PUNA — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz is working with state and local officials on Hawaii’s Big Island to form a hazard mitigation plan for albizia trees on Hawaii’s Big Island.
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LAHAINA, Maui — A plan to revitalize the area around Maui’s Lahaina Harbor will focus on pedestrians, with improvements to sidewalks, lighting, benches and native plants, organizers said.
HAGATNA, Guam — Several public works employees in Guam claimed inflated and false overtime as part of a scheme to collect extra pay, federal prosecutors said.
HONOLULU — Veterans told U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono they face a shortage of doctors on Maui, Molokai and the Big Island, which has contributed to the long wait times they endured seeking medical treatment across the island chain.
HILO — State and federal environmental officials in Hawaii say that an invasive tree popular on the Big Island caused more damage after Tropical Storm Iselle because it was too weak and brittle.
HONOLULU — Hawaii education officials say the vast majority of public school teachers rate as effective or better under a new evaluation system.
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday announced the release of more than $22 million to the Department of Accounting and General Services for various capital improvement projects updating state facilities, information technology infrastructure and business management software.
HONOLULU — U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard says federal officials have wrapped up their assessment of damage on the Big Island from Tropical Storm Iselle and are close to submitting their report to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.
HONOLULU — A state senator is questioning the results of a Hawaii County Council race after the primary election held in storm-damaged areas of the Big Island.
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday that at least 225 homes have been damaged or destroyed, mostly in the Puna district south of Hilo on the island’s east side.
HAGATNA, Guam — Guam territorial officials say they are pursuing cases against people who evade taxes despite a lack of resources and investigators.
HONOLULU — A Honolulu planning board plans to revisit a set of bills that would ban sitting and lying down on sidewalks in Waikiki at the urging of the visitor industry.
HONOLULU — U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says he directly thanked President Barack Obama in a phone call for his support during the Democratic primary.
PEARL HARBOR, Oahu — Divers from the U.S. and Indonesian navies have confirmed that a sunken vessel in the Java Sea is the World War II wreck of the cruiser USS Houston.
WAILUKU, Maui — The Maui Police Commission received nearly 20 applications from those seeking to become the county’s next police chief.