Local News

New York Times: Syrian rebels say cease-fire deals are deceptive

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
BEIRUT » To the starving residents and rebel fighters in the bitterly contested suburbs of Damascus, the offer from the Syrian government can be tempting enough to overcome their deep mistrust.

Obituaries

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Charles J. Aruda • Lolita Kareth Bittinger • Evelyn Takeko Brand • Dominga Labang Castillo • Roger William Costa; and more

People: Mars schedules pair of Blaisdell shows

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Hawaii-born pop superstar Bruno Mars will return home to Oahu for shows in April, according to a post on his website announcing his 2014 "Moonshine Jungle Tour" concert dates.

Kokua Line: DOE to ban e-cigarettes on all campuses

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Question: Could you clarify the state Department of Education's policy on smoking on public school campuses? I was at Aliiolani Elementary School attending a craft fair and noticed a few people smoking electronic cigarettes on campus.

Island Images

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17

Newswatch

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Ocean swell due today for 5 islands • Policy on use of county vehicles criticized • Inmate escapes, is re-arrested, on Hawaii island • Work to startat Lydgate Beach

911 Report

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Driver is arrested in collision that killed 3 • Apartment fire does $100,000 in damage

Councilwoman wants public restrooms put in Chinatown

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
City Councilwoman Carol Fuku­naga is pressing the administration to install public restrooms downtown and in Chinatown, saying businesses, residents and visitors are growing frustrated at more homeless people using the area as their toilet.

Undersea hunter headed for Pearl

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Pearl Harbor will be getting a fourth new Virginia-class attack submarine this summer, bringing a crew of more than 130 and a $10 million payroll to Hawaii, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa said Monday.

Halawa guard pleads not guilty to smuggling meth behind bars

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Halawa Correctional Facility guard James "Kimo" Sanders III pleaded not guilty Monday to charges related to smuggling meth­am­pheta­mine into the prison and bribery.

Driver pleads not guilty to charges in wrong-way collision

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
A 39-year-old Ewa Beach man Monday pleaded not guilty to charges stemming from a head-on collision that occurred 14 months ago while he was allegedly driving the wrong way on the H-2 freeway.

Palmyra atoll turns into trove of research vital to Hawaii's future

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
The 680-acre Palmyra Atoll, comprising about 50 isolated islets halfway between Hawaii and American Samoa, is best known as the site where a San Diego yachting couple met with foul play in the 1970s, a real-life murder mystery recounted in "And the Sea Will Tell," a best-selling book and TV miniseries.

Another trial delay granted to officer accused of DUI

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
A Honolulu District Court judge delayed trial again for a police officer charged with driving under the influence of an intoxicant after a motor vehicle crash in Waikiki.

Pflueger's medical condition delays Ka Loko Dam sentencing

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
LIHUE » A retired car dealer's medical ailment is delaying his sentencing for a Kauai dam breach that swept seven people to their deaths in 2006. James Pflueger told the Garden Island newspaper a leg condition is preventing him from traveling from Honolulu to Kauai for the sentencing, which was scheduled for next week.

New York Times: Tunisia and Egypt, Studies in Divergent Paths After Revolution

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
CAIRO >> One is setting a standard for dialogue and democracy that is the envy of the Arab world. The other has become a study in the risks of revolution, on a violent path that seems to lead only in circles.

New York Times: Snowden to Join Board of Press Freedom Foundation

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
WASHINGTON >> Edward J. Snowden, the former National Security Agency contractor whose leaks of secret documents set off a national and global debate about government spying, is joining the board of a nonprofit organization co-founded by Daniel Ellsberg, the well-known leaker of the Pentagon Papers during the Vietnam War.

Obituaries

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Kimiyo Asai • Celestino Pascual Bayang • Randymae H. Chung • Amby Cruz • Grace Sui San Dang; and more

Heart trouble led to Fuddy's death

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
The brother of state Health Director Loretta Fuddy said his sister had no heart problems or pre-existing conditions that would have contributed to her death following a December plane crash off Molo­kai.

Incidental Lives: How the dog down the hall decided he'd swap owners

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
There's no accounting for chemistry. How else might we explain the fact that the charming Chihuahua-terrier soon to be known as Bingo had been twice returned to the Hawaiian Humane Society before prospective pop No. 3 Jorge Molestina walked in the door.

Kokua Line: Waialae Avenue roadwork expected to be done in June

Thu, 01/16/2014 - 05:59
Question: When will they complete the roadwork on Wai­alae Avenue? It seems like they tear it up more than they repair it, and now it's like driving across a lava field complete with skylights (potholes) that swallow your wheels and throw your car out of alignment — and worse.