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Navy commander: Motive unknown for Pearl Harbor shooting

Dec. 14, 2019 1:21 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Navy commander says the motive is unknown for a Pearl Harbor shooting that left two civilian workers and the attacker dead. Shipyard commander Capt. Greg Burton made the announcement in an “All Hands” message sent Friday. “The investigation continues, but there is...

Divers use WWII-era equipment for USS Arizona interment

Dec. 13, 2019 5:59 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Army personnel in Hawaii used World War II diving equipment for an underwater interment of the ashes of a USS Arizona crew member. Two divers donned vintage equipment to drop below the surface of Pearl Harbor and inter the ashes of former crew member Lauren Bruner inside the Arizona's...

Ethics board: Prosecutor has no conflict in telescope cases

Dec. 13, 2019 3:12 PM EST

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — The Hawaii County Board of Ethics ruled that a prosecutor does not have a conflict of interest in cases involving protesters who were arrested as they blocked the construction of a giant telescope on land they consider sacred. The board unanimously decided that Big Island prosecutor...

Hawaii GOP cancels caucus after Trump is only candidate

Dec. 12, 2019 9:22 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii Republicans have cancelled their upcoming presidential caucus and will instead commit their national party convention delegates to the re-election of President Donald Trump. No other presidential candidate declared for the Hawaii party ballot by the Dec. 2 deadline, Hawaii Republican...

Oahu seeing mixed results with artificial turf median strips

Dec. 12, 2019 10:32 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A pilot project to test the use of artificial turf on road median strips on Oahu has had mixed results, officials said. The artificial turf has worked well in some of Oahu's nine city council districts, while others have experienced problems, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday....

Family files lawsuit over Hawaii woman’s death in jail

Dec. 12, 2019 9:24 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — The family of a Hawaii woman who killed herself in view of jail surveillance cameras has filed a lawsuit against the police department that was holding her. Leslie Lutao, 59, took her life while in Kauai Police Department custody following her June 2017 arrest for a traffic warrant, Hawaii...

Pearl Harbor commemoration to go on after fresh tragedy

Dec. 11, 2019 6:18 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Officials will beef up security as usual for the ceremony to remember those lost in the attack on Pearl Harbor 78 years ago, with service members and dignitaries confronting a fresh tragedy after a U.S. sailor killed two civilians, wounded another and then turned the gun on himself at the...

Development agency to take over Aloha Stadium redevelopment

Dec. 11, 2019 9:49 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii state agency is set to begin overseeing redevelopment of the state's largest stadium, officials said. The Hawaii Community Development Authority will take over the redevelopment of Aloha Stadium in suburban Honolulu, The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Tuesday. The authority's...

Hawaii low-income earners could lose aid under rule changes

Dec. 11, 2019 9:26 AM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Low-income earners in Hawaii could lose government assistance under proposed rule changes to the federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, officials said. Changes would prevent Hawaii from waiving federal income and asset requirements to qualify for SNAP, also known as food stamps,...

Man injured in Pearl Harbor shooting released from hospital

Dec. 10, 2019 10:48 PM EST

WAIPAHU, Hawaii (AP) — A civilian worker injured in a shooting at Pearl Harbor’s shipyard last week was released from the hospital on Tuesday. The Queen’s Medical Center in Honolulu said Roger Nakamine left after spending almost a week in the hospital. An active duty sailor shot Nakamine...