Local News

Incidental Lives: Offering of a little aloha erases bus driver's bigotry

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
It was 1974, Wannette Gomes recalls, and she, an impetuous 19-year-old from Alia­manu, was at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala., for basic training.

Kokua Line: Rumble strips are installed to get motorists to slow down

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Question: Several months ago the state placed rumble strips east and west of Makaha Beach to slow traffic. These strips are not the dome type, but lane-wide strips — 60 strips eastbound and 60 westbound. Basically it's no different from having to drive over 120 potholes daily. While I understand the need to slow traffic, why were these strips chosen?

911 Report

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Man is critically hurt in Pearl City crash • Blunt force trauma killed pedestrian • Collision with vehicle injures moped rider • Suspect arrested in wrong-way accident • Burglars hit UH faculty housing in Manoa • Homeless man who drowned is identified • Body of missing fisherman found on Hawaii isle • 2 fires fought in 4-day span at same house

Newswatch

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Big Island can expect gusts, with more rain to follow • Celebration to mark opening­ of Waianae community center

Island Images

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27

99 open grave sites kept under wraps

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
For more than two decades, word was that the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl was at capacity for in-ground burials.

New York Times: Polygamy as lifestyle choice, and a reality TV brand name

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
LAS VEGAS » Kody Brown, his four wives and 17 children want to be the new face of polygamy, what some consider the next frontier after same-sex marriage.

New York Times: Republicans move to reclaim poverty-fighting mantle

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » Sen. Marco Rubio says the American dream has become "unattainable." Sen. Mike Lee says reforming government benefits programs should be the country's "first priority." And Rep. Paul D. Ryan says the government safety net has "failed miserably."

Corrections

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
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Obituaries

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Janice Mary Elizabeth Ulii Akana • Albert Rodrigues Coelho • Michi Collins • Julieta Jabigiro Driskell • Anthony Bernard Elia; and more

Hawaii isle councilwoman revives effort to ban all GMOs

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
HILO » A Hawaii County councilwoman is introducing a bill to ban all genetically modified crops on Hawaii island, despite new limits already being implemented through a bill passed a month ago.

Car might be missing woman's

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
A car that plunged down a cliff on Maui's rural northwest coastline Saturday matches the description of a convertible belonging to a Wai­lea woman missing for more than two weeks.

Big Island gets ready for ban on plastic bags

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
In what appears to be a growing trend among municipalities nationally, Hawaii island is becoming the third county in the state to do away with certain kinds of plastic bags at the grocery checkout counter.

Legislators set to hear requests for funding

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
State education officials will be defending their budget requests before lawmakers beginning this week as the state House and Senate money committees hold budget briefings with departments ahead of the Legislature reconvening Jan. 15.

Kokua Line: Graffiti penalties include cleanup, jail time and fines

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
QUESTION: What is the penalty for graffiti? Is there any kind of police record that shows the types of graffiti? Do they have to catch the person in the act?

Island Images

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56

911 Report

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Woman dies in Big Isle highway crash • Fisherman missing after fall into river • Woman held in attempt to sell stolen car • Step forward, police tell hit-and-run driver

Newswatch

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Hail hits Waimanalo and Hawaii Kai • Lanes on Punahou exit, onramp closed • Refuge to open on fewer days • Hilo hoolaulea set for Jan. 18

Heavier debris finds isle shores

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Since September, there's been a "dramatic" turn in the tsunami debris washing ashore in the Aloha State, scientists say.

Girl injured at dentist office dies at hospice

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Finley Puleo Boyle, the 3-year-old girl who suffered massive brain damage during a visit to a Kailua dentist last month, died Friday night. "It is with heavy hearts that we announce that at 8:47 p.m. last night, Finley Boyle passed away with her family at her side," said a statement Saturday issued by Hospice Hawaii on behalf of her family.