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Ex-mayor mulls gubernatorial run

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann said Wednesday that he would seriously consider running for governor as an independent if his allies collect enough signatures to get certified as a new Hawaii Independent Party.

Citizens oppose Waimalu zip line

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
More than 150 Aiea-area residents overwhelmed a state Department of Land and Natural Resources public hearing Wednesday evening to share their views, which were heavily negative, about a zip line business proposed for a forested area just beyond a Waimalu residential neighborhood.

Kokua Line: Trucks lighter than 40 tons may use freeways any time

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Question: I recently was on the H-3 Freeway, Kaneohe-bound, at 4:49 p.m., and in the right lane a huge truck was going 35 mph in a 60 mph zone.

Newswatch

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
VA to back loans despite water catchment • Cliff plunge kills driver of tractor • Maui chancellor retiring in fall

Two victories in court remove major hurdles to the rail plan

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
With two new decisive court wins, Oahu's rail transit project is poised to take shape along the island's southern coast without more roadblocks from its staunchest opponents.

New York Times: An aggressive fed finds critics on Wall Street

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Every time Janet L. Yellen, chairwoman of the Federal Reserve, testifies in Congress, she can expect some senators to scoff and representatives to question. But Washington's critics pale next to Wall Street's.

New York Times: Where Christie once ruled, a shaky return

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
PORT MONMOUTH, N.J. » When Chris Christie started to interrupt a complaining questioner, a signature tactic of the bellicose, pre-scandal governor, the audience here turned on him. "Answer the question," some shouted.

Tip credit stymies accord on raise

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
State House and Senate leaders have reached an understanding on raising the minimum wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expanding a tip credit to 75 cents, but an influential state senator wants a debate over the tip credit before signing off on the agreement.

Hawaiian immersion program gets 'teeth'

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
In what Hawaiian language advocates called a bold and monumental step, the Board of Education on Tuesday made substantial policy changes to its Hawaiian language immersion program.

Circuit Judge Michael Wilson sees court as 'public conscience'

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Tuesday announced the nomination of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson to fill an upcoming vacancy on the state Supreme Court.

Teacher is sent to prison for meth-trafficking role

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Special-education teacher Janice Fontes apologized in federal court Tuesday to her children, grandchildren, school, students, church and community for her role in trafficking meth­am­pheta­mine into Hawaii.

Councilman wants income limit lowered for affordable shelter

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
City Councilman Ron Menor wants to make it easier for those at the lowest income levels to benefit from rules that require developers to set aside affordable housing units.

Easing the housing crunch for low-income citizens

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
A decades-long debate over the best way to make more homes available to the neediest families continues at the Hono­lulu City Council on Wednesday.

Persons of interest named in cases of missing women

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
The Maui Police Department on Tuesday identified the ex-boyfriends of two missing Maui women as persons of interest but not suspects.

Advocates spend $509,900 in lobbying for gay marriage

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Equality Hawaii, channeling resources from several gay rights and civil liberties organizations, directed more than $509,900 worth of lobbying to help pass a gay marriage law in a special session of the state Legislature last fall.

Hanohano abuses authority, DLNR says

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources on Tuesday complained about the behavior of state Rep. Faye Hano­hano, portraying the representative as "abusive in authority, racially discriminatory and inappropriate" to the department's staff.

Kokua Line: Hawaii Kai ridge flags not connected to air rescue

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Question: On Sunday, Jan. 12, at about 8 p.m., a fire-truck and another emergency vehicle with sirens on drove up Ainapo Street to Hahaione Park and were there for a considerable time.

Newswatch

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Project to improve Kahana park facilities • Neighbor held in man's assault • Officials warn of pyramid scheme

911 Report

Sat, 02/22/2014 - 05:58
Alleged purse snatcher arrested in Kapolei • Burglar sought in Feb. 3 Makiki Inn heist

Teacher is sent to prison for meth-trafficking role

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Special-education teacher Janice Fontes apologized in federal court Tuesday to her children, grandchildren, school, students, church and community for her role in trafficking meth­am­pheta­mine into Hawaii.