Local News

Jury convicts Marine of murder

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A Marine who admitted killing a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room last year was found guilty Thursday of "murder while engaging in an inherently dangerous act," a crime punishable by a maximum of life in prison without the possibility of parole, the Marine Corps said.

Teenage driver killed in plunge off Maui cliff

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Isaiah Pu-Akima, 17, was wrapping up a pig-hunting trip Thursday when the vehicle he was driving went off Hana Highway in Honomanu in East Maui and plunged 300 feet, exploding into flames, according to his Hana High School volleyball coach, Manuel Oliveira.

Probation lets man go to rehab

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A state judge has granted probation to a 28-year-old man so he can continue drug rehabilitation and repay the nearly $32,000 he stole to maintain his addiction.

Education Department backs 4.5 percent raises

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
The state Department of Education supports the annual 4.5 percent raises an arbitration panel awarded to principals and other educational officers earlier this week, according to a statement released Wednesday by the department.

Lawmakers extend window for abuse lawsuits, add liable parties

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Giving victims of childhood sexual abuse more time to seek justice, state lawmakers agreed Thursday on a bill that would extend a unique window to file lawsuits for another two years and include the state and counties among the potentially liable.

Bills on prostitution exemption, 'revenge porn' advance at Capitol

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
A bill to ramp up penalties for sex traffickers and to prohibit police from engaging in sexual penetration during prostitution investigations passed in a joint House-Senate conference committee Thursday, along with a bill that would criminalize so-called "revenge porn."

Delay proposed to Turtle Bay deal

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
State House Speaker Joseph Souki suggested Thursday evening that the decision on whether the state should spend $40 million to preserve land near Turtle Bay Resort could wait until next session.

City asks Council to delay Handi-Van audit

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
The City Council Transportation Committee is moving forward with plans to audit the Handi-Van program. But the committee also agreed to a request to delay the start of the audit to allow the impact of planned improvements to be assessed.

Lawyer promoted rights of Native Hawaiians

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
H.K. Bruss Keppeler, 77, an attorney known for his dedication to preserving Hawaiian culture, heritage and way of life, died April 12 in Hono­lulu. For many years Keppeler worked with U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's staff on the Akaka Bill.

Rail exec gets second-year bonus

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
For a second consecutive year, the rail project's top executive will receive a $35,000 bonus. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the bonus for Dan Grabauskas.

Retired Kamehameha CEO is tapped for panel

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Dee Jay Mailer, who just retired as chief executive officer of Kamehameha Schools, was named Thursday to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Dredging Ala Wai improves its capacity, not cleanliness

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Question: How often is the Ala Wai Canal dredged? Does the pollution get cleaned up by this procedure?

Obituaries

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Elsie O. Almeida • Constance Assum • Gail Koon Fong Au • Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba • Christopher Bartow • Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun • Maximiniano Esperanza Eala • Yoshiko M. Ebesu • and more

Island Images

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43

Newswatch

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Coqui frogs caught in Waikiki, Kalihi Valley • Kalani leads isle public schools in ranking • Trail is state’s, Maui jury rules • Man is charged in $45,000 scam

911 Report

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Copper stolen from Hawaiian Telcom poles • Crash kills driver on H-1 freeway • Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

Obituaries

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Geraldine Kehaulani Bolosan • Ethel Matsue Date • Rowland Yasuo Fujii • Robert James Garces • John Santos Garcia Jr. • Roy John Gritter • Shepherd Martin Jenks • Kim Hia Lao • and more

Environmental chiefs vow to support Hokule'a trip

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed "Island Earth."

Mililani High journalists earn raft of state awards

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Mililani High School garnered the most awards among the state's public and private schools that submitted entries for the 45th annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.

Flower donations continue Merrie Monarch tradition

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
The fragrance and color of flowers adorn dancers, spectators and the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium during the Merrie Monarch Festival.