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.
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HONOLULU — Volunteers are surveying the number of homeless people in Hawaii, counting those living in shelters or on the streets.
LIHUE, Kauai — The owner of a small plane that crash-landed in waters off Hawaii after running out of fuel is praising the pilot for staying calm under pressure.
HONOLULU — Honolulu authorities say eight students at an Oahu elementary school were sickened following detection of a chemical odor.
HONOLULU — Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is telling state lawmakers that the city needs more money to finish building Oahu’s rail transit project.
HONOLULU — A federal judge says Maui County is violating the Clean Water Act by releasing partially treated wastewater into wells close to Lahaina’s coast.
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.
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.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. David Ige is planning to have affordable housing built near the rail transit system that’s under construction in Honolulu.
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. — New Mexico’s two U.S. senators say seven CV-22 Ospreys will be temporarily based at Air Force installations in the state until it’s decided where they’ll be permanently based to serve the U.S. Pacific Command.
Oahu-based 3 W Restaurant Group LLC, doing business as Ichiben, has been fined $8,000 by the Hawaii Department of Health for intentionally removing the posted yellow “CONDITIONAL PASS” placard from its facility and for food safety violations cited during the health inspection resulting in the issuance of the yellow placard.
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.
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.