Local News

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

911 Report

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Makaha man arrested after stabbing • Shots fired, suspect nabbed in Kaaawa • Moped thief allegedly caught on video

UH finalists pitch new perspective, courage to change

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
The two finalists vying to be the next University of Hawaii president tried to distinguish themselves as the better candidate for the job Tuesday in separate public interviews before the Board of Regents.

Deal is near to end EMT staff woes

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
City officials say they're close to reaching an agreement with the union representing roughly 200 emergency services workers

Endangered bird gets 2 new Hawaiian names

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
An endangered bird species living in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands has acquired a couple of Hawaiian names under a program that seeks to honor and maintain Hawaiian culture.

UH geographer doubts group's new-species tally

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
Amid the discouraging headlines about the extinction of wildlife species around the world, there is this bright spot: So many new species of animals and plants are discovered every year that no one knows the number.

Weather delays departure of voyaging canoes

Sun, 06/01/2014 - 04:58
The winds off Hawaii island still haven't shifted in their favor to sail, so Hoku­le‘a and Hiki­ana­lia will wait at least one more day before launching into the open sea.

Partial suit against churches can proceed, judge decides

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
An activist group that focuses on issues of separation of church and state won a judge's approval Tuesday to continue its lawsuit against two churches accused of underpaying by more than $1 million for use of Hawaii public school facilities.

Woman sent to prison for 2013 bomb threat

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
A woman who admitted making a telephone bomb threat last year that forced the evacuation of the Chevron refinery at Campbell Industrial Park apologized for her actions in U.S. District Court on Tuesday.

Group picks new logo as it gears up for election

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
The new We Vote Hawaii has a new logo. An online voting process was held to select a design to represent the nonprofit organization formerly known as Kids Voting Hawaii.

Ige takes stand against amendment on preschool funding

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
In a stark policy difference with Gov. Neil Abercrombie, state Sen. David Ige said Tuesday he opposes a constitutional amendment that would allow public money to be spent on private preschool.

Kokua Line: Safety check policy puts focus on window tints

Sat, 05/31/2014 - 04:55
Question: Recently a television newscast talked about illegal car window tinting and a new law. Can you explain window tinting that is legal, what the law is about, when the law will take effect and how can tinting be "tested" for percentage of darkness?