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Giant great white shark thrills divers off Oahu

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Ocean Ramsey swam with a great white shark identified as Deep Blue off Oahu’s South Shore. Read More

Movie filming to detour Nimitz traffic Friday night

State transportation officials advised motorists that the westbound lanes of Nimitz Highway between Peltier Avenue and Camp Caitlin Road will be closed 7 p.m. Friday through 5 a.m. Saturday for a film production. Read More

Hawaii island police investigate fatal car crash in Captain Cook

A 30-year-old Keaau man has died from injuries he sustained in a single-vehicle crash in Captain Cook. Positive identification is pending. Read More

Man, 63, dies in crash in vehicle crash on Kauai

A 63-year-old man died today in a single-vehicle crash on Kaumualii Highway in Kalaheo. Read More

Katherine Kealoha seeks to postpone another trial

Former deputy prosecutor Katherine Kealoha is asking the court to postpone her upcoming federal trial because of the federal government shutdown. Read More

Sign-waving planned in support of federal employees

A “silent march” in support of federal employees who aren’t getting paid during the partial government shutdown is planned at Honolulu airport this morning, a union official said. Read More
 
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Lawmakers plan initiatives on minimum wage, elections in new session

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Lobbyists, lawmakers and activists have been busy for weeks, but the Hawaii state Legislature officially opened Wednesday morning with chant, hula, prayers and song, and also some speeches that hinted at political tensions at the state Capitol. Read More

Ocean cleanup device heading to Hilo

An ambitious ocean cleanup device dreamed up by a Dutch entrepreneur is scheduled to land in Hilo Harbor today for repairs. Read More

Iolani Palace grounds to close earlier to deter vandalism

Nighttime vandalism, including vagrancy and discarded drug paraphernalia, has prompted Iolani Palace State Monument to begin closing at 6 p.m. starting Feb. 1, the Department of Land and Natural Resources announced Tuesday. Read More
 

Residential towers planned near Aloha Stadium

Future high-rises are envisioned near a rail station next to Aloha Stadium in Halawa, but one developer wants to build extra-tall and dense towers beyond where city planners have prescribed such development. Read More

State auditor questions Honolulu rail spending on contract hires

The report is the second in a series of four that the auditor is expected to release early this year probing the fiscal management of the rail line, which is under construction and wildly over budget. Read More

Attack on nene allegedly sparks assault of woman

Kauai police arrested a 37-year-old Hanamaulu man for allegedly assaulting a 47-year-old woman when her dog reportedly killed a nene gosling in Princeville. Read More

Hawaii lawmakers set to convene this morning

The state Senate and House of Representatives are set to convene the 30th Biennial Hawaii State Legislature this morning at the state Capitol. Read More

Legal pot sales begin on Big Island

Cannabis patients on the Big Island can legally buy pakalolo starting today. Read More

Hawaii real estate investment firm banks on warehouses after farmland sale

Hawaii real estate investment firm Alexander & Baldwin Inc. has used some of the proceeds from selling its former Maui sugar plantation lands to buy two warehouse buildings in Kapolei. Read More
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Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree to close all its stores, reports say

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Children’s clothing retailer Gymboree Group Inc. is expected to file for Chapter 7 liquidation bankruptcy this week and close all 900 of it stores, according to several news reports. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Despite masking, Gabbard’s words remain

It seems like half the songs on the radio have dirty lyrics edited out, but not in a smooth, unobtrusive way. In an obvious way. Read More
 

Kona Community Hospital lifts visitor restrictions after scabies containment

Kona Community Hospital has lifted visitor restrictions following the containment of scabies, a highly contagious skin condition caused by tiny, burrowing mites found in the facility in November. Read More

Kokua Line: Anti-smoking law applies to vaping near bus stops

Question: When it says “no smoking” at the bus stop, does that mean no vaping, too? Read More

2 charged in connection with Big Island robbery

A 34-year-old Hilo man and a 27-year-old Hilo woman made their initial court appearance Monday in South Kohala in connection with a Jan. 7 robbery. Read More

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