Local News

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.

Study needs public's help to document state butterfly

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Scientists at the University of Hawaii are asking the public to keep an eye out for the Kame­ha­meha butterfly and report its whereabouts as they try to map out populations and attempt to figure out why the insect is on the decline.

New York Times: At Lunar New Year, a Big, Red Target for Pickpockets

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
NEW YORK >> There is no red bunting on the front door of Helen Hsu’s home in Rego Park, Queens, no festive garlands or totems that often bedeck Chinese homes like hers during the monthlong Lunar New Year celebration, which began more than two weeks ago.

New York Times: Emails Provide Glimpse of Governor in ’10 Race

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Even as Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin looks ahead to 2016 and a possible presidential bid, his political past as Milwaukee County Executive has come back to haunt him.

Obituaries

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Clinton Yoshitake Abe • Benjamin Agonias • Layne Ah Leong • Clare Rylander Alford • Elsie Apana • Jane T. Ashbrook • Leonard Charles Berube; and more

New York Times: Public defenders turn to lawmakers to try to ease caseloads

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
CLAYTON, Mo. » On a typical recent morning Colleen M. Polak, a St. Louis County public defender, ran upstairs and down and up again and in and out of four courtrooms, simultaneously representing clients in 10 cases. She consulted, negotiated and sometimes just waited.

1 Niihau person would set kapu under fishing bill

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Fishing restrictions around Niihau would be set by a single individual on the island under a bill approved last week by a Senate committee.

Tireless efforts by 'Parade Man' paid off in 'miles of smiles'

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
Some kids see firefighters or doctors in action and want to grow up to do the same. As a 5-year-old, Nelson Fujio observed the Military Day Parade at Ala Moana Park and wanted to start his own parade.

Poll: Islanders perceive homelessness worsening

Fri, 02/21/2014 - 05:40
A majority of Hawaii residents think the homeless problem has grown worse over the last year and even threatens the state's economy by discouraging visitors from returning.