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An e-cigarette. Staff photo.

E-Cigarette Legislation Moves Forward

February 11th, 2014

Bills that would require permits for vendors and and prohibit the sale of flavored cartridges are moving through committees.

Jamal Hauoli-Ontai. HPD photo.

Man Charged With Robbing Convenience Store

February 11th, 2014

Police said Jamal Hauoli-Ontai bought some items at a 7-Eleven and then threatened to shoot the clerk if he didn’t give him a pack of cigarettes for free.

"Fast Charge" stations at Maui's Queen Ka`ahumanu Center which provide spaces for four electric vehicles. Photo by Wendy Osher/Maui Now. Bill Mandates Electric Charging Stations in Parking Lots February 11th, 2014 · 1 Comment · Business, Featured Articles

The bill would require at least one electric car charging station in parking lots with 100 or more stalls.

Mayor Billy Kenoi is in Taiwan to promote economic and other ties. Courtesy photo. County Leaders to Address Kona-Kohala Chamber February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Business, Featured Articles

Business people and the community will have an opportunity to meet Mayor Bill Kenoi and members of his cabinet in an informal luncheon setting.

UH-Hilo senior softball standout Rebecca Lee. UHH photo. UHH’s Lee Earns PWC Softball Player of the Week Award February 11th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, Sports

The reigning PacWest Preseason of the Year accumulated 12 extra-base hits and drove in 19 runs during a 4-3 week for the UH-Hilo softball team.

A bill that would exempt groceries from the state's 4% general excise tax appears dead for the session. GET Exemption for Groceries, Medical Care Stalls February 10th, 2014 · 2 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

A Senate committee had SB2169 scheduled for a public hearing Thursday but deferred it instead.

This photo shows the nearly empty stands shortly before game time at Kealakehe High School for Saturday's HHSAA girls basketball regional. Photo credit: Twitter/@KonawaenaHS OPINION: BIIF to Blame for Low Regional Game Attendance February 10th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, Sports

Just 230 people attended Saturday’s state regional girls basketball game between Mililani and Konawaena, raising questions about the future of the regional format here.

A man died Sunday after falling from a cliff along the Pepeekeo shoreline. Image courtesy Big Island Video News. UPDATE: Police Say Victim of Fall Was From Oahu February 9th, 2014 · 4 Comments · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News

Police said the 24-year-old man was trying to reach the shore to go diving with friends.

Image courtesy: HHSAA. Honoka`a Dominates KS-Hawai`i To Win First State Girls Hoops Title February 9th, 2014 · No Comments · Featured Articles, Sports

Honoka`a defeated Kamehameha-Hawai`i four times this season, including the league and state championship games.

The new law would prohibit distribution of tobacco products to those under 21. Legislature Takes on Tobacco; Five Bills Considered Today February 7th, 2014 · 1 Comment · East Hawaii News, Featured Articles, News, North Hawaii News, West Hawaii News

Lawmakers are considering hiking taxes, regulating e-cigarettes and raising the minimum age to buy tobacco products, but won’t outlaw their possession by minors.

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