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Honolulu Councilmember Heidi Tsuneyoshi has submitted two resolutions to urge the Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation, and the administration, to be more open with the Council and the public.

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A pilot project aimed at reducing problems related to Oahu's homeless population is scheduled to begin offering a temporary hub for homeless services, officials said.

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A crew of deep-sea explorers and historians looking for lost World War II warships have found a second Japanese aircraft carrier that went down in the historic Battle of Midway.

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A plea deal was offered to protesters arrested on the Big Island during the first week of Mauna Kea demonstrations in July, state authorities said.

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The mayor of Maui has announced plans to defy a County Council resolution and continue to pursue a case before the U.S. Supreme Court over the use of injection wells.

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The Honolulu Police Department arrested 55 protestors who were attempting to block trucks from delivering equipment to the planned wind turbine project in Kahuku on Thursday night into Friday morning.

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Deep-sea explorers scouring the world's oceans for sunken World War II ships are focusing in on debris fields deep in the Pacific, in an area where one of the most decisive battles of the time took place.

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A famous guest facility on the island of Lanai is about to re-open after being closed for the past four years. Rooms will be available starting in November—but they will require a pretty substantial investment.

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According to the National Weather Service's outlook on the state's wet season, you can expect a "wetter than normal" winter this year.

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As many as 150 Central American migrants seeking asylum have found their way to Hawaii from the U.S. Mexico border.

But to remain in the U.S., they must appear in immigration court in Honolulu and make their case for asylum, and that’s not been easy.

 

Protesters in Kahuku who have been blocking the movement of equipment for a wind farm said they would support a solar farm in its place.

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A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former city prosecutor.

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HILO — Puna Geothermal Venture plans to begin drilling a new geothermal production well on Hawaii Island as part of its recovery from the Kilauea volcano eruption, officials said.

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A Hawaii County Council committee approved a measure Tuesday that would ban the county from using toxic herbicides in an effort to reduce public and workers' exposure to potentially harmful chemicals.

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Starting Wednesday, Hawaii County will no longer accept some traditionally recyclable materials at its collection sites. The change comes as global market forces roil the recycling industry.

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A Honolulu City Council member wants tourists to pledge to respect and help protect the island's natural resources.

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The public will have two chances this week to hear about the U.S. Navy's proposed plans to upgrade underground tanks at the Red Hill Bulk Fuel Storage Facility to satisfy an agreement with the Environmental Protection Agency and the Hawaii Department of Health.

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An anti-vaping summit is planned this week in Honolulu and state lawmakers scheduled a briefing Thursday on the rising youth use of e-cigarettes. Both events come as hundreds of users around the country have developed a mysterious lung illness and over two dozen deaths have been reported.

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The state Land Use Commission last week gave the City and County of Honolulu until March 2, 2028 to close Waimanalo Gulch Landfill when the panel approved a special use permit allowing the solid waste facility to operate for now.

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There are several beneficiaries of the apparent progress late last week on trade talks between the United States and China. First up are American farmers---who are expected to send more crops to China. Another location ready for reduced tensions: Hollywood. 

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FORT WORTH, Texas — A white Fort Worth police officer who shot and killed a black woman in her home while responding to a call about an open front door acted inappropriately and resigned before he could be fired, the police chief said Monday.

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Enrollment at University of Hawaiʻi campuses fell for the seventh year in a row, and UH is hoping a statewide media campaign can help reverse that trend. 

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An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said.

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Hawaii Attorney General Clare Connors says the Trump Administration's diversion of $3.6 billion in military construction dollars to build the southern border wall is unlawful.

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Hawaii researchers have found that the majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad.

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A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments.

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WASHINGTON — A federal agency is moving with little fanfare to revamp one of the most successful whistleblower programs in the government, alarming advocates who warn the changes will set back efforts to police Wall Street and punish corporate fraud.

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LOS ANGELES — Firefighters aided by diminishing winds were taming a wildfire Saturday that damaged or destroyed more than 30 structures along Los Angeles' northern edge and sent a blanket of smoke across a swath of neighborhoods.

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TOKYO — A heavy downpour and strong winds pounded Tokyo and surrounding areas on Saturday as a powerful typhoon forecast to be Japan's worst in six decades made landfall and passed over the capital, where streets, nearby beaches and train stations were long deserted.

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In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She packs her schedule with gatherings in both states as she tries to lift her long-shot presidential campaign.

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