The Hawaii Department of Labor and Industrial Relations on Tuesday announced the award of six grants designed to strengthen local small businesses through training programs. The grants will be used as seed money to develop innovative education and training curricula in economic sectors identified by Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, the county workforce investment boards, employer organizations, industry and trade associations, and labor organizations.
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Hawaii Island police have charged a 38-year-old Puna man with 13 offenses in connection with an alleged kidnapping that led to a police pursuit and an alleged attempt to run down two officers.
HONOLULU— Matson Inc. will pay $10 million to settle a lawsuit alleging the company misapplied fuel surcharges on military household goods shipped between the mainland and Hawaii or Guam.
HONOLULU — Hawaii Gov. Neil Abercrombie is launching a radio ad featuring President Barack Obama supporting the governor’s bid for re-election.
The family of an Indiana teenage pilot killed in an ocean plane crash while seeking a world record says he knew his attempt held risks but had trained well for the adventure.
Shower activity associated with a broad area of low pressure located about 1,400 miles southwest of the southern tip of the Baja California is becoming better organized, National Hurricane Center forecasters in Miami say. A tropical depression could form within the next couple of days.
A surface trough of low pressure located about 1,300 miles east-southeast of the Big Island continues to produce disorganized shower activity as of Wednesday afternoon.
A 64-year-old Hilo man has been granted a deferred sentence for illegally receiving food stamps from the state Department of Human Services.
Heavy brush resulting from recent rains, followed by abnormal dryness, has created the ideal conditions for wildfire, and a Waimea-based nonprofit is urging residents to take precautions before the threat occurs.
NEW YORK — Solid earnings for a range of big companies helped nudge the stock market higher on Tuesday.
Chicago tries counterintuitive idea to fight crime: wiping away some arrest records
JERUSALEM — A Hamas rocket exploded Tuesday near Israel’s main airport, prompting a ban on flights from the U.S. and many from Europe and Canada as aviation authorities responded to the shock of seeing a civilian jetliner shot down over Ukraine.
KHARKIV, Ukraine — A train bearing the dead from the downed Malaysian airliner finally reached Ukrainian government-held territory Tuesday, but the pro-Russian separatists in control of the crash site showed little willingness to allow the full-scale investigation demanded by world leaders.
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama’s health care law is snarled in another big legal battle, with two federal appeals courts issuing contradictory rulings on a key financing issue within hours of each other Tuesday.
The county Department of Water Supply followed its regular policies and procedures in awarding spigot permits for commercial water haulers in Hawaiian Ocean View Estates, the county’s legislative auditor told the Water Board in a recent letter.