Local News

Serial number cut off attack plane is donated to Pearl Harbor museum

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
A part of Japa­nese navy pilot Take­shi Hirano's Zero fighter returned to Pearl Harbor on Monday — this time with a lot less violence and much better intentions than on Dec. 7, 1941.

Nonpartisan gubernatorial candidates out

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Voters will not get the chance to consider nonpartisan candidates for governor in the August primary. The state Office of Elections went to Circuit Court to disqualify the nonpartisan candidates because no nonpartisan candidates ran for lieutenant governor.

Regents' assets might stay private

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
The financial disclosure forms filed annually by members of the University of Hawaii's governing board and 14 other state boards and commissions will likely remain confidential now that Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signaled he might veto legislation aimed at making the forms public documents.

Level of chemical in isle water high but deemed OK

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Levels of the chemical vanadium found in some of Oahu's drinking water wells were higher than in federal guidelines but do not pose a health concern, according to both the Hono­lulu Board of Water Supply and the state Department of Health.

Hawaiians reject federal input

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
The vast majority of people who testified before a federal panel Monday soundly rejected any attempt by the Obama administration to pursue federal recognition of a future Native Hawaiian governing body.

Meeting to tackle medical pot dispensary

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Years after coming close to establishing a pilot program, state officials are meeting with policy experts, patients, caregivers, lawmakers and others with the aim of crafting a bill that would allow medical marijuana distribution centers to operate legally in Hawaii.

Church listed as 'endangered' piece of the past

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
With its large stone building and iconic steeple, Mokuai-kaua Church has stood out as a Kailua-Kona landmark for nearly 200 years. But the future of Hawaii's first Christian church is hardly secure.

Kokua Line: 'No smoking' signs posted by Oahu Transit Services

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Question: Who is responsible for the no-smoking signs at bus stops? I did not think any were up at the makai side of Ala Moana Center (nor have I seen any on the mauka side), but then noticed two signs, one each on poles with bus numbers.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
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Obituaries

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Hospicio Canite • Richard Yew Hing Chang • John Edward Kaukali Dill • Delansey Juan Gacuzana • H. Myron Gates • Raymond Gaughen • Robert Hamora • Carolyn Hernandez • and more

Incidental Lives: Man's path takes him back to aiding rare shearwaters

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
To properly appreciate the significance of Ishon Mons' work on behalf of Kauai's endangered Newell's shearwater (ao) population, it helps to know a few things about the charming little black-topped birdies.

911 Report

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Victim of apparent drowning is identified • Body of missing free-diver is recovered • Puna duo is charged with pot promotion

Newswatch

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Helicopters' transfer to create extra noise • Floating dock at Kawaihae almost finished • Hostile dog harasses Maui hikers

State wants to kill plan for Zipper Lane

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
State transportation leaders still can't say for sure that their proposed Ewa-bound Zipper Lane is officially dead, but they are moving ahead anyway with H-1 freeway improvements in Central Oahu that no longer include such a contra-flowed traffic lane.

Gov hopefuls oppose OHA Kakaako condos

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige both say they do not support giving the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs the authority to develop high-rise condominiums near the waterfront at Kaka­ako.

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.