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Republican lawmakers lay out legislative agenda

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
House and Senate Republicans announced Tuesday they have come together for the first time in several years to pursue a package of measures including — at the top of the agenda — a proposal to establish direct democracy.

UH presidential search will go national

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
The University of Hawaii's presidential selection committee will forgo hiring an outside search firm but will move ahead with its own national search — a process that committee members say they want to complete within a year.

Hiker trapped by snowstorm spends 4 nights on Mauna Loa

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
A hiker stranded on Mauna Loa after a snowstorm was rescued by park rangers Thursday. Rangers conducting a helicopter search found Alex Sverd­lov, 36, sunburned and wind-whipped at 9 a.m., according to a news release from Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

Space dust can carry water to planets, isle scientist says

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Researchers in Hawaii and Cali­for­nia have found that interplanetary dust particles can act as seeds of life, delivering both water and organic materials to terrestrial planets like Earth.

Kokua Line: Closing offramps for Pro Bowl done only 'when necessary'

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Question: Why was the Aiea off­ramp, town-bound, coned off on Pro Bowl Sunday? I wanted to take the off­ramp at about 12:30 p.m. but was forced to continue on the freeway.

911 Report

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Motorist critically injured in 2-car collision • Waipahu man charged in 3 bank robberies

Newswatch

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Tripler, boy's parents settle suit • Fishpond restoration on agenda • Hilo rainfall, temperature set records • Suspect held in robbery of Kauai bank

OHA seeks approval to turn Kakaako land into residential area

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Condominium towers could sprout in Kakaako just makai of Ala Moana Boulevard if a bill sought by the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs is approved by the Legislature.

Challenge to marriage equality law rejected

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
A state Circuit Court judge on Wednesday sided with the state and threw out a House lawmaker's legal challenge to gay marriage.

Panel defers bills to limit Niihau fishing

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
A state House committee deferred a series of bills backed by Niihau residents to sustain fishing and other marine life for future generations.

Kauai approves program to tackle 'cat problem'

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Cat owners on Kauai would be required to get a license for their pet under a new program passed by the Kauai County Council.

Students make a quiet return

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
Roosevelt High School students returned to the Punchbowl campus Wednesday after the shooting of a 17-year-old by a police officer.

Obituaries

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Maria Salome Torres Aliangan • Agnes Marie Balthazar • Carmen S. Brewer • Crecella Pacleb Derige • Lynne Rimmler Dudoit • Laurie M.L. Go-Yamada • Ok Nye Han and more

Bill designates Kahoolawe as alternative place for iwi

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
The state Senate is considering a bill that would designate Kahoolawe as the resting place for unknown or "inadvertently discovered" Native Hawaiian bones when those remains can't be reburied nearby.

New York Times: Japan’s Public Broadcaster Faces Accusations of Shift to the Right

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
TOKYO >> First, there was the abrupt resignation of a president accused by governing party politicians of allowing an overly liberal tone to news coverage.

Admitted head bookie sentenced to probation

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
A federal judge ordered one of three men who admitted being the master agent or head bookie at different times during a Honolulu-based Internet gambling operation to spend 30 days in jail and perform 400 hours of community service for tax evasion and transmitting wagering information over the Internet.

Man faces attempted-murder charges for firing at officers

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
A convicted felon wanted for violating his parole is facing charges that he tried to kill three police officers who were attempting to arrest him Jan. 23 after he flipped his car over while trying to flee from them.

Study: Warmer ocean can carry Asia's pollution to isles, impacts U.S. ozone

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
In the latest study, the research team used chemistry-climate models and observations, including 40 years of continuous ozone measurements from atop Hawaii island's Mauna Loa.

What Ever Happened To: Lingle maintains low profile as teacher on public policy

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Question: Whatever happened to former Hawaii Gov. Linda Lingle? Answer: The two-term Republican governor, who served from 2002 to 2010, is teaching a class on public policy at California State University, Northridge.

Kokua Line: ‘Finders keepers’ applies to unsolicited merchandise

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Question: I received a mysterious package that says “Return service requested. Open immediately. Package one of one.” I don’t recall any outstanding order. I’m afraid to open it because there’s no return address and I might be responsible for any payment due. Can you give me some advice?