State Senate, House measures would increase minimum hourly wage to $18.
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A bill in the state House of Representatives that would increase the minimum wage cleared a committee hurdle Tuesday.
Five of Hawaii Island’s 11 state legislators have taken campaign contributions from a Honolulu businessman who’s a cooperating government informant at the heart of a bribery scandal that took down two legislative leaders.
Recreational use of marijuana is no closer to being fully legalized this year in Hawaii, but some seniors in the Aloha State may be able to use medical cannabis freely under a new bill.
HONOLULU — Two former Hawaii lawmakers accused of taking bribes in exchange for shaping legislation while in office pleaded guilty Tuesday.
HONOLULU — A female humpback whale traveling with a male and a calf has been freed after it was found entangled in a line with a large bundle of marine debris attached.
A 44-year-old Hilo woman who was free on court-supervised release without monetary bail for two prior burglaries was arrested Friday for a third burglary.
CORRECTION: A previous version of this story contained an incorrect bill number, and Sen. Baker, the committee chairwoman said the amendments to the bill were “technical, non-substantive” instead of technical and substantive. The Tribune-Herald regrets the errors.
Kona Brewing Co. marked the official opening of its new, state-of-the-art brewery Monday in Kailua-Kona.
HONOLULU — The state Department of Health on Monday declared tap water in one Pearl Harbor neighborhood safe to drink more than two months after petroleum leaked from a Navy fuel storage facility, contaminated the drinking water supply and sickened thousands.
Acting Human Resources Director Waylen Leopoldino was awarded the permanent position on Friday, eight months after he assumed the acting role when the former director retired.
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