Hawaii is one of the least politically engaged states, new report says

The report put Hawaii dead last for the number of registered voters in the last general election.

TODAY'S HEADLINES

Hawaii prepares for law allowing medically assisted suicide
Hawaii health officials are urging health care organizations to prepare for the law allowing doctors to fulfill requests from terminally ill patients to prescribe life-ending medication.
Big Island panel advances vacation rental regulations
A Big Island panel has advanced a measure that would prohibit short-term vacation rentals in residential and agricultural zones.
Federal raid of Hilo clinic leads to arrest of doctor for alleged drug trafficking
Long time Hilo medical clinic raided by federal agents.

Redondo Beach welcomes Hikianalia and her crew

As customary, there were ceremonial chants and performances from several halau.

  Contractors complain city’s permitting delays are forcing workforce lay-offs

The city's Department of Planning and Permitting issues about 20,000 building permits a year.
  Program for formerly homeless kids helps them break habits learned on the streets
  Greenpeace’s historic ship in Honolulu after studying Great Pacific Garbage Patch
Mother, 9-month-old baby killed in Kahala house fire

NATIONAL HEADLINES

Truckload of metal balls bounces down Seattle street, damages cars

Large metal balls spill from a truck in Seattle, damaging anything in their way.

Marketside ‘Fiesta Steak’ salads recalled due to salmonella and listeria risk

The salads were shipped to retail locations in Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina.

SPORTS

Clinch Hoycard to leave Wahine basketball to return home

Ursua, Tagovailoa listed on AP midseason All-American teams

Rainbow Warrior receiver John Ursua and Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa both put Hawaii on the map as midseason all-americans.Usrua, second team, and Tagovailoa, first team, were selected to the Associated Press midseason All-America teams earlier today.