Local News

Counties' haul of hotel taxes falls short of goal

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
The state's four mayors and County Council leaders failed in their full-court press to get the state Legislature to lift the cap on their share of hotel room tax revenues Friday, but they walked away with $10 million more for their troubles.

Panel chairman questions criticism of Wooley's nomination

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
State Sen. Mike Gabbard on Monday strongly defended Rep. Jessica Wooley's nomination as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, challenging senators critical of her to explain why she is not qualified to lead the state agency.

Pot advocate gets 5-year sentence

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge sentenced marijuana advocate Roger Christie to five years in prison Monday for marijuana trafficking and for failing to file income tax returns for 2008 and 2009.

Kokua Line: More work to be completed on new Aiea Public Library

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Question: The new Aiea Public Library is finally finished but stands empty and unused by the public who have been patiently waiting for our new expanded library for years.

Incidental Lives: Community aloha for Kauai overcame the force of Iniki

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Uncle Herman had heard that someone, a Tongan guy if he wasn't mistaken, wanted to fly over to help rebuild homes. Great, Herman Paleka thought, we could use the help.

911 Report

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Motorcyclist dies of crash injuries • City IDs driver killed in H-1 accident • Motorist arrested in clash with bicyclists • Wahiawa man held in abuse of woman

Chess champs get moving at defending title

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
Eighth-grader Quguang Wang is new to Hawaii, new to the English language and new to chess. He didn't win a single game in his first open chess tournament last fall.

Newswatch

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Inquest ordered after body found in Hilo • Kauai welcomes passage of lifeguard bill

Stowaway's mom alarmed by trip

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
The Somali woman lives in a stick hut covered by ragged blankets in this dusty refugee camp. It was to here that her 15-year-old son wanted to travel on a perilous journey as a stowaway on a plane from Cali­for­nia.

Heart of tourism lies in hana hou visitors

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Repeat visitors are the bread and butter of the state's $15 billion tourism industry. Last year 65.1 percent of visitors flying into Hawaii were repeaters, up a smidge from 65 percent in 2012.

Legislature set to OK ban on smoking

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
A bill that would ban smoking in and around Hawaii Public Housing Authority units is headed for passage by the state Legislature.

Bill would upgrade Pohakuloa

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa is wrapping up a six-month congressional focus on Asia and the Pacific with the expected introduction Wednesday of a bill that seeks further security assessments in the region and takes steps to reassure regional allies.

Kauai nonprofits push for GMO issue on ballot

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Several nonprofit organizations are supporting a charter amendment petition to regulate pesticides and the growth of genetically modified organisms on Kauai.

Ocean Watch: Fascinating anemones, fish are worth a bit of discomfort

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
I know I'm in a good place when I have fin sores on my feet, and the mask grooves in my forehead are nearly permanent features of my face. Even in my sleep I know I'm in a fine place. The anchorages here have been so still that I awake thinking I'm home.

Kokua Line: Check website for warnings about polluted isle beaches

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Question: As a follow-up to whether it is safe to swim in or eat fish from the Ala Wai Canal in the April 9 Kokua Line (is.gd/AVN3Mv): Because Waikiki and Ala Moana are so close to the Ala Wai, I'm sure pollution gets pushed to both beaches.

Review: His voice raspy but melodic, Dylan commands attention

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
If Bob Dylan had not written some of the most literate, heartbreaking, provocative and important songs in American music history, would his concert on Maui have been as remarkable and essential?

911 Report

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Several injured in road accidents • Autopsy awaited in Aiea man's death

Newswatch

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Public has last chance to take housing poll • Kauai police's OT tops $3M • College to host tech gathering

Land deal boosts nature preserve

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
The Nature Conservancy on Thursday announced the creation of the largest private nature reserve in Hawaii, a move that nearly doubles the size of the Waikamoi Preserve and protects a remote Maui rain forest.

Navy is pressed to address concerns, safety of Red Hill tanks

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
Three months after an underground storage tank leaked up to 27,000 gallons of jet fuel, Navy contractors last week began to inspect the tank at Red Hill.