Local News

Iraq War veterans fret over chaotic violence

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Jerry J. "JJ" Aguirre, a former Marine with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Marine Regiment, out of Kane­ohe Bay, fought house to house in Fallujah in 2004, getting grazed across his back by a bullet in the proc­ess.

Backyard aquaponics a path to self-sufficiency

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
The idea first caught the eye of the CEOs who judge Harvard University's Social Enterprise "Pitch for Change" and gave it their grand prize in 2012.

Molokai guide led visitors on mule rides to Kalaupapa

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
For 40 years Buzzy Sproat, wearing his signature black cowboy hat, led the mule rides down to the remote Kalau­papa peninsula on Molo­kai, regaling visitors with stories and whistling elaborate tunes.

Test missile fired over the ocean destroyed with aid of isle sailors

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
A Pearl Harbor-based ship helped in successfully intercepting a target over the Pacific Ocean on Sunday in a test of the nation's Ballistic Missile Defense System.

Kokua Line: A third of Oahu intersections geared to let rescuers pass

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Question: Regarding the June 12 Kokua Line on what drivers should do when they're stopped at an intersection and an ambulance approaches from the rear: Quite some time ago the city equipped traffic lights with sensors to allow emergency vehicles to pass.

Ocean Watch: Cone snails are beautiful, but also potentially lethal

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Last week at UH-Manoa I met 45 cone snails, each living in its own saltwater condo. The healthy mollusks are safe from predators (rays and some crabs), receive catered meals with vitamin supplements, enjoy a regular cleaning service and occasionally get visits from a member of the opposite sex.

911 Report

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Search continues for missing diver • Cause of death pending in 3 cases

Newswatch

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Kauai motorist unhurt after car strikes guardrail • No injuries caused by fire in Maui house • Swimmer hurts spine in ocean off Na Pali Coast

Coast Guard makes second rescue in boat race

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
A Coast Guard helicopter Sunday plucked from the Pacific Ocean a rower who was participating in a race from Cali­for­nia to Hawaii, the second time in a 24-hour period that authorities were called to help during the inaugural 2,400-mile competition.

Hawaiian canoes reach Papeete, Tahiti

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
The Polynesian voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia arrived in Papeete, the Tahitian capital, Sunday afternoon, returning to the welcoming landfall of Hokule‘a's history-making maiden voyage some 38 years past.

Committee will hear fireworks measure

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Folks hoping to ring in 2015 by setting off sparklers and fountains on New Year's Eve may yet get the chance to do so.

Theatre Review: 'Old' humor lightens 'Hemingway' but masks the tough stuff

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Joe Moore and Pat Sajak's second night in "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" Friday at Hawaii Theatre drew a sparse audience, barely filling the first few rows of orchestra.

Nonfatal overdose cases jump in Hawaii

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
First, he started smoking pot because his friends did. Then he turned to prescription pills -- mainly powerful painkillers, initially prescribed by his doctor or dentist after he broke a bone or had dental work done.

Obituaries

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Rogelio Acpal Sr. • Lawrence K. Agena • Bertram Lele Akiona • Mitsumori Ashitomi • David Calizar Jr. • Ernest Yen Tai Ching • Jack Harrison Houtz • Daniel H.C. Ing • and more

'Broken' VA system haunts veterans

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Military veterans seeking medical treatment at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center are sometimes still waiting to see a doctor years after asking for help, or have simply given up.

Family canoe returned in beach ceremony

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Turns out the koa canoe that found its way back to Hawaii island after 50 years on the East Coast had one last leg on its remarkable journey home -- back into the arms of the family of its carver.

Winer should exit Schatz post, Cayetano says

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Former Gov. Ben Cayetano argues that Andy Winer, the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, should resign or be fired for his role as a consultant in Pacific Resource Partnership's negative advertising campaign against him in the 2012 mayoral election

Dems support warrantless surveillance ban

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii Democrats, were among the majority as the Republican-led House approved new curbs on government spying of Americans as revelations of the secretive National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records still reverberate a year later.

Volcanic Ash: Races for legislative seats lack the thrill of top tickets

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Hawaii's 2014 election has drawn refreshing competition at the top of the ballot, with most action set in motion by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Newswatch

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
A Honolulu man jogging near the Kalihiwai Bridge on Kauai’s North Shore fell 40 feet and held onto a tree on the side of a cliff before he was rescued early Saturday morning, a Kauai County spokeswoman said.