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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?

911 Report

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Second goat theft reported in 4 months • Police seek help to find Kauai bank robber

Newswatch

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Between 500 and 800 lanternfish and squid were found dead or dying Monday in the Nawiliwili Harbor area of Kauai, prompting an investigation by state and federal officials. Frazer McGilvray, administrator of the Division of Aquatic Resources, said investigators have yet to pinpoint a cause.

Obituaries

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Adriana Abellada • James S. Araki • Apolinario M. Blanco Leonard Yet Num Chow • William De-Perez • Mabel Teixeira Gomes • Antonia Basug Gomez and more

Isle leaders launch campaign to boost college graduations

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state education leaders pledged their commitment Tuesday to significantly boost the number of adults earning college degrees in the islands over the next decade. The move is seen as key to preparing the state's workforce for competitive jobs.

Legislator jousts with U.S. high court over political spending

Sun, 02/02/2014 - 05:43
Ben Franklin appeared Tuesday before the state House Judiciary Committee. Not the Founding Father himself, of course, but his likeness on a crisp $100 dollar bill that was placed on the hearing room table.

New York Times: Conference Offers No Clear Path Forward for House Republicans

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
CAMBRIDGE, Md. >> House Republicans on Friday agreed they should “go big” in 2014, with a real legislative agenda to bring to voters in November. “How else do you project a bold alternative option for the country?” asked Rep. Jim Jordan of Ohio, an influential conservative.

Obituaries

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Katherine Bacxa Agcaoili • Freeman Harris Allen Sr. • Vearle L. Allen • Lee Allan Allison • Dorothy Kauokawelo Alo • Ryan Yukio Aoki • Lupe Apodaca • Josefino Mediano Belocura and more

2 boys in custody after explosion at Hilo High

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
HILO » A small bomb exploded Thursday outside an auditorium at Hilo High School, prompting a brief campus lockdown but apparently causing no injuries, authorities said.

Bruno Mars ‘ain’t scared’ of crucial halftime gig

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
When Bruno Mars takes the stage at MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., this chilly Sunday to perform at the Super Bowl halftime show, in front of the biggest audience he's ever played to, he can take some solace that his set only needs to be about 12 minutes long.

Panel OKs UH repairs oversight bill

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
State House Higher Education Chairman Isaac Choy says legislators would be putting the University of Hawaii "on steroids" to help eliminate its massive repair backlog under a bill that advanced out of his committee Tuesday, over the objections of UH officials.

Rain, wind and surf lash isles

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
As a winter storm paralyzed the Deep South on Tuesday, a winter weather advisory was in effect on Mauna Kea, where the summit was covered in heavy snow. Snow on Mauna Kea and rain were expected to continue on Hawaii island through Tuesday night, and a flash flood watch was posted because of the threat of heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Suspect in toddler's 2011 murder is arrested

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A 38-year-old Mountain View man was arrested Tuesday in connection with the 2011 murder of a 19-month-old toddler in Hilo.

Kokua Line: Waipahu teacher welcomes greeting cards of all types

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Question: Can you print the name and address of the person who uses used greeting cards for classroom projects again?

Phone alerts, Internet posts help parents stay informed

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Some parents of Roosevelt High School students first heard about Tuesday morning's shooting incident from their children or co-workers by way of cellphone texts and calls.

Gunfire begins harrowing Tuesday

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Gunfire from police during a scuffle with a 17-year-old student who was shot and injured led to anxious moments at Roosevelt High School early Tuesday, when authorities put the campus on lockdown and parents scrambled to find out what happened and whether their children were safe.

State struggling to stem arrests of runaway kids

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
The 17-year-old boy involved in Tuesday's shooting at Roosevelt High School isn't the only Hawaii runaway who has found himself in a confrontation with the law. Hawaii has a history of arresting more runaways than any other state in the union, said Meda Chesney-Lind, a criminologist and professor with the University of Hawaii.