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  1. Same-Sex Marriage Fast FactsRead the original story w/Photo

    9 hrs ago | KLAL-FM Little Rock

    LEGAL In the following 37 states and the District of Columbia: Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Wisconsin and Wyoming. UNDER COURT REVIEW Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, South Dakota and Texas.


  2. Upsetting the locals, both living and deadRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday May 10 | Cape Cod Times

    Developers, responding to population growth and demand from wealthy tourists, are refreshing Honolulu's aging core with new condominium towers, and adding shopping malls and hotels in the city's biggest building boom in at least a decade. Seeking to cater to affluent customers – and offset the high construction costs associated with Hawaii's isolation and unique cultural issues – they're adding thousands of luxury properties at a time when affordable housing is in short supply.


  3. Letters | 5-23-15Read the original story

    20 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    One million years ago, Mauna Kea was born on the floor of the Pacific Ocean, thousands of miles from the nearest Earthly continents. Five hundred thousand years later, Mauna Kea peeked up from the ocean waves, into the air.


  4. Big picture planning restarted for Kealakekua BayRead the original story

    20 hrs ago | West Hawaii Today

    As state officials announce that planning has resumed for Kealakekua Bay State Historical Park, residents and users seem to agree that a blueprint is needed to address parking shortages, shabby infrastructure, lack of toilets and people defecating on sacred ground. A master plan has been in the works for years to protect the area's stunning beauty and cultural resources, while balancing commercial and visitor use with the rights of those who live along the shores of what is arguably the most historically significant body of water in the state.


  5. Abe announces fresh A 55 billion aid package for Pacific island nationsRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | The Japan Times

    Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced at a Pacific island summit on Saturday a fresh aid package worth more than 55 billion over the next three years to help such nations deal with the impact of climate change and disasters. Delivering his keynote speech on the final day of the seventh Pacific Islands Leaders Meeting in northeast Japan, Abe said the aid aims to "foster resilient capabilities that will not be defeated by climate change or disasters."


  6. Oahu park ranked top among U.S. beaches by 'Dr. Beach'Read the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | Stars and Stripes

    Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii was rated top among U.S. beaches on the annual list of the 10 best published by Stephen Leatherman . Stephen Leatherman, the Director of Florida International University's Laboratory for Coastal Research, is known as "Dr. Beach."


  7. Hawaii's income tax refund delay affects state general fund forecastsRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday | Business Journal

    Due to a delay in Hawaii's state tax refunds, the state general fund is estimated to grow 7.5 percent year-over-year to approximately $5.8 billion for fiscal year 2015, up from 5.5 percent the state Council on Revenues had forecast in March. The state's Council on Revenues, which met on Thursday, approved a new general fund tax revenue forecast for this fiscal year and through 2021.


  8. Hilton Hawaiian Village Completes $7 Million Renovation of Tapa BallroomRead the original story

    Friday | Hotel Interactive

    Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort is pleased to announce the completion of a $7 million renovation of its Tapa Conference Center, which includes the Tapa Ballroom, Palace Lounge, Honolulu Suites, and Iolani Suites. The new 16,536-square-foot ballroom, which was completed on April 10, features a redesign inspired by patterns of Hawaiian tapa or kapa cloth expressed through color, images, textures, patterns and artwork by local artists.


  9. Florida lands four beaches in top 10, but Hawaii takes top spotRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday May 21 | The Baltimore Sun

    A woman relaxes on Waimanalo Bay Beach Park in Oahu, Hawaii. The beach was named best beach in the U.S. for the 2015 annual Dr. Beach list.


  10. UH system votes to divest from fossil fuel companiesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KITV-TV

    The University of Hawaii voted Thursday to divest its $66 million endowment from coal, oil and gas companies, making it the largest university yet to join the worldwide divestment movement. The Board of Regents cited both "a moral and leadership rationale" and "a long term economic argument" for its decision.


  11. YAMADA v. SNIPESRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | FindLaw

    Jimmy YAMADA; Russell Stewart, Plaintiffs, A-1 A-Lectrician, Inc., Plaintiff-Appellant, v. William SNIPES, in his official capacity as chair and member of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission, Tina Pedro Gomes, in her official capacity as vice chair and member of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission; and Eldon Ching, Gregory Shoda and Adrienne Yoshihara, in their official capacities as members of the Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission, Defendants-Appellees.


  12. FAA Streamlines Certificates of Authorization for UAS Test SitesRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday | KTVN Reno

    From the Governor's Office of Economic Development: The Federal Aviation Administration has made it simpler for the six unmanned aircraft systems test sites to conduct research by giving them "blanket" authorizations to fly public aircraft operations throughout the National Airspace System at or below 200 feet. "Today's FAA announcement is great news for the future of Nevada's UAS Test Site effort," said Tom Wilczek, Aerospace and Defense Industry Specialist for the Nevada Governor's Office of Economic Development.


  13. Despite Mauna Kea pause, work continues on telescope projectRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KITV-TV

    It's not clear when construction of a giant telescope will resume near the summit of Mauna Kea, but work on the project continues elsewhere. Click here to watch Ann Sterling's report.


  14. Hawaii Legislature chips away at reforming police forcesRead the original story

    Thursday May 21 | West Hawaii Today

    Hawaii lawmakers had hopes for rebuilding public trust in the state's police departments, but a number of bills that aimed to initiate reforms died during the 2015 session. Several sought to change the way domestic violence is handled by law enforcement, but a number of the proposals were opposed by the Honolulu Police Department and the union that represents its officers.


  15. Style Local: Wearable Arts Fashion ShowRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday May 20 | KITV-TV

    Wearable ART. Beautiful and an important part of our culture. Pa'i Foundation Executive Director Vicky Holt Takamine joining us with more.


  16. Hawaii's health care collapse a bad omen for state Obamacare exchangesRead the original story

    Tuesday May 19 | Lincoln Daily News

    Vermont Watchdog T he collapse of Hawaii's state-run health exchange has observers wondering which of the other beleaguered exchanges could be next to fail.


  17. E-mail triggers row over Hawaii telescopeRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday May 18 | PhysicsWeb Events

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  18. Changing mindsets key for sustainability, PBN panelists say: SlideshowRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday May 16 | Business Journal

    The panel of experts at PBN's sustainability seminar in Downtown Honolulu on Friday focused on the attitudes people have toward sustainability, and a common theme was that while Hawaii has come a long way, we can do better. PBN editor Kam Napier said it was Bike to Work Day and asked the audience: Who biked to work today? Mikulina was the only person to raise his hand. 10 comments

  19. Report: Hawaii's $205 Million Obamacare Exchange CollapsingRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday May 15 | News Max

    The state-based healthcare exchange set up for Hawaiians under the Affordable Care Act is in financial and technological free fall despite a federal investment exceeding $200 million, Fox News reports. The situation is so dire the federal government has ordered the state to draw up a contingency plan for shutting down Hawaii Health Connector and migrating an estimated 37,000 to 40,000 customers to the federal Obamacare exchange, HealthCare.gov, Fox reports.


  20. Letters | 5-15-15Read the original story

    Friday May 15 | West Hawaii Today

    The executive committee of the West Hawaii Bar Association authorized the purchase of a gift for Judge Margaret Masunaga for her swearing-in ceremony, a designer bag, in the amount of approximately $135. The funds used to purchase the item came from the attorneys who are members of the West Hawaii Bar Association, and not from any individual attorney.