SEATTLE — A new research tool launched this week by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is allowing scientists to better track changes in ocean chemistry along the U.S. West Coast.
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HONOLULU — The new head of Hawaii’s troubled health exchange said he wants more oversight for the institution, and that he wants to expand the scope of some of the contractors that verify how well the Connector website is functioning.
The Hawaii Department of Agriculture has issued a quarantine order stopping the movement of pigs on Oahu after an outbreak of a serious swine disease, Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus, or PEDv, was confirmed on a farm in Waianae Valley. PEDv causes significant sickness in swine and causes high mortality in piglets. The virus only affects pigs and does not pose a risk to humans or pets. It is not a food safety concern.
HONOLULU — The National Association of Insurance Commissioners announced Wednesday that Hawaii Insurance Commissioner Gordon Ito was re-elected as chairman for the Western Region.
HONOLULU — A Coast Guardsman will be imprisoned for five years after being convicted of committing a lewd act on a minor on Oahu.
HONOLULU — A committee of the Honolulu City Council has advanced a bill to set aside city parking spaces for car-sharing vehicles.
HONOLULU — Residents of Hawaii pay the highest prices in the nation for their tasty birds and fixings on Thanksgiving, and Alaska feasts are almost as expensive.
WAILUKU — Maui police say a 44-year-old driver died Thursday in a crash between two pickups on Pulehu Road in Kahului.
HONOLULU — A prominent Hawaii shark expert incarcerated for child pornography charges will return to his state job when his sentence is over.
HONOLULU — Environmental groups on Thursday sued the National Marine Fisheries Service to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks.
HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority is appointing an interim CEO to take the place of Mike McCartney, who is leaving office to become the new governor’s chief of staff.
HONOLULU — The U.S. Attorney’s office in Hawaii says it collected more than $6.5 million in fines and penalties this fiscal year.
HONOLULU — A company holding a contract to inspect work on the Oahu rail project has been purchased by a competitor awarded contracts to design pieces of the line.
HONOLULU — Army criminal investigators say they have identified a person of interest in the killing of a soldier’s wife found dead in the couple’s Honolulu home.