Local News

Charter school given time for new debt plan

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
After hearing emotional pleas from parents, students and staff, the Public Charter School Commission postponed a decision on whether to recommend closing Halau Lokahi until the debt-ridden charter school produces a new financial plan.

Pilot bids aloha to career including movie, isle service

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Probably the last time you saw Fred Sorenson, he was airlifting Indiana Jones out of a Peruvian jungle after fleeing from Hovito natives with blowguns, bows and arrows.

Obituaries

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Wayne Leroy Carroll Sr. • Ernest Keaupuni Espinosa • Sean Kaleo Ganotise • Nalu Vincent Raphael Garcia • Marian Y.L. Ho • Toni Toshiko Frances Iwamoto • Sachie Yamauchi Jones • and more

Board defers Big Isle telescope decision

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
The Board of Land and Natural Resources on Friday deferred a key decision for a $1.3 billion telescope proj­ect, saying the state needs more time to explore legal issues. Board members voted to defer a decision on the sublease for the Thirty Meter Telescope.

Maui veterinarians are warning cat owners about deadly virus

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
At least three confirmed cases of a highly contagious and life-threatening feline viral disease that's rare in the islands have Maui veterinarians on alert. The virus, known as feline panleukopenia, attacks cells that divide quickly, such as those in the intestines and bone marrow.

Kokua Line: Plan ‘still in progress’ to buy part of News Building site

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Question: What is happening with the old Honolulu Advertiser building? When they first announced plans to build condominium buildings at 801 South St., they said Hawaiian Dredging was going to buy the front part of the property and turn it into corporate headquarters. Is that still going to happen?

Newswatch

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Bill would strip tax breaks from ag firms • Panel decries lack of search for remains • Husband held after his wife reports gunfire • Plea deal made in bank robbery

911 Report

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Grand jury indicts man in Big Isle murder • Suspect in police officer's assault released

Abercrombie approves climate adaptation panel

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
State administration officials are planning to develop strategies to cope with the impact of climate change and rising sea levels in the Hawaiian Islands.

Elks clubs host annual salute to American flag

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Flag Day will be celebrated this year aboard the USS Missouri on Ford Island. The Saturday observance by Hawaii Elks clubs will include the presentation of historic flags by Boy Scout Troop 180 and patriotic music by the Pacific Fleet Band Brass Quintet.

Rare Civil War sword turns up in Honolulu store

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Ted Gonzales occasionally gets some unusual items in his jewelry shop that people want to sell. One of those was a Babe Ruth poster. Another was a bearskin rug from a black bear — claws and all.

State hospital lawsuit imminent, senator says

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
A class-action lawsuit is being drawn up on behalf of injured psychiatric workers at the State Hospital in Kane­ohe amid allegations of nepotism and numerous assaults against employees, state Sen. Clayton Hee said Wednesday.

Suspect crosses border twice, defying immigration agents

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
A petty criminal and illegal immigrant from Mexico who left the country twice this year under the observation of federal agents is back in custody in Hawaii.

Hawaii island mayor plans to reject pending pay increase

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Big Island Mayor Billy Kenoi is eligible for a nearly 21 percent raise in his annual income, to $132,000, but he says he won't take it.

VA discrepancy frustrates Hawaii's representatives

Mon, 06/16/2014 - 04:30
Veterans Affairs officials told Hawaii's congressional delegation that military veterans only had to wait 30 days to see a physician — just before a scathing audit revealed that new patients actually had the worst wait times in the entire system, 145 days.

Obituaries

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Avelina Cortez Acob • Eugene Kalima Alamani • George Keoni Aoki Sr. • Louis Borges • Edmund Tesoro Casibang • Tobi Lynn Douglas • Robert Daniel Hipperson Sr. • and more

Obituaries

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Rosalia Corpuz Bagayas • Leimomi Ho Cummins • Dorothy J. Doherty • Pulefano Angelo Galea'i • David Otis Goodman • Ronald Wayne Herlick • Ronald Wayne Herlick • and more

Robbery suspect will be tried in attempted heist of arcade

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
A second man has been charged in an armed robbery broken up by an alert security guard at a Ward Avenue arcade.

GOP race for Lt. Gov. pits pastor against CEO of startup

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
With most eyes on the Democratic race for lieutenant governor, the two Republican candidates vying for their party's nomination have much work ahead of them as they try to gain name recognition and get their messages out to voters in a historically blue state.

What Ever Happened To: Plan to move monk seals on hold for several years

Sun, 06/15/2014 - 04:50
Question: Whatever happened to the National Marine Fisheries Service's plan to move young Hawaiian monk seals to the main Hawaiian Islands from the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands for a temporary stay as a way to boost survival rates?