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Aiea rezoning bid requires 'lock-in' deal, Council says

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A rezoning plan for the "Live Work Play ‘Aiea" mixed-used development project at the former Kam Drive-In in Aiea received positive testimony before the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday but will have to wait a month to advance.

Bill would make state brief public on sex ed

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
The state's bipartisan Keiki Caucus on Thursday announced a package of bills it plans to support this session, including measures that would help fund after-school programs and amend Hawaii's sex education law.

Waipahu man held in stabbing death

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A 71-year-old Wai­pahu man is in police custody, suspected of being one of two men involved in an argument Sunday that ended with the death of a third man.

Balk at Net sales of unissued Bruno concert tickets, fans told

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Officials with the Neal Blaisdell Center, the state Office of Consumer Protection and the promoter of two upcoming Bruno Mars concerts are warning the public to think twice before buying what are likely bogus tickets from third-party online dealers who are selling them now.

Emancipation run joins slate of King holiday events

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Tributes on Oahu in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will again culminate with the 26th annual parade and unity rally on Monday. But added to this year's commemorations is a new event on Saturday: the Emancipation Freedom Walk/Run.

New York Times: Film gives a peek at the Romney who never quite won over voters

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SALT LAKE CITY » "Mitt," the documentary about Mitt Romney's failed quest for the presidency, begins on Christmas Eve 2006, with Romney, his wife, Ann, and their five sons sitting in their Park City house, weighing the pros and cons of a Romney candidacy.

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson removes 2 questionable chemicals from baby products

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SKILLMAN, N.J. » The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson's Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves are two words: "Improved Formula."

New York Times: 2 Senators have little but a state in common

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
WASHINGTON » He offered to explain the intricacies of the federal budget. She reminded him that she had majored in math. From the moment they knew they would be colleagues, representing the same state, it was clear the relationship would not be a great one.

Corrections

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
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Panic led to lie about baby, remorseful mother testifies

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
The 22-year-old mother who reported finding an abandoned baby at Sandy Beach last year and later admitted that she is the baby's mother said she panicked because she hadn't told her family she was pregnant.

5 homicides end life on the street for isle homeless

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Five homeless men have been killed on Hono­lulu streets in the past six months, prompting concern from the state's homeless coordinator about the dangers facing many who live without shelter.

Officials declare water safe to drink despite leak of jet fuel close to wells

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Federal and local officials say Hono­lulu's tap water is safe to drink, although test results confirmed Thursday that a 12 million-gallon Navy jet fuel tank leaked in the vicinity of five wells.

Hazardous waves could reach 35 feet

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
High-surf warnings continue today for the North Shore, with waves up to 35 feet. "Surf conditions could be dangerous and damaging," said National Weather Service forecaster Vladi­mir Ryshko.

Bill on bus advertising revised but fiercest critics unappeased

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's attempt to make a bus advertising plan acceptable to critics is failing to win over the nonprofit group raising the loudest objections.

Kokua Line: Vehicles entering roundabout need to yield the right of way

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
QUESTION: I was driving on Ala Oli Street into Foster Village and came to the roundabout at Haloa Drive. My car had entered the roundabout when an imposing Lincoln Navigator approached.

Facts of the Matter: Standard Model sums up key ingredients of matter

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Atoms were ancient Greek philosophers' answer to the question, What happens if you could take a piece of matter and cut it in half, then again, halving it until it was reduced to the smallest possible size?

Newswatch

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Sewage backup forces Hanauma to close • Pair burned by power lines • Injured tiger is euthanized

911 Report

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Moped rider dies after crash • Man is found dead after fall • Collision sends pair to hospital • Soldier charged with robbery

House leader charts new direction on taxes

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
State House Speaker Joseph Souki on Wednesday called for bold shifts in tax policy, urging the state to give the counties a greater share of hotel room tax revenue, collect taxes on Internet commerce and impose a pension tax on wealthy seniors.

University of Hawaii asks Legislature for $33.5 million

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
The University of Hawaii told lawmakers Tuesday it needs $33.5 million to replenish tuition revenues that have been used to cover salary restorations and increases in a six-year faculty contract. In return, the university promises to dedicate about half of the money to debt service on revenue bonds to start tackling the university's massive repair backlog.