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The Latest: 55 Hawaii wind farm protesters arrested

Oct. 18, 2019 8:06 PM EDT

KAHUKU, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on arrests of protesters of a Hawaii wind farm project (all times local): 2 p.m. More than 50 protesters were arrested for refusing to move out of the way of a convoy bringing equipment to a Hawaii wind farm construction site. Honolulu Police Chief Susan Ballard said Friday...

Convicted ex-Honolulu police chief files for divorce

Oct. 16, 2019 3:49 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired Honolulu police chief convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's biggest corruption case wants a divorce from his wife and co-defendant, a former deputy city prosecutor. Louis Kealoha filed for divorce Tuesday, according to court records. A jury in June convicted him and Katherine...

Hawaii lawyer adds to claims about prosecutor who shoved him

Oct. 16, 2019 9:59 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii attorney has made additional claims of misconduct against a prosecutor who shoved him in a courthouse altercation, according to court records. Lawyer Myles Breiner said Honolulu Deputy Prosecutor Emlyn Higa attempted to have a relationship with a witness in two cases he was...

Hawaii councilor wants environmental pledge from tourists

Oct. 15, 2019 10:20 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Honolulu city councilor wants tourists to pledge to respect and help protect the island's natural resources. Councilwoman Kymberly Pine wants tourists to Oahu to sign a form with a pledge to be environmentally responsible and culturally sensitive during their visits, The Honolulu...

Increased number of STDs in Hawaii linked to online dating

Oct. 13, 2019 8:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in sexually transmitted diseases in Hawaii to the highest numbers reported in decades can be linked to the prevalence of online dating, officials said. Cases of chlamydia, gonorrhea and syphilis have increased significantly in the state, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported...

Honolulu weighs new bed-and-breakfast property tax category

Oct. 12, 2019 5:32 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A bill being considered in Honolulu would create a new property tax category for homeowners operating bed-and-breakfast establishments. The Honolulu City Council approved the first reading of the bill Wednesday, The Star-Advertiser reported . If passed, the bill could be in effect by July...

Report: Most of plastic debris on Hawaii from abroad

Oct. 12, 2019 2:24 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii researchers have found that majority of plastic marine debris washing up on shores is from abroad. The Star-Advertiser reports that the study conducted at Hawaii Pacific University revealed that pollution from north and east island beaches is washing ashore where there are fewer...

Running for president, Gabbard faces challenge in Hawaii

Oct. 12, 2019 1:29 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In recent days, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard has talked to voters over chili and pumpkin bars at a house party in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She sat down with students at Franklin Pierce University in Rindge, New Hampshire. She packs her schedule with gatherings in both states as she tries to lift her...

Construction companies settle sex harassment suit for $200K

Oct. 11, 2019 8:11 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A group of construction companies will pay $200,000 to settle allegations that male supervisors and workers in Honolulu subjected a female worker to sexual harassment. A U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission lawsuit says Southland Contracting, Inc., Mole Constructors, Inc. and...

Hawaii prosecutor ordered to stay away from lawyer he shoved

Oct. 9, 2019 11:56 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii prosecutor must spend the next three years avoiding an attorney he shoved in the hallway of a courthouse, according to a judge's order. The injunction prohibits Deputy Prosecutor Emlyn Higa from approaching or interacting with defense lawyer Myles Breiner, The Honolulu...