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Loss of funding imperils laptop plan

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The future of a pilot program eyed as a model to eventually put laptops in the hands of all Hawaii public school students and teachers is uncertain now that lawmakers have zeroed out funds to continue supporting the initiative.

Prediction of Kakaako measure's failure riles Galuteria and Saiki

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
In a rare public outburst, state Senate Majority Leader Brickwood Galuteria on Thursday lashed out at state House Majority Leader Scott Saiki for implying that a bill that would allow the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs to pursue residential development near the waterfront in Kakaako is dead before conference committee negotiations have started.

Woman charged with felony in Iolani Palace vandalism

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A 21-year-old woman accused of breaking into Iolani Palace in February has been charged with criminal felonies. An Oahu grand jury returned an indictment Thursday charging Drew Paahao with criminal property damage and burglary.

Expert details girl's injuries but finds no cause of death

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A third defense medical expert is offering an opinion on the child abuse beating death of 5-year-old Talia Williams. Pediatrician and child abuse expert Eli Newberger said Thursday in U.S. District Court that when Williams died, "there were many organ systems that were failing."

Pacific Ocean could produce another El Nino

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
A warm-water mass churning across the tropical Pacific points to the development of a periodic phenomenon that typically brings destructive weather across far reaches of the planet, two University of Hawaii scientists warn.

Obituaries

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Kenneth Wayne Abrams • Brian Bronson Ku'umakaekolu Akana • Jerard Kawika De Rego • Jerome Migao Fanene • Ronald Freitas • Johnny Arthur Garcia • Raymond Harding Henry • Eugene Eishin Higa • Benehakaka Kanahele-Kaiwi II • and more

Minimum wage, kindergarten measures still in play

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Hawaii lawmakers are heading into the final stretch of their legislative session, and the fates of many bills have been decided thanks to the passing of a major deadline.

Group pitches tiny homes inside homes

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A social justice group is proposing that Hawaii capitalize on the concept of "ohana houses" to help alleviate the state's shortage of affordable housing -- but much needs to be done in order for that to happen.

Landfill cleanup’s next step starts

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu city officials are entering the second phase of a cleanup of toxic chemicals at the Waipahu Ash Landfill, which will focus on evaluating the long-term health and environmental risks at the site, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said.

Man held on murder charge faces trial in alleged flashing

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A man charged with fatally stabbing a homeless man in Kailua is scheduled for trial next week in a separate case of allegedly exposing himself to a woman.

Senators and House negotiate on wage bill

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Disagreeing with the wishes of state Senate leaders, senators Thursday opted for conference committee negotiations with the state House over the minimum wage.

Sewage plant revetment opposed

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Some Maui residents don't want the county to build a $3.9 million rock embankment to protect a Maui County sewage treatment plant along the shoreline in Kahului.

Kokua Line: Ewa residents in flight path to endure noise for months

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Question: I live in Ewa by Gentry. Yes, it is in the flight path of Honolulu Airport, and I did sign a covenant that stated airplanes will fly directly overhead between 7 a.m. and 7 p.m. Once in a while, the airport does runway work that requires planes to fly at all hours overhead, but that's only for a few days and not very often.

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Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57

911 Report

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Police arrest man carrying cash register • Car hits and injures boy in crosswalk

Newswatch

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Tax revenue down, state says • Speed is cited in motorcyclist’s death on Maui • Sentencing date for Pflueger delayed again

Federal support for rail appears stronger

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Honolulu city and rail leaders are in Washington, D.C., this week to discuss the latest on the island's 20-mile transit project with lawmakers and transportation officials.

City bills would raise penalties for dumping

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
Three bills designed to significantly increase penalties and stiffen other language against illegal dumping, stockpiling and grading have been introduced by West Oahu City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine to stem a growing environmental problem along the Leeward Coast.

Schofield boy in state's care after alleged abuse

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
A 22-year-old male soldier and a 25-year-old woman were arrested last month on suspicion of first-degree assault of a child, and the Department of Human Services has removed the 3-year-old victim from their Schofield Barracks home.

Dems continue open-primary fight

Mon, 04/14/2014 - 04:57
The Democratic Party of Hawaii argues in a new legal filing that there is no important difference between Hawaii's open primary and a California blanket primary that the U.S. Supreme Court ruled was unconstitutional in 2000.