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13 finalists selected for pending vacancies on Board of Regents

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Thirteen finalists have been nominated to fill four seats on the University of Hawaii's Board of Regents, including the Hono­lulu seat held by Chairman John Holzman. Holzman's term, and those of three others on the 15-member board, expires June 30.

Hawaii to see fewer shark attacks, researcher says

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
All of a sudden it's been two months since the last shark attack, a modest break from a two-year period in which Hawaii averaged a remarkable one shark attack per month. Is it safe to go back in the water?

Prejudice complaint filed against Hanohano

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
State House Speaker Joseph Souki apologized Friday for the behavior of Rep. Faye Hano­hano and said a special committee investigating her conduct could have a recommendation within days.

Valley Isle searchers find clothes belonging to missing woman

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Volunteers searching for a pregnant, 27-year-old missing Maui woman on Thursday discovered a sweater and skirt belonging to her. Carly "Charli" Scott's sisters identified the clothes found in the Peahi area as hers, said Pat Mulligan, a partner with Morey Inc., which is assisting in the search.

Island Images

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58

911 Report

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Man charged with kidnapping • Witness helps nab suspect • Causes of death of 2 tourists will be probed • Kihei home fire does $450,000 in damage

Newswatch

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Court upholds $4M fine against Pflueger • H-1, Pali ramps to be closed for 2 Sundays

Rail facility redesign costs $4.25M

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
The Oahu rail transit system's maintenance-storage facility will undergo a redesign to upgrade the track operations there -- a $4.25 million decision by project officials that scraps many of the original blueprints for how that facility was to work.

Obituaries

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Raymond Naoto Amimoto • Glenn Z. Arakawa • Hilda Emiko Fujinami • Randall Maka-alu Hatori • Albert Leialoha Kamalu Jr. • Masao Koike • Lehua Lani Lucy Lagapa; and more

Bill acknowledges ukulele's influence

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Its frisky four strings are the sound of Elvis' "Blue Hawaii," of Tiny Tim tiptoeing through the tulips and lately, beyond all reason, of a popular "Bohemian Rhapsody" cover.

Mock-up of transit system's cars displayed at Kapolei Hale

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Oahu residents can now see in person a life-size mock-up of the 80 rail cars being designed for the island's planned transit system. Rail officials joined Honolulu City Council members to unveil the model Thursday at Kapolei Hale, where it will remain on display during regular business hours through April.

Trash fees tied to dumpster tally

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Several hundred apartment, condominium and townhouse complexes and nonprofits would be charged for city garbage pickup under a proposal made this week by the administration using a fee schedule that's based on how many dumpsters they use.

BASF joins 3 seed companies in suit against Kauai County law

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A fourth seed company has joined a lawsuit against Kauai County that attempts to block implementation of a new law regulating pesticide use and the farming of genetically modified crops.

Woman gets 21-month term, must repay state $398,887

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 58-year-old woman who continued to collect her father's state of Hawaii disability payments 21 years after he died was sentenced Thursday to 21 months in federal prison.

Construction company cited after worker's death

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Five months after a worker fell 50 feet from a Punchbowl apartment building, a Kalihi construction company has been fined $63,250 for failing to provide adequate safeguards.

I committed assault to join 'family,' inmate tells court

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 25-year-old state prison inmate said in U.S. District Court on Thursday that he participated in an assault of a fellow inmate at Halawa Correctional Facility in February 2013 in order to gain membership in the Hawaii prison gang USO Family.

Man confesses to stabbing at Waikiki hostel, police say

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
A 45-year-old Waikiki man admitted to an arresting police officer that he stabbed a 34-year-old man Sunday night at a hostel near the Honolulu Zoo, according to court documents.

State urges caution after Oahu toddler comes home with measles

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
The state is concerned about the spread of measles after an Oahu infant contracted the highly contagious disease in the Philippines and was infectious while traveling back to Honolulu and during visits to receive medical treatment.

Victim of violent Waikiki robbery still in coma

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
Family and friends of a 52-year-old grandmother who sustained a broken hip and other injuries in a violent purse-snatching in Waikiki are gathering at Straub Clinic & Hospital, hoping that Jullie Stephenson comes out of the coma she's been in for more than a week.

House member's remarks prompt inquiry

Mon, 02/17/2014 - 05:51
State House leaders intend to appoint a special committee to investigate Rep. Faye Hanohano after a Hawaii Pacific University student claimed he was treated rudely by Hanohano when he testified before her House committee.