Local News

Okuda appointed to Wooley's House seat

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 04:47
George Okuda, a veteran legislative aide who waged unsuccessful campaigns for the state House in 2000 and 2002, was appointed Friday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie to fill a state House seat vacated by Rep. Jessica Wooley.

Arakawa backs Hannemann for governor

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 04:47
Maui Mayor Alan Arakawa on Friday endorsed former Hono­lulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann's independent campaign for governor, saying Hannemann has the qualities and foresight to effectively lead the state.

Jurors still undecided on death for Williams

Wed, 06/18/2014 - 04:47
The jurors in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial ended a second day of deliberation Friday with no decision on whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier lives or dies.

Obituaries

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Yoshiharu Akasaki • Jeremie Alexander Ayon Jr. • Ethelda Clotilde Braga • Aurelio Menor Bungcayao Sr. • Frances Y. Chee • Conrad Kawaa Fernandez • Gertrude Marie Glowania • and more

Hawaii VA chief resists call for ouster

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The embattled head of Veterans Affairs in Hawaii is defending himself from a barrage of congressional criticism and said Friday he doesn't plan to step down despite calls by U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard for his ouster for what she sees as dishonesty and incompetence.

911 Report

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Cashier's escape thwarts holdup • Man accused of robbing teenagers • Kailua resident arrested in threat

Newswatch

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Man gets 10 years for hit-run crash • Roadwork will close part of H-1 freeway • Texas woman dies in fall • Man denies murder charge

Navy officials confirm Red Hill fuel tank leaks

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The Navy has confirmed finding leaks in a storage tank in Red Hill that may have released an estimated 27,000 gallons of jet fuel in January, touching off more concern about the impact on nearby drinking-water wells.

DOE tweaks teacher evaluation system

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Calling its teacher evaluation system too complicated and "too one-size-fits-all," the state Department of Education on Thursday announced more than a dozen changes to essentially cut in half the workload required to prepare for and perform the annual reviews, which teachers and principals have bemoaned since the rollout last fall.

Man pleads no contest to fatal crash

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
A 24-year-old Waianae man admitted Thursday in Circuit Court to killing a 40-year-old man when he drove the wrong way on the H-2 freeway nearly three years ago.

Big trash still piling up despite enforcement efforts

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The city has issued 278 violation notices and 24 fines against property owners for leaving beds, sofas and other bulky-item trash on sidewalk areas since May 2013, when enforcement of a 2010 ordinance first began.

Williams trial jury ends day without decision

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The first day of deliberations Thursday in the Naeem Williams death penalty trial was briefly interrupted as the judge responded to a question jurors sent the court in a note.

Cayetano accepts apology from PRP

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
The Pacific Resource Partnership, a consortium of union carpenters and private contractors that aimed a relentless barrage of negative advertising at former Gov. Ben Cayetano during his unsuccessful campaign for mayor in 2012, has agreed to apologize to Cayetano.

Moped crash victim excelled at water polo

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
Kristi McQuaid, who died in a moped crash Wednesday night in Hawaii Kai, was looking forward to graduating from Kaiser High School this summer.

Schatz calls for isle VA investigation

Tue, 06/17/2014 - 04:51
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wants an investigation into allegations that staff members at the delay-plagued U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs in Hawaii were ordered to "cook the books" regarding patients' appointments.

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.