Local News

NTSB officials initiate wreckage investigation

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Investigators with the National Transportation Safety Board have begun the painstaking process of deciphering what caused a charter plane to crash Wednesday moments after taking off from Lanai Airport, killing three people and injuring three others.

911 Report

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Mother and son face charges of selling ‘ice' • Suspect sought in death of homeless man • Duo charged in robbery of Kalihi business • Cellphone helps firefighters find lost hiker • Blaze displaces 3 at Kaneohe townhouse

Newswatch

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Isles warned about high surf on weekend • Union approves 2-year contract for nurses • Health Department's director confirmed

Panel delays decision on hotel-condo height

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
A Honolulu City Council committee is putting off decision-making on a request to raise the height limit for a second hotel-condominium tower on Kuhio Avenue to be operated and managed by the Ritz-Carlton chain, following objections raised by the project's neighbors.

Trash truck fatality is third in 12 months

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Honolulu resident Barbara Kato — who died after being run over by a city garbage truck Thursday in Kalihi — was the third person on Oahu killed by a garbage truck in just over a year.

Pastor seeks GOP nomination for lieutenant governor

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Elwin Ahu, a former state judge who serves as senior pastor at New Hope Metro, announced Thursday that he would run in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.

Oil waste often poured into Halawa Stream

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Disposal pits for "oily waste" at the Navy's Red Hill fuel storage facility were a repeated source of soil and stream water contamination between 1943 and 1987, Navy documents show.

'Poverty threshold' enters minimum wage discussion

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
In a potential framework for an agreement, the state House Finance Committee on Thursday approved a bill that would increase the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expand the tip credit to $1 while shielding low-income workers.

Senator presses North Shore land acquisition

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
State senators Thursday agreed to revive a bill that could enable the state to acquire undeveloped North Shore land owned by Turtle Bay Hotel and Resort through eminent domain.

Heroism hailed in Lanai plane crash

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
LANAI CITY » Grief and relief rose as the dominant emotions Thursday in the aftermath of a charter plane crash that left three people dead and three others injured in charred grassland in central Lanai.

New York Times: Making strip clubs go dry, and then go away

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
NEW YORK » With its fish-market perfumed air, waste-transfer stations and a moored prison barge visible just off its coast, the industrial peninsula of Hunts Point in the Bronx has long been somewhat of an indifferent haven for the city's topless bars and pole dancing parlors.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
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Obituaries

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Lillian Cheng • Norma Pascua Cuevas • Kimie Fukumoto Daniels • Nelson Muneo Fujio • Wayne Yoshiaki Fujioka • Larry Winston Hale • Fusayo Haramoto • Priscilla Toshie Hirose • Shae Akemi Ideue • Shizuka Murakami • and more

Obituaries

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Crestita Calderon Ancheta • Theron Jon Chun • Anita Soto Comilang • Kimie Fukumoto Daniels • Victoria C. Del Rosario • Gerald Thomas Elliott • David Gapero • Douglas C. Gordon • Vincent H. Hosaka • George Kiyoshi Kishaba • and more

New York Times: Considering what can actually be done about gay rights violations

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
UNITED NATIONS » After Uganda criminalized homosexuality, the White House immediately warned that the law would "complicate" the country's relationship with Washington, and the Netherlands and Norway cut off bits of development aid.

Opened in 1993, tour business touted a flawless safety record

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Maui Air had a "perfect safety record," according to its website. But that changed Wednesday night when one of its three 10-seat Piper Navajo Chieftains crashed shortly after taking off from Lanai Airport, killing a pilot and two Maui County Department of Planning employees.

Government settles air crash case for $750,000

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
The federal government has agreed to pay $750,000 to settle two lawsuits filed by the family of an Oahu veterinarian who crashed his private aircraft into the side of the Koo­lau Mountains about four years ago.

County may rethink staff's travel policies

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
The logistics of travel and communication and how Maui County serves its four-island community will likely be on the public agenda in the wake of Wednesday night's fatal plane crash on Lanai.

Kokua Line: Kailuan’s fly problems originate from pet waste

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
QUESTION: We have lived in Kailua for 40 years, but now have a major fly problem that's been escalating for well over two years. At any given time, I can stand in my front yard and count 15 flies on one leg alone, if not more.

911 Report

Mon, 03/03/2014 - 05:59
Search launched after distress call received via text • Purse-snatching case reclassified as manslaughter