descending on these islands? That is the projection for 2019. Read More

Kokua Line: License limits not intended solely for senior-citizen drivers

Question: Does the DMV in Hawaii have a program for senior citizens who fall slightly below vision requirements? Read More

Big Island man charged on 25 counts of credit card theft

An accomplice was questioned and released pending further investigation. Read More

2 apprehended for allegedly pulling gun at Kauai school

The suspects were arrested, no injuries were reported and a lockdown at the school has been lifted Read More

Police arrest Oahu man for negligent homicide in Kauai car crash

Police investigating the case at the time said speed and alcohol appeared to be factors in the crash. Read More

Deputy shot man at state Capitol during struggle, official says

The fatal shooting by a sheriff’s deputy Monday night of a 28-year-old man at the state Capitol was the second in the area in the last four months. Read More

Traffic nightmare on Pali Highway could last the rest of the week

Traffic was snarled Tuesday on Oahu’s Windward side in the wake of Monday’s multiple landslides that closed Pali Highway in both directions. Read More

Sex-trafficking bills opposed by new prostitution lobby

A newly formed prostitution lobby in Hawaii is pushing back against bills in the Legislature that seek to combat sex trafficking in Hawaii, arguing that the executive director of the state agency that is seeking the measures wields a “radical feminist agenda” that doesn’t take into account the views of local sex workers. Read More

Bill seeks disclosure of Hawaii inmates’ deaths

The state agency that oversees Hawaii’s jails and prisons would be required to submit a report to the governor within 48 hours of the death of an inmate or employee of a correctional facility under bills being considered by the Legislature this year. Read More


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Bills to boost Kakaako’s tower height limit are cut down

The height limit for new buildings in Kakaako appears to be safe from a dramatic increase proposed in the Legislature, after three committees deferred action on a pair of bills. Read More

Korean woman dies in crash with tour bus on Kauai

A 56-year-old Korean woman died today from injuries sustained in a traffic crash Sunday on Kauai involving a tour bus. Read More

Tech View: SD-WAN technology offers responsive, flexible networks

Data gives businesses their competitive edge, and today many businesses transfer increasingly large amounts of data between the cloud, data centers, offices and other locations. Read More

Incidental Lives: Family-run business thrives on a set of old-school values

If you want to do business with Miller Industries, you’ll need to pick up the phone and have an actual conversation with an actual human being or, better, stop by the shop on Kalihi Street, where you can have that same actual conversation face to face with one of those human beings. Read More

ALTRES moves to new office in Aiea

ALTRES Staffing held a grand opening Friday for its newest location at 98-1277 Kaahumanu St., Suite 110, at Waimalu Plaza Shopping Center in Aiea. Read More

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