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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

Native Hawaiian supporters decry federal recognition

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Supporters of an independent Native Hawaiian nation were out in force Monday night to reject the possibility of federal recognition of a native government in the first of two meetings on the Garden Isle.

New law expands voter registration at polls

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
With the state's voter turnout foundering among the lowest in the nation, a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie could boost the state's rating by as much as 10 points by 2018, advocates say.

Obituaries

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Abigail Ann Mokihana Abraham • Rosalina Lorenzo Castillo • Evelyn Yoriko Sekiguchi Eto • Veronica Cruzada Gish • Flora Gonsalves • Rebecca Kaaialii Kaaekuahiwi • Leighton Kamakani Kaio • and more

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
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Mother can breast-feed in open, IHS official says

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
A Honolulu homeless shelter won't take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday.

Big Island raises legal age for tobacco sales

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii County as of now prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. While 18-year-olds will no longer be legally permitted to buy electronic cigarettes on Hawaii island, it's the retailers whose feet will be held to the fire.

Financial disclosures will widen

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will allow pending legislation to become law that adds members of 15 state boards and commissions to the list of public officials whose financial interests are publicly disclosed.

17 years in state Senate viewed as asset, shortcoming in Maui race

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Veteran state Sen. Rosalyn Baker faces opposition from three first-time candidates from different political parties in her bid for a sixth term in Maui's 6th District. They are Democrat Terez Amato, Libertarian Bronson Keka­huna Kaa­hui and Republican Jared P. Du­bois.

Waihee backs Schatz for U.S. Senate

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Former Gov. John Wai­hee has endorsed U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Demo­cratic primary for Senate, arguing that the appointed senator has already put himself in strategic positions to help move Hawaii forward.

Monitor lizard caught at Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Members of the Hawaii Air National Guard reported seeing a large black lizard the day before, running around a maintenance shop near the airfield, but pest control staff were unable to find it.

Taxpayers foot $4.3M defense bill

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
American taxpayers have so far paid $4.3 million to defend former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams against the death penalty, according to data the U.S. District Court here released Monday.

Attention on China deflected as military war games kick off

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Although 22 nations are participating in the largest-ever Rim of the Pacific exercise getting underway in Hawaii, media questions at an opening press conference Monday at Pearl Harbor focused primarily on just one: China.