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Invasive plants crowd out native limu and mar reefs

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Beneath the sparkling blue waters of Wai­kiki's world-famous beaches, an unwelcome visitor called alien algae is killing native coral, chasing away the natural sea life and upsetting the fragile balance of the ocean's ecosystem.

Kokua Line: Restoration of historic fishpond beginning

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Question: What is the status of the condemned properties at 5839 and 5841 Kalanianaole Highway? They appear to be abandoned.

911 Report

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
A 19-year-old Wai­lua man turned out to be a bad Samaritan and was arrested and charged in connection with the theft of a wallet out of a truck at Kea­lia Beach, Kauai police said.

Newswatch

Sat, 02/15/2014 - 05:56
Damien announces new principal • Maui paraglider found dead ID'd as Haiku man • Alleged robber also charged with assault

Island Images

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49

Measure in state Legislature targets alien little fire ants

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
Of all the ants in all the world, Hawaii had to get bitten by this one. Hawaii lawmakers on Monday advanced a bill aiming to study and kill the little fire ant, a hard-stinging pipsqueak that threatens the state's economy and ecology.

New York Times: 'Vote No, Hope Yes' Defines Dysfunction in Congress

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
WASHINGTON » After the shutdown, the filibusters and years of stalled bills, it was the actual passage of legislation this week that revealed the true depth of congressional dysfunction.

Incidental Lives: Gateball players challenge skills while staying friendly

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
On Monday morning, with the clock winding down and the final stroker on his team in position to gain an advantage with a 3-foot touch, 83-year-old Warren Wong perked to the sound of uncertainty.

Hilton's iconic arch getting a face-lift

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
Come rain or shine, a rainbow always will grace the Wai­kiki skyline thanks to Hilton Hawaiian Village's $4.25 million commitment to restore the colorful ceramic-tile bands around the sides of its Rainbow Tower.

Family seeks answers after woman drives off cliff

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
Friends, family members and area residents arrived at Laie Point on Monday afternoon as news spread of the death of a 49-year-old woman whose car went over the cliff into the ocean below.

Man pleads not guilty to charges of trying to kill 3 police officers

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A convicted felon suspected of being a member of a weapons-trafficking gang entered a not-guilty plea Monday to charges he tried to kill three police officers who were arresting him in Kahala last month.

Guard soldier adored his family and the ocean

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
The ashes of a 25-year-old Hawaii National Guard soldier with a love of the ocean will be scattered in an aloha oe ceremony and paddle-out Sunday at Maka­puu Beach Park, one of his favorite surf spots, officials said.

Appointment is valid, Senate and panel say

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
In 2012, two days after the constitutionally mandated 30-day time period had expired, Gov. Neil Abercrombie sent written notification to the state Senate that he appointed Richard Pollack to the Hawaii Supreme Court.

Kalaheo High kids take up AP regime for college credit

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A national program that encourages high school students to enroll in advanced placement classes to allow students to qualify for college course credits is now in place at a fifth Oahu public school: Kailua's Kala­heo High.

Judge to decide on Deedy transcripts in 3 weeks

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A state judge says she will rule within 21 days on whether to unseal transcripts of closed court proceedings in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder case, but she declined to specify the reasons she sealed them in the first place.

State plans to fine pair for damaged palace door

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
State Land Board Chairman William Aila said he will seek fines against two people who damaged a front door of Iolani Palace and made their way into the historic building Sunday morning.

10-foot shark seen near Waikiki shore

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
A 10-foot shark was spotted off Wai­kiki Beach on Monday, the third day in a row that Hawaii water safety officials had to spring into action to warn beachgoers of potential danger in the water.

Kokua Line: Parking law for the disabled covers commercial vehicles

Fri, 02/14/2014 - 05:49
Question: I’ve noticed a lunch wagon with a handicapped-parking permit parked in a metered stall for free. I’ve also seen a big yellow school bus parked in a metered stall with a handicap permit and a taxi with a handicap permit waiting in a metered stall. They’re parking for free. Is this allowed?

New York Times: Trade Dispute Centers on Ukrainian Executive With Ties to Clintons

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Bill and Hillary Rodham Clinton have built a sprawling network of powerful friends around the globe, one that could aid Hillary Clinton's chances were she to seek the presidency.

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
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