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Lawuit: Honolulu officer arrested teen as vengeance for son

Oct. 26, 2020 8:09 PM EDT

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii is among those suing the Honolulu Police Department, claiming that an officer targeted and harassed a 15-year-old boy, “motivated solely by a personal vengeance." The officer had the boy arrested in violation of his civil rights because the teen and the...

Honolulu rail plan could affect Oahu jail site redevelopment

Oct. 26, 2020 12:01 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Delays in Honolulu's large rail project could have implications for the planned redevelopment of the site where the Oahu Community Correctional Center currently stands, officials said. Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation Executive Director Andrew Robbins said last week the remaining...

30 Meter Telescope opponents also against teaching telescope

Oct. 26, 2020 11:57 AM EDT

HILO, Hawaii (AP) — Some leaders of the Thirty Meter Telescope opposition movement expressed disapproval of the proposed relocation of the University of Hawaii’s teaching telescope to a site on Mauna Kea. A public comment period for the smaller telescope on Hawaii island was expected to end Monday,...

Hawaii quarterback Chevan Cordeiro passes downfield against Fresno State quarterback during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Fresno, Calif., Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020. (AP Photo/Gary Kazanjian)

Hawaii beats Fresno State 34-19 in season, MWC opener

Oct. 24, 2020 11:39 PM EDT

Chevan Cordeiro and Calvin Turner each scored twice as Hawaii beat Fresno State 34-19 on Saturday night in the Mountain West Conference and season openers for both teams. Hawaii entered having lost eight of the last nine games against the Bulldogs. Cordeiro completed 20 of 30 passes for 229 yards. Turner...

A beachgoer walks down Waikiki Beach, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020, in Honolulu. A new pre-travel testing program will allow visitors who test negative for COVID-19 to come to Hawaii and avoid two weeks of mandatory quarantine goes into effect Thursday. The pandemic has caused a devastating downturn on Hawaii's tourism-based economy and many are hoping the testing will help the economy rebound. (AP Photo/Marco Garcia)

Tens of thousands arrive in Hawaii with pre-travel testing

Oct. 23, 2020 10:40 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii had more than 65,000 travelers arrive in the islands in the first week of its pre-travel coronavirus testing program, a state effort to get the tourism-based economy moving again amid the pandemic. State officials said in an email to The Associated Press on Friday that 66,644 people...

A woman, right, has a meal, inside a restaurant's outdoor tent Thursday Oct. 22, 2020, in Kew Gardens in the Queens borough of New York.  Gov. Andrew Cuomo is easing restrictions slightly in some coronavirus hot spots in New York City, but adding them in areas along the Pennsylvania border as the state recorded more than 2,000 new infections in a single day for the first time since mid-May. (AP Photo/Bebeto Matthews)

The Latest: Mexico's Chihuahua border state back in lockdown

Oct. 23, 2020 9:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY — Mexico’s northern border state of Chihuahua returned to the highest level of alert and lockdown Friday after coronavirus cases jumped there and hospitals began to fill up. The Chihuahua state government declared the return to the “red” level of alert Friday, which closes...

Election, virus may have driven increase in Oahu gun permits

Oct. 23, 2020 9:13 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — An increase in firearm permits issued and firearms registered this year may be the result of the coronavirus and the upcoming national election, the Honolulu police chief said. The Honolulu Police Department said there were 10,485 annual firearms permits issued on the island through...

Lanai public school moves to distance learning amid spike

Oct. 23, 2020 9:10 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The only public school on Lanai moved to distance learning amid an outbreak of coronavirus cases on the Hawaii island. The state Department of Education announced the immediate changeover for the 570 students enrolled at Lanai High and Elementary School, Hawaii News Now reported Thursday....

Bar owners sue Honolulu over tiered virus reopening plan

Oct. 22, 2020 9:19 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Some Honolulu bar owners have filed a lawsuit claiming the city's tiered system for reopening businesses during the coronavirus pandemic is arbitrary. Bars and nightclubs on Oahu remain closed under emergency orders to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and bar owners fear the closures...

Hawaii Micronesian community eager to fill consulate vacancy

Oct. 22, 2020 9:16 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii's Micronesian community has experienced a diplomatic leadership void throughout the coronavirus pandemic because of an ongoing vacancy at the nation's Honolulu consulate. The Federated States of Micronesia has been without a representative at its consulate in Honolulu since 2019,...