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A Hawaiian monk seal needing long-term care was recently transported from Oahu to Ke Kai Ola Hawaiian Monk Seal Hospital in Kailua-Kona.
Jurisdictional issues over Maunakea access road and who has authority to police it were at the forefront Friday, during several hours of testimony to the county Board of Ethics.
A bill strengthening labeling requirements for Hawaii-grown coffee blends was deferred Wednesday by the House Judiciary Committee.
HONOLULU The speaker of the state House of Representatives said Friday he wants to form a committee to examine the potential economic effects of the coronavirus outbreak so lawmakers can be prepared to cut spending if tax revenue drops sharply.
HONOLULU A Kauai councilman pleaded not guilty Friday to charges accusing him of leading a drug-trafficking organization, supplying guns, conspiring with a gang leader, requesting sexual favors as payment for drugs and assaulting a law enforcement officer in a case that highlights the hold methamphetamine has on some people in the state.
HONOLULU Honolulus police chief and other first responders asked state lawmakers to pass a package of gun control bills they say could prevent violence like a shooting that left two police officers and a woman dead last month.
Hawaii County has released a report largely critical of its own response to the monthslong eruption of Kilauea volcano in 2018 in which Halemaumau crater threw ash 30,000 feet into the air, lava destroyed a 716 homes and structures in lower Puna, and hundreds of residents were displaced.
HONOLULU Hawaiis epidemiologist said Thursday the state should be ready to begin testing for the coronavirus next week, while a Senate committee approved $10.5 million in emergency spending to respond to the outbreak.
HONOLULU Law enforcement officials in Hawaii are charging a Kauai councilman and 11 others with crimes including conspiracy to distribute large amounts of methamphetamine.
HONOLULU Two sea lions rescued off the coast of California are making their debut at a new home in an Oahu aquatic park.
Funding for two major Hawaii Island road projects is among more than $4.9 billion in capital improvement projects funds approved Wednesday by the state House Committee on Finance.
Although there are still no confirmed cases of coronavirus infection in the state, officials believe it is only a matter of time before the epidemic reaches Hawaii.