Local News

NASA will stage test over Kauai

Sat, 06/07/2014 - 04:49
The skies off Kauai will be a stand-in for Mars as NASA prepares to launch a saucer-shaped vehicle in an experimental flight designed to land heavy loads on the red planet.

Newswatch

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Aloha State has head start on carbon cuts • Isle woman injured in Virginia accident • Search ends for missing opihi picker • Resort condo plans to replace Lahaina sea wall

Court says report on Waimanalo landfill is valid

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
The state Intermediate Court of Appeals has determined that the final environmental impact statement the city filed for expansion of the Wai­ma­nalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill is valid, clearing one of the legal issues clouding continued operations at Oahu's only municipal and solid-waste dump.

NASA postpones saucer test over unfavorable weather

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
There will be no launch Tuesday of a saucer-shaped test vehicle from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, NASA announced.

Maui wells violate federal law, court rules

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
A federal judge in Hono­lulu has ruled that Maui County's use of injection wells at its Lahaina sewage treatment plant violates the federal Clean Water Act, setting up the county for potential fines reaching into the millions of dollars.

Hawaii State Hospital teeming, officials say

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Chronic overcrowding and an inappropriate infrastructure have put a strain on the staff at the Hawaii State Hospital and added to the risks of working there, hospital officials say.

Magazine touts KCC culinary program

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Known locally for producing successful Hawaii chefs, the culinary program at Kapiolani Community College now ranks among the top 20 nationwide, according to FSR (Full-Service Restaurant) magazine.

Hilton Hawaiian village to add tower

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Private equity giant Blackstone and another undisclosed investor plan to invest $415 million to add a 350-foot time-share tower to the Hilton Hawaiian Village, which is the state's largest single resort property.

State postpones lane closures to relieve traffic woes on H-1

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
West Oahu-bound drivers will get a reprieve this week from the latest round of nightly roadwork shutting down Ewa-bound lanes on the H-1 freeway.

Lassner retains the reins at UH

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents voted Monday to hire its longtime information technology chief to lead the university as its 15th president, saying David Lassner will be able to hit the ground running and help mend the university's bruised reputation while working toward strategic goals to improve UH's delivery of higher education.

Kokua Line: Kapolei Parkway extension is set to open in September

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Question: When is the section of Kapolei Parkway across from Costco set to open? It is such a small section, but much needed and finally completed.

Incidental Lives: Graduation bash solidifies relationships and traditions

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Praise be, the Kenon Kaho­ano Graduation Party Committee is officially, happily, wearily, let's-think-twice-before-we-ever- do-this-again-ily released from duty.

911 Report

Fri, 06/06/2014 - 04:59
Suspects found in vacant house • Inmate faces escape charge • Brush fire burns 1,000 acres

Newswatch

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
National Guard company due back in isles • Work continues on Waialae Avenue • Search made for Hawaii isle opihi picker; and more

Teenager with heart disease becomes mentor to sick kids

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
When Keegan Passos was 7 years old, he started writing a song. He told his mother, Jullie Passos, about it, and she expected "a kid song" — something silly or lighthearted. Instead, the boy sang about angels and knowing he's not alone.

Funds offered for toxic land test

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Businesses near Hono­lulu's proposed $5.2 billion, 20-mile rail line may be eligible for Brownfields grant funding to assess whether their commercial or industrial property requires removal of toxic substances.

Bill would let city try anew to sell projects

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
City Council members appear ready to give the Caldwell administration the OK to find a new buyer for the city's housing proj­ects, but want to limit the number of units that can be converted to accommodate low-income and very-low-income occupants in the Downtown-Chinatown district.

Lawmaker visits ravaged Philippines

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Mass graves still line streets of some of the areas in the Philippines hit hardest by Typhoon Hai­yan — adults on one side, children 10 and younger on the other.

Park official: Selling free tickets 'a mistake'

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
The superintendent of the USS Arizona Memorial has reversed his stand on the diversion of "walk-up" tour tickets — which are supposed to be free — for sale to commercial operators.

Bill on biodegradable bags hits snag over definitions

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
A Honolulu City Council committee is holding up a plan to make changes to the impending plastic bag prohibition on Oahu.