Local News

Finalist for UH's top job is targeted in petition

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
An online petition imploring the University of Hawaii Board of Regents to reject a retired Army officer in the running to be the next UH president had garnered more than 350 signatures by Monday evening.

Hit-run driver seeks Veterans Court

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
A motorist who pleaded guilty in a hit-and-run collision involving the death of a Hawaii Pacific University student in front of the school's Hawaii Loa campus says he is suffering from post-traumatic stress and wants to be sentenced in the state's Veterans Treatment Court.

Incidental Lives: Premature baby beats odds, blossoms into gifted woman

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
In the hours and days following the birth of her child, Luana Yee received a most unusually somber procession of callers. "People kept saying, ‘I'm so sorry,'" she recalls. "They gave their condolences."

911 Report

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Kau resident is charged in Hilo stabbing • Honolulu man ID'd as Magic Island victim

Newswatch

Fri, 05/16/2014 - 04:59
Bail bond agent's license is suspended • Detectives investigate Puna blaze • Kansas man dies in incident off Kaanapali; and more

Lack of staff cancels inmates' Mother's Day visits

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Inmates at Hawaii's women's prison weren't able to visit with their children on Mother's Day because not enough guards showed up for work.

Obituaries

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Jane Margery Adams • Jerry Yoshio Asato • Juanita Damma Biazo • Sally Cariaga-Taneyo • Justiniano Lorenzo Castillo • Ronald Chun • Donald Marion Cook Sr. • Penny Lou Kyoko Endo • and more

Hee announces run for lieutenant governor

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Former state Rep. Gil Riviere said Sunday that he will enter the Demo­cratic primary for the state Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Clayton Hee, who is running for lieutenant governor.

Many defy warnings at Sacred Falls disaster site

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A rise in recent citations for people trespassing at Sacred Falls State Park prompted the Department of Land and Natural Resources to remind the public that the park is closed due to danger from falling rocks.

Florida man reclaims world fireknife title

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Amid circles of fire and the crescendo of pounding drums, Via Tiu­malu Jr. of Orlando, Fla., twirled and danced his way to the senior division crown at the 22nd annual World Fireknife Championships late Saturday night at the Polynesian Cultural Center in Laie.

Army brigade from Oahu trains in California's high desert

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
About 3,100 Schofield Barracks soldiers and hundreds of Stryker armored vehicles are in the California desert for a month of large-scale war-fighting practice — training that had ended several years ago for Hawaii units as deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan stopped.

New eatery helps city reclaim beach spot

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
A strident homeless man started yelling obscenities, causing Mayor Kirk Caldwell and several members of his administration to look up from their lunch at the newly opened Waikiki Grass Shack Bistro.

Hawaii farmland swelled recently, feds say

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Like unplanted soil washed away by heavy rain, the amount of land farmed in Hawaii has eroded significantly with the decline in plantation agriculture over the past several decades.

Dispute over Kapolei landfill 'in limbo'

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The fate of the Wai­ma­nalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill remains uncertain 15 months after the city endeavored to reach a resolution with the community group that's fought the hardest to shutter Oahu's only municipal dump.

Website blamed for fewer visitors

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
The head of the Pacific Aviation Museum is blaming an online ticket reservation system for a dramatic drop in sales this year.

Crime crackdown sweeps through Waikiki

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
Louise Jane Brown cries on the sidewalk of Kala­kaua Avenue as she recounts a recent assault and other horrors that she has experienced living homeless in Wai­kiki.

Ocean Watch: Calm seas and light wind make for a pleasure cruise

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
In 2006 my friend Scott helped me sail Honu from island to island across the South Pacific. "When I signed on for that trip," Scott says, "I imagined baking bread and reading novels under sunny skies in a gently swaying boat."

Newswatch

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
UH professor's work may yield heart drug • Damien places 19th at rocketry nationals • Visits canceled at women's prison; and more

Hanabusa, Schatz differ on Constitution change

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa both want to expand opportunities for preschool in Hawaii, but they are divided on a constitutional amendment on the ballot in November.

Isle Quest members required to renew eligibility

Thu, 05/15/2014 - 04:57
For the first time, the state Medicaid program is requiring most members to respond to renewal notices or risk losing their health insurance coverage. The state has begun sending out forms to at least 200,000 of the 320,000 Hawaii residents who are insured through Quest.