Local News

Governor receives list of 6 candidates for high-court post

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Gov. Neil Abercrombie must now name Hawaii's next associate justice on the Hawaii Supreme Court from a list of candidates that includes four state judges, the state public defender and a private attorney.

Incidental Lives: Doctor from China found he'd left his heart in Hawaii

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Years of intensive medical training in his native China taught Gong Hong Au about the mechanics of the human heart. An additional year of government-mandated study of herbal remedies and acupuncture unlocked the mysteries of traditional Chinese medicine.

Kokua Line: Call the state’s pest hotline to report strange insects

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Question: Where can I send an insect I found in my yard for identification? I have never seen this insect before, but it looks like the beetle that they were talking about a few weeks ago.

Newswatch

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
51 pot plants taken in raid on Big Island • Hanalei facility won't accept mixed waste

911 Report

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
Third vehicle sought in fatal crash in Laie • Woman trying to light cigarette is burned

Kiss members add spice to Maui restaurant preview

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
PAIA, Maui » Looking every bit the rock stars that they are, all dark shades, tight jeans and pursed lips, Gene Simmons and Paul Stanley of Kiss welcomed county officials and other well-wishers Sunday to an event celebrating their soon-to-open Rock & Brews restaurant.

Heeding public's call, local president sought

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
The search for the next University of Hawaii president, now into its seventh month, is shifting to focus on finding a local candidate and possibly forgoing the hiring of an outside search firm.

Guard held in alleged smuggling

Fri, 01/31/2014 - 05:40
A 45-year-old prison guard was charged Sunday after he allegedly smuggled cigarettes, drug paraphernalia and narcotics such as meth­am­pheta­mine and cocaine into Halawa Correctional Facility last year in return for money.

New York Times: Beneath Southern Italy, a deadly mob legacy

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
CASAL DI PRINCIPE, Italy >> The Italian state arrived in the heartland of the Camorra mafia this month bearing a backhoe. Police officers in polished black boots posed for television cameras as the backhoe clawed into an overgrown field, searching for barrels of toxic waste or some other illegal industrial sarcophagus.

New York Times: Democrats look to tie GOP Senate candidates to unpopular House

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
WASHINGTON >> To Rep. Steve Daines, R-Mont., his vote this month against a 1,582-page, $1.1 trillion spending bill was at once a stand for fiscal sanity and a protest against spending cuts to rural communities, a “constructive no,” as he put it last week.

Obituaries

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
Adriana Abellada • James S. Araki • Apolinario M. Blanco Leonard Yet Num Chow • William De-Perez • Mabel Teixeira Gomes • Antonia Basug Gomez and more

State of the Union: 'America does not stand still -- and neither will I'

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
After five years of fractious political combat, President Barack Obama declared independence from Congress on Tuesday as he vowed to tackle economic disparity with a series of limited initiatives on jobs, wages and retirement that he will enact without legislative approval.

State of the Union: Obama succumbs to reality of gridlock within Congress

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
WASHINGTON » President Barack Obama's State of the Union address represented a study in scaled-down ambition. In a relaxed, upbeat tone, he urged Republicans to join him in a "year of action."

New York Times: Thai Aristocrat sides with the poor

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
BANGKOK » With a buzzer installed in her house to summon her servants and a royal title that helps secure choice tables at Bangkok restaurants, Malinee Chakrabandhu is a bona fide member of the Thai aristocracy.

Longline fleets to lose millions with lower quota on tuna catch

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
Longline fishing boat owners said they expect to lose millions of dollars in tuna catches in the central and western Pacific under an agreement in which the United States will reduce its longline tuna catch for three years starting in 2015.

Beginning of week brings rain to much of state

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
Cloudy skies and showers greeted players and fans at the Pro Bowl at Aloha Stadium on Sunday afternoon as a cold front passed over Oahu. The front is expected to stall near Maui or Hawaii island today.

Kokua Line: Check city website to verify whether a vehicle is stolen

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
QUESTION: A Honolulu Star-Advertiser story reported that a potential buyer called police to learn whether a vehicle was stolen. Do police actually offer this service? With Craigslist so popular nowadays, it would be helpful to get any information about a car before purchase.

Ocean Watch: Various shorebirds join plovers in winter migration

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
Hawaii's Pacific golden plovers, or kolea, get a lot of attention because they graze on lawns, have adapted to the presence of people and return to the same spot year after year.

Island Images

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54

911 Report

Thu, 01/30/2014 - 05:54
Maui firefighters responded to a structure fire that left $60,000 in damage at 2:54 a.m. Sunday. The 600-square-foot property at 626 Kaae Road in Wai­luku was "completely destroyed," said Fire Services Chief Lee Mai­naga.