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An investigation into the fatal crash of a military plane that killed a Kailua man last April in Afghanistan points to pilot inexperience and an accepted greater risk in flying the high-demand surveillance aircraft.
Powerful, gusty winds across the islands Tuesday and Wednesday downed power lines, triggered electrical outages, blew away roofs, forced road closures and caused a tree limb to fall and kill a golfer.
The libertarian faithful - anti-tax activists and war protesters, John Birch Society members and a smattering of "truthers" who suspect the government's hand in the 2001 terrorist attacks - gathered last September, eager to see the rising star of their movement.
KIHEI, Hawaii » A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaiian Island.
MELBOURNE, Australia » Activists have sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Capt. James Cook to protest against Australia's national day.
WAILUKU » People using a new Maui transportation system for disabled riders complained to a County Council panel this week about long wait times, untrained drivers and the service's recently installed computer system.
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Hunter Farr watched as water flooded the parking lot of Haleiwa Boat Harbor during Wednesday morning's high tide as the largest swell in a decade arrived on Oahu.
Two Honolulu City Council members seeking to add sparklers and fountains to the list of permitted fireworks on special holidays say they are hoping a new law can be in place by Dec. 31, if not by Independence Day. Council members Ikaika Anderson and Ann Kobayashi introduced Bill 5 Wednesday.
Kihei's long-awaited public high school could be named after Patsy Mink, the late congresswoman and Maui native who battled gender discrimination and racism throughout her academic and political careers.
A 22-year-old Maili man who told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his pickup truck began serving a one-year jail term Wednesday for running over and killing a Honolulu police officer at a traffic stop near Ko Olina in 2011.
Laws banning smoking at nearly 300 parks and roughly 4,000 bus stops around Oahu took effect on Jan. 1. Hawaii County parks, beaches and recreational facilities have been smoke-free since 2008, supporters of a ban said at a hearing Wednesday at the state Capitol.
State Rep. John Mizuno has introduced a bill to create a "Homeless Person's Bill of Rights." "I knew going in this would be a little controversial," said Mizuno (D, Kamehameha Heights-Kalihi Valley). "With that said, though, I think it's a worthy endeavor. It's something we have to address."
A 41-year-old Omao man has pleaded not guilty to a murder indictment by a Kauai grand jury in connection with the death of an 88-year-old man on New Year's Day.
Question: Whatever happened to the City and County of Honolulu's plans to reopen the archery range at Kapiolani Park? Answer: The archery range at Kapiolani Park might not reopen if the city finds that there is little public sentiment in that regard.
Question: Now that the city no longer has a contractor dealing with complaints about nuisance roosters and feral chickens, what can we do about wild chickens coming into our yard? How does one get rid of chickens that have become a nuisance at our beach house?
Lava lake provides spectacular show • Maui records first traffic death of 2014 • Police thwart car break-in
TOKYO » Japan went into a collective swoon two months ago when Caroline Kennedy arrived as the United States' ambassador.
WASHINGTON » Environmentalists have spent the past two years fighting the Keystone XL pipeline: They have built a human chain around the White House, clogged the State Department's public comment system with more than a million emails and letters, and gotten themselves arrested at protests across the country.
Tot killed by father's car ID'd • Man allegedly stole aid checks