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New York Times: 'Imperial presidency' becomes Republicans' rallying slogan

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
COLUMBUS, Ga. » Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Barack Obama to rally their voters.

Schatz's ad scaring kupuna, says Hanabusa

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wants to make Social Security a defining issue in the Democratic primary against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, a tactic Hanabusa contends unnecessarily alarms seniors.

Rocketry team has a blast

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Damien Memorial School students took their rocket to the sky Sunday morning with the hopes that it would ascend high enough to qualify for a national tournament.

Community groups dismayed by befouling of site's monuments

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Efforts by two Korean community groups to set up a cultural monument park on a small patch of green in one of Hono­lulu's busiest neighborhoods have been stymied in recent years by the presence of homeless encampments.

Decision delayed on PUC chief's rentals

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
A decision on whether to impose penalties against the head of the Public Utilities Commission and her husband for allegedly operating illegal vacation rentals on Kauai won't be made for at least another 45 days.

Isle residents urged to have plan for tsunami evacuation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
April is among the cruelest natural-disaster months in Hawaii history, with a deadly tsunami striking the islands in 1946 that caused 159 deaths.

Isle celebrity columnist rubbed elbows with entertainers, intellectuals, politicians

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Gifted with a keen intellect and driven by insatiable curiosity, columnist Cobey Black captivated readers of the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin and The Hono­lulu Advertiser with smartly written and painstakingly procured glimpses of thousands of the day's most popular and accomplished entertainers, intellectuals and politicians.

Kokua Line: Complaints lead to quieting of landfill's nighttime work

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Question: There have been heavy equipment operations going on 24/7 at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill for the past several weeks. Don't they have to adhere to normal construction hours, that is, 7 a.m.

Ocean Watch: Boat provides a challenge too daunting to sail solo

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Last weekend I flew to Papeete because I left my sailboat Honu here in October to sit out the southern hurricane season. That being over now, it's time to pack the boat with brie and baguettes, cast off the mooring lines and sail on.

911 Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
An 18-year-old Kalihi man suspected of fatally beating a 38-year-old man in Ewa Beach a week ago is in police custody, Hono­lulu police said.

Newswatch

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Visitation canceled at prisons again • Odor closes Lihue Walmart • Board suspends well project

Agency favored firm over public, lawsuit alleges

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
In a lawsuit filed this month, Close Construction accused HCDA of breach of contract and not acting in good faith and is seeking at least $596,900 in damages due to the alleged infractions.

250 volunteers help beautify 3 schools

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Eight-year-old Kayla Kim smiled as she rolled paint onto the wall of the Kawananakoa Middle School's cafeteria near the Pali Highway during a community cleanup organized by employees of First Hawaiian Bank.

Donors with Kakaako ties spending big on elections

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Donors linked to contractors, developers and landowners involved with the increasingly controversial rebuilding of Kakaako have contributed more than $680,000 since 2009 to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's two gubernatorial campaigns, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of state data.

Theatre Review: Pairing of 'Pagliacci' and 'Carmina' enhances both

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Pairing Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" with Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" was a stroke of genius. The world had become so used to "Cav & Pag" that audiences had stopped thinking about either work in any depth.

Kauai officials aim to revise shoreline construction rules

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Officials are proposing to update Kauai's existing policies on shoreline construction limits to reflect the latest scientific data on coastal erosion.

Upcoming military conferences highlight isles' key role in Pacific

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN defense ministers Tuesday to Thursday, devoting a substantial amount of time in Hawaii to the Asia region that has grown economically and militarily in importance.

Gang leader admits guilt in bribing conspiracy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii inmate who authorities say is a high-ranking member of the prison gang USO Family has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

Labor official who sided with football players began career in Hawaii

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board who issued a controversial ruling last week giving a group of Northwestern University football players the right to unionize says he would not have been in the position to make that decision if it wasn't for his time living in Hawaii.

Hail and heavy rain fall on parts of Oahu, Maui

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The National Weather Service said the strong low aloft combined with ample moisture would continue to produce heavy rain and thunderstorms, and the related threat of flash flooding, through Sunday morning.