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New York Times: The middle class is eroding - just ask the business world

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
New York » In Manhattan, upscale clothing retailer Barneys will replace bankrupt discounter Loehmann's, whose store closes in a few weeks.

New York Times: A mayor most everybody looks up to, even when he slouches

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
NEW YORK » Mayor Bill de Blasio is so tall that city workers had to build an oversize podium for him, installing a custom sliding step that can be pulled out for shorter speakers.

Raiding Japan on Fumes in 1942, and Surviving to Tell How Fliers Did It

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53
ENUMCLAW, Wash. » At age 93, Edward J. Saylor still works in his shop behind the house, making stained-glass art and retreating to a cozy armchair for some afternoon TV when the weather turns cold.

Island Images

Mon, 02/03/2014 - 05:53

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.