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Obituaries

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
William Herman Alameida • Pedro C. Andaya • Flora Cruz Benitez • Paul James Bornand • Clayton Kwai Jung Chee • Kenneth Alton Dyer • Anna Ana Ellis • Craig Jeffrey Garner • Mitsue Iraha • Marion Teruko Ishikawa • and more

New York Times: Smoking stays stubbornly high among the poor

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
As evidence of smoking's deadly consequences has accumulated, the broad patterns of use by class have shifted: Smoking, the leading cause of preventable death in the country, is now increasingly a habit of the poor and the working class.

New York Times: Uganda's anti-gay law complicates U.S. aid in rebel hunt

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
WASHINGTON » On the February day that President Yoweri Museveni of Uganda signed a law making homosexuality a crime punishable by life in prison, the White House sharply criticized the measure as "more than an affront."

Fallen heroes to receive medal

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
McKenna Panui-Scobie, six months pregnant, will have her young son at her side Tuesday to accept Hawaii's heartfelt gratitude for the sacrifice she never hoped she would make: the loss of her husband in Af­ghani­stan.

Bird lovers counter feds on Hawaiian hawk's status

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
The Hawaii Audubon Society is opposed to a proposal that could take the Hawaiian hawk off the endangered species list.

Ocean Watch: Parrotfish may be a suspect in the case of the weird blob

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Parrotfish are grazers, scraping algae off rocks and dead coral, and sometimes eating live coral. Big parrotfish (Hawaii's largest, the spectacled, grows to 26 inches long and weighs nearly 15 pounds) have powerful jaws and strong dental plates that remove bits of coral skeleton as they eat.

State to fight ruling in tot's death

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
The state plans to appeal a judge's ruling in which the state Department of Human Services was found negligent — along with a Navy diver based at Pearl Harbor — in the 2009 death of the sailor's 14-month-old boy, who was struck or shaken to death.

Canine's countenance provides best medicine

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Wendi Hirsch never imagined that working as a clinical psychologist would lead to her becoming the handler of a fluffy golden retriever that has achieved a kind of celebrity status.

Kokua Line: Complexity of case affects processing claim for funds

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Question: My father died 10 years ago and left several accounts that our family did not know about.

911 Report

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Store in Kalihi hit by pair of robbers • Suspect captured in October theft • Second man held in Salt Lake shooting

Newswatch

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Big Island pupil wins State Spelling Bee • Counseling group to hold convention here • Rising water strands hikers • UH-Hilo programgets $5M grant

Bills seek more time for child sexual abuse victims

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Mark Gallagher, a Kailua attorney, and Jeff Anderson, a St. Paul, Minn., attorney, are searching for possible victims of child sexual abuse before a unique two-year window to file civil claims for decades-old misconduct closes on April 24.

Excessive sick days by guards deny visits by inmates' families

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
The day the Seattle Seahawks beat the Denver Broncos, 68 Oahu Community Correctional Center guards called in sick. That's roughly a third of the 214 adult corrections officers scheduled to work.

Base might get vehicle registration office

Thu, 03/27/2014 - 04:28
Opening a motor vehicle registration office at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam would help military personnel and reduce the lines for other Oahu residents at satellite city halls, city and military officials said.

Son and soup stop Big Island house fire

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Joy Gardner, 70, of Papaaloa, said crackling sounds woke up her son Reuben Prensky, 41, on Saturday morning. He investigated and found a plastic sink in the laundry area on fire, with flames lapping at the roof.

Prayer reopens KCC market

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Hundreds crowded into the Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market after it reopened Saturday for the first time since a college student was killed in a crash a week earlier.

Public meeting will provide updates on Makaha Valley flood study

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
As residents plan to attend a public meeting Tuesday to hear about an on­going study of Makaha Valley flooding, they're also mindful that government officials have been unable to significantly lessen flooding from major storms.

Volcanic Ash: Wonton soup saves the day in another bout with illness

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
There's something mystical about the healing power of wonton soup. I've been coming off a miserable stomach bug that landed me in the emergency room in a state of dehydration.

911 Report

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
Man arrested in alleged vacuum attack • Woman is knocked out during argument • Suspect accused of burglary and assault

Newswatch

Wed, 03/26/2014 - 04:56
H-1 lanes in both directions to be closed • Heavy rain still likely for Hawaii island • Searchers save teens stranded by floodwaters