Local News

Young man's strong spirit after paralyzing crash inspired others

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Daniel Jackson Mapu, who was paralyzed when he was hit by two vehicles during a sign-waving rally against drugs more than a decade ago, has died. He was 32.

New York Times: A War Zone Lurks Behind The Olympics

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
BAKSAN, Russia » On Friday, a week before the Olympics were set to open just 180 miles away, Russia's security forces appeared on Makhov Street at 8:30 a.m. and cordoned off the area around a brick and stone house.

Keahipono Zayden Askew •

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Keahipono Zayden Askew • Haroldeen Mahealani Aviata • Sixto Tandoc Basilio • Alan Kainoa Cansibog • Luisa J. Cariaga • Agnes De Mattos • Arthur Enos • Yoshiko Kamei and more

Kokua Line: Removing city-owned trees is illegal, officials confirm

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
QUESTION: This concerns a strip of land/dirt located between the street and the sidewalk and the trees planted on this strip. Recently, people cut down two trees planted on the strip.

Incidental Lives: Gadget master brings calm to distressed phone owners

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
In a technology-driven society where the iMiracle of six months ago is one overhyped product launch removed from obsolescence, Terence "Yoda" Yorga's cellphone repair kiosk on the corner of Atkinson Drive and Kapiolani Boulevard stands as a refreshingly retrograde refuge for unmediated human contact.

911 Report

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
‘Dog' Chapman and wife in traffic accident • Driver who died after Wahiawa crash ID'd • Man charged in pair of Big Isle robberies

Newswatch

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Flash flood watch is issued for 3 counties • Firms, colleges try to develop telescope staff • Fire destroys storage shed on Valley Isle

Suit filed to stop project will be heard Thursday

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
The legal wranglings over Oahu’s $5.26 billion rail transit project continue — even as construction ramps up.

3 appointed to city economic team

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Attorney Linda Chu Taka­yama has been appointed to lead the city Office of Economic Development. She will be joined by Peter Tomo­zawa, who was appointed as executive director of Business Development; and Minnie Ko, executive director of international affairs.

Rescued hiker recounts ordeal on snowy volcano

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
It never occurred to Alex Sverdlov that he might meet his end in the snow in Hawaii. But drifting in and out of sleep in the early, early morning, all alone but for the snow flurries blowing about him, the New York computer science teacher and ardent solo hiker couldn't help but accept that possibility.

Rail system construction will make strides in 2014

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Until recently, Oahu's rail transit project was little more than a big idea — a concept debated for years on Internet comment boards, via the voting booth and in the courtroom. But in 2014, construction work is making rail a reality.

Bill would open child abuse hearings

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Court hearings involving children whose parents are accused of neglect or abuse would be open to the public under a bill headed for a hearing Tuesday.

Family escapes fire with just their own lives

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Ben and Chris Nary lost all of their possessions in a house fire that raged through four Ewa Beach townhouses Saturday night. House keys, drivers licenses, credit cards — all gone. Handcrafted koa wood tables and artwork made by family members — gone.

Ocean Watch: Anchialine shrimp thrive in a troubled environment

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Last week I attended a talk given by a federal biologist who, before her funding was cut, worked with Hawaii's anchialine shrimp, known as opae ula. Although these shrimp inspire nearly endless questions, I had a specific one in mind: Is it OK for a conservation-minded person to buy anchialine shrimp, sold in jars at Shi­ro­kiya and also online?

Kokua Line: Website on fire ants features recipes to kill pests

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Question: The Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser published a story on Oct. 22, 2010, about little fire ants on Maui. It mentioned a new bait that eradicated the ant infestation there. However, it did not provide the name of the bait or whether it was available.

Newswatch

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Wahiawa pool to reopen after pump fixed • Missing man's body discovered • Empty kayak's owner is sought

911 Report

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Man sought in Waipahu burglary attempt • McCully woman reports man in her room • Alert issued about jury-duty warrant scam • Man charged in Waimanalo home break-in • Autopsy set for Utah cruise passenger

Warriors of the Sea

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Navy ships from Pearl Harbor and San Diego pitched and rolled as they cut through 6- to 9-foot seas off Kauai last week, testing their ability to hunt submarines and fend off missile attacks from enemy jets.

Internments can happen again, Scalia warns

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii law school Monday that the nation's highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japa­nese-Americans during World War II but that he wouldn't be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict.

Exodus of the young leaves little hope of rebuilding city

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
As Jesse Siozon waited for his grandfather's funeral to begin, beneath the orange and blue tarps that serve as the roof for the storm-damaged Santo Niqo Church, he spoke of a double loss.