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Tackling children's dental woes in Hawaii

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Nine-year-old Dante Ladines clambered into the mobile dentist chair set up in the multipurpose room at Kalihi Elementary School, put on a pair of sunglasses under the bright light and opened his mouth.

16,000 soldiers added to the Pacific

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
The Army's presence in the Pacific has grown to 106,000 active-duty soldiers from about 90,000, a nearly 18 percent increase, as the service re-balances in the region while planning drastic cuts elsewhere, officials said.

Kailua pair sent to hospital after blaze damages house

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
A fire ripped through the roof and walls of a rented single-family home in the Enchanted Lake area Tuesday.

Infection led to girl's death, doctor testifies

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
A second defense medical expert gave jurors in the capital murder trial of former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams yet another theory of how Williams' 5-year-old daughter, Talia, died.

Legislators OK $2.75 minimum wage rise

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
The state House on Tuesday approved a minimum wage increase, and there were new signs that the state Senate might accept the House draft rather than force conference committee negotiations that could endanger a pay raise for low-income workers.

$10.7M awarded to isle programs

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Federal housing officials have renewed $10.7 million in grants for 38 Hawaii homeless housing and service programs through the Department of Housing and Urban Development's Continuum of Care Program.

Kumu shared love for hula and life through decades of teaching

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Renowned kumu hula Leilani Alama died Friday at St. Francis Hospice in Ewa, surrounded by family and friends.

Kokua Line: Ala Wai Canal is no place to swim

Sat, 04/12/2014 - 04:35
Question: Now that work is done on the Ala Wai Canal, I see more people fishing, etc., I wonder about the water's quality. Is it safe to eat the fish or to go in the canal?

New York Times: E.U. debates initiative on embryo protection

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
BRUSSELS » A packed hearing on a petition calling for the protection of human embryos led to a rare outbreak of raucous exchanges in the European Parliament on Thursday.

New York Times: China shows its military might, and its frustrations

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
ULAN BATOR, Mongolia » When Robert M. Gates visited China in 2011 as U.S. defense secretary, the military greeted him with an unexpected and, in the view of U.S. military officials, provocative test of a Chinese stealth fighter jet.

Obituaries

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Leilani Virginia Alama • Esther Palijo Apelin • Barbara K. Bird • Susan Antoinette Dietrich • Arlene M. Dvorak • Milan L. Fleming • Norman Akira Inouye • Benjamin V. Jasmin • and more

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
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Newswatch

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Trail reopens 2 days after hikers rescued • Failed sensor causes H-1 lights to go dark • County building is evacuated in blast scare • Man charged in meth case

911 Report

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Leak in gas pipe forces closing of highway • Man who died after jumping into sea ID'd • Ammonia leak spurs buildings' evacuation • Man allegedly points gun at police officer

HMSA pursues 12.8% rate hike for small businesses

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
The Hawaii Medical Service Association said costs related to Obama­care are responsible for the bulk of a 12.8 percent proposed rate hike for most of the 77,000 small-business workers covered by the insurer.

Tax increase, calendar quirk dim Golden Week

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Japanese visitors, who account for about 20 percent of the tourists in Hawaii, are staying closer to home for the traditional Golden Week holiday period, which Hawaii's travel industry counts on to bolster spring lows.

Evaluation system unclear to isle teachers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Fewer than 1 in 6 Hawaii public school teachers say they fully understand how their performance rating is calculated under the state's controversial new evaluation system for teachers, according to survey results released Monday.

State falters in review of elections

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Hawaii's troubled 2012 elections dropped the state closer to the bottom nationally in election administration, a new report contends.

Counties poised for boost in hotel room tax revenue

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Chances are good that state lawmakers will OK  a bill allowing counties to collect a larger share of Hawaii's hotel room tax, although uncertainty remains.

'Heroic efforts' and 'hard work' help rescue stranded hikers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
The rescue of more than 120 hikers trapped by rapidly rising stream waters on Kauai's rugged Na Pali Coast on Sunday and Monday ranks among the largest rescues of stranded hikers on the island.