Hawaii County committee approves banning herbicide use
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii County Council committee has approved a proposed ban on using herbicides on county property, news reports said.
The Agriculture, Water, Energy and Environmental...
Witness says defendant called Hawaii machete victim a demon
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A defendant on trial for killing a Hawaii man with a machete called the victim and his companion "demons" before he attacked, a witness testified.
Hawaii closes nature reserve cliff popular with climbers
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii has closed access to a cliff face in a nature reserve over concerns that rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species and modifying the rock face,...
Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce
HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city...
Hawaii lawyer adds to claims about prosecutor who shoved him
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii attorney has made additional claims of misconduct against a prosecutor who shoved him in a courthouse altercation, according to court records.
Hawaii councilor wants environmental pledge from tourists
HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city councilor wants tourists to pledge to respect and help protect the island's natural resources.
Councilwoman Kymberly Pine wants tourists to Oahu to sign a...
Hawaii power company plans to begin drilling geothermal well
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Puna Geothermal Venture plans to begin drilling a new geothermal production well on Hawaii Island as part of its recovery from the Kilauea volcano eruption, officials...
Some states celebrate indigenous people instead of Columbus
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — A handful of states are celebrating their first Indigenous Peoples Day on Monday as part of a trend to move away from a day honoring Christopher Columbus.
Guam avoids severe coral bleaching predicted for this year
HAGATNA, Guam (AP) — Vulnerable coral reefs on Guam have not experienced severe bleaching that was predicted for this year, in part because of stormy weather that reduced water temperatures,...
Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating
HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.
No. 14 Boise State loses Bachmeier, beats Hawaii 59-37
BOISE, Idaho (AP) — After holding a competitive contest for the starting quarterback job, Boise State coach Bryan Harsin has insisted that the Broncos are well stocked at the...
Honolulu weighs new bed-and-breakfast property tax category
HONOLULU (AP) — A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments.
Report: Most of plastic debris on Hawaii from abroad
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii researchers have found that majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad.
The Star-Advertiser reports that the study conducted at Hawaii...
Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii
HONOLULU (AP) — In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce...
Prosecutor denies potential conflicts over telescope cases
HILO, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii County attorney has told an ethics panel he would not face conflicts by prosecuting cases arising from demonstrations against the Mauna Kea telescope.
Construction companies settle sex harassment suit for $200K
HONOLULU (AP) — A group of construction companies will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that male supervisors and workers in Honolulu subjected a female worker to sexual harassment.
Big avocado earns Hawaii family Guinness World Records honor
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A Hawaii family has won a place with the Guinness World Records for the world's heaviest avocado.
The Pokini family from the island of Maui received the Guinness...
Hawaii has chance to make noise facing No. 14 Boise State
One of Nick Rolovich's major concerns during Hawaii's week off was making sure his Rainbow Warriors didn't get wrapped up in the history of what Boise State has accomplished with the Broncos next...
No. 14 Boise State hosts Hawaii in key Mountain West matchup
Hawaii (4-1, 1-0 MWC) at No. 14 Boise State (5-0, 2-0), Saturday at 10:15 p.m. EDT (ESPN2).
HBO Sports 24/7 series to profile surfer Kelly Slater
NEW YORK (AP) — HBO Sports' 24/7 series will profile professional surfer Kelly Slater in December.
The one-hour episode, which will premiere on Dec. 3 at 9 p.m. EST, will focus on Slater's...
Long-shot 2020 candidate Gabbard may skip Democratic debate
HONOLULU (AP) — Long-shot Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard says she may skip next week's debate in Ohio.
The Hawaii congresswoman complained in a Twitter message on Thursday...
Safety picked Notre Dame over USC because he found a bond
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Safety Alohi Gilman thought he'd be on the other side of the Notre Dame-Southern California rivalry when he decided to transfer from Navy three years ago.
Hawaii board to consider nature preserve access restrictions
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii will consider whether to restrict access to a nature reserve where rock-climbing activities are threatening native plant species, officials said.
Hawaii prosecutor ordered to stay away from lawyer he shoved
HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prosecutor must spend the next three years avoiding an attorney he shoved in the hallway of a courthouse, according to a judge's order.
Auction results sealed for seized North Korea carp ship
HONOLULU (AP) — A U.S.-seized North Korean cargo ship suspected in international sanction violations was sold in a sealed auction.
The Wise Honest was seized in May and towed it to American...
Hawaii to consider proposed online trail hike reservations
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The state of Hawaii will consider a proposal to establish an online reservation system for guided hikes in a national park on Maui, officials said.
