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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.

Obama library would mean jobs

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
An Obama presidential library located in Hawaii would generate $556 million in economic activity and create 2,130 new jobs, in the construction phase alone, according to officials who submitted a bid by Monday's deadline.

Incidental Lives: Immigrant parents inspire American University senior

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
As a single mother struggling to get a foothold in a new country, Aleli Vinoya did whatever she could to make sure that her eldest daughter, Nicole Gasmen, would have better opportunities than she herself did growing up in her native Philippines.

Kokua Line: Buoys dividing ocean users set to be replaced by state

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Question: Several years ago the state set up seven buoys at Ala Moana Beach to prevent collisions between swimmers and stand-up paddlers.

911 Report

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Prosecutors on Monday charged a 35-year-old Kai­muki man with endangering the welfare of a minor when he apparently jumped off the second floor of an apartment building Sunday with an 11-month-old infant in his arms.

Newswatch

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Man discovered floating in bay is identified • Maui mayor trims millions from CIP budget

Hokule'a drops anchor at far-flung atoll

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
The winds and squalls came at them relentlessly, but a new generation of navigators aboard Hoku­le‘a appears to have passed its first trials heading into the open sea.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
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Obituaries

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Gordon Ah Sing • Osmundo Manzano Cachola Sr. • Norma Misayo Nohara Chinen • George Espaniola Sr. • Raymond Loup Figueira • Barbara Hagino Fukumoto • and more

Isles file pitch for Obama library

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
The state of Hawaii submitted a bid Friday to become the home of the Barack Obama Presidential Library, officials said.

Girl dead, sister in hospital after beach accidents

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
A 12-year-old girl died and her 9-year-old sister was left in serious but stable condition Sunday after they were found a half-hour apart, alone and unattended, in the ocean at Pokai Bay Beach Park.

Kids dive into test of skill, teamwork

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
A team of Highlands Intermediate and Pearl City High School students is looking forward to exploring simulated shipwrecks and sinkholes in a setting that features one of the world's largest freshwater lakes as a backdrop.

Mayor's sidewalk strategy targets Waikiki homeless

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Two new bills being proposed by Hono­­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell would give his administration further ammunition to conduct his "compassionate disruption" campaign to remove the homeless from the sidewalks of Wai­­kiki.

Isle Army Guard joins effort to repair school in Philippines

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
The Hawaii Army National Guard will head to the Philippines as part of a collaborative effort to rebuild a high school in Tacloban devastated by Typhoon Hai­yan.

Ocean Watch: Book about sea creatures offers profiles of the bizarre

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
"Bone-eating snot flower." That's the enchanting name that inspired me to dive deep into a new book, "The Extreme Life of the Sea," by father-and-son team Stephen and Anthony Palumbi (Princeton University Press). The book arrived while I was sailing the South Pacific.