Honolulu High-Rise Blaze Raises Questions About Fire Code Regulations

Officials said if the building had sprinklers, it’s likely no one would have died.

In Hawaii, the Ghost of Climate-Change Future

As record-breaking high tides overwhelm the Hawaiian islands, people are getting a preview of what life will be like in the decades to come.

How Can Honolulu Ease Its Cost of Living Pains and Other Resilience Challenges?

New Chief Resilience Officer Josh Stanbro’s résumé makes him well equipped to confront shocks and stresses like climate change, homelessness and natural disasters.

Hawaii’s Renewed Jitters About Nukes

The state is asking the Department of Defense to help it prepare for a nuclear attack, amid escalating tensions between the United States and North Korea.

Which State Residents Have the Best and Worst Sense of Well-Being?

The latest Gallup-Healthways Well-Being was based on more than 177,000 interviews with adults across all 50 states.

A Year Into Hawaii’s Push to Go Paperless

Government agencies scattered across seven islands make delivering services to residents a challenge that electronic signatures help alleviate.

Hawaii's Hepatitis-A Outbreak Is Among the Worst in Decades

Health officials say 168 people have been sickened by the virus, which they linked to tainted scallops at the Genki Sushi restaurant chain.

Oahu Faces Taco Bell-Linked Hepatitis A Outbreak; 47 Denver Teachers to Lose Tenure

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State and Local Weekend Digest: Hawaii’s Girl Scout Cookie Tax; Ala. Prison Riot Video

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Hawaii AG: Fantasy Sports 'Illegal Gambling'

The Aloha State joins four others in challenging the industry.

Hawaii's Big Telescope Project Hits Major Roadblock

The state's Supreme Court has vacated a permit for the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Should the Smoking Age Be 21? Some Legislators Say Yes

Hawaii is raising its legal smoking age to 21, and nearly a dozen other states have considered it to deter young people from starting to smoke.

Here’s How Hawaii Took Its Medical Marijuana Program Online

States are making medical marijuana registries and certification more efficient.

State Lawmakers Push Pensions to Divest Fossil Fuel Holdings

Some state legislators are pushing state pension funds to divest millions from the coal and oil industries, but pension administrators are worried about the bottom line.