Local News

N. Shore preservation deal brings relief, regret

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The state House, swallowing deep misgivings, voted Thursday to give final approval to a bill that would authorize $40 million in state bonds to help preserve 665 acres of bucolic Turtle Bay Resort from future development.

Kauai fence will protect birds

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The Department of Land and Natural Resources will erect a fence to protect rare birds and their native forest habitat in the Hono o na Pali Natural Area Reserve on Kauai.

25th Infantry Division welcomes commander

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Army Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn will assume command of the 25th Infantry Division on Friday at Schofield Barracks. He will replace Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, who has commanded the Tropic Lightning Division since April 5, 2012.

Kokua Line: Fire code bans charcoal grills in condos, with exceptions

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Question: I live in the Kukui Plaza condominium, where residents were informed by management that during an inspection by the Honolulu Fire Department and due to a new fire code, there would be no barbecuing immediately on the million-dollar, award-winning designed garden deck of our complex.

Island Images

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56

Newswatch

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Q-and-A will follow documentary screening • Driver dies in accident • Man rescued from high river

911 Report

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Gunman hits Wahiawa bank • Mom and son safe, police say

Coral protection rules stiffened

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources says it's strengthening its ability to penalize those who intentionally or negligently damage coral on a large scale.

Kilauea, Kauai, designated as being free of Styrofoam

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Not one restaurant in Kilauea on Kauai's North Shore uses disposable containers made of plastic foam. Starting this week, there are two signs at the entrance to the town saying, "Welcome to Kilauea. A Styrofoam Free Community."

$8.9M shortfall has Kauai County Council contemplating service cuts

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Kauai County Council members are considering tax increases and service cuts to cope with a projected $8.9 million budget shortfall. County officials had hoped for a larger share of the transient accommodation tax the state levies on hotel rooms.

Obituaries

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Jokdrik Anoina • Riichi Aono • Louise Luika Borsella • Otis Roland Butler • Trinidad Echaque Camaddo • Loretta Yuet Ying Cheung • Dennis LeRoy Farias • Shizuko Higa Gishitomi • and more

Governor lobbies for Turtle Bay funds

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie personally called several state House lawmakers Wednesday and urged them to approve the financing for land preservation at Turtle Bay Resort, while House leaders said a vote count was still fluid.

Legislators give $100,000 grant to group run by fellow lawmaker

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
State Rep. Rida Cabanilla says she was standing up for her community when she sought a grant-in-aid from the state Legislature so the Ewa Historical Society could restore the dilapidated Ewa Plantation Cemetery, where plantation workers are buried.

Governor green-lights industrial hemp work

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Hawaii plans to plant industrial hemp this summer for the first time in 15 years, thanks to a bill signed Wednesday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

County airs draft rules on GMO, pesticide law

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Draft administrative rules pertaining to a new law regulating pesticide use and the growth of genetically modified organisms by large-scale commercial agricultural operations on Kauai are posted on the county's website for review and public comment.

Kokua Line: Fishing at Honolulu Harbor restricted

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Question: Could you please find out if there is a rule or law that says that we cannot fish from the sidewalk on Pier 7?

2 charged over spillage from landfill

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Two top officials for the operator of the city's Waimanalo Gulch Sanitary Landfill knowingly committed violations of the U.S. Clean Water Act and then conspired and made false statements to the state Health Department, according to a 13-count federal indictment Wednesday.

Dentist sued by family of comatose patient

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
The family of a mother who fell into a coma after a Hilo dental office visit in March is suing the dentist for negligence and lack of training.

Woman and son disappear after party

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
A Lanikai son and husband of Pavla Stuchlichova are baffled by her disappearance Tuesday, along with her 3-year-old son, Benjamin Stuchlik.

911 Report

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Man indicted in botched robbery of arcade • Suspect released in Kapolei shooting