HONOLULU — Hawaii County’s mayor wants to delay construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope for two months or longer, while state lawmakers have approved cuts in law enforcement operations to deal with events such as the demonstrations that blocked access to the telescope.
WAILUKU, Hawaii — A paddleboarder earned the Maui Police department’s highest civilian honor for fighting off an attack by a tiger shark to protect members of a tour group he was leading.
HONOLULU — The U.S. military authorized the transport of World War II aircraft on government ships and planes for use in the 75th anniversary commemoration of the end of the war officials said.
HONOLULU — Hawaii is scheduled to receive updated kits from the federal government to test for a new virus after an initial shipment did not work as expected, officials said.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Rate Commission proposed an increase in the city’s bus fares for riders including those who are 65 and older, riders holding Medicare cards and passengers with disabilities.
HONOLULU — Possession of small amounts of drugs that are considered dangerous would be decriminalized in Hawaii under a proposed bill, potentially reducing the amount of money spent on enforcement.
HILO — The University of Hawaii’s new administrative rules governing Mauna Kea could take up to a year before they are fully implemented, officials said.
HONOLULU — Sightseers will soon have an opportunity to experience history while viewing Hawaii when a vintage World War II fighter plane begins passenger flights.
HILO — A bill in the Hawaii state Senate would appropriate $3.5 million for additional cardiac care at Hilo Medical Center, officials said.
HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs sued the state auditor in an attempt to prompt the release of a $3 million general fund appropriation for the next fiscal year.
HONOLULU — The grandmother of a former Honolulu deputy city prosecutor who was at the center of a federal corruption case has died.
HONOLULU — An invasive bug was discovered feeding on avocado leaves across the state of Hawaii and was most recently found on Maui plants in retail outlets, entomologists said.
HILO, Hawaii — Two bills introduced by Hawaii legislators would require the state Department of Agriculture to identify the best ways to fight fire ants.
HONOLULU — Hawaiian Electric’s use of renewable energy in 2019 increased over 2018 despite the unavailability of geothermal energy production on the Big Island and significantly lower wind energy production, the company said.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii state Senate committee has granted preliminary approval to a bill authorizing the sale of edible medical cannabis products.
HONOLULU — Honolulu requested proposals from private organizations interested in providing managed, fee-based access to its famed Haiku Stairs.
KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii — The Coast Guard has scrapped plans to move a fishing vessel that ran aground after inspectors discovered flooding in the boat, an official said.
HONOLULU — A former Army medic stationed in Hawaii was sentenced Monday to 35 years in prison for the 2014 stabbing of his wife in a case involving porn, sex charges and a love triangle.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers seeking to increase affordable child care in the state face a debate over the qualifications for providers.
HONOLULU — A Hawaii legislator has proposed an expansion of the state’s law allowing residents to use deadly force to defend themselves at their homes and businesses.