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Hawaii will need an additional 65,000 housing units statewide by 2025. Getting there will require more public infrastructure, like water, sewage, and electricity.


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Hawaii Gov. David Ige has scheduled a Tuesday press conference to announce his support for pay differentials for certain teachers in key hard-to-fill areas, specifically special education, rural schools and Hawaiian language immersion.

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Cole McDonald came off the bench to pass for 250 yards and three touchdowns and Hawaii rallied to a 52-31 win over Army on Saturday night.

City Car Registration Kiosks Closed For Maintenance

Dec 1, 2019
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The City and County of Honolulu is closing the vehicle registration kiosks Sunday and Monday for maintenance.

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NEW YORK — This year’s Black Friday was the biggest ever for online sales, as fewer people hit the stores and shoppers rang up $7.4 billion in transactions from their phones, computers and tablets.

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Hawaii state health officials have investigated dozens of adult residential care homes statewide after receiving reports that the facilities were operating without licenses, officials said.

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HILO — Hawaii state officials have announced plans to expand the Big Island’s only jail by adding a new $12.8 million medium-security building amid concerns about overcrowding.

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Hawai Rep. Tulsi Gabbard continues to push along her uphill presidential campaign as she attempts to make headway in New Hampshire, where a poll this week finds her doing better but still trailing the front-runners.

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Business and politics have always had a close relationship. But these days, more businesses are getting overtly political on the national stage, and in some cases, on a local level.

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WAILUKU — The Hawaii Department of Health posted a water advisory at a Maui beach that tested above a bacteria safety threshold, officials said.

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Hawaii is on track to have more than 10 million visitors in one year for the first time in history, although that may not be reflected in dollar amounts, tourism officials said.

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One of Hawaiʻi’s largest water rights cases has come to an end on Maui, possibly signaling a turning point in the stateʻs management of public streams. 


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A man arrested in Hawaii will be sent to Utah, where he’s accused of tormenting a family for more than year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes.


HILO — A highway that was cut off by lava flow from an eruption on Hawaii’s Big Island has reopened, officials said.

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A retired Honolulu police officer pleaded guilty in federal court to attempted sexual enticement of a 13-year-old boy, authorities said.

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HONOLULU — The Honolulu Museum of Art put its Spalding House property on the market for $15 million, officials said.

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An official of the U.S. Marine Corps says it is willing to talk with concerned ʻEwa Beach residents about a proposed barrier but maintains the Corps' analysis of the project's impacts followed federal guidelines.


Hawaii lawmakers held an informational briefing Tuesday on the state's crackdown on unlicensed elderly care homes, but some in the industry say Hawaii Department of Health licensing procedures may have contributed to the problem. 

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As 2019's hurricane season comes to a close, weather experts say it was an average year for the Central Pacific basin.

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FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. — The Arizona official who is accused of running an adoption-fraud scheme involving smuggling women from a country in the Pacific asked an Arkansas court to delay his trail for 10 months, arguing the defense has already received hundreds of documents related to charges.

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Updated: Nov. 27, 8:40 a.m.

HONOLULU — A Hawaii man tormented a Utah family for over a year by sending more than 500 people to their house for unwanted services including food deliveries, repairs, tow trucks, locksmiths, plumbers and prostitutes, according to a U.S. prosecutor who called it "extreme cyberstalking."

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The Hawaii Department of Education plans to offer free Hawaiian language courses to its employees, officials said.

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HILO — A Hawaii pharmacy college’s faculty senate has passed a vote of “no confidence” in its dean, officials said.

NWS Issues Coastal Flooding Bulletin For Major Islands

Nov 25, 2019
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The National Weather Service issued a special advisory Monday warning that flooding may occur this week along the shores of the major Hawaiian islands because of unsually high tides that are expected.

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SALT LAKE CITY — The remains of an Army helicopter pilot killed in a crash while on a mission in Afghanistan are being brought back to Utah for burial.

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Three supervisors in Hawaii’s Department of Education have been fined for misusing state employees for private construction projects, officials said.

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The Hawaii Energy Office and state Department of Health have created an online map that identifies contaminated lands that officials hope developers can turn into renewable energy sites.

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Scientists from NASA have confirmed the presence of water millions of miles from Earth. The observations were made using the W.M. Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea.

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HILO — The state of Hawaii received a $6.5 million grant from a federal transportation agency to purchase new buses for Kauai and Hawaii Island, agency officials said.

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ANAHOLA, Hawaii — Kauai police say speed appears to have played a role in a car crash that killed three people, including two teen boys.