Local News

Singing lightens another fiery hearing

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Testimony often turned confrontational Saturday as East Maui residents voiced strong opposition to the possibility of federal recognition for Native Hawaiians at the first of three U.S. Department of the Interior meetings scheduled on the Valley Isle.

Diverse candidates share some concerns

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
It's a district with some of the most affluent communities on an island that's becoming increasingly expensive — Hawaii Kai, Diamond Head and Kaimuki, among others. Here's a look at the candidates in that race, in alphabetical order:

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Spectacular views, seclusion lure visitors to Kilauea Lighthouse

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state.

Volcanic Ash: Cayetano's negativity taints heated race for U.S. Senate

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Former Gov. Ben Cayetano is using the attention he's getting as a victim of negative campaigning by Pacific Resource Partnership to fuel his own negative campaign against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.

Newswatch

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Governor earns backing of isle carpenters union • Pearl City High senior tapped for education board

911 Report

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Truck driver dies after crashing into wall in Kaaawa • Pedestrian injured while jaywalking across Ala Moana • Man is charged in Kona attack

Allies to face off with stealthy sub

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
Next week the Canadian long-range hunter-killer submarine HMCS Victoria will head to deep waters off Hawaii and pretend to be a foe of the United States and other nations during Rim of the Pacific war games.

Accidents prompt call for regulation

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
They've become a familiar site off Hawaiian shores in recent decades: colorful, wind-filled chutes that hover several hundred feet over the islands' turquoise waters, giving visitors a bird's-eye view of the tropical beauty around them.

Note before Coco Palms fire said burning is 'best thing'

Wed, 07/09/2014 - 04:47
One day before the historic Coco Palms Resort on Kauai went up in flames on the Fourth of July, a post appeared on the resort's Facebook page saying, "Best thing we could do is get 1,000 gallons of gas and burn it down."

213 cited under state urination ban

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
As the Honolulu City Council considers new laws against urinating and defecating in public, statistics show that under a state law enacted in 2008, police have issued 213 citations in downtown Hono­lulu.

Fresh faces fill Honolulu City Council campaigns

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
Four of the nine seats on the Hono­lulu City Council are up for grabs this election season, and voters in two of those Council districts will be choosing from a fresh slate of candidates.

Kailua salutes patriotism at parade

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
For as far as the eyes could see along the mile-long stretch between Omao Street and Kailua Intermediate School, families lined Kainalu Drive on Friday for the 68th annual Kailua Independence Day Parade.

Shining Stars: Students step up at health conference

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
A delegation of 194 student members, advisers and family members representing 25 chapters statewide attended the HOSA-Future Health Professionals Conference June 25-28 in Orlando, Fla.

911 Report

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
Fallen tree closes scenic spot on road • Blaze torches empty cabins, Quonset hut • Critical accident shuts down bridge • Man arrested after housemate is shot • Firefighters end up tackling 2 hot spots

Newswatch

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
Virtual hunt on for alien trees • County hopes to cull feral cats

4 shark populations declared to be at risk

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
The National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday classified as endangered and threatened four distinct populations of a shark species whose fins are favored as an ingredient in shark fin soup.

Advertising could fill Oahu skies

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
Expect the legal fireworks to fly if an aerial advertising company follows through with its intent to tow banners across Oahu skies this Independence Day weekend over the strong objections of the city and the Outdoor Circle.

Historic paddle finds its way home

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
In the midst of America's involvement in World War II, some 15 miles away from where the unsalvageable superstructure of the USS Arizona still rested visibly in Pearl Harbor, there was catharsis and respite to be found in the soothing "spouting water" fronting the Moana and Royal Hawaiian hotels.

Tax scheme lands Maui business owner in prison

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
A former NFL football player and Maui businessman was sentenced to 37 months in prison Thursday in federal court for a tax scheme that claimed the Internal Revenue Service owed him more than $2.3 million.

VA wait time in isles improves but remains worst in U.S.

Tue, 07/08/2014 - 04:59
The time veterans in Hawaii waited for their first appointment to see a primary care physician dropped to an average of 109 days from 145 days in mid-May, but the local waiting times are still the worst in the nation, new Department of Veterans Affairs data released Thursday show.