Local News

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.

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.