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Obituaries

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Doris Setsuko Borges • Margarita Cantorna Cantorna • Harold Makoto Date • Dudley Anthony Dias • Jethro John Querubin Dumlao • Wayne N. Gokan • Jonah Ka'aialii • and more

Most isle schools ready with increase in hours

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
All but two public high schools statewide are on track to provide increased instructional hours that will be mandated next school year — a marked turnaround from this time last year, when only two secondary schools were providing the required learning time.

Isles have highest rate of fatalities for older pedestrians

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
It's not the first time in recent years that Hawaii has been pegged as the most dangerous state for senior pedestrians, but a new report out Tuesday once more gives the Aloha State that dubious distinction.

Health of seniors in Hawaii ranks second in nation

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Seniors in Hawaii are healthier than in any state except Minnesota, with good access to medical care and the nation's lowest rates of obesity and hip fractures, according to a national report released Wednesday by United Health Foundation.

Community group takes on a new identity

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Kids Voting Hawaii is now We Vote Hawaii, and voting for a new logo will be held on Friday.

Senate president wants UH to search anew for leader

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Tuesday again defended its search proc­ess that resulted in the two finalists vying to lead the university amid a new call — this time from state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim — to reopen the search.

Symphony percussionist championed social justice

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Stephen R. Dinion, assistant principal timpanist and percussionist for the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and a community activist, died May 13 of complications from lymphoma. He was 46.

Woman indicted in alleged murder attempt

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
An Oahu grand jury Tuesday indicted a 30-year-old surfer on an attempted-murder charge for allegedly driving at and hitting a 73-year-old woman with her car in Wai­kiki last week.

Killer grifter with Hawaii ties dies in prison cell

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Former Hawaii resident Sante Kimes, who along with her son made up a notorious grifter team convicted of the murders of a wealthy widow in New York and a businessman in Los Angeles, has died in her prison cell at age 79.

12,000 apply for rental aid via city's Section 8 program

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
What kind of demand is there for affordable housing on Oahu? Consider this: Nearly 12,000 people have signed up for rental assistance six days into the weeklong open period for applying to the city's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, officials said Tuesday.

Agent accused of entrapment, rape

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii woman who ran an escort service said in a lawsuit that a federal agent entrapped her in a meth­am­pheta­mine case, forced her to be his informant and sexually assaulted her.

Preservation of Natatorium gains support

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A nearly three-decade battle to preserve the neglected Wai­kiki War Memorial Natatorium is getting added ammunition from the National Trust for Historic Preservation, which is adding the landmark to its list of "national treasures" — a move that harnesses the support of thousands of preservationists from coast to coast.

911 Report

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Pair charged in attempted home invasion • Waimanalo structure destroyed in blaze • Man accused of threats against women

Newswatch

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Panel focuses on topics key to females • Workshops to address chronic illness • Kauai offers summer kids’ enrichment

Obituaries

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Enrico Castillo Arce • Sheldon Ka‘uaua Toshimi Branch • William Howard Cross • Alfredo DeFabian; and more

Skateboarder was 'incredible person'

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A 26-year-old Honolulu man killed early Sunday morning by an alleged drunken driver in Kaaawa was a top sponsored skateboarder who made a name for himself in Hawaii and on the San Francisco skate scene, friends said.

Gambling leader who aided prosecution gets 6 months

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
A federal judge handed down a six-month jail term Monday for a man who continued to run a multimillion-dollar Internet sports betting operation after he was caught in order to help the government prosecute people who worked for him and helped hide profits.

State will remove sailboat stuck on reef near Kona

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
State boating officials Tuesday hope to remove a sailboat that ran aground a coral reef off old Kona Airport on Sunday night.

Emergency Medical Services Week cheers lifesavers

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
Combat veteran Natasha Coelho had trained to fight for her life overseas. At home in Hawaii she battled to stay alive in a hospital bed she barely remembers lying in.

Victim has no memory of attack after being hit by car

Fri, 05/23/2014 - 04:59
The Waikiki woman who suffered serious head injuries from being hit by a car driven by a woman accused of intentionally trying to run her over said she was stunned anyone could commit such an act.