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Ethics panel votes to issue guidelines on allowances

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
A conflicted state Ethics Commission voted Wednesday to provide guidance to state lawmakers on the use of their annual legislative allowances, reminding lawmakers that using taxpayer money for personal expenses is prohibited by the state ethics law.

Charter school given ultimatum by commission

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Halau Lokahi Public Charter School will cease to exist at the end of this month unless its governing board and director agree to resign and turn over all financial records, the Charter School Commission decided Wednesday.

Prisons urged to find new approach to visitation

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Smartphone use, video conferencing and hiring part-time corrections officers should be considered to ease staff shortages that have caused a rise in canceled visitation days at state prisons, a state senator said Wednesday.

OCCC escapee caught in orange hair disguise

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
A Punchbowl-area homeowner alerted deputy sheriffs and deputy U.S. marshals to escapee Daniel Skelton, leading to his capture 59 hours after he made his break from Oahu Community Correctional Center.

Man gets life without parole for murder of 81-year-old

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
A state circuit judge sentenced a 54-year-old Makiki man to life in prison without parole Wednesday for the murder of 81-year-old Edith Skinner in a near-Waikiki senior housing complex 25 years ago.

Kokua Line: Ocean spray might explain days when air seems hazy

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Question: My husband and I have lived on Oahu for the past 12 years and it appears to me that for the past 12-18 months there is a "different" weather condition happening fairly regularly.

911 Report

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Victim is found in shallow water • Man accused of murder attempt

Island Images

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46

Newswatch

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
State officials hope the early discovery of a small infestation of little fire ants at a Maui hotel will keep the invasive species from taking up residence there, prompting a video on how they can be detected.

Obituaries

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Ida Enos Adame • Pamela Louise Ambrose • Ray Leon Bluemel • Alfredo Acapuyan Bugarin • Rosita Albano Bumanglag • LeRoy Burnett • Mary Kehukai Kane Curtis • Miguel Q. Doles Jr. • Dick Hamada and more

Corrections and Clarifications

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
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Obituaries

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Ida Enos Adame • Pamela Louise Ambrose • Ray Leon Bluemel • Alfredo Acapuyan Bugarin • Rosita Albano Bumanglag • LeRoy Burnett • Mary Kehukai Kane Curtis • Miguel Q. Doles Jr. • Dick Hamada and more

Schools chief's salary going up $50,000

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
The base salary for public schools Superintendent Kathryn Mata­yo­shi is going up 33 percent to $200,000 next month, marking her first pay increase since taking office in 2010, and the first time in 14 years the salary for the Education Department's top position has been increased.

Obama creates Central Pacific marine sanctuary

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii conservationists Tuesday welcomed a proposal by President Barack Obama to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Central Pacific, calling it a significant step toward protecting diverse habitats and preventing large-scale overfishing.

Substitute teachers getting raises

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii substitute teachers will get two sets of pay increases starting July 1 to keep pace with the collectively bargained raises awarded to public school teachers.

Would-be cash smuggler sentenced to probation

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
The owner of a popular cafe near Ala Moana Center is not going to jail for trying to smuggle $100,000 in cash out of the country, but he is losing the money.

Man gets 18-month term over stolen motorcycles

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
A man who pleaded guilty to shipping stolen motorcycles to the Philippines in care packages known as "balik­ba­yan" boxes was sentenced in U.S. District Court on Monday to 18 months in prison.

Cause of townhouse blaze in Ewa Beach still unknown

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
City fire investigators say they still don't know what caused a three-alarm fire that spread through an Ewa Beach townhouse apartment complex nearly two weeks ago.

Marriage debate drives many key races

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii politics is in transition in the wake of the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye and the retirement of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka.

Kauai GMO group has 2 weeks to resubmit petition after error

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Organizers of a petition calling for a charter amendment regulating the use of pesticides and genetically modified crops on Kauai have until July 2 to have the required signatures validated.