14 hrs ago
Governor releases $48M for Hawaii public housing
Gov. Neil Abercrombie announced this week that nearly $26 million will go toward various public housing program site improvements.
18 hrs ago
Insurance Journal West
National Group Praises Hawaii Cellphone Driving Law
A national nonprofit is cheering Hawaii's new law that prohibits people from holding cellphones and other portable electronics while driving.
Thu May 23, 2013
St. Joe student wins MLK poetry contest
St. Joseph Elementary School third-grader Aiden Tyrin is the grand prize winner for Hawaii in the 14th annual nationwide Dr.
The U.S.S. Daniel Inouye
CQ Roll Call Defense and Foreign Policy Editor Kevin Whitelaw alerts us to the Navy's announcement that one of its next destroyers will be named for the late Hawaii Sen.
Will Perseverance Pay Off for Perennial Hawaiian Pols?
In Thursday's Farm Team column , Roll Call reports that former Hawaii Reps. Ed Case, a Democrat, and Charles K. Djou, a Republican, may be looking to come back to Congress this cycle in the Aloha State's 1 The seat is being vacated by Democratic Rep.
Wed May 22, 2013
Kauai Clams gets OK from Hawaii Health Department to raise and sell shellfish
The Hawaii Department of Health has given the green light to Sunrise Capitol Inc., doing business as Kauai Clams, to become the first Hawaii company in 26 years to farm and sell shellfish.
Traffic safety laws get a little stricter
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Monday signed the two measures into law. One establishes a statewide ban on the use of cellular phones and other mobile devices while driving, and another requires that the driver and all passengers in a vehicle be restrained by a seat belt assembly or child passenger restraint while on public roads.
Tue May 21, 2013
Today show crew can't resist Hawaii cliches during broadcast
The Today show played tourist in Hawaii Monday, offering viewers a view of the Islands, packing in nearly every cliche - from dashboard hula girls to grass skirts - during the three-hour broadcast.
Gov. signs seat belt bill into law
With representatives of the state Departments of Transportation and Health, county police departments and traffic safety advocates standing in support, Gov.
Mon May 20, 2013
The Miami Herald
Public pension employees skip Hawaii conference
Organizers of an annual conference for people who manage more than $3 trillion in public sector pension funds say administrators are skipping this year's meeting in Hawaii to avoid the perception they're wasting money by heading to the island paradise.
The Honolulu Advertiser
Abercrombie set to sign 2 traffic safety bills
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will sign two significant traffic safety bills into law Monday, one requiring all front- and back-seat occupants of a vehicle to buckle up, his office announced.
Wed May 15, 2013
Hawaii governor orders state flags at half-staff
Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is ordering state flags to be flown at half-staff alongside the national flag in recognition of Peace Officers Memorial Day.
Tue May 14, 2013
West Hawaii Today
Abercrombie mulls bill to help local pharmacies
A bill sitting on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's desk could increase competition for Hawaii pharmacies and make it easier for some residents to receive their medications.
Mon May 13, 2013
Residents call for closer Geothermal scrutiny
Hawai`i Electric Light Company is seeking to expand geothermal operations on both the east and west sides of the island and state and local government sources say there are more plans for developing the industry.
Maui County students to appear on quiz program
Teams from King Kekaulike and Molokai high schools will be competing in the "It's Academic Hawaii" quiz program, which will be televised on KFVE, Channel 5, beginning this month.
Sun May 12, 2013
The Honolulu Advertiser
Oahu Democrats show frustration with Legislature
The state's $7.25-an-hour wage for the lowest-paid workers has not been raised since 2007.
Souki says one time in '82, as freshman, he was ready to quit
"Back then as a freshman, you were meant to be seen and not heard, you know, you were put in the corner," the 80-year-old Maui native said in a recent interview with The Maui News.
Fri May 10, 2013
The Honolulu Advertiser
Flags will fly at half-staff for Air Force pilot from Hawaii
Service members at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam salute as the casket carrying Air Force Capt.
Tue May 07, 2013
Final bridge replacement funds released
Governor Neil Abercrombie has released $30-thousand to close out the Kealakaha Stream Bridge Replacement project.
UH president to retire
She told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser that her retirement wasn't related to the athletic department's botched attempt to hold a fundraiser concert headlined by Stevie Wonder.