Local News

Worker's death spurs questions on zip-line safety

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
The second death of a zip-line worker in the last three years is prompting another look at regulating the industry in Hawaii. Zip-line industry officials point out there have been no customer deaths involving the thrill rides in Hawaii.

911 Report

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Body of missing kayaker is found in stream • Waipahu man in custody after bus stop robbery • Man allegedly snatches cash from business • 1 dead and 3 hurt after SUV collides with truck on Kauai • Pepeekeo man identified as victim in Thursday crash

Newswatch

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
Man who fired shotgun into house found guilty • Mudslide blocks 100 feet of Hana Highway

Lawmaker hopes 'hoopla' will not stop $100,000 grant

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
State Rep. Rida Cabanilla said that she hopes her close ties to a nonprofit that received a $100,000 grant from the state Legislature do not jeopardize the release of the money.

Kindergarten enrollment now mandatory

Tue, 05/06/2014 - 04:40
As of this coming school year, all 5-year-olds will be required to attend kindergarten in Hawaii. Advocates praised the law for setting the stage for future early-learning initiatives.

Obituaries

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Gail Koon Fong Au • Teresita Acoba Cadavona • Carl Edward Dillingham • Charlton C. Gaspar • Katherine Miyako Haruguchi • Katherine Miyako Haruguchi • Richard Tsutomu Ishimoto • and more

Isle students dominate at national chess tourney

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Washington Middle came up with a clean sweep Sunday, landing the team championship trophy in the K-9 Unrated Division of the U.S. Chess Federation tournament.

Teenage stowaway no longer in Hawaii, officials say

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The 15-year-old boy who survived a 5-hour flight from California to Hawaii in a jet's wheel well has left the state, but officials on Saturday would not say where they sent him and with whom.

Dad barred from seeing stowaway

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Five days after the father of a teenage stowaway flew to Hawaii to reunite with his son, Hawaii social service agency officials have yet to allow the San Jose cabdriver and Somali refugee to see him, sources told the San Jose Mercury News.

Search for UH leader narrows

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Following a nearly yearlong search, the University of Hawaii has identified two finalists in the running to be the next president of the 10-campus system: the university's longtime information technology executive, who is serving as interim president, and the retired commanding general of the U.S. Army Pacific.

Feds gauge UH response to sex crimes

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Federal investigators are examining how complaints of sexual assault and harassment are handled at the University of Hawaii at Manoa, one of 55 campuses nationwide being scrutinized to ensure compliance with the law.

New law OKs 5-tower project on former drive-in

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A bill clearing the way for as many as 1,500 residential units and commercial-business space in a five-tower redevelopment of the Kamehameha Drive-In site across Kaonohi Street from Pearlridge Center was signed into law Wednesday by Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Hawaii woman killed in Washington state

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A former Kailua resident was fatally stabbed in a house in Spokane, Wash., on Tuesday, according to news reports. Members of the victim's family said that a man suspected of killing Tracy Forsstrom Fergerstrom apparently stabbed her multiple times and wrapped her in a quilt.

Investigation opened after Maui zip-line worker falls to her death

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
A 20-year-old Maui woman died Thursday morning after falling 150 feet from a zip line on Maui, authorities said. The woman, a worker for Piiholo Ranch Zipline, was identified as Patricia Rabellizsa.

Company yanks sweepstakes machines

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
An Oahu business has shut down its Products Direct Sweepstakes machines after a federal judge ruled that use of the machines is gambling.

N. Shore preservation deal brings relief, regret

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The state House, swallowing deep misgivings, voted Thursday to give final approval to a bill that would authorize $40 million in state bonds to help preserve 665 acres of bucolic Turtle Bay Resort from future development.

Kauai fence will protect birds

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
The Department of Land and Natural Resources will erect a fence to protect rare birds and their native forest habitat in the Hono o na Pali Natural Area Reserve on Kauai.

25th Infantry Division welcomes commander

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Army Maj. Gen. Charles A. Flynn will assume command of the 25th Infantry Division on Friday at Schofield Barracks. He will replace Maj. Gen. Kurt Fuller, who has commanded the Tropic Lightning Division since April 5, 2012.

Kokua Line: Fire code bans charcoal grills in condos, with exceptions

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56
Question: I live in the Kukui Plaza condominium, where residents were informed by management that during an inspection by the Honolulu Fire Department and due to a new fire code, there would be no barbecuing immediately on the million-dollar, award-winning designed garden deck of our complex.

Island Images

Mon, 05/05/2014 - 04:56