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Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Kauai is experiencing a bumper crop of Hawaiian monk seal pups, with five born so far this season.

Honolulu zookeepers mourn the death of hippo

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu Zoo is mourning the loss of a hippopotamus named Rosey who enjoyed interacting with visitors. The 25-year-old, 3,000-pound hippo was found dead Friday morning, said zoo Director Jeff Wilkinson.

Work will close off lanes on major Oahu roadways

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Watch out for lane closures Saturday to Friday as work on major Oahu arteries is underway:

Life without parole sought for Capobianco

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The Maui prosecutor is seeking to put the man accused of killing Carly "Charli" Scott behind bars for the rest of his life.

Chinese spy ship operating off isles during RIMPAC

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
At the same time China was invited into Pearl Harbor and has been participating in Rim of the Pacific exercises for the first time, it's also had a spy ship parked off Hawaii, U.S. Pacific Fleet confirmed Friday.

Deedy's defense targets witness's credibility

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The lawyer for Christopher Deedy told the state judge presiding over a U.S. State Department special agent's murder retrial that he has "a good-faith basis to believe" that the friend of shooting victim Kollin Elderts hired a criminal defense lawyer for himself after the shooting.

Local VA reduces average wait time to 81 days

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Military veterans seeking their first appointment with a primary care physician in Honolulu no longer have the ignoble distinction of suffering the longest delays in the entire Veterans Affairs system.

Public urged to report aerial ads

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Honolulu police believe Aerial Banners North will fly ads this weekend somewhere over Oahu asking "Will You Marry Me?" and proclaiming "Happy Birthday" -- and want the public's help tracking down the pilots to cite them.

Big Isle to get first taste of Wali

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Wali, the first named storm to form in the Central Pacific this hurricane season, was downgraded to remnants of a tropical depression but will potentially deliver heavy rain and thunderstorms and cause flash flooding.

UH hiring freeze will not help students, critics say

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple said Friday that his plan to freeze new hires for the next two years aims to help the campus balance its budget and avoid tuition hikes.

3 named to fill state board vacancies

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie this week announced the interim appointments of three members to two state boards to fill recent vacancies prompted by a new law requiring public disclosure of financial interests for members of various state boards and commissions.

Newswatch

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Life without parole sought for suspect • NTSB report on Molokai crash expected Friday • $1M settlement reached in suit against driver

Island Images

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55

Police and Fire

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Escapee is back in prison after 3-month absence • 2 men sought after Pearlridge Center brawl • Blaze destroys Kihei house, displaces 14

Elderts died from gunshot at close range

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Kollin Elderts bled to death from a wound caused by a gunshot fired 2 to 3 inches from his chest, the person who perform the autopsy testified Thursday in the murder retrial of U.S. State Department special agent Christopher Deedy.

18-year-old is charged with murder of his uncle

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging an 18-year-old Kaha­luu man with killing his uncle, a former professional rugby player and former New Zealand police officer, and threatening his brother.

Girls mentor robotics team to fill gender gap

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
A group of middle school-age girls will spend Friday afternoon tweaking choreography as their newly created robots show off smooth moves in a friendly dance competition in Kalani High School's library.

Veterans-to-be get advice on jobs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Jarod Myers spoke Thursday to the group of soon-to-be veterans at the Hale Koa Hotel about the intricacies of making a transition from the military to the civilian job world from the standpoint of an employment-savvy job-seeker who's been there, done that — many times.

Rail board agrees to $6 million in added costs

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The board overseeing Oahu's rail transit project has agreed to nearly $6 million in added costs as it rushes to acquire dozens of properties by the end of 2014 and aims to ensure all of the rail line's foundations are structurally sound.

Debate: Schatz, Hanabusa pick apart legislative records

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Thursday night tried to undercut U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa's main political strength — her legislative experience — by claiming that she often talks about her record in the state Senate because she has not been very active in Congress.