Local News

New York Times: Self-described champion of India's poor faces court scrutiny

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
NEW DELHI » Subrata Roy has long been one of Asia's most flamboyant billionaires, a bejeweled, modern maharajah who lives on an opulent 270-acre estate and presides over the Sahara Group, which is, by its own account, India's largest private employer.

Newswatch

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Hammer attack brings charges • Human remains to be autopsied • Building staff douses blaze

Permit opens parking lot for Hawaii Kai carnival

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
The city has issued a permit to E.K. Fernandez Shows for use of a parking site for the Hawaii Kai Community Carnival.

H-1 and Kalanianaole scheduled for full closures

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
State transportation officials are warning of two major highway closures on Oahu later this week, meaning drivers will probably want to avoid those areas or seek alternate routes.

No growth in revenue predicted for state

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
The state Council on Revenues on Tuesday predicted zero revenue growth for this fiscal year and reduced the growth projection for next fiscal year, a significantly downgraded forecast that could handcuff state lawmakers as they draft revisions to the state budget.

PUC head allegedly ran illegal rental

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
The chairwoman of the state Public Utilities Commission is under investigation for allegedly illegally building and operating a Hana­lei bed-and-breakfast for more than a decade, The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai reported Tuesday.

Friends pay tribute to pilot who dies in Kauai crash

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
The crash of an ultralight aircraft on Kauai that killed two people Tuesday marked the seventh in Hawaii involving weight-shift control aircraft since 2010.

Caldwell kicks off Meheula Parkway roadwork

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Honolulu city officials Tuesday launched a $13.76 million project to repave two heavily used and deteriorating Mili­lani roads, and Mayor Kirk Caldwell reaffirmed his commitment to a five-year plan to repave 1,500 miles of worn roads.

Growing concerns over GMO registry on Big Island

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Registration requirements for Hawaii island's growers of genetically modified crops are on hold for now because of a judge's ruling. But the question remains: Will the broader scope of the county's new law banning the outside use and testing of modified plants be challenged in court?

Lawyers focus on who dealt the fatal blow to 5-year-old

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams hit his 5-year-old daughter Talia in the chest so hard that the girl suffered a left shoulder separation, federal prosecutor Darren W.K. Ching said Tuesday in opening statements of Williams' capital murder trial.

Kids, parents rally for childhood programs

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Supporters of family-child interaction learning programs brought a makeshift classroom to the Capitol on Tuesday to rally for expanded early-education options.

Council bill would raise taxes on residential vacation homes

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Honolulu City Council members are looking into whether transient vacation units and bed-and-breakfast homes should be taxed at higher rates. Also, they appear ready to tackle related issues such as allowing for more legal short-term residential vacation rentals while cracking down on illegal ones.

Driver gets 60 days behind bars for fatal crash

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
A North Shore woman was sentenced to 60 days in prison Tuesday for causing a fatal head-on collision two years ago near Kawela Bay.

Kokua Line: Homeless cause problems at libraries across Oahu

Sat, 03/15/2014 - 04:56
Question: I go to the Hawaii State Library on King Street weekly. For years, overloaded carts and other items belonging to the homeless are placed on library property and at the entrance steps. One day, the stench coming from two carts was overwhelming.

New York Times: In Cambodia, voicing the struggle

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
As freedom fighters go, Mam Sonando stands out as somewhat eccentric. The entrance to his radio station is decorated like a nightclub, complete with colored lights and a disco ball. It also has at least four Buddhist shrines.

Obituaries

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Gabby Balintona Agustin • Roselle Marcie Cameros • William K. Dresser • Marian Midori Tateishi Fong • Davanette Mary Kaimookalani Harbottle-Cabinatan • Kimberly Pualani Hocson • Lynne Y. Honbo • Cindy Mitsuko Kaku • and more

New York Times: Going Beyond Funding Debate, a Study Explores What Makes Pre-K Work

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
NEW YORK » The teacher held up a card with a number on it, then looked at the 4-year-olds waving their hands eagerly in front of her. "Anderson," she said, calling on a small boy in a blue button-up shirt and a sweater vest.

New York Times: The Gray Jobs Enigma

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
In her years as a probation officer north of Dallas, Patricia Lowell reckoned that she would work until age 65, confident that she could then retire halfway comfortably on her pension and Social Security.

Newswatch

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Kamehameha Schools sued over sex abuse • UHPA throws support behind Abercrombie • Terror suspect sought by FBI on Big Island

911 Report

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
Suspicious package closes Noelani school • Woman hospitalized after being hit by car • 2 arrested in alleged copper theft attempt