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Abercrombie Wants Hawaii Reapportionment Plan ‘Corrected’

Abercrombie Wants Hawaii Reapportionment Plan ‘Corrected’

Reapportionment Commission defends its work, asks Supreme Court to dismiss lawsuit.

New Plan for Hawaii Legislative Districts Draws Second Lawsuit

Challenge comes from Big Island attorney who successfully sued Hawaii County reapportionment plan.
Big Island Democrats Challenge Redistricting Plan in Supreme Court

Big Island Democrats Challenge Redistricting Plan in Supreme Court

Lawsuit claims counting non-resident military, college students in population unconstitutional.
Hawaii Ag Officials Hope to Save Coffee Farms from Spreading Beetle Scourge

Hawaii Ag Officials Hope to Save Coffee Farms from Spreading Beetle Scourge

Infestation wreaking havoc on Big Island coffee crops.
Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores Civil Beat

Hawaii Coffee Farmers Call for Nationwide Boycott of Safeway Stores

Kona growers accuse grocery-store chain of mislabeling Kona blends, tarnishing their reputation.

Supreme Court Ruling Could End Public Financing Pilot in Hawaii

Ruling on Arizona law likely will halt public financing program for 2012 Big Island council elections.
‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

‘Strong, Swift Action’ Needed to Control Big Island Deer

DLNR acknowledges axis deer on Big Island. Deer pose threat to agriculture, natural resources.
Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

Big Island Plans Response to Deer Sightings

If uncontrolled, spotted deer threaten crops, native plants.
Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Trash Covers Hawaii Beach, and More’s Coming

Big Island's Kamilo Beach strewn with world's plastic waste.
Trace Levels of Radiation Detected in Hawaii Milk

Trace Levels of Radiation Detected in Hawaii Milk

EPA finds radioactive Iodine-131 and Cesium in Hilo milk, but levels are hundreds of times below standard.

Lava-Sparked Hawaii Wildfire Mostly Contained

Firefighters report the blaze, which had threatened a protected forest, is 80 percent contained.
Hawaii Seeks $30M In Federal Aid For Big Island Tsunami Damage

Hawaii Seeks $30M In Federal Aid For Big Island Tsunami Damage

Gov makes request to help homeowners, businesses.