Local News

Law bans minors from using tanning salons

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Tanning salons are no longer for minors in Hawaii, according to a bill signed into law Wednesday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

State discretionary budgets cut by 10%

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
The Abercrombie administration is restricting discretionary spending by state departments by 10 percent, or about $14 million, as a precautionary step until the economy has shown measurable signs of improvement, the state budget director said.

Senate rivals tout qualities of leadership

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa used a debate Wednesday evening to outline their leadership abilities, with Schatz describing the relationships he has built so far with Senate leaders and Hanabusa saying she has proved she can earn the trust and respect of her colleagues.

Fewer parking spots for Ala Moana fireworks show

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Ala Moana Center's massive redevelopment project that eliminated 2,000 parking stalls is putting a damper on this year's Fourth of July celebration.

HPD's new weapon of choice

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
More than half of the Honolulu Police Department's 2,000 officers have begun turning in their Smith & Wessons for Glock 17 semi-automatic handguns.

Search for pup highlights need to give pets IDs

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Coco's been missing for nearly a month. So the owners of the 5-year-old female Shih Tzu are offering a $2,000 reward.

What Ever Happened To: Posting of signs helps curb shearwater deaths on Kauai

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Question: Whatever happened to the efforts to help wedge-tailed shearwaters on Kauai after a large colony on the island's south shore was killed by dogs and cats last year?

Newswatch

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
GMO papaya gets EPA pass • Vendor found with stun guns • Damaged wall blamed for chimp’s escape

911 Report

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
The Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who died in shallow water near the Diamond Head area of Waikiki Beach last month as Charles Muno, 43, of Edina, Minn.

Waikiki Landing project adrift after losing loan

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
The Waikiki Landing, a controversial public-private partnership to develop a commercial and boating-services complex at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, has lost its major funder, leaving developers scrambling to find 11th-hour financing to meet contract obligations.

Anti-recognition sentiment runs fierce on Kauai

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Defiant and emotional testimony dominated yet another Department of Interior meeting Tuesday night as federal officials continued to gather opinions about whether the United States should pursue a formal relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government.

France to honor veterans of WWII

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Seven Japanese-American members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion will be awarded Legion of Honor medals by the French government Wednesday night for their part in liberating France from the Nazis in 1944.

Know an eligible vet? Nominate him for the honor

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Eight Hawaii residents are the latest recipients of the prestigious Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, which was first instituted by Emperor Napoleon I on May 19, 1802. All of the recipients will be bestowed the rank of chevalier, or knight.

Board, director resignations revive ailing charter school

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Halau Lokahi Public Charter School has a new lease on life after its governing board and director Laara Allbrett agreed to resign as required by a new contract with the state Charter School Commission.

U.S. assessing whether forces in Iraq can hold, general says

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Escalating violence in Iraq, North Korea's latest provocations, a meeting of allies here and China's participation for the first time in Rim of the Pacific exercises were topics at the forefront of a visit to Hawaii by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

US Senate candidates air dispute on tackling VA issues

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
After circling each other for more than a year, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa met Tuesday evening in their first debate in the Demo­­cratic primary, a detailed dialogue on federal policy that revealed fissures between the Demo­crats on veterans affairs, early childhood education and genetically modified organisms.

Tourism-boosting ideas at forefront

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Five candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat tried to distinguish themselves from each other on support for the tourism, military and construction industries at a forum at the Japa­nese Cultural Center of Hawaii on Tuesday night.

Newswatch

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Waialua man gets 97 months in meth case • Aerial ads to continue despite state ban • Cellphone law nixes court, raises fines • Staff training will close Maui DMVL offices

911 Report

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Robberies strike ABC, Longs Drugs stores • Suspect in Kailua burglary is arrested

Obituaries

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Ceferino Fagarang Agapay • Geraldine Kinue Aoki • Abner Keoki Baliguat • Susan L. Bruhn • Richard Delima Jr. • Hans James Glapa • Ka'iana Barry Curtis Haili and more