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Medical marijuana dispensary bill up in smoke

| | May 1 2015 - 6:44pm | Comments

The effort to create a statewide system of medical marijuana dispensaries ended in failure after lawmakers pushed on into literally the latest hour possible trying to reach agreement on the contentious bill.

  1. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:13pm

    No tsunami was triggered by a magnitude-7.6 earthquake that occurred Sunday in the New Ireland region of Papua New Guinea.

  2. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:09pm

    FORT WORTH, Texas — Delta Air Lines will be allowed to keep a route between the U.S. and Japan that was sought by American Airlines Group Inc., which is prepared to step in should the current carrier not provide daily service.

  3. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:07pm

    JEAN, Nev. — The two people killed after a hang glider crashed to the ground near Las Vegas have been identified.

  4. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 8:56pm

    Hilo resident Kip Cline is no stranger to adventure. This is a guy who, spontaneously and without training, tackled both Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa on a bicycle.

  5. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 8:50pm

    Alternating single lane closures remain in effect 24/7 on the Umauma stream bridge on Hawaii Belt Road, near mile marker 16 in Hakalau, for steel bridge rehabilitation, according to the state Department of Transportation.

  6. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 8:50pm

    Alternating single lane closures will be in effect on Mamalahoa Highway, between mile markers 45 and 39.5, in the vicinity of Kapapala Ranch in Kaʻu this week for pavement reconstruction, according to the state Department of Transportation.

  7. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 8:48pm

    The Coast Guard is seeking the public’s help in identifying the owner of an adrift kayak located approximately 12 miles southwest of Laau Point, Molokai, on Sunday.

  8. Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 8:38pm

    Daughters of Hawaii on Saturday honored Prince Jonah Kuhio Kalanianaole during its annual Day at Hulihe‘e Palace.

  9. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:49am

    WAIKOLOA — Keiki splished and splashed, then dipped and dashed around the Hilton Waikoloa Village lagoon at the Lavakids Aquathlon on Saturday afternoon.

  10. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:48am

    It’s the middle of March, and a long way away from hanging holiday wreaths, wrapping stocking stuffers, and sipping on eggnog . But for twenty aspiring athletes waiting on the grassy fields of Kealakehe Intermediate School, it certainly felt like Christmas.

  11. | Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:13am

    Despite strict rules against using county-issued credit cards for personal purposes, and a prohibition against purchasing alcohol with them, Mayor Billy Kenoi charged $892 on his county card at a Honolulu hostess bar one December day in 2013.

  12. Posted: Mar 29 2015 - 9:07am

    The 29th Annual Magic Spectacular played to a sold out matinee Saturday afternoon and an evening performance at the Aloha Theatre in Kainaliu. Keiki and adults were dazzled by local magicians and familiar faces like “The Great Barusky” and “Arneleo The Great” as well as the headliner, former “World Teen Champion of Magic” Sterling Dietz who was born and raised in Whatcom County Washington and now relocated his full theatre show to Los Cabos, Mexico. Proceeds from the two shows benefitted SKEA, the Society for Kona’s Education &Art.

  13. | Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 11:23am

    The Disabled American Veterans Kona Chapter 7 is selling tickets this weekend for a steak plate fundraiser to support the group’s programs and services.

  14. | Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 8:26am

    WAIKOLOA — As the sun started its decent on the horizon, the grounds around the Queens’ Marketplace were bustling with action as more than 200 participants gathered for the Lavaman Sunset 5K run on Friday.

  15. | Posted: Mar 28 2015 - 8:25am

    Lavaman Waikoloa has attracted athletes from around the globe to the Kohala Coast for nearly two decades, but what has race director Gerry Rott most excited for the 19th running of the event this Sunday is the abundance of local, talented youth athletes registered to take on the course.