Local News

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.

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.