Local News

Strong surf of at least 20 feet forecast for 5 islands' shores

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
The powerful northwest swell that produced giant waves over the weekend continues to generate high surf along the north and west shores of several islands.

HPD officers held highest respect for retired sergeant

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
During his 26 years with the Hono­lulu Police Department, Boyd Andrade Sr. never rose above the rank of sergeant, but he commanded incommensurable respect both in and out of uniform.

911 Report

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
Victim of stabbing dies from his wounds • Man caught with another person's ID card

Newswatch

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
Former school clerk enters plea in theft • Meeting scheduled on proposed tower • Police identify male victim, 55, of fatal accident • County proposes exploratory well in West Maui

Handi-van riders fed up with unreliable service

Fri, 03/07/2014 - 05:47
At a recent public meeting, Handi-Van passengers reported scheduling their rides as many as three hours in advance to make sure they get where they need to be on time.

New York Times: U.S. takes training role in Africa as threats grow and budgets shrink

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Across Africa, affiliates of al-Qaida and other Islamist militants are proving resilient and in some cases expanding their influence, from Nigeria to Libya to Somalia, Western and African counterterrorism officials say.

Obituaries

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Antone Rente Arruda • Alexis Peter Bokovoy • Douglas Kwan Cho • Kimie Fukumoto Daniels • Kunio Fujimoto • Morran Mutsue Fujimoto • Joseph Claiborne Kelly; and more

Bottle disposal fee increase falters

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A proposal to raise the fee distributors pay for the recycling of nondeposit glass containers appears to have stalled in the state Legislature, leaving the collection of those bottles in limbo for another year.

DHHL legally bound to provide water, lessees argue

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
DHHL has not provided water for farming lots on the Big Island and most of 24 homesteaders who have ranching leases have been unable to secure alternative means to water and have given up on raising livestock, the lessees say.

Breadfruit bill would nurture industry's growth

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A movement to commercialize breadfruit in the isles has slowly been taking root in recent years, and a bill moving through the state Legislature aims to give a much-needed boost to the fledgling industry.

Maui petition pushes to get anti-GMO initiative on ballot

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A group of Maui residents has launched a petition drive to put before voters a proposal to suspend all farming operations involving genetically engineered crops in Maui County.

Kokua Line: Don't be frightened by label on food bag, isle official says

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Chemicals known to the state of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm may be present in foods or beverages sold or served here.

Ocean Watch: Reef lobsters' antennae make them easy to spot

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
During one of those muggy Kona weather days, I went snorkeling off Lani­kai Beach in water that was calm, clear and refreshing. I swam over the dense coral heads off the center of the beach, looking for fish and invertebrates to brighten my day.

911 Report

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Police have charged a 29-year-old Kalihi woman with attempted murder in the stabbing of a 42-year-old man on Friday.

Newswatch

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Legislators race against crossover deadline • Motorcyclist killed in crash with car • Lei contest to be featured during Merrie Monarch

Schatz tapped to lead subcommittee

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
The Senate Commerce, Science and Transportation Committee has named U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz as chairman of a subcommittee that will have a new emphasis on tourism

Investigators gather clues from Lanai crash

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Investigators from the National Transportation Safety Board spent Saturday recovering the remaining wreckage from the site of Wednesday's fatal crash of a Maui Air airplane on Lanai.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Center in Manoa highlights family's dedication to isles

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii.

Volcanic Ash: Abercrombie gains an edge in wider gubernatorial field

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Republican James “Duke” Aiona thinks voters have “buyer’s remorse” after the recent Hawaii Poll showed him leading Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a rematch of the 2010 election that Aiona lost by 17 percentage points.

Palace taps California artist again to replicate glass panel

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
A California man will soon begin the painstaking process of replicating an embossed glass panel that was shattered during an act of vandalism at Iolani Palace last month.