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A new law that took effect Jan. 1 allows more veterans than ever privileges to military service exchanges, commissaries, and military recreational facilities such as golf courses, bowling alleys and movie theaters.
Discussion will turn to health and technology later this month at a town hall meeting about telehealth and broadband service in Puna.
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Although Hawaii Island, along with the rest of the state, has been voluntarily transitioning from walk-in voting to mail-in ballots over the past 20 years, the local chapter of the League of Women Voters is concerned some voters may be left behind in an election offering only two locations for on-site voting.
HONOLULU A whistleblower has told a Senate committee that a manager in the Federal Aviation Administrations Hawaii field office improperly let a helicopter tour company owner certify pilots for flight on behalf of the agency.
LIHUE, Kauai (AP) Hawaii received mixed grades on its efforts to reduce and prevent tobacco use last year amid concerns about worsening youth vaping, a report said.
HONOLULU (AP) Law enforcement officers from around the country gathered in Honolulu for a ceremony to honor one of two officers killed while responding to a call in which a suspect and his landlord died and nearby homes were leveled by fire.
State Attorney General Clare E. Connors has joined a group of 20 state attorneys general and New York City in a lawsuit to stop the Trump administration from eliminating food assistance for almost 700,000 Americans.
State tourism officials said earlier this week that its too early to determine the impact the ongoing coronavirus outbreak will have on Hawaiis tourism industry.
In a courtroom wrought with emotion, the man responsible for the May 2019 traffic death of a Hawaii Fire Department captain was sentenced on Friday.
A 43-year-old Hilo man was charged with a slew of drug- and firearms-related charges after police allegedly found him slumped over the steering wheel of a car, apparently asleep, in the left-turn lane on Kanoelehua Avenue onto Kekuanaoa Street toward Hilo International Airport on Jan. 22.
HONOLULU A Hawaii state Senate committee has approved a bill that would provide up to $50,000 for down payments for first-time home buyers.
Five Hawaii Police Department officers were terminated in 2019 and seven were suspended for disciplinary reasons, a department official said Thursday.
Once a year, the 136-year-old Tong Wo Society in North Kohala opens its doors to the public, and on Sunday the community is invited to tour the historic building and celebrate Chinese New Year.
The latest effort to change labeling requirements for Hawaiian-grown coffee blends is making its way through the state Legislature.
A 22-year-old woman reportedly beaten by her boyfriend with a claw hammer and dull knife and locked in a room in their Ainaloa home Saturday night told police she kicked out a window screen and ran to a neighbors house for help, according to a court document.