Local News

Kokua Line: Residents are responsible for bulky item debris

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Question: The bulky-item guys came recently and again left all kinds of trash on Lehua Street in Pearl City. Why are they not cleaning up their mess?

Tsutsui-Hee showdown anticipated

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
As the incumbent, Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui finds himself in the position of campaigning for a job he never sought in the first place.

Governors relied on 442nd vet as key ally

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Turk Tetsuo Tokita, who earned two Purple Hearts fighting for the 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II and became a trusted political ally on Kauai to four Demo­cratic governors, died Saturday in Lihue. He was 94.

Services for guitarist will be held on July 5

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Memorial services for Hawaiian entertainer the Rev. Dennis Kama­kahi have been scheduled for July 5.

20 new Handi-Vans, just 10 on the road

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
City transit officials appear to finally be gaining speed in approving Hono­lulu's much-anticipated new Handi-Vans — months after the vehicles first started arriving on island, and as clients voice concerns about a recent fire that destroyed a van minutes after its passengers escaped.

Nyong'o picks up award, drops no 'Star Wars' hints

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
It would take a Jedi mind trick to get Lupita Nyong'o to dish about the new "Star Wars VII" movie.

New dam is vital for Kauai ag, co-op leader says

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
As head of an agricultural group, Jerry Ornellas said he's aware of the challenges of maintaining a more than 20-mile-long ditch and tunnel water system in East Kauai — a system formerly operated by East Kauai Water, a business associated with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

Overdoses deadlier than car crashes

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Three weeks apart in the summer of 2012, a 32-year old Oahu woman and a 15-year-old Maui boy were found dead from unintentional overdoses of powerful prescription painkillers.

Ocean Watch: Navigating through customs can be frustrating, comical

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
What happened with the customs officer in Tonga?" a reader emailed, referring to a comment I made in last week's column about a misunderstanding Craig and I had after arriving in that country by sailboat.

Newswatch

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Snorkeler, 73, dies during tour • Crews continue search for man

911 Report

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Woman dies after jumping off sea cliff • Dehydration ends race for canoe paddler • Kin, friends and Red Cross help fire victims • No charges in fight that killed man

Obituaries

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Kolten Burger • Daniel Wallace Castro Sr. • Edna Bow Kwai Ching • Vincent J. Ferrigno • Scott E. Garnaas • Betty Lou Garner • Mikaele Jaime Keoua Grube • and more

Lava breakouts at Kilauea attract geologists

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spent Friday mapping four small lava breakouts in the interior of Kilauea Volcano's Kahaualea 2 flow.

Ige revises stance on GMO labeling, takes jabs at governor

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
State Sen. David Ige said Saturday that he would reconsider his opposition to GMO labeling in Hawaii and look to a Vermont law signed in May as a possible solution.

High-rises set stage for future, mayor says

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The Howard Hughes Corp. executives, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell broke ground Saturday morning on the first of two luxury high-rise residential towers in Kakaako with a small amount of retail space.

Bariatric surgery not just for weight loss

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
For Tyrissa Barco, the price of obesity hit hardest when her doctor told her she would not be able to bear a child because of her weight and its effect on her womb. "For me not to be able to have kids of my own," she said, "I was devastated."

Land-use struggle plays out at idyllic easement

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The 27.4-acre Sunset Ranch near the peak of Pupukea Road on the North Shore of Oahu is advertised as an exclusive, private country estate with breathtaking ocean and island views.

Miss Paradise Kauai earns Miss Hawaii crown

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Miss Paradise Kauai Stephanie Steuri was crowned Miss Hawaii 2014 Saturday night at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Steuri, 20, beat 14 other contestants to win the 68th annual scholarship pageant.

Study: Isles miss out on millions in food stamps

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
More than $200 million worth of food stamps are not going to eligible Hawaii residents, according to a new study looking at figures from 2011, the most recent data available.

flASHback: Keeping Superferry afloat still doesn't seem feasible

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.