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Saying it had trademarked the name “Aloha Poke,” a Chicago restaurant chain recently demanded that a Honolulu eatery change its name.
Woman claimed a corrections officer threatened to remove her from a work furlough program if she didn’t have sex with him.
His longtime political rival, Keith Kaneshiro, has taken a leave of absence because he’s a target in a federal investigation.
Florence Puana, 99, will be deposed in case she is unable to testify during the corruption trial of Katherine and Louis Kealoha.
The committee passed another bill that would raise fines for underage possession of e-cigarettes and raise taxes on e-cigarettes and e-liquids.
But Anthony Apuron remains a priest, and some victims and their advocates called his ouster as archbishop inadequate punishment.
Authorities said he accepted a bribe from a Honolulu company in exchange for $7.8 million in government contracts.
It includes $20 million in grants and $40 million in loans that the federal money is expected to cover.
Students testified to legislators that their classmates were vaping in bathrooms and isolated corners of campuses.
Details must still be worked out regarding whether Honolulu or the federal government will cover the former police chief’s legal costs.
Hawaii would have been the first to impose the prohibitions at a statewide level.
Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.