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Hawaii fines Navy $325K for fuel storage facility violations

Oct. 27, 2021 22:22 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii on Wednesday said it was fining the U.S. Navy more than $325,000 for operations and maintenance violations at a massive underground fuel storage facility on Oahu. The state Department of Health said in a news release the fines resulted from...

Honolulu relaxes COVID rules, allows venues at max capacity

Oct. 27, 2021 21:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Starting next week, Honolulu will allow outdoor and indoor entertainment venues to operate at full capacity with vaccinated attendees, the mayor said Wednesday as he announced the city's latest measures easing coronavirus restrictions. Patrons will have...

Family of man killed by police in Honolulu files lawsuit

Oct. 27, 2021 16:15 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A wrongful death lawsuit has been filed by the family of a man killed by police in Honolulu. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Wednesday that the complaint was filed on behalf of the mother of Michael Kahalehoe, who was shot and killed by police in...

Navy says operator error caused Hawaii pipeline leak

Oct. 26, 2021 22:06 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The U.S. Navy said Tuesday that operator error caused it to release 1,618 gallons (6,125 liters) of jet fuel from a pipeline at its Red Hill fuel tank storage facility in Hawaii, but that the leak didn't come from any of the massive tanks themselves. ...

Enforcement of indoor vaccine mandates proves uneven in US

Oct. 26, 2021 16:38 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Go out for a night on the town in some U.S. cities and you might find yourself waiting while someone at the door of the restaurant or theater closely inspects your vaccination card and checks it against your photo ID. Or, conversely, you might be waved right through just by...

Virus cut access to courts but opened door to virtual future

Oct. 26, 2021 14:44 PM EDT

Just two reporters were allowed inside a Georgia courtroom to serve as the eyes and ears of the public when jury selection began for the men charged with murdering Ahmaud Arbery. Pandemic restrictions also kept reporters and the public out of the courtroom during the sex-trafficking trial of...

Honolulu city workers cite religion for vaccine exemptions

Oct. 25, 2021 15:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — More than half of Honolulu first responders who applied for exemptions from the city's vaccine mandate cited religion as their reason for not getting inoculated. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Monday that 57% of all exemption requests among...

University of Hawaii board defers modified tenure proposal

Oct. 22, 2021 17:37 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — The University of Hawaii's board has deferred a proposal to modify the school's tenure system after dozens of faculty members criticized the effort. The Board of Regents on Thursday voted to refer the recommendations to a special ad hoc committee for...

Nearly 90% of Honolulu city workers vaccinated against COVID

Oct. 20, 2021 16:59 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — Almost 90% of Honolulu's 10,000 city workers have received at least one dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. The city Department of Human Resources reported it has received 948 requests for an exemption to the city's requirement that all employees be vaccinated....

Telescope protesters march to university president's home

Oct. 20, 2021 14:30 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — In the ongoing protest over a giant telescope planned for Hawaii's tallest mountain, a group marched to the state university system president's home. Tuesday's march of about 70 protesters marked 2,400 days since heavy equipment first arrived on Mauna...