Local News

New York Times: A question for seder: what role for screens?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
As they gather around the dinner table on Monday for the Seder, some families will forgo passing around wine-stained copies of the Haggadah, the book used to guide the evening and one of the most ubiquitous volumes in Jewish homes. Instead, they will be tapping on their Kindles, tablets or cellphones, downloading in unison whatever version of the ceremony they plan to follow.

Kalihi prison is locked in battle against bedbugs

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Inmate complaints are prompting Oahu Community Correctional Center officials to use pesticides, heat and steam along with disposal of mattresses, bedding and towels to try to eradicate bedbugs.

$290,000 settlement is approved in suit by Kauai councilmember

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The Kauai County Council agreed to a payout of $290,000 in a lawsuit filed by a councilmember claiming his civil rights were violated. The Council agreed to accept funds from its insurance company, Everest Insurance Co., for the settlement.

Dog-shooting conviction overturned

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
An animal cruelty conviction of a man who killed a pit bull dog has been overturned by the state Intermediate Court of Appeals because the judge did not allow testimony pertaining to the man's claim of self-defense.

Hilo dentist quits as complaints mount

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
With the state investigating 12 complaints against him, Dr. John D. Stover called it quits as an oral surgeon and dentist on Hawaii island, news that was welcomed by the Hawaii Dental Association.

Family of dental patient 'will never give up hope'

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Kristen Tavares had given birth just a few months ago and had her hands full caring for her new baby and his big brother before she went to Dr. John D. Stover's office in Hilo to have her wisdom teeth pulled.

Bill shifts HCDA's power

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The state House is expected to vote Monday to give final approval to a bill that would weaken the governor's power to shape the Hawaii Community Development Authority and freeze building height limits.

Newswatch

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
6 high school teams heading to robotics world championship • 2 injured when truck hits wall • Officer's baby is born in his car

911 Report

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Man suspected of taking ukulele from Kapolei shop • Kalihi woman allegedly chokes 13-year-old girl

Island Images

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39

Loss of funding imperils laptop plan

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now that lawmakers have zeroed out funds to continue supporting the initiative.

Prediction of Kakaako measure's failure riles Galuteria and Saiki

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
In a rare public outburst, state Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria on Thursday lashed out at state House Majority Leader Scott Saiki for implying that a bill that would allow the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs to pursue residential development near the waterfront in Kakaako is dead before conference committee negotiations have started.

Woman charged with felony in Iolani Palace vandalism

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A 21-year-old woman accused of breaking into Iolani Palace in February has been charged with criminal felonies. An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Drew Paahao with criminal property damage and burglary.

Expert details girl's injuries but finds no cause of death

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A third defense medical expert is offering an opinion on the child abuse beating death of 5-year-old Talia Williams. Pediatrician and child abuse expert Eli Newberger said Thursday in U.S. District Court that when Williams died, "there were many organ systems that were failing."

Pacific Ocean could produce another El Nino

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A warm-water mass churning across the tropical Pacific points to the development of a periodic phenomenon that typically brings destructive weather across far reaches of the planet, two University of Hawaii scientists warn.

Obituaries

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Kenneth Wayne Abrams • Brian Bronson Ku'umakaekolu Akana • Jerard Kawika De Rego • Jerome Migao Fanene • Ronald Freitas • Johnny Arthur Garcia • Raymond Harding Henry • Eugene Eishin Higa • Benehakaka Kanahele-Kaiwi II • and more

Minimum wage, kindergarten measures still in play

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Hawaii lawmakers are heading into the final stretch of their legislative session, and the fates of many bills have been decided thanks to the passing of a major deadline.

Group pitches tiny homes inside homes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A social justice group is proposing that Hawaii capitalize on the concept of "ohana houses" to help alleviate the state's shortage of affordable housing -- but much needs to be done in order for that to happen.

Landfill cleanup’s next step starts

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu city officials are entering the second phase of a cleanup of toxic chemicals at the Waipahu Ash Landfill, which will focus on evaluating the long-term health and environmental risks at the site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Man held on murder charge faces trial in alleged flashing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A man charged with fatally stabbing a homeless man in Kailua is scheduled for trial next week in a separate case of allegedly exposing himself to a woman.