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State subpoenas Hawaiian affairs agency's protest support

Sep. 20, 2019 2:45 PM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs says the state attorney general's office is demanding information about how the agency is supporting protesters blocking construction of a giant telescope. OHA spokesman Sterling Wong says the attorney general's office subpoenaed the agency to provide...

No. 22 Washington facing BYU in first road game of season

Sep. 20, 2019 2:36 PM EDT

PROVO, Utah (AP) — After opening the season with three consecutive games at home, Washington's young squad gets its first exposure to a hostile road environment on Saturday at BYU. Coach Chris Petersen feels optimistic the No. 22 Huskies are up to the challenge. "You can feel that there's some growth,"...

Kealoha conspiracy sentencing re-scheduled for Halloween

Sep. 19, 2019 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A judge is postponing sentencing for a retired Honolulu police chief and his wife convicted of conspiracy in Hawaii's largest corruption case. Louis Kealoha and ex-prosecutor Katherine Kealoha requested a longer delay until after the conclusion of other trials against them. But U.S....

Hawaii woman changes plea to no contest in fatal stabbing

Sep. 19, 2019 9:46 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A woman has changed her plea to a charge she killed one person in a double stabbing in a Hawaii Island park, a report said. Kaleianuenue Borero-Kaluna, 19, entered a plea of no contest to manslaughter Tuesday, West Hawaii Today reported Wednesday. Prosecutors dropped attempted...

Hawaii lighting plan will protect birds and allow football

Sep. 19, 2019 9:42 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A plan to minimize the effects of strobe lights on endangered seabirds will allow at least three Friday night football games on Kauai this fall, a report said. Kauai Mayor Derek Kawakami approved an agreement between the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the County of Kauai, The Honolulu...

Emergency sirens accidentally activated in Honolulu

Sep. 18, 2019 11:57 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials say emergency sirens were accidentally activated on Oahu during a police training exercise. The Hawaii Emergency Management Agency said Wednesday the sirens went off during Honolulu Police Department training. Police issued an alert shortly after the 5 p.m. false alarm...

Prosecutor son's job prompts turning over telescope arrests

Sep. 18, 2019 10:26 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — To avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest, the Hawaii attorney general's office will take over prosecution of protesters arrested for blocking construction of a giant telescope. Big Island prosecutor Mitch Roth said Wednesday he turned over the cases in response to an Associated...

Surfers to catch manmade waves on road to Olympic debut

Sep. 18, 2019 7:05 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Kelly Slater claims he has no "home wave" advantage at the Surf Ranch he co-founded in California's Central Valley, where many of the world's top surfers will compete Thursday through Saturday in the Freshwater Pro presented by Outerknown, the penultimate U.S. contest before the sport...

Hawaii and federal authorities target gambling operations

Sep. 18, 2019 9:29 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii and federal law enforcement agencies have announced they are targeting illegal gambling operations on Oahu. Authorities have charged 15 people and seized 60 illegal gambling machines as part of the crackdown by cooperating agencies. Officials representing the FBI, Department of...

Hearing delayed for Hawaii woman charged with boy's death

Sep. 18, 2019 9:24 AM EDT

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii (AP) — A hearing to consider a mental evaluation for one of two women charged with killing a 6-year-old boy was postponed after a jail failed to transport her to court. Kuuipo Nihipali, 32, was not transported from Hawaii Community Correctional Center in Hilo by the state Department of...