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State Senate bill would increase can and bottle deposits

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:55 pm
The state Senate is proposing to double the 5-cent deposit on bottles and cans as part of an effort to increase the redemption and recycling rates for the tens of millions of containers used by Hawaii consumers each year. Read More

Astronomer was staunch TMT supporter

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:41 pm
University of Hawaii astronomy professor Paul Coleman, the first Native Hawaiian to earn a doctorate in astrophysics and an outspoken supporter of the Thirty Meter Telescope, has died at the age of 62. Read More

Developing condos tricky near last station site

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:45 pm
The city’s mass-transit line is supposed to move people and spark development of affordable housing, but these two objectives are on paths that could clash at the end of the line. Read More

Hokule‘a due for Big Isle visit

The Hokule‘a will sail to Hawaii island this week for a two-month visit as part of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s “Mahalo, Hawaii” sail. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 12:23 am

Making way for ambulance doesn’t mean running light

Question: What should the driver of a vehicle stopped at a red light do when an emergency vehicle approaches from behind? Is it allowable or required for the driver to proceed through the red light as long as no one is coming from either side? Read More
Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 9:22 pm

Speed, alcohol factors in deadly crash

Excessive speed and alcohol were factors in a motorcycle crash Sunday morning that killed a 31-year-old Honolulu man on Moanalua Freeway, police said. Read More
Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 10:51 pm

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Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 7:24 pm

Candidates asked to account for past actions

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 10:31 pm
Democratic congressional candidates were given a chance to explain their evolving views on such topics as marriage equality and lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights during a candidates forum Saturday in Kakaako. Read More

Crime victim restitution up 70%

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 2:10 pm
The state over the past several years has dramatically increased its collection of funds that inmates and parolees owe to their crime victims, forging a path that national experts say is a model for other states. Read More

Hawaii Ponzi schemer and professed secret agent dies at 76

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 12:54 am
Hawaii’s most notorious branded conman, a Wisconsin native who claimed to be a CIA agent but swindled money from hundreds of island residents and served barely 10 years of an 80-year prison sentence, has died. Read More

Singer, entrepreneur shared stories of African-Americans in Hawaii

Updated on  March 18, 2018 at 2:11 pm
Ernest Lafaris Golden, a jazz and blues singer, portrait painter and entrepreneur who helped found the African American Diversity Cultural Center Hawaii died Wednesday of a massive stroke at the age of 94. Read More

Appeals court rejects Kawananakoa’s challenge to rail votes

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 11:09 pm
The Hawaii Intermediate Court of Appeals this month reaffirmed the dismissal of a lawsuit that sought to invalidate votes cast by certain Honolulu City Council members in support of the city’s rail project. Read More

Urban Honolulu water plan to be discussed

Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 11:12 pm
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply is holding a series of meetings starting this week to seek public input on its planned Primary Urban Center Watershed Management Plan. Read More

Waikiki board supports sidewalk ban on mobile kiosks

The Waikiki Neighborhood Board unanimously supports closing a loophole in city law that is allowing Waikiki businesses to use wheeled kiosks to promote their merchandise and services rent-free on public sidewalks where traditional retailers pay premium rents. Read More
Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 10:37 pm

At last, the end appears near for medical-aid-in-dying debate

Hawaii advocates for “death with dignity” legislation to allow the hopelessly ill the choice to end their suffering on their own terms have felt for 20 years like Charlie Brown and his football — so close, but always snatched away. Read More

Pedestrian killed on highway in rural area

A 48-year-old Haiku man was killed Friday after he was hit by an SUV while walking on Hana Highway in Haiku, Maui police said. Read More
Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 10:35 pm

State money will help fund Kona homeless village

An infusion of state money is helping kick-start the transformation of a vacant lot on the Big Island into a homeless village. Read More
Updated on  March 17, 2018 at 10:36 pm

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