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Waianae grad is headed for Harvard

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
In his 12 years as a counselor at Wai­anae High School, Shane Naka­mura never heard of any student getting into an Ivy League university, let alone even applying to one.

Stepmom in death penalty case looking for friends online

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Convicted child killer Delilah Williams is looking for new friends online while serving time at the Federal Detention Center in Honolulu, according to a website dedicated to finding prison pen pals.

$300 million super yacht drops anchor in Honolulu

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
The yacht, with a stairwell banister worth $60,000 and bath knobs costing $40,000 each, has berthed at Honolulu Harbor. Norman Cheu, owner of Norko Marine Agency, said the boat, whose arching hull reminds him of a submarine, is the most impressive vessel he's seen in 30 years as a ship agent in Hawaii.

Bill calls for $32M to build housing for homeless

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City Council Chairman Ernie Martin wants to build permanent and temporary housing for the homeless by diverting $32 million from the $132 million pot that Mayor Kirk Caldwell set aside for road repaving.

City construction chief takes state post

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Honolulu Design and Construction Director Chris Takashige is leaving the city to join the state Department of Land and Natural Resources. His last day is Friday.

Tax evasion mastermind gets 2-year prison sentence

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
A California accountant described as the architect of a tax evasion scheme involving second-generation Hawaii car dealer Alan Pflueger was sentenced Thursday to two years in federal prison.

Kokua Line: There’s nowhere to have plastic bottle caps recycled

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Question: Could you please tell me what organization collects bottle covers? I couldn't find your past article on this.

Newswatch

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Waialae Avenue lanes to close • Half of Pali Highway to be shut • Pair arrested in robbery • Beach access on the agenda

Oahu's first transit-oriented design project gets green light

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
City leaders and developers have inked an agreement to proceed with what aims to be Oahu's first transit-oriented design project — at the site of the former Kam Drive-In — along the island's future rail transit line.

Review of isle VA clinics finds no scheduling problems

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
An inspection of Department of Veterans Affairs clinics on Oahu and some neighbor islands was conducted last week and “there were no scheduling practice issues brought to light,” said Patricia Matthews, spokeswoman for the VA Pacific Islands Health Care System.

Bill would ban foam takeout boxes

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
Those foam and plastic containers that have become synonymous with plate lunches and bentos over the past few decades may become a thing of the past on Oahu under a Hono­lulu City Council bill that would require food containers to be compostable.

Defense expert to cite wife's sway with killer

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
One of the researchers involved in a well-known prison experiment that used Stanford University students as test subjects is expected to testify Thursday that a former Schofield Barracks soldier would not have abused and tortured his 5-year-old daughter without pressure from his wife.

Park size, spending hurt isles in ranking of top systems

Mon, 06/02/2014 - 04:46
The highest percentage of park land in the country wasn't enough to offset relatively low parks spending as Honolulu scored in the middle of the pack in an annual survey of U.S. urban park systems unveiled Wednesday.

Obituaries

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Dorothea Hideko Aguigui • Marilyn Helene Kaleinani Apiki • John William Barnes • Glenn V. Butler • Ying Kiu Chang • Betty Jane Cypriano • Jean Marie Darling • Felipe Fuerte Dela Cruz • and more

Alien beetle bugs palms at 6 places on Oahu, state says

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
An alien invader that threatens Hawaii's iconic coconut palms appears to be spreading on Oahu and may have established a breeding population, state officials say.

Handi-Van driver saves passengers from vehicle fire

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Honolulu transit leaders are hailing a Handi-Van driver as a hero for helping two passengers escape from her van last weekend shortly before a fire on board engulfed it in flames.

More towers on the rise in Kakaako

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Kakaako is in the middle of a residential tower development wave that builders see as meeting overwhelming homebuyer demand, but some area residents see as crowding their quality of life.

What Ever Happened To: No action taken in Hawaii on pitch to shut post offices

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
QUESTION: Whatever happened to the plan to close five Hawaii post office branches? The U.S. Postal Service held meetings in September to gather public input regarding the proposal.

Kokua Line: No ban on balloon releases, but metal ones are trouble

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Question: I want to release balloons at my father's funeral. Is that legal? Are there any state or city regulations regarding that?

Newswatch

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Quake hits north of Friendly Isle • Dog killer found not guilty • Pair arrested in robbery • Woman hurt on water slide