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Koko Crater: A Little Less Sting

A “bee infestation” is removed on southeast Oahu’s volcanic landmark, making it a slightly less hazardous hike.

Did Hawaii Lead to Pro Golfer’s Undoing?

Robert Allenby talks about how the fallout from a much-publicized night of drinking in Honolulu has affected his golf game.

Hawaii Has a New Sheriff in Town

The Department of Public Safety has appointed Renee Sonobe Hong to lead the Sheriff Division.

You Don’t Want To Find This on an Airplane

This woman reached into the seat pocket in front of her. Here’s what she found. Yuck.

Another Waianae Outreach Worker Charged

Hawaii’s attorney general files felony theft charges against a third former employee for diverting state funds.

Schatz Joins Effort to Streamline Visas

Bipartisan bill would make it easier for some foreighn tourists to visit US.

Tourism Money to Fly Away the Homeless

The Institute for Human Services receives $125,000 from the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association to expand its program that flies homeless people back to the mainland.

Governor’s Office Goes Paperless

The Hawaii governor has signed about 1,180 departmental documents since taking office last December.

Congress Averts Government Shutdown

All four members of Hawaii’s delegation vote to keep federal operations funded until Dec. 11.

Online Travel Firms Owe Hawaii $53.1M

Supreme Court had ruled last March that the firms owed back taxes. Now they know how much.

Feds’ Native Hawaiian Government Proposal

The U.S. Department of the Interior proposes a framework for a “Government-to-Government Relationship with the Native Hawaiian Community.”

WalletHub: Hawaii a Tough Place to Teach

Website ranks the Aloha State as one of the worst places in the nation in terms of schoolteacher working conditions.

Mentorship Program Started on Maui Expands

Talk Story, Write Story has helped over 250 students in Hawaii and Alaska get $6 million in scholarships to 50 different colleges and universities.

Protections Proposed for 49 Hawaii Species

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service wants to add 10 animals and 39 plants to the Endangered Species Act.

In Car-Free Paris, Lessons for Honolulu

The Guardian reports on what happened when Parisians walked, biked or relied on public transit for a day.

TV Series Delves into Deep-Sea Kayak Fishing

The Discovery Channel came to Hawaii to film a new series called “Pacific Warriors.”

Kauai Homeless Encampment to Be Cleared

Property owners are planning to clear land in Lihue that’s been home to a group of homeless people for at least several months.

Senate Advances Bill to Prevent Shutdown

Schatz and Hirono of Hawaii join all other Democrats in voting in favor of the short-term funding measure.

Gabbard In a GOP President’s Cabinet?

More speculation about the future of the Hawaii congresswoman, should Republicans capture the White House in 2016.

Schatz: No Fines for Bad Online Reviews

The Hawaii Democrat has co-introduced legislation that would protect consumers from getting penalized for posting honest comments on websites like Yelp or TripAdvisor

Federal Grant Aids False Killer Whales

NOAA grant will help study false killer whales in Hawaii, and support conservation efforts.

Mainland Butterfly Populates Hawaii

UH researchers say the butterfly, first spotted on Oahu in 2013, can now be found on at least five other islands.

Schatz: Just Say No to Arctic Drilling

The Hawaii Democrat is among 12 U.S. senators telling Obama the action is “inconsistent” with his climate change policies.

NextEra, HEI File More Documents

The utilities file 92 more pages of responses to questions about their proposed merger.

No. 1 for Non-White Business Owners

A study found that 21 percent of middle market firms in Hawaii are owned by non-whites, and 8 percent by women.