With nine ayes for the two laws banning smoking in more public areas, it was clear Wednesday morning that the city is aiming for a cleaner environment. Bills 25 and 28 will extend the city’s current smoking ban to include all city parks, beaches, and bus stops.
The Hawaii Forest Industry Association has received a second grant from the Hawaii Tourism Authority for the Honolulu Zoo Children’s Discovery Forest.
The state Department of Health will resume its service of the tuberculin skin test (TST) in all DOH TB clinics statewide beginning Monday, July 15.
UPDATE // A 61-year-old Hilo woman is dead following a traffic accident late Tuesday night.
Six wall-sized original paintings that formerly hung in a World War II-era theater on Midway Atoll National Wildlife Refuge arrived by ship in Honolulu on Wednesday.
His arm in a cast and his face swollen, a blase-looking Dzhokhar Tsarnaev pleaded not guilty Wednesday in the Boston Marathon bombing in a seven-minute proceeding that marked his first appearance in public since his capture in mid-April.
Honolulu police have arrested some of the people believed to be responsible for burglaries on the Windward side. They say the arrests happened in part because of witnesses who came forward. Police can’t be everywhere, so they rely on help from the community.
The union approved a new five-year contract with Oahu Transit Services. The new deal calls for a raise in pay and pension.
TRAFFIC ADVISORY // Road resurfacing work is underway at the Karsten Thot Bridge in Wahiawa. The work requires lane closures in the Honolulu-bound direction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie vetoed three bills out of the nine that he had flagged with an intent-to-veto notification. The Governor will also allow twelve… More »
A seven-foot-long trench in front of an Ewa home has residents raising safety concerns, especially after one of them accidentally drove into it.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will have to fight to keep his seat in the next year’s election. Sen. David Ige, a Democrat and 30-year veteran of the legislature, wants the job and says the people of Hawaii want change.
State dinners are usually reserved for world leaders, but that wasn’t the case on Tuesday as kids were guests of honor at the White House.
On Tuesday, the State Department of Human Services announced it had suspended the license of Kids Play Corner, Inc. dba Busy Buddies Hawaii in Kailua Kona.
On Tuesday, media and invited guests got a preview of the latest technology built at Genki Sushi in Ala Moana Center.
Boot clamp companies are getting the boot. Gov. Neil Abercrombie allowed the boot bill to become law on Tuesday without his signature.
The pilots of Asiana Flight 214 relied on automated cockpit equipment to control the jetliner’s speed as they landed at San Francisco airport, but realized too late they were flying too low and too slow before the aircraft crashed, investigators said Tuesday.
Honolulu police opened an attempted-murder case after an early morning stabbing at McKinley High School. Two men are in police custody. The incident highlights an ongoing homeless issue happening on school campuses.
The murder trial of Christopher Deedy continued in Honolulu Circuit Court on Tuesday. Malie Goodhue, friend of victim Kollin Elderts tearfully explained how police called her and told her that Elderts had been shot.
Honolulu police are investigating an early morning stabbing at McKinley High School.
Kona resident Uiki Teaupa, 42, will serve 25 years in federal prison after being sentenced Monday for committing two federal drug offenses.
The local art scene has grown by leaps and bounds over the past couple of years. One of the catalysts encouraging art and reinvigoration of the urban core is a Kalani High School graduate whose passion is to create art for others.