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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.

Newswatch

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Separate fires destroy homes and displace 3 • Police seeking suspect in Kihei bank robbery

911 Report

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Man awaiting trial freed over objections • Man killed in fall from overpass named

Incidental Lives: Teen infuses power and life in Shakespeare characters

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Ari Dalbert's gifts include not just a knack for memorizing complex soliloquies, but the ability to evoke powerful emotions through voice and movement and a talent for personalizing Shakespere's words and bringing 400-year-old characters to vital presence.

Plan expands types of events OK'd for Stan Sheriff Center

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Imagine Bruno Mars belting his hits, Colt Brennan slinging touchdowns or Cirque du Soleil performing its breathtaking acrobatics … in Stan Sheriff Center.

Security and safety training is increased at isle schools

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
In the months since the Sandy Hook mass shooting that left 26 students and staffers at the Connecticut elementary school dead in December 2012, Hawaii has stepped up its security and safety training at public schools to prevent similar tragedies here, school officials told lawmakers Monday.

Caldwell to detail rescue of funding for Housing First

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell said his administration has found funding to revive a planned Housing First initiative to give some homeless shelter.

Candidates try to distance themselves from the pack

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
Six of the seven announced Democratic candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat stepped up efforts to separate themselves from the rest of the field during a forum Monday, while attempting to make special appeals to a largely older crowd.

Panel considers pick for state health chief

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
The Senate Health Committee held an emotional hearing Monday as senators began vetting Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointee for director of the Department of Health — a position left vacant when Director Loretta Fuddy died in December after a plane crash off Molo­­kai.

Full plate of new rules on the menu

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
A new wide-ranging set of food safety rules went into effect Monday for some 10,000 restaurants, lunch wagons and food establishments in Hawaii, but the state Health Department will not begin enforcement until June.

Hanohano, under siege, has talking-to

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
State Rep. Faye Hano­hano met privately Monday with House leaders to give her side of the controversy that has swirled around her conduct.

China training for 'war' on Japan, Navy expert warns

Fri, 02/28/2014 - 05:29
The director of intelligence for the U.S. Pacific Fleet is warning that China is training for a "short, sharp war" with Japan and is expanding its forces at a time of U.S. defense budget cuts and questionable resource commitments to the Pacific.

New York Times: Hate the Taste? Just You Wait

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
A life breaks down into epochs, with bright dividing lines between them. There's the period of impotence and innocence before a driver's license, and the insurance premiums and speeding tickets after. There's pre-mortgage, when a landlord handles plumbing emergencies, and post-mortgage, when you're on your soggy own.

New York Times: California Endangered Species: Plastic Bags

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
LOS ANGELES » On a recent drizzly day, Esha Moya found herself standing outside a grocery store in South Los Angeles, her half-dozen paper bags falling apart in the rain, wishing she had a few small items that had been free and plentiful her entire life but are now banned in this city: plastic shopping bags.