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  Watching Your Wallet: Budget now for holiday spending

Planning travel and shopping months in advance can pay off in the long run, financial experts say.

State investigating storm water runoff on North Shore

“It covers and suffocates the coral reef.”

Report: Customers are overpaying on a quarter of all prescriptions

A new study shows patients are overpaying on prescriptions sometimes because they are using insurance, rather than paying the cash price.

Watching Your Wallet: Will Social Security be there when you retire?

Research shows many Americans are concerned with whether Social Security will be available when they retire, but many aren’t saving. NerdWallet experts help explain the realities of Social Security and what you can do.

Big Pharma was supposed to self-police fentanyl prescriptions. It failed. Patients died.

Internal documents show lax enforcement, missed opportunities by the federal government.

Closure of lava shelters signals a major turning point for Puna

More than four months after the Kilauea eruption started in Leilani Estates, significant changes are now in store for the community.

Housing units for families displaced by lava nearly finished

Transitional housing units for people who were displaced by Kilauea volcano eruptions are nearly finished.

Development of 11 tiny homes for lava evacuees finished

Transitional housing units for people who were displaced by Kilauea volcano eruptions are nearly finished.

Portions of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to reopen next week

Portions of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park will reopen next week.

You can help uncover political ad targeting on Facebook

Use the Facebook Political Ad Collector to help categorize ads and understand why they are targeting you.

Judge rejects Kawananakoa’s request to regain control over her multi-million dollar trust

A state judge today rejected Hawaiian royalty descendant Abigail Kawananakoa's request to regain control over her $215 million fortune.

  A cone within a cone? USGS says fissure 8 has formed a new feature

There's been a new formation spotted within the once highly active fissure no. 8.

Families of Hawaii National guardsmen financially strained by Big Island, Kauai deployments

The state has finally started speeding up the paychecks of National Guard members, which have been slowed by payroll lags.

Large delivery for Honolulu’s rail project unloaded at Honolulu Harbor

A big delivery was made at Pier 2 at Honolulu Harbor Wednesday.

A year after massive sweep, homeless return along Moanalua Stream

More than a year after the city conducted a homeless sweep along Moanalua Stream, many of them have returned.

Jury awards Maui couple $1.7M in suit against their condo association

A jury has awarded a Maui couple more than $1.7 million in a disability discrimination lawsuit against a Kihei condominium association.

Kawananakoa Foundation board members now part of legal battle

Some prominent Native Hawaiians have joined the case in the court battle over control of Hawaiian heiress Abigail Kawananakoa's fortune.

State commission revokes Ka’u Learning Academy’s charter amid criminal investigations

The Hawaii State Public Charter School Commission voted to revoke embattled Kau Learning Academy's charter, amid criminal and ethics investigations into the school's founder.

Foundation leaders seek to enter legal battle for heiress Kawananakoa’s fortune

Several prominent Hawaiian leaders are joining the legal battle over Hawaiian royalty descendant Abigail Kawananakoa's $200 million trust.

Former high-ranking union leader slapped with theft charges in new indictment

A federal grand jury has indicted longtime former union official Nate Lum.

Honolulu rail project’s price tag grows to $8.3B

The price tag for Honolulu's troubled rail project has gone up again, according to a new report. Jacobs Engineering Group, a federal consultant, estimates the rail project will cost $8.3 billion.

Judge in Kawananakoa eviction case steps aside amid potential conflict

Hawaiian royalty descendant Abigail Kawananakoa's efforts to evict her former housekeepers from a Pearl City home hit a snag after the judge abruptly recused himself from the case.

Congressional candidate gets hefty fine for campaign spending violations

The state Campaign Spending Commission voted on Wednesday to approve a $15,422 fine against Congressional candidate and state Rep. Kaniela Ing.

Medical exam reveals concerning details into Princess Kawananakoa’s mental state

A sealed report by court-appointed medical expert is shedding new light on the mental state of Hawaiian royalty descendant.

Moving company still afloat despite allegations of threats, damaged goods and theft

A moving company that's operated without a license for nearly a decade continues to rack up complaints from consumers about bad service, price gouging, stolen goods and even physical threats.

Former housekeepers for Heiress Kawananakoa say their firing was ‘retaliation’

Longtime former employees are accusing Hawaiian royalty descendant Abigail Kawananakoa and her wife Veronica Gail Worth of retaliating against them.

DOH fines project developer $28K for environmental infractions

The state Health Department is fining the developer of the exclusive Olomana Heights project in Kailua $28,000 over allegations of illegal storm water discharges.

GRAPHIC: Settlement reached with family 5 years after police fatally shot man

Hawaii News Now has learned that the City and County of Honolulu has paid $650,000 in a recent settlement.

Energized tracks are the latest accomplishment for Honolulu’s rail

Honolulu's rail transit project reached another milestone Friday.

State puts Manoa stream project on hold due to public input

Under pressure from dozens of vocal Manoa residents, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources place a controversial dredging and tree cutting project on hold.

Watermen say beach boys in jeopardy after new management shakes things up

The city's recent decision to award two lucrative beach boy concessions on Kuhio Beach to a diving company is getting a lot of push back from longtime watermen.

In the midst of ‘floatilla’ madness, a DLNR officer is accused of excessive force

Efforts to control a holiday 'floatilla' event has led to a civil rights complaint against the state Land Department.

State Campaign Spending Commission investigates congressional candidate

The state Campaign Spending Commission is taking a close look at state lawmaker and Congressional Candidate Kaniela Ing's campaigns for his state House seat.

Congressional candidate facing questions over unreported campaign contributions

Just a week after answer questions about his academic record, state Rep. Kaniela Ing is facing new allegations that he did not report thousands of dollars in campaign contributions.

Congressional candidate didn’t finish master’s degree his LinkedIn page said he had

For years, Congressional candidate Kaniela Ing's LinkedIn page said he received a master's degree in public administration from the University of Hawaii.

Former prosecutor, judge selected to lead rail investigation

The state Legislative Auditor has hired former prosecutor and state judge Randal Lee to head the $200,000 rail audit.

Oahu farmland purchased by state in 2013 site of massive dump site

Six years after the state purchased 1,200 acres of agricultural land in Wahiawa, what's growing instead is an illegal junkyard that better resembles a bumper crop of derelict cars, trailers and rubble.

Bid for back taxes on car rentals goes before Hawaii Supreme Court

The state and the nation's largest online travel companies squared off again before the Hawaii Supreme Court today.

FBI investigates Waipahu church for alleged human trafficking

Hawaii News Now has learned that the FBI is investigating a controversial church that's been accused of aggressive fundraising in Hawaii.