HONOLULU — With first crossover now past, the two chambers of the Hawaii Legislature heaped one another with bills last week — moving about 500 combined on Tuesday alone. The remainder of the session, which hits its midway point Wednesday, will begin with those bills grinding through another round of committee hearings on their way to becoming laws or castaways.
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Airplane forced to land on Oahu
WAILUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The leader of a homeless resource center on Maui stepped down after the agency was accused of spending too much on payroll and mismanaging its finances.
HONOLULU — Navy officials told Hawaii lawmakers drinking water is safe around a fuel tank that sprang a leak in January.
MAKAWAO, Maui (AP) — Haleakala National Park is looking for “fit and enthusiastic” Maui residents to serve as trail stewards.
WAILUKU, Maui (AP) — Maui police reclassified a missing persons case involving a pregnant woman as a homicide.
HONOLULU — A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.
HONOLULU — After deliberating for about two weeks in what’s been described as Hawaii’s biggest crystal meth case, jurors convicted a California man in a conspiracy to distribute 400 pounds of the drug to the islands.
Supreme Court pick gets OK
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. But they’re advancing bills that would restrict smoking and make it more expensive, continuing a trend in Hawaii to crack down on smoking in public places.
HONOLULU — Hawaii state senators made light work of the last handful of bills to cross over to the House before a legislative deadline.
HONOLULU — Hawaii House Speaker Joseph Souki on Thursday formally reprimanded a House lawmaker for her conduct during public hearings and threatened her committee assignments.
PEARL HARBOR — A Canadian refueling ship disabled by an engine fire pulled into Pearl Harbor under tow Thursday morning with nearly 300 sailors aboard.
Airplane crash victims ID’d