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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.

Newswatch

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Water agency warns of collection scam • Ceremony caps Big Isle hall renovation • Paint cans eyed as cause of fire • Public is warned about filthy bay • Missing man's remains found

911 Report

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
Police apprehend alleged bank robber • Suspect in sexual assault is arrested

Bills address spill prevention, molasses lawsuit

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A group of state legislators called Monday for several molasses spill-related fixes to Hawaii law. Their proposals come as the public continues to wait for more details on what caused last fall's devastating leak of the thick substance into Hono­lulu Harbor — and the full scope of the damage it wreaked on the marine life there.

Senate committee passes GMO bill in 3-0 vote

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
A GMO labeling bill passed the state Senate Health Committee on Monday evening but faces a tortuous path to get through the rest of the chamber.

Senators pull plug on cooling all schools

Sat, 02/01/2014 - 05:24
An ambitious proposal that would have mandated air-conditioning in all public schools within the next five years was shelved Monday by a state Senate committee, which instead opted to have the Department of Education study the issue and come up with a strategy.

Bills seek huge hike in funds to battle little fire ant, beetle

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Hawaii lawmakers want to swat down a pair of invasive pests: the coffee berry borer and the little fire ant. Despite their quaint names, the insects pose considerable threats to Hawaii's fragile environment.

More disclosure sought on spending by lobbyists

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
With the arrival of today's deadline for lobbyists to report how much money supporters and opponents spent to influence Hawaii's same-sex marriage decision, critics say the state disclosure system is among the weakest in the nation and prevents a timely and complete tally.

New York Times: A push for French in New York schools, from France

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
NEW YORK » In the fugue of tongues on New York's streets, French has never been a dominant voice. And as surging numbers of Asian and Latino immigrants continue to tip the balance of foreign languages toward Chinese and Spanish, the idea of learning French, to some, may seem kind of quaint, even anachronistic.

New York Times: Phone alerts at stadium, for nearest gate or shortest beer line

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Want to see the Vince Lombardi Trophy that goes to the Super Bowl winner? Take a left in 15 feet. Looking to buy some Super Bowl merchandise? Try the fourth floor of Macy's, straight ahead.

Kapolei soldier killed in insurgents' attack on Afghan base

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
A soldier who called Kapo­lei home died Jan. 20 in Kandahar province in southern Af­ghani­stan from small arms fire when he was attacked by insurgents, the Army said.

DNA sample in murder does not prove man's guilt, lawyer says­

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
The lawyer of a man accused of killing an 81-year-old woman more than 23 years ago told a state jury Monday that DNA evidence in the case can at best show only that his client had sexual contact with the woman.

Monsanto launches community outreach

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
A major seed company in Hawaii wants to improve its relationship with the community after two counties took a stand to regulate pesticide use and growth of genetically modified organisms.

Searches at Halawa prison stricter since guards' arrests

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
A 45-year-old prison guard accused of smuggling drugs into Halawa Correctional Facility was freed Monday after appearing in federal court, wearing white inmate garb, a belly chain, cuffs and leg shackles.