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Hawaii ranks last in WalletHub’s ‘Best & Worst States for Teachers’

| | Sep 28 2016 - 4:54pm | Comments

HILO — Nearly half of new teachers hired in 2011 to teach in Hawaii public schools left the job five years later, and proponents of higher teacher pay say results from a new WalletHub study might indicate why.

  1. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 8:16pm

    Travel was closed in both directions on Highway 19 due to a chemical spill after a bottled gas truck overturned about 3 p.m. Tuesday on Highway 19 in the northern outskirts of Hilo. It reopened shortly before 5 p.m.

  2. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 2:58pm

    HONOLULU (AP) — After only two years of service, Mokulele Airlines will end its service out of Kalaeloa Airport in southwest Oahu.

  3. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 2:57pm

    The county’s streetlight conversion program in Kailua-Kona will continue on Wednesday and Thursday.

  4. Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 11:34am

    HONOLULU (AP) — After only two years of service, Mokulele Airlines will end its service out of Kalaeloa Airport in southwest Oahu.

  5. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    The University of Hawaii Board of Regents formally OK’d on Thursday the appointment of Carolyn Ma, new dean of the Daniel K. Inouye College of Pharmacy.

  6. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    MAUNA KEA — Parties in the contested case for the Thirty Meter Telescope toured the summit of Mauna Kea on Monday morning.

  7. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    KAILUA-KONA — Sunscreen is more or less a necessity in Hawaii, but depending on its chemical composition, some types may harm coral reef environments as much as they help prevent sunburns and skin cancer.

  8. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    The University of Hawaii at Hilo might split up its College of Arts and Sciences next year, a move hoped to improve student retention and help combat lagging enrollment campuswide.

  9. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON (AP) — It’s not too late to get moving: Simple physical activity — mostly walking — helped high-risk seniors stay mobile after disability-inducing ailments even if, at 70 and beyond, they’d long been couch potatoes.

  10. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:06am

    WASHINGTON — Congress is poised to override President Barack Obama’s veto of a bill that would allow families of Sept. 11 victims to sue Saudi Arabia for the kingdom’s alleged backing of the terrorists who carried out the attacks that killed nearly 3,000 people.

  11. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:06am

    HEMPSTEAD, N.Y. — Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump launched into a spirited brawl Monday night as they met on stage for the first time, each jockeying for a breakout moment in their tightening race during a highly anticipated debate that often veered into sharply personal attacks.

  12. | Posted: Sep 26 2016 - 8:37pm

    SYDNEY — Heron Island, a coral cay at the southern tip of Australia’s Great Barrier Reef awash in piercing sunlight and translucent seas, has been a proving ground for reef science for more than 80 years.

  13. | Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 8:07am

    KAILUA-KONA — The nineteenth tropical depression of the 2016 Eastern Pacific hurricane season formed early Monday east-southeast of the Big Island.

  14. | Posted: Sep 26 2016 - 4:01pm

    Police are searching for Paul K. Asuncion Jr., 42, who is wanted on an abuse charge.

  15. Posted: Sep 27 2016 - 12:05am

    HONOLULU — A new report shows most crime at the University of Hawaii’s Manoa campus went down in 2015 from the previous year, but the number of drug-related violations jumped nearly 20 percent.