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Kilo ‘Less of a Threat’ to Hawaii, But Still May Become a Hurricane NOAA

Kilo ‘Less of a Threat’ to Hawaii, But Still May Become a Hurricane

The latest forecasts keep the storm "well to the west" of Hawaii for at least the next five days. Meanwhile, more disturbances develop.
Civil Beat a Finalist in General Excellence from Online News Association

Civil Beat a Finalist in General Excellence from Online News Association

Winners will be announced during an awards banquet in Los Angeles next month.

Guillermo Tracking North of Hawaii, But Impacts Are Likely Wednesday, Thursday NOAA/NASA

Guillermo Tracking North of Hawaii, But Impacts Are Likely Wednesday, Thursday

UPDATED: National Weather Service warns of "potential for heavy rainfall and flash flooding." A high surf warning remains in effect.
Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Land Board Approves Restrictions on Mauna Kea Access

Opponents vow to disobey the rules designed to restore order and allow construction of the Thirty Meter Telescope to proceed.
Schofield Barracks to Lose 1,214 Soldiers as Part of Nationwide Military Cuts U.S. Army

Schofield Barracks to Lose 1,214 Soldiers as Part of Nationwide Military Cuts

UPDATED: The reduction is far from the worst-case scenario for Hawaii, but more cutbacks may be on the horizon due to budget disputes in D.C.
Rep. Tom Brower Suffers Facial Injuries in Altercation at Homeless Camp Screen shot from KITV

Rep. Tom Brower Suffers Facial Injuries in Altercation at Homeless Camp

Juvenile males say they asked him to stop videotaping them and he refused. In 2013, the legislator smashed shopping carts with a sledgehammer.
Public Comment Deadline Extended for Upgrade of Red Hill Fuel Tanks Courtesy of the EPA

Public Comment Deadline Extended for Upgrade of Red Hill Fuel Tanks

You now have until July 20 to weigh in on a plan for the storage facility where dozens of leaks have occurred.
Homeland Security Action Should Ease Japan-Kona Flights Christopher Ebdon/Flickr.com

Homeland Security Action Should Ease Japan-Kona Flights

Plans to expand preclearance operations in foreign airports means American destinations such as Kona can accept international flights.
Tourism Authority: Hawaii Hosting More Visitors So Far in 2015 Flickr.com

Tourism Authority: Hawaii Hosting More Visitors So Far in 2015

April numbers look rosy compared to a year ago, but overall spending this year is about the same as in 2014.
Ex-City Councilman Nestor Garcia Agrees to Pay Another City Fine Michael Levine/Civil Beat

Ex-City Councilman Nestor Garcia Agrees to Pay Another City Fine

In a settlement with the city Ethics Commission, Garcia must pay $8,100 to settle claims of accepting improper gifts and failing to disclose conflicts of interest.
Oahu Neighborhood Board Election Results Announced City and County of Honolulu

Oahu Neighborhood Board Election Results Announced

There were 598 candidates vying for 437 seats on the panels that serve as advisory councils on community issues.
Hawaii Has Suffered Highest Per Capita Losses in Recent Military Conflicts Flickr: Sheree Zielke

Hawaii Has Suffered Highest Per Capita Losses in Recent Military Conflicts

On Memorial Day weekend, the Aloha State stands tall as it honors its residents who fell while serving their country.