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Kamakahi earned musical accolades, admiration of many

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Recording artist Dennis Kama­kahi's hefty contributions to Hawaiian music range from work as a distinctive vocalist, slack-key guitarist, composer and rec­ord producer to efforts as teacher and mentor to younger artists.

Pay raises for top city officials OK'd

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The Honolulu Salary Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to give the mayor, City Council members and most city department heads raises of 8 percent next year.

Funding held up on Turtle Bay preservation deal

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Uncertain about whether they have the votes, state House leaders have put off a decision on whether to finance $40 million in bond money for a conservation easement at Turtle Bay Resort until Thursday, the last day of session.

Wooley OK'd as environmental chief

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm state Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, finding the attorney and environmental advocate qualified and capable for the post.

Fifth Waikiki tower planned

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Outrigger Enterprises Group plans to cap off its Wai­kiki Beach Proj­ect with another $100 million investment, which would add meeting space and a 350-foot hotel tower to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

Autism advocate inspired with vision, leadership

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Dr. William "Bill" M. Bolman, a well-respected expert on autism, pushed to raise awareness of the disorder and of the need for more treatment and insurance coverage for patients.

Kokua Line: Energy reports evaluate households’ usage, savings

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Question: I receive mail every month from Hawaii Energy telling me how much electricity I use compared with my neighbors.

Newswatch

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Senate panel approves ‘Iolani grad as HUD deputy • Copter takes visitor to safety • Body identified as Hilo woman

Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

Slack-key master revered as a music legend

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Multiple news organizations are reporting that local entertainer Dennis Kama­kahi has died at the age of 61. A Facebook entry attributed to Kama­kahi's son David announced Kama­kahi's death.

Bill to help boost voter turnout passes

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A bill that will allow voters to register at polling places on the same day they cast ballots was passed this session by legislators.

Prisoner on hunger strike asks judge to switch facilities

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
One of the inmates who recently went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center pleaded with a judge Wednesday to get him out of there.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
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Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

State to pay $190,000 in suit over abuse of schoolgirls

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state has agreed to settle three alleged abuse cases against Kipapa Elementary School employees for a total of $190,000.

Japanese ship to take lead in Navy's humanitarian trek

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The Navy's ninth Pacific Partnership humanitarian mission, beginning in late May, will include an enhanced role for Japan, and simultaneous seaborne and airborne phases, the U.S. Pacific Fleet said.

Bill would raise cap on schools chief's salary

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A cap on the salary Hawaii pays its schools superintendent would get a boost for the first time in 13 years under a bill — initially presumed dead for this session — lawmakers advanced out of conference committee Monday afternoon.

23 nations heading to isles for RIMPAC

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Twenty-three nations, about 40 ships, six submarines, hundreds of aircraft and 25,000 people are participating in this year's Rim of the Pacific war games in and around Hawaii June 26 to Aug. 1, the Navy said.

Counties' haul of hotel taxes falls short of goal

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state's four mayors and County Council leaders failed in their full-court press to get the state Legislature to lift the cap on their share of hotel room tax revenues Friday, but they walked away with $10 million more for their troubles.

Panel chairman questions criticism of Wooley's nomination

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
State Sen. Mike Gabbard on Monday strongly defended Rep. Jessica Wooley's nomination as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, challenging senators critical of her to explain why she is not qualified to lead the state agency.