Mar 26, 2014 — State law makes it legal in some cases for undercover cops to have sex with prostitutes. At first, police officials expressed concern about eliminating that exemption. Now they're OK with a change.
Mar 25, 2014 — The contentious Democratic primary for the seat once held by the late longtime Sen. Daniel Inouye has placed age, gender and ethnicity at center stage.
Mar 22, 2014 — Legislators were surprised and outraged to learn that a decades-old state law made it legal in some cases for undercover cops to have sexual relations with prostitutes. They're vowing to change that.
Mar 21, 2014 — Honolulu's police department wants to keep an exemption from arrest that is not included in a proposed state law. Critics say the police don't need to go all the way to break up prostitution rings.
Dec 12, 2013 — Loretta Fuddy was director of Hawaii's Health Department. In 2011, she verified the authenticity of President Obama's birth certificate. So-called birthers had questioned where he was born. Fuddy was killed Wednesday in the crash of a small plane off the island of Molokai.
Dec 2, 2013 — Six same-sex couples got married in Hawaii shortly after midnight Monday morning, taking advantage of a new law in the first hours of its first day in effect. The state's Legislature approved the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act in a recent special session.
Nov 13, 2013 — Hawaii and Illinois are set to join 14 other states in legalizing same-sex marriage, representing the culmination of a landmark year for the gay-rights movement. Activists hope to build on their recent momentum and make inroads over the next four years in the 33 states where same-sex couples are not allowed to marry .
Nov 12, 2013 — The bill cleared the state Senate on a 19-4 vote, with the chamber's lone Republican joining three Democrats to oppose the measure.
Nov 9, 2013 — The state is an especially important symbolic win for gay rights advocates. It was there where the first legal challenge seeking equal treatment was filed in the '90s.
Oct 27, 2013 — The gay marriage debate is nothing new to Hawaii. In 1990, gay couples applied for marriage licenses there and helped start the national debate that resulted in the Defense of Marriage Act.