HONOLULU — There’s a lot on the agenda for the first full week of Hawaii’s 2015 legislative session. Lawmakers introduced more than 650 bills in the span of two days. The proposals range from allowing dogs in restaurants to encouraging public participation in government. The first committee hearings on bills will be held this week.
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HONOLULU — Nearly two dozen environmental groups on Monday called on Gov. David Ige to withdraw his nomination of development executive Carleton Ching to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.
Hilo will host the Big Island’s lone public hearing on new rules for the medical use of marijuana. A total of four hearings are planned statewide by the Hawaii Department of Health.
The transfer of the medical marijuana registration program from the Department of Public Safety to the Department of Health is complete. The program officially became part of the Department of Health on Jan. 1.
A 53-year-old Kaneohe fisherman was sentenced to serve seven days in jail after he was found guilty of two lay net fishing violations on Jan. 8 in Kaneohe District Court, the Hawaii Department of Land and Natural Resources reports.
Two small planes ran out of fuel and crash-landed into the Pacific Ocean off Hawaii, with one nose-diving before leveling out and drifting down to the water beneath a massive parachute.
SYRACUSE, N.Y. — A World War II combat veteran from upstate New York is returning to the scene of a bloody Pacific island battle as an army of one.
HAGATNA, Guam — A Guam jury has found a teacher not guilty of raping an 11-year-old girl in 2007 while she was staying at his apartment.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige says he plans to be more aggressive about bringing federal money to Hawaii.
HONOLULU — Gov. David Ige wants to build a better home for the state’s young and elderly. But to do that, the state needs more money.
WAILUKU — A 44-year-old Maui man has been charged in connection with the death of a man found unresponsive in Maliko Gulch.
WAILUKU, Maui — An asteroid warning system that includes a telescope atop Haleakala is expected to be completed by the end of the year.
WAHIAWA, Oahu — Honolulu police say a woman was fatally stabbed in Wahiawa.
WAILUKU — The University of Hawaii Economic Research Organization characterizes the financial impact of astronomy in Maui as “relatively small” at $5.34.
HONOLULU — Honolulu police are investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in Pacific Palisades.