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Hawaii Considers Flavored E-Cigarette Ban To Curb Teen Vaping AP

Hawaii Considers Flavored E-Cigarette Ban To Curb Teen Vaping

Students testified to legislators that their classmates were vaping in bathrooms and isolated corners of campuses.

After City Offered Help, Kealoha Says He Wants To Stick With His Federal Lawyer Cory Lum/Civil Beat

After City Offered Help, Kealoha Says He Wants To Stick With His Federal Lawyer

Details must still be worked out regarding whether Honolulu or the federal government will cover the former police chief’s legal costs.

Legislative Committees Reject Plastics Ban Proposals AP

Legislative Committees Reject Plastics Ban Proposals

Hawaii would have been the first to impose the prohibitions at a statewide level.

Hawaii Weighs First-In-Nation Plastic Bans At Restaurants AP

Hawaii Weighs First-In-Nation Plastic Bans At Restaurants

Dozens of cities have banned plastic foam containers, but the Legislature is considering bills for a statewide ban.

Supreme Court Rejects B&B Owner Who Denied Room To Gay Couple AP

Supreme Court Rejects B&B Owner Who Denied Room To Gay Couple

The federal high court declined to hear the appeal of a Hawaii operator of a B&B who was found to have discriminated.

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home AP

Judge Approves $1.3 Million Sale of Kealohas’ Hawaii Kai Home

Meanwhile, the second scheduled trial on bank fraud charges against the couple was pushed back to October. The first trial in the corruption scandal was earlier pushed back to May.

Immigrant Sanctuary Bill Dies In Hawaii Legislature Cory Lum/Civil Beat

Immigrant Sanctuary Bill Dies In Hawaii Legislature

A bill that passed in the Senate stalled in a House committee whose chairman said decisions about sanctuary status should be up to the counties.

Court Rules Against News Site Critical Of Philippine President AP

Court Rules Against News Site Critical Of Philippine President

A judge ruled an investment in the site by the Omidyar Network violated the law, while critics say the legal move was an attempt to muzzle the press.

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees AP

City Council Decides To Pay Keith Kaneshiro’s Legal Fees

Up to $75,000 of taxpayer money will go to defend the Honolulu prosecutor, who is on paid leave, against an impeachment effort.

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration To Out-Of-State Visitors Anthony Quintano/Civil Beat

Hawaii Opens Medical Marijuana Registration To Out-Of-State Visitors

Patients can apply for a permit before arriving in the islands, and it’s valid for 60 days.

Southwest Gets FAA Approval For Flights Between Hawaii And California Flickr: Tomás Del Coro

Southwest Gets FAA Approval For Flights Between Hawaii And California

The Dallas-based airline plans to fly to four islands from the mainland, with the option  of adding inter-island flights later.

Landslide Closes Pali Highway And Seriously Injures Woman AP

Landslide Closes Pali Highway And Seriously Injures Woman

The road was completely closed Tuesday and portions will remain shut down all week while the area is surveyed.