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Newswatch

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Marine's court-martial in death of prostitute scheduled for April • Infant's injuries lead to abuse investigation • Molokai access road reopens after cleanup • Threat with rifle brings charges for Pahoa man

911 Report

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Motorist accused of striking pair with car • Woman hospitalized after vehicle hits her • Man pleads not guilty in fatal stabbing • Suspect is arrested in alleged knife threat

10 prison pitches include new facility in West Oahu

Mon, 02/24/2014 - 05:48
Replacing Hawaii's largest jail, Oahu Community Correctional Center, with a larger one in West Oahu is one of 10 proposals being considering to help alleviate a crisis of inmate overcrowding.

Tip credit stymies accord on raise

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
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.

Measure would create environmental court

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Crimes such as pumping pool water into the ocean and dumping trash on roadsides would be prosecuted better if Hawaii establishes an environmental court, advocates and regulators told state lawmakers this week.

New York Times: In sake, Japan sees a potential stimulus

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
NIHONMATSU, Japan » As Japan confronts troubling economic data and memories of its stagnant "lost generation," the country's government is offering a little something to take the edge off: a bottle or two of sake.

New York Times: Religious right cheers Arizona bill derided by gay rights groups

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
In New Mexico, a photographer declined to take pictures of a lesbian couple's commitment ceremony. In Washington state, a florist would not provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. And in Colorado, a baker refused to make a cake for a party marking the wedding of two men.

Public's concerns over paperwork fees stall bill

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s proposal to raise or begin charging fees for more than 40 permits and services tied to land use hit a snag at what was expected to be a final vote at a City Council meeting on Wednesday.

Trash pickup fee passes first of 3 readings

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to begin charging Oahu property owners $10 a month for trash pickup cleared its first hurdle Wednesday but appears to have a long way to go before it becomes law.

Welcome (back) to the jungle

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
What's old is new again for the 25th Infantry Division. With the Iraq War over, Afghanistan rapidly winding down and a refocus on the Pacific underway, "Tropic Lightning" Division is returning to its jungle-fighting past to sharpen skills eroded during a decade of fighting in the Middle East.

Quiet shelter helps 'reboot' homeless vets

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
The Institute for Human Services is holding a private blessing Thursday for a house serving as a small emergency shelter for homeless veterans in Kalihi Valley.

Complaints about Hanohano push House leaders to action

Sun, 02/23/2014 - 05:46
State House leaders hope to meet privately with state Rep. Faye Hanohano to discuss how the chamber should respond to several complaints about her conduct.

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.