Honolulu airport ranked the third worst in North America
HONOLULU (AP) — Honolulu's airport ranked the third worst in North America for customer satisfaction and the second worst among large airports in annual survey of air passengers.
Seized N. Korean ship sold, towed from American Samoa
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa (AP) — The U.S. Coast Guard says a seized North Korean cargo ship suspected of being used to violate international sanctions has been sold and towed from American...
Northern Mariana Islands avoids damage from typhoon
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) — A major typhoon that barreled near U.S. territorial islands in the western Pacific didn't leave behind serious damage.
Hawaii Congressional delegation has mixed town hall record
HONOLULU (AP) — An analysis of the number of town halls by Hawaii's Congressional delegation indicates the members have an inconsistent record of holding voter events at home.
Hawaii Police Department preparing to use body cameras
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii Police Department plans to have officers outfitted with body cameras early next year, officials said.
US declares disaster as typhoon passes north of Saipan
SAIPAN, Northern Mariana Islands (AP) — President Donald Trump is declaring an emergency for the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and ordering the U.S. government to help local...
Discovery of 20 new moons puts Saturn ahead of Jupiter
CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (AP) — The solar system has a new winner in the moon department.
Twenty new moons have been found around Saturn, giving the ringed planet a total of 82, scientists said...
New alternatives offered for Hawaii canal flooding plan
HONOLULU (AP) — An engineering consulting firm provided new alternatives to a flood management plan for an Oahu canal, officials said.
Oceanit company officials met with residents to offer...
Up to 10% of Big Island tsunami warning sirens inoperable
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly 10% of tsunami warning sirens on Hawaii Island were found to be inoperable during a recent test, officials said.
Morant dazzles in preseason debut for Memphis
Ja Morant didn't keep Memphis fans waiting long for his first basket.
Morant, the No. 2 pick in this year's draft, scored off a baseline drive on the game's first possession and finished...
Report: Hawaii students stall on academic test performance
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii school officials have said they are not satisfied with the academic performance of public school students on statewide assessments after lack of growth, a report...
Hawaii scientists launch aerial attack against invasive ants
NAHIKU, Hawaii (AP) — Hawaii scientists have used helicopters to launch an aerial attack against an invasive ant species in east Maui.
The Maui Invasive Species Committee and Hilo-based...
Closed Waikiki bar must pay $250K for sex harassment lawsuit
HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission says the owners of a shuttered Waikiki sports bar must pay more than $250,000 in penalties for sexual harassment.
Convicted former power couple don’t want jury for 2nd trial
HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief and his former prosecutor wife don't want to be tried by a jury on charges including bank fraud and identity theft in Hawaii's biggest corruption...
Hawaii to require immunizations for sixth-grade students
HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii will require sixth-graders to get the HPV vaccine and other immunizations before the start of the next school year, health officials said.
Maui bans tours, lessons in beach parks on Sundays, holidays
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — Maui will prohibit commercial activity in parks on Sunday and official holidays.
The island’s Parks and Recreation Department said the changes to commercial permits...
US gives limited approval to Hawaiian-Japan Airlines venture
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration rejected a bid by Hawaiian Airlines and Japan Airlines for antitrust immunity to let them expand a partnership.
States say OxyContin maker Purdue should not pay bonuses
WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (AP) — OxyContin maker Purdue Pharma should be prohibited from giving $38 million in employee payouts as it goes through bankruptcy, attorneys general from 24 states said in a...
Fast-moving brush fire sends nearly 500 to shelters
LAHAINA, Hawaii (AP) — Nearly 500 people took shelter after strong winds fueled a fast-moving brush fire in the steep mountains above the Maui community of Maalaea.
Scientists: Maui beached whales were fighting infections
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — A post-mortem examination of two pygmy killer whales that stranded themselves on a Maui beach suggests they were fighting an infection, officials said.
Hawaii officials: $7.7M spent to police telescope protests
HONOLULU (AP) — The state and counties in Hawaii have spent at least $7.7 million on law enforcement costs related to demonstrations opposing the Mauna Kea telescope, officials said.
Gabbard says she’s open to meeting with NRA leader LaPierre
RAYMOND, N.H. (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Tulsi Gabbard was asked during a campaign appearance whether she would meet with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre like she did...
Hawaii-based Marine defers plea for firearms allegations
KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii (AP) — A Marine stationed in Hawaii deferred entering a plea Wednesday on allegations that he tried to bring weapons onto an Air Force base while home in Nebraska.