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Updated: Aug. 30, 6:59 a.m.

HONOLULU — Authorities on Thursday sedated and euthanized four small whales after 10 of the animals were stranded alive on Sugar Beach on Maui. One whale calf was also found dead about a mile north of the other melon-headed whales.

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The Sierra Club and Surfrider Foundation delivered two petitions to Maui County Council Chair Kelly King Wednesday, urging councilmembers to settle the county's legal case involving its Lahaina wastewater treatment facility, and withdraw its appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Gov. David Ige says he’s pleased with progress made so far by Big Island Mayor Harry Kim in engaging the native Hawaiian community in efforts to resolve the conflict on Mauna Kea.

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Updated: Aug. 29, 7:02 a.m.

Hawaii Congressman Ed Case is calling for stricter federal regulations on air tour operations in the wake of recent crashes in Kailua and at Dillingham Airfield.

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WASHINGTON — Struggling Democratic presidential candidates, including Hawaii Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, are facing the bad news that they are not among the 10 who have qualified for the next debate, a predicament that is likely to spell doom for their campaigns.

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The USS Arizona Memorial will reopen to visitors this Sunday after over a year undergoing repairs. The National Park Service, which oversees the site, announced Wednesday that contractors completed the final phase of construction this week.

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Mahi Pono, the Maui agricultural venture, is asking to divert stream water originally sought by the old Hawaiian Commercial and Sugar Company that it never got. The state Water Commission is hearing the case today – and it could delay dozens of requests from others who have been waiting for years for water from Wailuku streams.

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Maui Mayor Michael Victorino on Tuesday condemned police misconduct after an officer was arrested on charges stemming from a woman's complaint that he contacted her after arresting her in a DUI case and suggested he could help her out.

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Around 20,000 people work or attend school on the University of Hawaii’s flagship Manoa campus. There are only 5,000 parking spots on that campus, setting up a classic scarcity problem.

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More than half of hemp crops cultivated in Hawaii in the past year were unusable due to high THC levels, officials said.

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HILO — Hawaii Volcano Observatory officials have started a search for a new site after earthquake damage to the observatory last year during the eruption of the Kilauea volcano, officials said.

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It's back to school today for nearly 50,000 University of Hawaiʻi students across the state. Total enrollment has been declining over the last decade, and officials have been trying to reverse the trend. But preliminary numbers suggest they have their work cut out for them. 

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WAILUKU, Hawaii — A Hawaii community action agency has requested governmental help in blocking a new national policy that would affect immigrants across the islands, officials said.

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Maui County is preparing to argue in the U.S. Supreme Court that its wastewater is not harming the coastline, officials said.

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WAILUKU — Hawaii developers have announced a proposed plan to build housing in central Maui.

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When starlight from billions of years ago zips across the universe and finally comes into focus on Earth, astronomers want their telescopes to be in the best locations possible to see what's out there.

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Hawaii scientists have started to prepare for a major coral reef bleaching event due to warmer-than-average ocean temperatures, officials said.

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SOUTH WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. — Ryder Planchard's pinch-hit single broke a scoreless tie in the fifth inning, and Louisiana beat Hawaii 9-5 on Saturday to advance to the Little League World Series title game.

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Updated: Aug. 24, 8:28 a.m.

A former Hawaii union executive and two of his family members are facing federal corruption charges. 

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While the Thirty Meter Telescope is the focal point of the protests on Hawaii Island, the existing telescopes atop Mauna Kea have been caught in the crossfire.

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A helicopter pilot flying over Kilauea recently found something unusual. There was water in the main crater, and that discovery has sparked a lot of questions.

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HONOLULU — Repairs to the USS Arizona Memorial in Honolulu are progressing, but officials have not yet set a date to reopen the tourist attraction.

Ala Wai Flood Control Project Wins City Council Backing

Aug 22, 2019
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Updated: Aug. 22, 4:39 p.m.

The Honolulu City Council on Wednesday voted 5-3 to back the contentious Ala Wai flooding control project planned by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, although local funding hasn't yet been secured.

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Updated: Aug. 23, 7:40 a.m.

HONOLULU — A faulty engine seal has been blamed for an emergency on a Hawaiian Airlines flight Thursday that sent seven people to the hospital after smoke filled the cabin of a plane from California to Hawaii.

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WAILUKU — Overcrowding and numerous disruptions to daily inmate life sparked rioting at Maui Community Correctional Center, a state official said.

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HILO — Hawaii County has spent more than $3 million on overtime and other costs as a result of protests against the Thirty Meter Telescope, officials said.

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A historic dry dock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard turned 100 years old this week. But to last another 100 years, it will need billions of dollars in upgrades.

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A majority of Hawaii visitors are aware of the impact of sunscreen chemicals on coral, but there’s still work that needs to be done. That’s according to a new survey from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

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MAUNA KEA— Police have issued about 100 tickets daily since last week for parking and traffic violations near the site of a protest against the construction of another telescope on Hawaii's tallest mountain.

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Scientists are using an established DNA technique to discover just what lives in the deep coral reefs of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. Think of it as a CSI for marine ecosystems.

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