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  • Judge rules GMO measure can appear on Maui ballots Tuesday, 16 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    WAILUKU, Hawaii— A judge's ruling allows Maui County to print ballots that ask voters about a proposed moratorium on genetically engineered crops. Some ballots, including ones for military members, have to be mailed this week, the Maui News reported. The group, known as the SHAKA Movement, gathered 19,000 signatures to put the measure on the Nov. 4 ballot.

  • Honolulu approves plan to move homeless Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 2:26 AM ET

    HONOLULU— In Hawaii's popular Waikiki neighborhood— a renowned destination for surfing and mai tais— people were lying down near the entrance to Macy's, human waste was on the sidewalk, and parents had to explain to their children why people were begging for money. "There's an expectation for Waikiki, for Hawaii.

  • Alternate roads prepared if lava crosses highway Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 12:47 AM ET

    HONOLULU— Lava concerns on Hawaii's Big Island are shifting from it reaching a sparsely populated subdivision to it crossing over a heavily used highway. Hawaii County workers on Thursday began preparing defunct roads to be used as alternate routes if lava from Kilauea volcano reaches Highway 130, which could happen within weeks.

  • Hawaii town's merchants meet to discuss lava flow Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    PAHOA, Hawaii— Merchants in a small Hawaii town are meeting with civil defense officials to understand how lava from Kilauea volcano could affect their community and businesses. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday in downtown Pahoa, on the Big Island.

  • Honolulu officer's gun fires in store bathroom Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 1:43 PM ET

    HONOLULU— The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the apparent accidental firing of an off-duty officer's gun in a Target store bathroom. The officer was in the men's bathroom at the Salt Lake Target store when his gun fired at about 9 p.m. Saturday, KHON-TV reported.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 10- Morgan Stanley's unorthodox plan to export U.S. compressed natural gas could give the Wall Street bank quick access to emerging Caribbean markets- if it can find a way to ship the fuel in bulk after decades of other failed attempts.

  • Honolulu to move homeless people from tourist hubs Wednesday, 10 Sep 2014 | 12:17 AM ET

    These days, the 62- year-old is homeless after his Waikiki landlord canceled his lease and hiked the rent, he said. Under pressure from the visitor industry, the Honolulu City Council is taking up a slew of proposals to ban sitting, lying down, defecating and urinating on sidewalks in Waikiki and other public places.

  • Residents: Hawaii lava part of living in paradise Tuesday, 9 Sep 2014 | 4:18 PM ET

    PAHOA, Hawaii— Lava from Kilauea volcano has forced Shawn Heard to move her house once already, back in the 1980 s. Heard lives just miles from a cluster of homes that is being threatened by a lava flow inching its way down the lush, rain forest-like slopes of Kilauea.

  • A look at Hawaii volcano sending lava toward homes Friday, 5 Sep 2014 | 6:32 PM ET

    HONOLULU— Lava from one of the world's most active volcanos is creeping slowly but steadily through cracks in the earth toward a rural subdivision on Hawaii's Big Island. Scientists warn that if the lava flow from Kilauea continues on its path, it could reach a small patch of homes in about a week.

  • Judge approves settlements for Thai farm workers Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 4:16 PM ET

    HONOLULU— The federal judge in Hawaii who threatened to deny $2.4 million in settlements for Thai farm workers has signed the agreements. District Judge Leslie Kobayashi on Wednesday approved settlements with four Hawaii farms over allegations they exploited hundreds of workers.

  • Trial set in Hawaii scuba fight over tropical fish Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 1:40 PM ET

    KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii— A Hawaii man who collects and sells tropical fish for a living has pleaded not guilty to a charge of terroristic threatening for allegedly pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium industry activist while underwater. Jay Lovell did not speak during a brief arraignment Tuesday.

  • Solar companies chide Hawaii Electric for delays Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 12:10 PM ET

    About 4,400 rooftop-solar applications in Oahu are waiting to be approved by Hawaiian Electric Co., the Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported.

  • Mattress Firm buying Sleep Train for $425 million Thursday, 4 Sep 2014 | 7:55 AM ET

    HOUSTON— Mattress Firm is buying The Sleep Train Inc. for $425 million to help bolster its position in the specialty retail bedding industry. Mattress Firm Holding Corp. has more than 1,500 company-run and franchised stores in 36 states.

  • Aug 25- A group of global biotech crop companies won a court victory on Monday that blocks enactment of a law passed last year limiting the planting of biotech crops and use of pesticides on the Hawaiian island of Kauai.

  • Hawaii braces for hurricanes     Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 6:18 AM ET

    Hurricane Iselle, now downgraded to a tropical storm and Hurricane Julio delivering a one-two punch to Hawaii's Big Island, reports NBC's Mike Taibbi, with the latest details.

  • President Obama approves limited air strikes on Iraq. SINGAPORE, Aug 8- Oil prices on both sides of the Atlantic rose more than $1 on Friday, with Brent approaching $107 a barrel after the United States approved air strikes against Islamic militants in Iraq.

  • Hawaii hunkers down for Iselle & Julio     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:09 PM ET

    Hurricane Iselle could cause Hawaii to lose power for days, reports The Weather Channel's Jim Cantore, with the latest details on the 1, 2 punch heading for Hawaii.

  • Hawaii rattled by quake as hurricanes near Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 1:06 PM ET
    Satellite map of two hurricanes barreling down on the Hawaii'n Islands on Aug. 5, 2014.

    The U.S. Geological Survey reports a magnitude 4.3 earthquake has rattled Hawaii's Big Island, as two hurricanes rumbled toward the islands.

  • Hawaiians prepping seriously for storm     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:13 AM ET

    The Weather Channel Jim Cantore reports from Hilo, Hawaii, where residents are bracing for two rare hurricanes.

  • One-two hurricane punch headed for Hawaii     Thursday, 7 Aug 2014 | 10:00 AM ET

    CNBC.com's Landon Dowdy reports on the two hurricanes headed to Hawaii. Hurricane Iselle is expected to make landfall tonight and a second storm, Julio, this weekend.