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New York Times: Ukrainian cities reflect nation's deep divisions

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
DONETSK, Ukraine » The silver-haired mayor of this raw mining city in eastern Ukraine had just delivered a pep talk to about 100 uniformed police officers, beseeching them to ensure law and order in these turbulent times of revolution, when a bearded man in dark glasses took the microphone.

New York Times: Coal ash spill reveals transformation of North Carolina agency

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
RALEIGH, N.C. » In June, state employees in charge of stopping water pollution were given updated marching orders on behalf of North Carolina's new Republican governor and conservative lawmakers.

Obituaries

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Elizabeth Leinaala Anderson • Cynthia Lorraine Campos • Shawn Leimomilani Carter • Margaret Yit Kwan Chang • Beverly B. Damon • Yvette Marie Dante • David A. Delaforce • Thelma Tai Dai Fong • Raymond Masaichi Fujioka • Susan Cho Haines • and more

Newswatch

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Warrant fee scam still ongoing • Kamehameha to buy school • Maui County buys acreage

Unsealed transcripts reveal issue with juror

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
A state judge has granted a request by the Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser to release the transcripts of closed court proceedings before she declared a mistrial in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder case.

Back pay on its way to teachers

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Checks are on the horizon for an estimated 10,000 Hawaii substitute teachers who are owed a share of a $14 million settlement for back-pay claims from more than a decade ago.

Possible Fale-Hee race could put gay marriage at center

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
State Rep. Richard Fale said Tuesday that he intends to challenge state Sen. Clayton Hee in an election that could serve as a referendum on gay marriage.

Man run over by car is put in a coma

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
The man who was dragged under a car that had run over him in Wai­anae last week is in the hospital in a medically induced coma, Deputy City Prosecutor Chastity Ima­mura told Circuit Judge Richard Perkins on Tuesday.

Keep sparklers outlawed, fire and police officials say

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Officials with both the Police and Fire departments urged members of the City Council Public Safety Committee to reject a bill that would allow Oahu residents to once again set off sparklers and other novelty fireworks legally, warning that expanding what's available to the public for New Year's and Independence Day celebrations could lead to more injuries.

Mayors ask state to remove limit on counties' share

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell and Maui County Mayor Alan Ara­kawa told the state House on Tuesday that counties will be under increased pressure to raise taxes and fees unless the state lifts the cap on the counties' share of hotel room taxes.

Caldwell predicted to air plan for cutting empty jobs

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Mayor Kirk Caldwell is expected to announce in his State of the City speech Wednesday that he plans to eliminate 618 vacant positions and cut funding for additional slots, moves intended to free up $37 million annually in the city's $2 billion operating budget.

Speak up to help effect change, scientists told

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Ocean scientists were urged Tuesday to go beyond their own scientific research and inject themselves into the political realm to give politicians and decision-makers the information they need to make the best policy decisions.

Tot contracts measles from infant traveler

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
The state Health Department confirmed Tuesday that a previously unvaccinated 2-year-old has contracted measles on Oahu, apparently from an 11-month-old baby who caught the disease on a trip to the Philippines.

Kokua Line: Mess at bus stop lingers due to poor communication

Sat, 03/01/2014 - 05:41
Question: I'm calling about the bus stop kitty-corner from City Hall and across from the Hawaii Public Library on South King Street. On Feb. 13 there was a homeless lady who uses her clothes as her bathroom there.

Alaska wants some humpback whales off endangered list

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
ANCHORAGE, ALASKA » The state of Alaska has filed a petition to remove some North Pacific humpback whales from protections granted under the federal Endangered Species Act, saying the whales are thriving and no longer need them.

New York Times: Warlords with dark pasts battle in Afghan election

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
KABUL, Afghanistan » Ashraf Ghani, the apparent front-runner in the Afghan presidential race this year, was once unstinting in his opinion of one of the country's most prominent warlords, Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum, calling him a "known killer."

New York Times: U.S. militant, hidden, impels drone debate

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
WASHINGTON » He is known as Abdullah al Shami, an Arabic name meaning "Abdullah the Syrian." But his nom de guerre masks a reality: He was born in the United States, and the United States is now deciding whether to kill him.

Obituaries

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Alfredo Valdez Bartolome Sr. • Margaret Yit Kwan Chang • Clarence Francis Cordeiro Sr. • Celerina David Eala • Maria Bueno Ganancial • Sarah ann Iwalani Kahee • John Kaui Kaleopaa Jr. • Shirley Ann Lee • Stuart A. Miyamoto • and more

New York Times: Trying to Save Merle Haggard's Old Home (a Boxcar)

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
OILDALE, Calif. » The tanker trains loaded with crude oil still rattle down the tracks at the end of the alleyway where Merle Haggard, a living legend of country music, grew up in a boxcar that his father transformed into the family home.

New York Times: Momentum Is Seen as More States Consider Legalizing Marijuana

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
A little over a year after Colorado and Washington legalized marijuana, more than half the states, including some in the conservative South, are considering decriminalizing the drug or legalizing it for medical or recreational use.