Local News

Islands warned of sea hazards after Chilean quake

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Hawaii scientists and emergency personnel kept watch on a tsunami generated by a magnitude-8.2 earthquake off Chile on Tuesday, the anniversary of the 1946 tsunami that devastated Hilo.

Kokua Line: Queen's Surf Beach name linked to monarch's request

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Question: The beach on the former Queen's Surf site is sometimes referred to by the news media as Queen's Surf Beach and at other times as Queen's Beach.

911 Report

Sat, 04/05/2014 - 04:48
Man indicted after officer dragged by car • Fugitive from Alaska is nabbed on Maui

Obituaries

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Mary M.K. Akana • Cecil Ambrose Akina • Pete Flores Ben • Chris Virgilio Cabasug • Marciano Saligumba Calatrava Sr. • Benedicto Cui • Priscilla Lei Puanani Adams Dumlao • and more

Newswatch

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Gabbard named to key military committee • Ticket hoarders hurt museums, critic says • $498,000 bail set for suspect in shooting • Big Isle woman allegedly uses stolen card

Health law enrollment falls short of 8,000

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
As of Monday, the deadline for signing up for Obamacare coverage, fewer than 8,000 Hawaii residents had successfully enrolled, among the lowest in the nation.

Obama, Senate leader endorse Schatz

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
President Barack Obama and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid on Monday backed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in endorsements that could help influence undecided voters in Schatz's Demo­cratic primary campaign against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa.

Officer did not shoot at suspect for fear of hitting another officer

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
A plainclothes officer was dragged 150 feet while fighting for control of a stolen car fleeing a McCully gas station last week as another officer pulled his gun but did not fire out of fear he might hit the policeman, according to court documents.

Education official endorses isles' 'extraordinary' strides

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
"I don't know that we're in a high school," remarked U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, who on Monday spent his last few hours in Hawaii at Waipahu High. "This is like graduate-level work."

POW/MIA unit to be overhauled

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Big changes are coming to the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, the embattled Hawaii-based military organization that searches for, recovers and identifies missing American war dead around the globe.

Airline employee sentenced for more than 13 years for meth trafficking

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
A 43-year-old man who used his job as an aircraft fueler for American Airlines to traffic meth­am­pheta­mine to Hawaii was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday to more than 13 years in prison.

Changes to sex assault bill set new limits on victims' recourse

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
A state Senate committee put limits on a controversial bill Friday that seeks to provide victims of sexual assault more time to press charges or file a lawsuit.

Ill-fated Kauai aircraft had fuel system woes, report says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
The owner and pilot of Birds of Paradise had problems with the fuel system of a weight-shift control aircraft that crashed on Kauai, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Incidental Lives: Montessori way lets teacher adapt lessons to her pupils

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Molly Jenkins loves learning just as much as she loves children. But neither motivated her to become a teacher. For Jenkins, 29, teaching is a direct and effective means of addressing inequalities in education and the social problems that arise from them.

Kokua Line: State workers responsible for cleaning palace sidewalk

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
QUESTION: Who is responsible for cleaning the leaves/trash on the outside fence of Iolani Palace from the first gate on Richards Street to the Hawaii State Library facing South King Street?

Innovator's Hobie Cat design brought surfing, sailing to masses

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway.

Enrollment within reach of 7 million

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
WASHINGTON » Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials said.

Flotsam in ocean complicates search

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of Flight 370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be garbage.

911 Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Man charged in beating death • Snorkeler rescued at Hanauma • Firefighter's hearing is April 17

Newswatch

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Big Isle woman held in shooting of Holualoa man • Kauai mayor's budget proposal draws scrutiny