Local News

New York Times: Preparers' fees often take bite of tax refunds

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. » In December, they begin showing up in empty storefronts in neighborhoods where empty storefronts are easy to come by. Cars with phone numbers brightly displayed on the doors roll down the streets, and signs pop up along the sidewalks promising fast money.

Obituaries

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Dora-Lee Ululani Afong • Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros • Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto • Mary M. Bronson; and more

Oahu home prices rose 3% in March compared with 2013

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
They were small, but price gains achieved by Oahu's housing market last month continued a rising trend reaching further into its third year.

Food vendors cut out foam at UH-Manoa

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
The University of Hawaii at Manoa's food vendors are now serving up eats and drinks in containers free of polystyrene foam.

Private schools cite increased costs for higher prices

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Tuition at three of Hawaii's largest private schools — ‘Iolani School, Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School — will hit the $20,000 mark for the first time next school year as most schools plan hikes of between 3 percent and 7 percent.

Anti-homelessness bills advance

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
With affordable-housing and homelessness problems persisting, measures aimed at promoting affordable-housing construction, assisting the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with repair and maintenance, encouraging Housing First programs and funding the up-and-coming concept of micro-apartments continue to move through the Legislature.

Ocean Watch: Captivating stony corals get a reluctant au revoir

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Honu is once again moving west through the Society Islands. Although I'm happy to be sailing again, it was hard to say goodbye to Tahiti, with its jagged green mountains, friendly people and perfect french fries.

Kokua Line: Government discourages laminating Medicare cards

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Question: Is it OK to laminate your Medicare and HMSA cards? These cards are required when we register at the Medical Group and for lab tests. The Medicare card is also used to verify Social Security numbers.

Shining Stars: Teams from Maui, Mililani, Waipahu head to national finals

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Teams from Maui, Mililani, Waipahu head to national finals • Hawaii Regional Science Bowl • We the People • LifeSmarts Consumer Education

911 Report

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Motorist is killed in Big Island accident • Spitting Cave jumper dies in hospital • Snorkeler found at Hanauma Bay dies

Newswatch

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Transportation funding forecast to come up short • Makua Lani offers to buy Kona campus

Marathon sessions starting as legislative deadline looms

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii lawmakers are preparing for an onslaught of bills to move through their chambers this week, in advance of a legislative deadline to pass bills out of the second chamber.

NTSB says object stuck in brake might have caused plane to flip

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
What caused the right main landing wheel to lock up, forcing a single-engine light airplane to flip over at Dillingham Airfield on Oahu in November remains undetermined, according to federal investigators.

Man suspected of shooting gun in hotel parking lot is arrested

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii island police arrested a 39-year-old man Saturday for allegedly firing a gun several times in the parking lot of the Courtyard By Marriott hotel in Kona.

Governor, 3 GOP congressmen at odds over Health Connector

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday struck back at U.S. House Republicans who alleged that the Hawaii Health Connector did not complete adequate security testing before launching in October, placing consumers at risk of identity theft and fraud.

Details on financing rail operations remain fuzzy

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Construction on Oahu's public rail transit project is moving ahead full speed — but a clear, detailed plan to cover the added costs once the rail line is up and running hasn't yet been made public.