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Father said girl could handle beatings, investigator testifies

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
A former soldier on trial in the death of his daughter told an investigator that she could take routine beatings because she was "Teflon tough."

Construction on Farrington auditorium to start in summer

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
"Happy Thanksgiving" is still scribbled across the chalkboard in an abandoned classroom attached to Farrington High School's auditorium, steps away from where the facility's roof collapsed 16 months ago.

Pair on Maui plead guilty to cheating IRS

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
A husband and wife from Maui pleaded guilty to tax fraud Thursday, and both face prison time when they are sentenced this summer.

Lawmaker attempts to revive GMO plan

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
State Rep. Jessica Wooley on Thursday unsuccessfully attempted to resurrect a proposal to require labeling for genetically modified food sold in Hawaii.

Council panel OKs shoreline-wall bill

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
A bill making it easier for shoreline property owners to put up retaining walls and other structures is advancing through the Honolulu City Council, although some members said they want more information before they'll give it final approval.

Motorists can expect more overnight H-1 closures

Tue, 03/25/2014 - 04:57
Shortly before 10 p.m. on the H-1 freeway, a single lane of cars slowly moves east toward the Queen Emma overpass. Gov. Neil Abercrombie is admiring the driving maneuvers of road crews on the fully closed westbound roadway as they work to rebuild the lane closest to the median.

New York Times: U.S. leaders vexed by Putin For 15 years

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
WASHINGTON » Bill Clinton found him to be cold and worrisome, but predicted he would be a tough and able leader. George W. Bush wanted to make him a friend and partner in the war on terror, but grew disillusioned over time.

Obituaries

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
Delfin Pablo Bumanglag • Rosalie E. Capasso • Paulino Occasion Castillo • Celedonia Casasola Deveraturda • Charles Domingo Gueco; and more

Man's suit over carrying gun in public is sent back to court

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
A federal appeals court is giving a Hawaii man another chance to argue that he should be allowed to carry a gun in public — a privilege rarely given to people in the state.

Students nationwide will take tests based on new academic standards

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
WASHINGTON » What's on the new Common Core-based exams? More than 4 million kids in U.S. schools soon will have a clue. Field testing begins this coming week in 36 states, including Hawaii, and the District of Columbia on assessments developed by two different groups of states.

Far-flung fleet of tuna boats less than safe

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
The U.S. Coast Guard is raising new safety concerns for crews that harvest tuna from some of the most remote waters in the Pacific following a spate of accidents in the past eight years that have left 19 crew members dead aboard commercial tuna vessels flying U.S. flags.

Drugs likely killed dental patient, 3

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
A 3-year-old Kailua girl who stopped breathing and suffered cardiac arrest in the dentist's chair died probably because of the drugs given to sedate her, the Honolulu medical examiner has concluded.

Hawaii, Chicago allies on Obama library

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
Hawaii may end up working with Chicago as the process moves forward to choose a site for the Barack Obama Presidential Library. Hawaii officials Thursday acknowledged meeting with their counterparts from the Windy City regarding possible ways to collaborate in the building of the library complex.

Kokua Line: Old utility poles might not come down right away

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
Question: New poles are being placed next to old electric utility poles in Palolo, many of them only a few inches apart. Are there plans to remove the old poles once this project is completed? I fear that the old utility poles will be left in place, leaving Palolo to look like a utility pole jungle.

Island Images

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34

Newswatch

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
Man indicted over fatal robbery in Waikiki • Crash survivor says plane turned sharply • Maui mayor to discuss 2015 budget

911 Report

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
Crash kills girl, 16, operating scooter • Motorist suspected of attempted murder • Bicyclist hit by tour bus in Kalihi dies

State sues drugmakers over Plavix claims

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
The state attorney general is suing the manufacturers of a blockbuster prescription blood thinner who he says covered up evidence that the pricey alternative to aspirin would be ineffective for much of Hawaii's population.

Isles welcome teens from Japan

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
A group of 16 teen girls from Sendai, Japan, were all smiles as they skillfully performed hula Wednesday in front of a crowd at the Consulate General of Japan.

Suspect in purse-snatching seen on video

Mon, 03/24/2014 - 04:34
The 24-year-old Waianae man charged in connection with the death of a 52-year-old grandmother after a violent purse-snatching was spotted on a Waikiki store's surveillance video as he appeared to follow the woman toward her apartment building nearby, court documents say.