FILE - In this in Dec. 31, 2012 file photo, Rachel Schaefer of Denver smokes marijuana on the official opening night of Club 64, a marijuana-specific social club, where a New Year's Eve party was held, in Denver. According to new guidance being issued Thursday, Aug. 29, 2013 to federal prosecutors across the country, the federal government will not make it a priority to block marijuana legalization in Colorado or Washington or close down recreational marijuana stores, so long as the stores abide by state regulations. (AP Photo/Brennan Linsley)

Congress looks at Justice’s marijuana decision

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Obama administration is facing criticism over its attempt to straddle the federal law that makes marijuana illegal and state laws that permit re...…
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Kauai: Lane closures possible in Wailua Wednesday

County officials are advising the public that intermittent lane closures on Nonou Road in Wailua Houselots could occur on Wednesday, Sept. 11 due to a construction project. …
Michael Dwayne Carvalho

Big Island police searching for Pahoa man

Hawaii Island police are searching for a 26-year-old Michael Dwayne Carvalho who is wanted on two outstanding warrants. He is also wanted for questioning in connection with a robbery, assault and terroristic threatening. …
Kailua

Residents, businesses battle over Kailua tourism

Kailua is known for beautiful beaches, local boutiques, and a peaceful alternative to Waikiki. But some want that to stop and they're urging the Hawaii Tourism Authority to remove online posts touting Kailua as a tourist destination.…
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Action Line Consumer Alert: Travel vouchers

The Hawaii Better Business Bureau is looking into a company it says uses deceptive marketing practices, by sending Hawaii residents travel vouchers. It says the vouchers work, with some limitations, but when you try to redeem them, the company hard-sells you on other products.…
Board of Water Supply Bill

Kailua family finds resolution after receiving $8K water bill

UPDATE It started as a nightmare for a Kailua family and ended with a lesson learned. Last month, Ed and Ashlyn Saunders received an unexpected water bill totaling $8,000. After running into road blocks with the Board of Water Supply, they turned to KHON2 for help.…
A wildfire burns out of control on the slopes of Mount Diablo in Contra Costa County, Calif., seen from the Woodbridge Ecological Reserve located in the Sacramento–San Joaquin River Delta, Sunday, Sept. 8, 2013. By nightfall, it had surged to 800 acres, state fire officials said, spewing a plume of smoke visible for miles and leading to the evacuation of 50 to 75 homes in Clayton, a town of about 11,000 people alongside the park. (AP Photo/The Modesto Bee, Andy Alfaro)

SF Bay Area wildfire prompts smoke advisory

CLAYTON, Calif. (AP) — A wildfire burning in a San Francisco Bay Area wilderness park grew Monday, forcing more people to leave their homes and leading to a smoke adviso...…
FILE - In this Nov. 16, 2009 file photo, Susan Newman and Toyota salesman Dick Tran look at a 2010 Toyota Rav4 at a Toyota dealership in Palo Alto, Calif. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)

Toyota again recalling 880,584 RAV4, Lexus sedans

DETROIT (AP) — Toyota is recalling 880,584 RAV4 SUVs and Lexus HS 250h sedans in the U.S. and Canada because a repair announced last year may not have solved a safety prob...…
Gov. Abercrombie Special Session Announcement

Abercrombie calls special session on same-sex marriage

When the legislature convenes in a special session on Oct. 28, lawmakers will consider a bill that would give same-sex couples the same rights, benefits, protections and responsibilities of marriage that opposite-sex couples receive.…