Local News

Busy voyaging canoe crews catch breath before departure

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
All the public ceremonies, tours and extended farewells in Hawaii are pau. Now all that's left for the crews of Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are to make some last-minute canoe fixes, take a few deep breaths and sail around the world.

Hawaii couple aid in rebuilding villages devastated by disasters

Fri, 05/30/2014 - 04:59
Hawaii lawmaker John Mizuno and his wife, May Besario Mizuno, are visiting the Philippines to assist in rebuilding efforts after natural disasters last autumn.

Ige takes stand against amendment on preschool funding

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 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.

Ex-reporter Mary Zanakis will run for lieutenant governor

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Mary Zanakis spent two dec­ades as a news reporter with KITV and KHON. "I think I could contribute to the betterment of Hawaii's people," she said.

Thunderstorms create havoc all around Oahu

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Intense thundershowers knocked out electricity, disabled traffic signals and flooded streets and highways around Oahu on Sunday.

Girl Scout leads peers to decorate vets' graves

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
When Girl Scout Marissa Lum decided to do her Gold Award proj­ect to produce lei for decorating the Memorial Day graves at the Hawaii State Veterans Cemetery, she had no idea the effort would blossom so.

Charter school's class of 9 graduates is its first

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Kamaile draws from a cross section of high-need populations. More than 80 percent of students qualify for free or discounted lunch, 14 percent require special-educational accommodations, 13 percent are learning English as a second language and 14 percent are homeless.

Kokua Line: ‘No left turn when coned’ also applies to driveways

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Question: What are the rules regarding turning left into driveways across a contra-flow lane? On Kapiolani Boulevard in the Ala Moana area, a contra-flow lane is set up going Ewa in mornings and Diamond Head in afternoons.

Ocean Watch: Friendly, sedate sea snakes can be lethal but rarely are

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Maitre Island, New Caledonia » One of my goals in sailing to New Caledonia was to see and admire the many sea snakes that grace this area's reefs. One in particular answered the call. Honu wasn't tied to a mooring off this marine preserve an hour before I had one of my best sea snake experiences ever.

Newswatch

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Staffing shortages prevent visits to prison • Science contest closes mid-July • Conserve water, residents told

911 Report

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Police officers assaulted in separate cases • Man charged with terroristic threatening

The forgotten cemetery

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
On Memorial Day in 1945, the year World War II ended, Oahu paid respect to its war dead not at Punchbowl, but at a cemetery that's long gone and few now know even existed.

Dismissal criticized as payback for report

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Paul M. Cole, who reported millions in waste, fraud and abuse within the Hawaii-based Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command, has been fired from his job in what he says is retaliation for the whistleblowing.

Hoku Awards ceremony heavy with emotion and historic wins

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
Mark Yamanaka, Kamaka Kukona and The Green were the big winners as the Hawai'i Academy of Recording Arts held its 2014 Na Hoku Hanohano Awards show Saturday in the Kalakaua Ballroom at the Hawai'i Convention Center.

Rule aims at recognition for Native Hawaiians

Thu, 05/29/2014 - 04:55
The U.S. Department of the Interior is considering an administrative rule to create a Native Hawaiian government, marking the first time the federal government has taken a step to give Native Hawaiians federal recognition without congressional approval.

Governor touts achievements, decisive action at convention

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:53
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Saturday sought to assert his dominance over Democratic Party politics, trumpeting the state's economic turnaround since he took office four years ago and reassuring delegates at the party's state convention that they have "the right governor."

Accomplished surfer brought same passion to research

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:53
Pioneering big-wave surfer and renowned University of Hawaii oceanographer Richard W. "Rick" Grigg died Wednesday at his home in Waialae Iki, his family confirmed. He was 77.

Embezzler gets 19 months, must pay restitution

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:53
A once well-respected Hilo woman who served as bank officer and officer for four nonprofit groups was sentenced Friday to just over 1 1⁄2 years in prison for embezzling roughly $70,000 from the bank accounts of those nonprofits and a mom-and-pop business.

130-year minimum term set for freeway shooter

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:53
The Hawaii Paroling Authority has set a 130-year minimum sentence for freeway shooter Toby Stangel. HPA Administrator Tommy Johnson said the parole board issued its decision in a notice sent to Stangel last month.

flASHback: Money drives politicians, sometimes to the grave

Wed, 05/28/2014 - 04:53
It's the last Sunday in May and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused: » Gov. Neil Abercrombie gave a speech blasting the U.S. Supreme Court for lifting caps on billionaire campaign donors.