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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.

Artist donated much of his work to benefit isle charities

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Hiroshi Tagami, an artist and amateur horticulturist who with partner Michael Powell developed a uniquely charitable business model, died Friday. He was 85.

Kokua Line: Buildings, homes must be clearly labeled with address

Sat, 06/21/2014 - 04:46
Question: It's difficult to find addresses of places inasmuch as many buildings do not have the numbers easily seen as we drive by.

911 Report

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Woman pulled from sea dies at hospital • City identifies man found dead at beach • Bodies discovered in Waipahu and Manoa

Newswatch

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Helicopter makes hard landing on Maui • Moped driver in hospital after accident • Molokai man dies a month after crash

No decision yet on Williams' fate

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Jurors resumed deliberations Tuesday on whether a former Hawaii-based soldier should receive the death penalty for the murder of his 5-year-old daughter.

Aiona's homeless plan entails guardsmen, specialized court

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
The Hawaii National Guard would reach out to homeless veterans and guide them toward counseling and services under a proposal by Republican gubernatorial candidate James "Duke" Aiona to reduce homelessness in the state.

Hawaii VA chief promises change

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
With a congresswoman out for his head and a U.S. senator calling for an investigation, the new director of the Hawaii VA vowed Monday to stay on the job and, within three months, dramatically reduce the time it takes military veterans to see their doctors.

UH to get $40M for ocean studies

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
The University of Hawaii will take the lead on a global oceanographic research proj­ect that comes with $40 million in funding — representing the largest-ever philanthropic gift to the university.

Kauai official admits to gambling operation

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
A Kauai police commissioner who resigned in the midst of an FBI gambling investigation admitted in U.S. District Court on Monday that he ran a sports betting operation from his home and lied on his taxes.

Pokai Bay victim ID'd as sixth-grade student

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
The girl who drowned Sunday at Pokai Beach Park was identified Monday as Gloria Eram, 11, a sixth-grader at Wahiawa Elementary School.

Thief escapes from Kalihi prison

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
A 23-year-old prison inmate crawled through the ceiling in an Oahu Community Correctional Center bathroom, and might have climbed through a 16-foot fence, to escape early Monday morning, a prison official said.