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Hula app's name will not change, CEO says

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
The name of the app that helps users access sexually transmitted disease test information will not be changed from "Hula" despite an online petition asking that it be replaced, the CEO of the Los Angeles-based company said Wednesday.

Nene family on Oahu expected to attract more birds

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Scientists expect more endangered Hawaiian geese to migrate to Oahu now that a pair has not only settled near Kahuku, but is raising three goslings.

Hawaii trip by Obamas cost nation $7.78M just for flights

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Turns out the president and his family weren't flying economy class when they took their 17-day vacation to Hawaii over the holidays.

9.2 earthquake changed thinking about tsunamis

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
Hawaii's civil defense sirens began blaring at 9 p.m. that Friday. The first waves arrived less than two hours later — a 1-foot surge reported by the Coast Guard at Nawiliwili, Kauai.

Navy electricity rate will be cut

Sun, 03/30/2014 - 04:45
About 1,300 Navy and Marine Corps families in privatized housing on Oahu who got a whopping 123 percent increase in their electric bills starting in October will get their rates dialed back to a 56 percent increase beginning Tuesday and continuing until the end of the fiscal year Sept. 30, the Navy announced.

New York Times: Borrowed time on disappearing land

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
DAKOPE, Bangladesh » When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude.

State shortens work shifts at polling sites

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Hawaii officials are launching a pilot project in this year’s election to give some polling-place workers shorter shifts instead of the 14-hour days they’ve worked in the past.

New York Times: Major GOP donor tests his influence in push to ban online gambling

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
A push by casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson to outlaw online gambling has ignited a bitter civil war in the gambling industry, dividing one of Washington's most powerful interest groups and posing a major test of the Republican megadonor's political clout.

ASEAN talks will address 'security architecture'

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel will host the 10 Association of Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers in Honolulu next week.

Kokua Line: Meals on Wheels groups are similar but separate

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Question: I've been seeing TV reports about Lanakila Meals on Wheels, which is subsidized by the state. But there is another organization called Meals on Wheels that is not subsidized by the state. Can you clarify the differences between the two?

Newswatch

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
State to look anew at dentist • Shooting of dog leads to arrest • Maui budget seeks tax hikes

911 Report

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Car thief injures 2 police officers • 2 men die in separate beach incidents • OCCC escapee nabbed in traffic stop

Search for drugs and cash allegedly prompts shooting

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Two men looking for allegedly stolen drugs and cash may have prompted a shooting at a 42-year-old man in front of his Salt Lake house, according to court documents.

Ex-governor's son ran paintball field

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Brandon Cayetano, son of former Gov. Ben Caye­tano and owner and operator of Hawaii All-Star Paintball and Airsoft Games, died early Tuesday at Straub Clinic & Hospital.

Public's help sought in attack that killed Ewa Beach man

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
As Melvin Howard lay in the middle of a dark street, flattened by a kick to the chest, one of his attackers whipped out a cellphone, leaned over his limp body and snapped a photo, according to a man who said he witnessed the homicide Sunday in Ewa Beach.

Group lobbies lawmakers on pot laws

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
National marijuana policy advocates returned to the isles for a second year to urge state lawmakers to take a common-sense approach on marijuana policy that focuses on science, public health and safety rather than legalizing or demonizing the drug.

Police end fight over sex with prostitutes

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Following a closed-door meeting Tuesday with a key Hawaii lawmaker, Hono­lulu police reversed their objection to a potential change in state law that would make it illegal for officers to have sex with prostitutes.

Conference back in isles to plot more Asia-Pacific strategies

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
A Land Power in the Pacific conference is returning to Hono­lulu for the second year in a row April 8-10 with more than 30 countries invited.

'Hula' name of STD app is culturally insensitive, critics say

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
It's called Hula, a new app designed to provide your date with proof you're free of sexually transmitted diseases and thus help you "get lei'd."

Kokua Line: Safety problems, misuse plague Hilton bathrooms

Sat, 03/29/2014 - 04:37
Question: I read your article about two years ago saying there are two restrooms owned and maintained by the Hilton Hawaiian Village that are supposed to be open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.