Local News

Biggest swell in a decade hits North Shore, threatens homes

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Hunter Farr watched as water flooded the parking lot of Haleiwa Boat Harbor during Wednesday morning's high tide as the largest swell in a decade arrived on Oahu.

Council duo wants sparklers legalized by the Fourth of July

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Two Honolulu City Council members seeking to add sparklers and fountains to the list of permitted fireworks on special holidays say they are hoping a new law can be in place by Dec. 31, if not by Independence Day. Council members Ikaika Anderson and Ann Kobayashi introduced Bill 5 Wednesday.

Legislators push to name Kihei high school for Patsy Mink

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Kihei's long-awaited public high school could be named after Patsy Mink, the late congresswoman and Maui native who battled gender discrimination and racism throughout her academic and political careers.

'It was an accident,' says man imprisoned for killing officer

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
A 22-year-old Maili man who told police he fell asleep behind the wheel of his pickup truck began serving a one-year jail term Wednesday for running over and killing a Honolulu police officer at a traffic stop near Ko Olina in 2011.

Measure would ban smoking at all beaches

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Laws banning smoking at nearly 300 parks and roughly 4,000 bus stops around Oahu took effect on Jan. 1. Hawaii County parks, beaches and recreational facilities have been smoke-free since 2008, supporters of a ban said at a hearing Wednesday at the state Capitol.

Author of state homeless bill sees conflict with city laws

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
State Rep. John Mizuno has introduced a bill to create a "Homeless Person's Bill of Rights." "I knew going in this would be a little controversial," said Mizuno (D, Kamehameha Heights-Kalihi Valley). "With that said, though, I think it's a worthy endeavor. It's something we have to address."

Kauai murder suspect enters plea of not guilty

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
A 41-year-old Omao man has pleaded not guilty to a murder indictment by a Kauai grand jury in connection with the death of an 88-year-old man on New Year's Day.

Whatever Happened To: Little public support means city might not reopen archery range

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Question: Whatever happened to the City and County of Honolulu's plans to reopen the archery range at Kapiolani Park? Answer: The archery range at Kapiolani Park might not reopen if the city finds that there is little public sentiment in that regard.

Kokua Line: It’s up to property owners to trap nuisance chickens

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Question: Now that the city no longer has a contractor dealing with complaints about nuisance roosters and feral chickens, what can we do about wild chickens coming into our yard? How does one get rid of chickens that have become a nuisance at our beach house?

Newswatch

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Lava lake provides spectacular show • Maui records first traffic death of 2014 • Police thwart car break-in

New York Times: A star envoy's frankness puts Kennedy mystique to test in Japan

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
TOKYO » Japan went into a collective swoon two months ago when Caroline Kennedy arrived as the United States' ambassador.

New York Times: Keystone XL pipeline fight lifts environmental movement

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » Environmentalists have spent the past two years fighting the Keystone XL pipeline: They have built a human chain around the White House, clogged the State Department's public comment system with more than a million emails and letters, and gotten themselves arrested at protests across the country.

911 Report

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Tot killed by father's car ID'd • Man allegedly stole aid checks

Parents find closure as light is shed on death of daughter, 25

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Julie Royal finally got the answers she needed Tuesday after she learned that the person who killed her pregnant daughter Brittany Jane Royal nearly eight months ago was her daughter's boyfriend, Boaz Johnson.

Linking isles' energy grids will save money, state says

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
A proposal to connect the electrical grids of Maui and Oahu with an undersea cable would save utility ratepayers on both islands an average of 0.6 cents a kilowatt-hour over the life of the project by increasing the amount of renewable energy that could be tapped and allowing the two grids to operate more efficiently, a state official said Tuesday night at a state Public Utilities Commission meeting.

Voter district boundaries remain in place after ruling

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Hawaii's 2012 reapportionment plan survived its final constitutional challenge Tuesday when the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a three-judge panel's decision upholding the plan.

Military mover fraudulently overcharged, lawsuit says

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Since 2007 a major moving company and an affiliate bilked the U.S. government out of millions by making false claims about the weight of belongings of military personnel shipped to and from Hawaii and other locations worldwide, according to a lawsuit filed by the U.S. attorney's office in Columbia, S.C.

State of the State: Governor cites an $844M surplus in boosts

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Gov. Neil Abercrombie declared Tuesday that the state now stands on solid financial ground and is entering a new phase in which investments in early childhood education, a minimum wage increase, land conservation and tax relief for seniors are possible.

City Council bill would bring back sparklers

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
Oahu revelers may be able to light sparklers and fountains on New Year's Eve and Independence Day under a new proposal expected to be unveiled by two Hono­lulu City Council members today.

Penthouse planned for Kakaako condo promises to be large, luxurious, pricey

Sat, 01/25/2014 - 05:56
The owner of Ward Centers is preparing to open a public sales gallery soon for the first two of 22 planned condominium towers envisioned to transform 60 acres of Kaka­ako into a largely residential community called Ward Village. But one big, eye-popping detail will be missing among all the marketing materials.