HILO — The Hawaii Department of Health determined the state’s only geothermal power plant does not need an additional environmental review in its ongoing effort to restart after the facility was shut down by a volcanic eruption.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board of directors could not muster enough votes Thursday to act on a recommendation to cut ties with the chief executive of the city’s massive rail transit project.
KAILUA-KONA — A Hawaii appeals court has vacated a man’s murder conviction, citing an error by a lower court judge who blocked a cross-examination and additional testimony that could have assisted the suspect’s case.
HONOLULU — A financially hurting Hawaii candy maker known for a memorable slogan is trying to shore up its business by offering a deal to vendors as the company faces difficulties because of the coronavirus pandemic’s economic fallout.
HONOLULU — A challenge to Hawaii’s strict gun laws was back before a federal appeals court Thursday, where an attorney representing the state tried to defend a law that allowed officials to deny George Young a permit to carry a loaded gun in public.
KAILUA-KONA — The U.S. Department of Justice has approved the sale of the Hawaii operations of a beer company, which could clear the way for a related acquisition by Anheuser-Busch Inc.
HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Tuesday the city plans to allow some activities that were shut down last month to control the spread of the coronavirus to resume under new guidelines.
HILO — Reports on the activities at a Hawaii nursing home with a fatal coronavirus outbreak found various problems, including what one investigation called a culture of complacency among staff.
HONOLULU — The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation is expected to remove the head of its $9.2 billion rail transit project.
HONOLULU — Honolulu liquor and law enforcement officials say they have arrested multiple people and closed down a bar for violating restrictions imposed due to the coronavirus pandemic.
HONOLULU — Police in Hawaii opened an investigation following the desecration of headstones at an Oahu cemetery.
HILO — Hawaii County Council members have accused the county’s administrators of a slow response in enacting programs to assist the public’s recovery from the Kilauea volcanic eruption two years ago.
HONOLULU — Honolulu officials arbitrarily rejected electronic signatures in an impeachment petition, a lawyer for a businessman who wants the city’s embattled prosecutor impeached argued before the state Supreme Court Friday.
HONOLULU — The state of Hawaii plans to provide $10 million in grants for small businesses to manufacture personal protective equipment during the coronavirus pandemic, officials said.
HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii at Manoa is considering merging, realigning or cutting some academic programs as the school faces a budget gap.
WAILUKU — A cargo shipping rate increase in Hawaii is expected to raise prices on some products moved between the islands before they reach customers.
HONOLULU — Honolulu elections officials said Wednesday voters don’t need to request ballots to be mailed to them after the U.S. Postal Service sent postcards to residents across the country warning them to ask for mail-in ballots at least 15 days before Election Day.
HONOLULU — A U.S. military plan to expand a Pearl Harbor munitions depot has raised concerns there has not been enough information released to the public, considering that the depot was the site of a massive and deadly explosion 76 years ago.
HILO — A new state program providing $100 million of rental assistance to struggling tenants in Hawaii has received more than 6,000 applications.
HONOLULU — The federal Department of Veterans Affairs has sent a team of health care staffers to help contain a coronavirus outbreak at a veterans home in Hawaii.