Local News

McManaman steps down over 'personal matters'

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:49
In a surprise to even her peers, Patricia McManaman, head of the state Department of Human Services, is stepping down due to personal reasons, the state announced Friday.

Gov. Abercrombie must restrict Niihau fishing, OHA says

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:49
State Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees have asked its chief executive officer to draft a letter urging Gov. Neil Abercrombie to use his powers to prohibit the taking of aquatic life within three miles of Niihau by non-Niihau residents.

Liquor panel too slack, councilman complains

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:49
Commissioners with the city's liquor control agency must do a better job of scrutinizing and vetting candidates in this latest attempt to fill the agency's administrator position, said Hono­lulu city Councilman Ron Menor.

Pedestrian dies of injuries after vehicle struck him in November

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:49
An 85-year-old man hit by a car in Ewa Beach on Nov. 8 died Thursday at the Queen's Medical Center. The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office identified the man as James N. Gresham of Kaneohe.

Newswatch

Tue, 02/11/2014 - 05:49
Coach pleads no contest to striking youth • Man accused of robbing acquaintance

Senate panel OKs 3 housing measures

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Hawaii could see more micro apartments, housing for seniors, and rental properties if bills that lawmakers approved in committee Wednesday become law.

Obituaries

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Baltazar Porte Barroga • Cesario Roman Campos • Ranelle Kanoeau Godoy-Derige • George K. Hiwatashi • David Teruji Ishii • Robert Loando Sr. • Robert T. Matsushita • Ronald Jack Mayuiers • Michael Mitsuo Muraoka • and more

New York Times: Users' move to mobile concerns Wikipedia

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
The Internet behemoths Google and Facebook have proved they can still attract users and advertisers as their traffic shifts from desktops to mobile devices.

New York Times: American-born cabbies a vanishing breed in New York City

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
NEW YORK » The cabbies huddled beside space heaters in the break room of a garage in Queens, playing a Ghanaian version of checkers before their shifts were to begin.

House committee passes measure to treat lying witnesses as criminals

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Lying to police who are investigating a crime would become at least a misdemeanor under a bill Hawaii lawmakers are advancing. Honolulu police officers told members of the House Public Safety Committee on Thursday that they support the measure because witnesses who mislead police can hamper investigations and can get innocent people thrown in jail.

New York Times: Taking on Thailand's crisis with a bit of western bite

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
BANGKOK » For their newscast last week, the hosts of "Shallow News in Depth" invited three dancers dressed in the style of the ancient Thai royal court to offer a musical tribute to the head of Thailand's army: a gesture of appreciation for his apparent refusal to launch a coup.

911 Report

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Man arrested in alleged armed robbery • Body is found floating in Ala Wai harbor • Suspects sought in theft of koa wood

Island Images

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55

China might deploy sub that could nuke the isles

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
As China's military grows by leaps and bounds, its Jin-class ballistic missile submarines are set to deploy in 2014 with the capability for the first time of a nuclear strike on Hawaii, Alaska and possibly the western U.S. from East Asian waters, a U.S. senior intelligence officer on China testified recently.

Arrest of 2 Kaneohe men linked to arms trafficking

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Police and federal agents this week arrested two men believed to be tied to a weapons trafficking ring run by career criminal Nicolas Nakano. That makes seven arrests tied to Nakano, authorities said.

Rise in home sales signals market is on solid ground

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Oahu's housing market in January posted modest increases in sales volume and median prices compared with the same month last year, extending relatively strong growth into a potentially third straight year.

Caucus formed to bolster state’s potential in aerospace industries

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
State lawmakers Thursday announced the formation of a caucus that aims to support the development of Hawaii’s aerospace sector and foster the potential for a burgeoning drone industry.

Keeping pot, gaming illegal is police chief's plan

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A day after being reappointed to a second five-year term, Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha said the department will continue the fight against legalizing marijuana and gambling.

House panel OKs DHHL confidentiality bill

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
Curtis Crabbe, who has a Department of Hawaiian Home Lands homestead lease on Molokai, hopes a controversial privacy bill involving DHHL lessees meets the same fate in the House as it did in the Senate.

Suit alleges 'sexual shaming' at prison

Mon, 02/10/2014 - 05:55
A 26-year-old former female inmate at Kauai Community Correctional Center has filed a federal lawsuit charging that she was "repeatedly humiliated, harassed and sexually abused" by the prison warden in what she described as "sexual shamings" in front of male inmates.