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Anti-Cayetano notes surface

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
With former Gov. Ben Cayetano ahead in the polls for mayor and the rail project he vowed to block in trouble with voters, the Pacific Resource Partnership turned to high-powered political consultants in 2012 who devised a calculated strategy to portray Cayetano as corrupt.

Chuukese family members fined for smuggling clam meat

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
A father and daughter from Chuuk must pay $1,250 in fines for attempting to smuggle 60 pounds of giant clam meat into Hawaii. Leo John, 52, and his daughter Flyona Lynn John, 22, pleaded guilty in February to violating the Endangered Species Act.

Each juror in death penalty case is to consider 'mercy,' judge says

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
The federal jurors in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial sent a note to the judge asking to drop "mercy" as a mitigating factor as they completed their fifth day of deliberation Thursday.

Cachola will settle claims of campaign fund misuse

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Veteran lawmaker Romy Cachola is agreeing to negotiate a settlement with the state Campaign Spending Commission involving charges that he misused political contributions for personal use.

For rail line, city might seize land in Honolulu

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Acquiring properties in Honolulu to build Oahu's rail transit system could involve "judicious" use of eminent domain, officials say, as those overseeing the project scramble to secure ownership of all the properties they'll need to keep construction on schedule.

Kokua Line: King Kamehameha statue lights are ‘working just fine’

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Question: On the evening of Kamehameha Day, June 11, I walked over to the King Kamehameha statue on King Street, expecting to get some great night photos of the king draped in lei.

Island Images

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53

Newswatch

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Woman indicted in death of pedestrian • Bill creating new property tax class tabled • Kalaheo man dies in crash • Construction materials burn • Copper thieves mar Hilo park

911 Report

Mon, 06/23/2014 - 04:53
Charge filed in murder attempt Woman pulled from sea ID'd Man held in failed robbery

Investigators can't prove TV show violated state's hunting laws

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources began investigating a History channel television show called "American Jungle" after an episode that aired in November raised concerns that unpermitted hunting was taking place on state land on Hawaii island.

Corrections

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
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Obituaries

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Edward Lee Ashlock • Gloria Ann Brooks • Nenita Ramos Cabatan • Emilie Kanoelehua O-Olaa Cummings • Fred Edmond • Patricia Denise Ensign • Jefferson Robert Falkner • and more

Obama's move on Hawaiian recognition faces long road

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
In a move that already is stirring controversy, the Obama administration is taking the first steps in a long process that could eventually lead to the federal government's recognition of a future Native Hawaiian governing entity.

Roadwork and lane closures expected to last into 2016

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Starting Monday, the 71,000 drivers who maneuver Kalanianaole Highway each day in East Oahu and the 25,000 drivers who use Kamehameha Highway in Waipio and Mililani will face roadwork — and lane closures — expected to last into 2016.

$47.2M aims to house 400 homeless in mayor's plan

Sun, 06/22/2014 - 04:56
Mayor Kirk Caldwell rolled out his revamped plan to deal with the homeless issue on Oahu on Wednesday, with a goal of helping more than 400 homeless individuals and families find permanent housing in the next two years via $47.2 million in various funding sources approved recently by the City Council.

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.