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Highway configurations being tweaked for Good Friday on Oahu, Kauai

On Oahu, the Zipper Lane will be open for a limited time in the morning, while Pali Highway will have no morning contraflow between Castle Junction and Waokanaka Street. Read More

Honolulu Zoo welcomes 2 new hamerkops — and they’re an item

The Honolulu Zoo announced today its newest additions: two hamerkops that are a breeding pair on display in the walk-through aviary of the African Savana. Read More

Consumer prices saw slight rise in March

Honolulu consumer prices rose 0.5% during February and March as the cost for shelter, gasoline and apparel increased, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported Wednesday. Read More

Paving work on Kalihi Street begins Monday

Paving work for a seven-block stretch of Kalihi street — from Nimitz Highway to Auiki Street — is scheduled to begin on Monday morning, city officials said. Read More
 

Southwest begins service to Maui

Following its March inaugural service from Oakland, Calif., to Honolulu, Southwest Airlines on Sunday began daily flights from Oakland to Kahului. Read More
 

Navy to replace broken water main in $48M project

The Navy said it has awarded a $48.3 million contract for the replacement of a section of 42-inch water line that experienced a major break in late February, affecting tens of thousands of Pearl Harbor-area military residents. Read More

Senate panel votes to reduce penalties for marijuana

A key Hawaii legislative panel has passed a bill that would reduce penalties for possessing small amounts of marijuana. Read More

Ige appoints Andrew Garrett as new deputy to the Department of Human Resources Development

Gov. David Ige has appointed Andrew Garrett as deputy director for the Department of Human Resources Development, the state agency in charge of recruiting state workers, supporting the collective bargaining process and administering workers’ compensation benefits, among other human resources tasks. Read More

Bowfin museum receives $100,000 contribution

The USS Bowfin Submarine Museum and Park, the most visited submarine museum in the world, received a $100,000 contribution from Hawaiian Electric Industries Charitable Foundation today that will support a $20 million revitalization of its campus and education program. Read More
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Honolulu Zoo celebrates hatching of 5 baby crocodile monitor lizards

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The lizard babies hatched Feb. 21 and 22 at the zoo. All five are healthy and on display in the Keiki Barn nursery. Read More

Kaneohe Marine identified as 1 of 2 pilots killed in helicopter crash in Arizona

The AH-1Z Viper crashed at about 8:45 p.m. Saturday on the vast Marine Corps Air Station Yuma training grounds while the pilots were conducting a training mission as part of a weapons and tactical instructor course. Read More

New 9th Circuit judge seeks weaker courts

The newest judge on the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which handles federal appellate cases in Hawaii and other western states, was sworn in Friday. Read More

Sacred Hearts’ Betty White to get national prize

Educator Betty White, who will retire in July after 48 years at Sacred Hearts Academy, has been named winner of the Ransome Prize for her contributions to girls’ education. Read More
 

Vandalism prompts installation of walls

State officials are installing barriers around Kaniakapupu, the historical ruins that were once the summer home of King Kamehameha III, after vandals reportedly carved a heart into a wall on the site. Read More

Aloha United Way gets $400K from HECO

Employees and retirees of Hawaiian Electric raised $417,633 for Aloha United Way during a yearlong fundraising campaign to support the nonprofit agency’s mission of building stronger, more resilient communities. Read More

Pier removal closes Maunalua boat ramp

The Maunalua Bay boat ramp will be closed this week from Monday to Friday as contractors remove the condemned pier there. Read More

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