Local News

Lead levels called too low to threaten water system

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
The state Department of Health is notifying the public that "very low" levels of lead and other chemicals have been detected in the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam water system.

State funds shark study after increase in attacks

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
University of Hawaii researchers have attached satellite transmitters to six more sharks in the second phase of a project to observe the movements of tiger sharks after a surge in the number of shark attacks recorded off Maui.

3-year wait estimated for sale of city rentals

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
City officials are now anticipating it may take up to three years to sell off 12 rental projects after the collapse last month of a $142 million deal with the nonprofit Honolulu Affordable Housing Partners LLC.

Water board policy prevents 3 estimated bills in a row

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
A new policy instituted by the Honolulu Board of Water Supply ensures that no customer will receive more than two consecutive bills based on estimated usage, Manager Ernest Lau told a City Council committee Wednesday.

Jury convicts man of woman's murder

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
It took police and prosecutors more than 24 years to identify and take to trial the person responsible for strangling 81-year-old Edith Skinner. It took a state jury less than a day of deliberation to find him guilty.

Lava lake at Kilauea's summit rising steadily

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
Like a moving jigsaw puzzle, the lava lake at the summit of Kilauea Volcano continues to glow and gurgle, while the Puu Oo vent is feeding a flow largely hidden from public view.

$2 million shortfall forecast for sports

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
University of Hawaii athletic department is staring at the possibility of a $2 million deficit this fiscal year and may have to lay off some part-time and temporary workers, a Board of Regents committee was told Wednesday.

1 of 3 volleyball courts spiked by underground mystery pipes

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
The University of Hawaii had to scale back its plans for sand volleyball practice courts on campus when the project unearthed pipes that nobody could account for, a Board of Regents committee was told Wednesday.

Hawaii Carpenters Union backs Schatz for U.S. Senate seat

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
The Hawaii Regional Council of Carpenters is expected to announce today that the union will endorse U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa in the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. The 6,300-member union is among the most politically influential private-sector labor organizations in the state.

Construction unions endorse Anderson

Sun, 02/09/2014 - 05:53
Honolulu City Councilman Ikaika Anderson's bid for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat won the endorsement of the Hawaii Construction Alliance. Anderson is one of at least six candidates vying for the seat now held by U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, who is forgoing a re-election bid to run for the U.S. Senate.

New York Times: Rules to aid asylum-seeking refugees are called security threat

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Republican lawmakers are assailing new exemptions from anti-terrorism laws the Obama administration issued this week for war zone refugees seeking to come to the United States, saying the rules are examples of unilateral action by President Barack Obama that weaken immigration security.

Obituaries

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Arthur Akau Sr. • Paulina Barcena Amorin • Charles Minoru Ando • Thomas H. Barlan • Barbara Ann Keala Clifton • Yuriko Lily Correira • Florine Ray Culbreth • Howard Cranford Culbreth • Betty Ancheta Fahselt • and more

New York Times: Democrats aim for a presidential fervor in '14 vote

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
WASHINGTON » The Democrats' plan to hold onto their narrow Senate majority goes by the name "Bannock Street project." It runs through 10 states, includes a $60 million investment and requires more than 4,000 paid staffers.

New York Times: Members of Russian punk band get warm greeting in New York

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
NEW YORK » Newly freed by the Russian authorities, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, one of two members of the punk band Pussy Riot jailed for their political activism, had a message for the crowd at a fundraising concert in Brooklyn on Wednesday.

Kokua Line: Contract awarded for Kalanianaole Highway

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Question: When will the repaving of Kalanianaole Highway from Ainakoa Avenue to Lunalilo Home Road start?

Newswatch

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Highway crash kills motorist • Snorkeler dies on Maui beach

911 Report

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
A 39-year-old Kailua-Kona man died in Hawaii County police custody Tuesday after he was hit with a Taser. Police said they used the electronic weapon in an attempt to subdue Randall Hatori.

Split vote kills plan to bolster farm rights

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Right-to-farm legislation is likely dead for this session after the chairman of the Senate Agriculture Committee on Tuesday failed to get enough votes for a procedural move to keep the idea afloat.

Community group will review sex education program

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
The Department of Education will again review Pono Choices after complaints from a state House lawmaker and several parents that the sex education curriculum is medically inaccurate and not age-appropriate for middle-schoolers.

Rats: Waikiki's rodents in residence

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Rats have plagued the Waikiki area for decades, finding a pest paradise in sewer pipes, parks, fruit trees, aging infrastructure and dilapidated walk-ups. Budget cuts have let rats proliferate in the tourist mecca, much to residents' dismay.