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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 25 2015 - 8:19pm

    Boaters intent on getting close to humpback whales will no longer be allowed to put themselves in front of the giants and wait for them to swim past, under just one new rule being proposed by the Hawaii Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary.

  2. | Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 3:59pm

    PEARL HARBOR — When a Vietnam veteran briefly stopped in Hawaii on his way home from war, he vowed to return one day to honor the people who perished during the attack on Pearl Harbor. With just less than two months to live, Joseph Hooker realized his longtime dream on Wednesday.

  3. | Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 3:44pm

    A 42-year-old man has been charged with three offenses in connection with a reported assault Monday night in Waiakea.

  4. | Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 6:02am

    HONOLULU — Hawaii’s court system has improved the way it serves people with limited English skills, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  5. | Posted: Mar 25 2015 - 6:02am

    HONOLULU — The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a bill on Tuesday that could make voting by mail the norm in Hawaii.

  6. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 8:28pm

    A woman was transported in critical condition to Hilo Medical Center Tuesday afternoon after she fell down an embankment and landed near the edge of Wailuku River.

  7. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 5:46pm

    NextEra Energy and Hawaiian Electric Industries Inc. will host four community meetings on the Big Island to discuss the companies’ pending merger.

  8. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 4:54pm

    Both restaurants in Volcano House are closed for at least two days while officials investigate the cause of a kitchen fire that sent a hotel employee to the hospital Tuesday morning.

  9. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 4:52pm

    Hawaii Island police are searching for a 59-year-old woman wanted for abuse.

  10. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 4:51pm

    Hawaii Island police are searching for a 27-year-old man wanted for abuse.

  11. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 4:50pm

    A Hilo man has been charged with 16 offenses stemming from the theft of a purse, police report.

  12. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 12:37pm

    University of Hawaii researchers use tracking devices to gain new insights into tiger shark movements in coastal waters around Maui and Oahu. The ongoing study reveals their coastal habitat preferences.

  13. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 7:31am

    HONOLULU — More than 13 miles of Hawaii beaches have been lost to erosion in the past century, and lawmakers are tackling the problem by attempting to secure more money for beach restoration.

  14. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 6:35am

    Two government trucks were stolen in apparently unrelated incidents last week, police said.

  15. | Posted: Mar 24 2015 - 1:00am

    A bill that would require a comprehensive financial, management and program audit of the Hawaii Department of Education will be heard Wednesday by a state Senate committee.