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Student 'stole Kandinsky painting, hung it in dorm room'

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 23:36:47 GMT

The Don in DC: Trump is given a presidential-style salute as he arrives in Washington ready to take position as the 45th POTUS 'We will Make America Great Again': Melania makes her speaking debut in Washington D.C. and earns a kiss from the future president with less than 24 hours to go until she is First Lady 'There's ONE first lady': Ivanka Trump calls suggestions that she will fill Melania's role 'sexist' while revealing she is still close to Chelsea Clinton and will go to her for advice Obama's appointees aren't quite gone yet: 50 stay on to run Pentagon, State Department and other key agencies while Trump's picks are confirmed The most repulsive selfies ever taken? Israeli publicly shames visitors to Berlin's Holocaust memorial who post light-hearted photos online Man born without a penis due to 20million-to-one condition is about to get a bionic one fitted but insists he's in no ... (more)

Virginia executes man convicted of slaying of family of four

Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:54:09 GMT

Authorities asked the courts on Wednesday to deny bond for the suspect in last week's fatal shooting of an Orlando police officer as he was hospitalized for most of the day with injuries he got during his arrest The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the... The worst area of drought in California has significantly narrowed to a small region northwest of Los Angeles that has stubbornly failed to benefit from Pacific storms that have drenched much of the state since the fall and are lining up again A judge has revoked bail for a hip-hop podcast host arrested in connection with a New York City concert venue shooting that left a rapper's bodyguard dead A judge has revoked bail for a hip-hop podcast host arrested in ... (more)

Thousands of paper cranes brought to Hawaii from Japan

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 21:11:09 GMT

A paper crane signed by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe symbolizing peace and reconciliation between Japan and America will be featured at the Pearl Harbor Visitors Center, according to National Park Service officials. Last month, Abe became the first Japanese prime minister to visit the USS Arizona Memorial honoring sailors and Marines killed in the 1941 attack by Japan.

January 18, 1778 - " Cook visits Hawaii

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 16:37:51 GMT

On January 18, 1778, the English explorer Captain James Cook becomes the first European to discover the Hawaiian Islands when he sails past the island of Oahu. Two days later, he landed at Waimea on the island of Kauai and named the island group the Sandwich Islands, in honor of John Montague, who was the earl of Sandwich and one his patrons.

Proposals seek to boost Hawaiians' health

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 12:05:20 GMT

A group of health leaders is proposing public policy changes such as a minimum wage hike and public dental benefits for low-income residents in an attempt to reduce health disparities among Native Hawaiians with a higher proportion of chronic diseases.

Hawaii lawmakers to eye energy, living cost, fishing labor

Wed, 18 Jan 2017 07:37:47 GMT

Hawaii lawmakers are pushing for energy independence, easing the high cost of living and improving working conditions in the state's commercial fishing fleet as they begin the 2017 legislative session. The state ended last year with money in the bank, but the budget proposed by Gov. David Ige relies on deficit spending as revenue is projected to come in lower than expected.

Medical marijuana dispensary operator outlines vision

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:21:03 GMT

Hawaiian Ethos, one of the first companies selected to operate medical marijuana dispensaries on Hawaii Island, wants to open stores in Hilo and Kona - locations it says are close to the bulk of the island's patients and will provide easy access to cruise ship ports once law allows dispensaries to service out-of-state cardholders. That's what leaders from the six-person team headed by venture capitalist Bill Richardson said this week, adding they hope to hire around 30 people to staff stores and its grow center.

Wind Turbines Are Killing Way More Bats Than Any Expected

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 18:31:23 GMT

Wind turbines used to generate electricity are seen at a wind farm in Guazhou, 950km northwest of Lanzhou, Gansu Province September 15, 2013. REUTERS/Carlos Barria The wind farms have killed more bats in the last 6.4 years than experts expected the turbines to kill over two decades.

Airbnb report finds little effect on housing supply

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 11:29:22 GMT

Hawaii's tight housing market is the result of a "costly, time-consuming, and politically and economically uncertain" development process and not short-term Airbnb rentals, says a study conducted for the online vacation rental company. The study concluded that the company, which allows homeowners to rent out all or a portion of their homes to visitors on a short-term basis, doesn't have as much of an impact as its critics allege.

Budget time: Here's what Big Island lawmakers are fighting for this legislative session

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 17:23:40 GMT

It's that time of year again, and Big Island legislators are brimming with new ideas for laws and projects they want to see in their districts. The Legislature convenes at 10 a.m. Wednesday for its 60-day session.

Annual contest promotes Hawaiian language

Sun, 15 Jan 2017 12:41:26 GMT

Standing in front of a crowd of hundreds and greeting them with a loud "Aloha!" Koa Manwarring launched into his mo'oku'auhau, his genealogical chant, reciting his ancestors back to his great-great grandparents. Learning Hawaiian can be hard for the 5-year-old, he said, but he practices every day at home and his school, Ke Kula 'O 'Ehunuikaimalino in Kealakekua.

Court appoints representative for boy presumed dead

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 21:06:20 GMT

HILO>> A court-appointed representative will determine whether there are grounds for a civil suit on behalf of the estate of a boy whose mother recently pleaded guilty to manslaughter in his death. A judge appointed private investigator Stephen W. Lane and ordered the child welfare department to release records for Peter Kema Jr. and his siblings, reported the Hawaii-Tribune Herald .

Why Hawaii Is Becoming the Proving Ground for the Future of Energy Storage

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 16:30:06 GMT

The islands of Hawaii are known for their gorgeous landscapes and world famous beaches, but they're probably not the first place you think of when you think of renewable energy. But they should be.

Bidding a fond aloha to a Five-0 favorite, Masi Oka

Sat, 14 Jan 2017 14:15:20 GMT

COURTESY CBS "Ua ho i ka o pua i Awalua" -- As Max prepares to say goodbye to his Five-0 ohana, they must investigate a murder during a police convention on the Island. There have been many times when "Hawaii Five-0" has moved me to tears.

USDA announces $3 million for colleges serving Alaska Natives and Native Hawaiians

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:10:18 GMT

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture today announced $3 million in available funding to support Alaska Native- and Native Hawaiian-Serving colleges and universities. NIFA's ANNH Education Grants Program addresses educational needs in the food, agricultural, and natural resource systems of the U.S. Priority is given to those projects that enhance educational equity for underrepresented students and maximize the development and use of resources to improve food and agricultural sciences teaching programs.

Free concert encourages residents to 'Get Involved'

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 22:10:17 GMT

Hawaii slack-key virtuoso Makana and rising star Taimane, known for her pyrotechnics on the ukulele, will join Kenneth Makuakane, Black Square, Jamarek, Men In Grey Suits, Hawai'iki and more island musicians, activists and community organizations in presenting a free concert, Power to the Positive: A Night of Unity, from 6 to 10 p.m. on Jan. 20 at the Waikiki Shell.

West Hawaii named 'Blue Zones' demonstration site

Fri, 13 Jan 2017 10:33:29 GMT

West Hawaii this week officially joined the rest of the island as a community where leaders are coming together to promote healthy lifestyles as part of a nationwide "Blue Zones Project." The inclusion of West Hawaii as a demonstration site makes the island the first county in the nation to be "completely blue," said Michael Stollar, HMSA president and chief operation officer.