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Hawaii Bans New Cesspools Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Hawaii Bans New Cesspools

Gov. David Ige approves the Health Department rules despite the objections of some neighbor island legislators.
An Indescribable Week On The North Shore Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

An Indescribable Week On The North Shore

Forget the superlatives about big waves. When two monster swells descended on Hawaii, it was time to surf.
UH’s Top 25: Deans, Researchers, Professors And The Football Coach Cory Lum / Civil Beat

UH’s Top 25: Deans, Researchers, Professors And The Football Coach

Hawaii isn't football-crazy enough to make the head coach our highest-paid public employee, but until he was fired Norm Chow was right up there.
46-Month Sentence For Albert Hee KITV

46-Month Sentence For Albert Hee

The telecommunications businessman was convicted last July of taking money from his company for personal expenses.
The Obamas And Oahu, Together Again For The Holidays Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

The Obamas And Oahu, Together Again For The Holidays

After Air Force One touches down in the wee hours, the First Family and their entourage are back on the island until early January.
Protests Pay Off: Sisters Can Remain At Saint Francis Convent Cory Lum/CIvil Beat

Protests Pay Off: Sisters Can Remain At Saint Francis Convent

A plan to move 24 aging nuns to an assisted living facility in Pearl City had spurred protests from the sisters themselves, as well as Saint Francis School students and faculty.
Photos Show Plane Sunk In ’41 Attack Courtesy of University of Hawaii Marine Option Program

Photos Show Plane Sunk In ’41 Attack

It was one of 27 U.S. Navy "flying boats" destroyed at Kaneohe Bay minutes before the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor.
Gabbard: End Efforts To Oust Assad Watchsmart/Flickr.com

Gabbard: End Efforts To Oust Assad

The Hawaii Democrat joins a Georgia Republican in introducing a bill calling on the U.S. to cease efforts to remove the Syrian president from power.
Gabbard Votes To Tighten Refugee Screening Nick Grube/Honolulu Civil Beat

Gabbard Votes To Tighten Refugee Screening

The Hawaii congresswoman supports a Republican-led effort to severely restrict admission of Iraqi and Syrian refugees.
Court Rejects Bid To Stop Na’i Aupuni Vote www.naiaupuni.org

Court Rejects Bid To Stop Na’i Aupuni Vote

The election of delegates to a Native Hawaiian constitutional convention can proceed, the U.S. Ninth Circuit rules.
UH Cancer Center Seeks New Director

UH Cancer Center Seeks New Director

A year after the last director resigned while embroiled in controversy, the university proceeds with finding a replacement.
Rail Talk Was Part Of Campaign Trip Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Rail Talk Was Part Of Campaign Trip

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's campaign covered the cost of his visit to Washington, D.C., where he talked with federal transportation officials and held a political fundraiser.