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Oahu roads claimed 57 during 2013, police say

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 05:47
The 57 traffic fatalities recorded on Oahu's streets and highways in 2013 equaled the number of people killed on the road in 2012, the Hono­lulu Police Department reported Thursday.

Child near death; dental office is shuttered after lawsuit filed

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 05:47
Three-year-old Finley Puleo Boyle is nearing the end of her short life, in the arms of her mother at Hospice Hawaii's facility in Kailua, after suffering massive, permanent brain damage a month ago, allegedly during a visit to the dentist.

Facts of the Matter: Complement of 4 electrons gives carbon its versatility

Tue, 01/07/2014 - 05:47
Carbon is undoubtedly the most important chemical element on Earth. It is the element of life, the source of most of the world's energy, the basis of plastics, and the major industrial pollutant in the atmosphere.

New York Times: A new, and unlikely, powerful voice in Washington: the pope

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
WASHINGTON » Shortly before leaving the Capitol for the holiday recess, Senate Democrats gathered behind closed doors to lay out an agenda for 2014. When the majority leader, Harry Reid, exhorted colleagues to "deal with the issue of income inequality," the talk took a spiritual turn.

Obituaries

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Lucy Pepe'e Akui • James Andrew Bertilacci Jr. • Louisa Cadabona • Harry Cabral DeMello Jr. • Francisco Delos Santos Dumlao • Jose Cardano Echalar • Celestine Sumie Hatanaka • Franklin Wah Leong Ho • Alice G. Horn • and more

Obituaries

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Alexander J. Aiu Sr. • George Calvin Alvarez • Catherine Puanani Margaret Bator • Esperanza Badua Bonifacio • Marcelina Agustin Cayaban; and more

Kokua Line: Tell lifeguards when dogs are unleashed at the beach

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
QUESTION: After a couple of years of not going to the beach, I decided to take a friend visiting from Cali­for­nia to Sans Souci Beach Park, between the New Otani Kai­mana Beach Hotel and the Wai­kiki Natatorium.

Island Images

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54

Newswatch

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Rodeo to benefit Make-a-Wish Foundation • Drifting kayak is reunited with its owner • Kauai hearings to cover Council reorganization • Legislative priorities topic of Maui session

911 Report

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Father in pool incident dies • Woman held in Kapaa stabbing

Corrections

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
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Appeals court upholds former prisoner's malpractice award

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
The state appeals court has upheld a ruling that the state must pay nearly $1 million to a Halawa prison inmate who claimed that the medical staff failed to properly treat an infection that left him infertile.

House goes up in flames on New Year's Eve in Palolo

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A fire caused by a stove burner left on in the kitchen destroyed a Palolo Valley home on New Year's Eve. At about 9:40 p.m., firefighters responded to a blaze at a three-bedroom, single-family home on the 2000 block of 10th Avenue.

New Year's emergency calls decline

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Honolulu's first responders reported they were not as busy during this week's New Year's celebration compared with last year's New Year's revelry. The Honolulu Fire Department was dispatched to 284 calls during the New Year's celebration compared with 322 calls last year.

Obama spends New Year's Day tweeting and playing golf

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
President Barack Obama on Wednesday morning sent a tweet touting the benefits for his signature federal health care law and, along with first lady Michelle Obama, wished a "speedy recovery" to former first lady Barbara Bush, who was hospitalized with a respiratory-related problem.

Sea's pause lets homeowners gird

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
The punishing surf has apparently diminished on the North Shore for now, allowing beleaguered Rocky Point homeowners to take temporary actions to fortify their wave-eroded properties.

Oahu roadways win 'scenic byway' status

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
Roads encircling Diamond Head and the route along the rugged and pristine Ka Iwi coastline are now designated as Hawaii Scenic Byways.

Honolulu's new car-towing contract uses GPS to keep tabs on wreckers

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A new vendor Wednesday began handling all police-initiated vehicle tows on Oahu, and today marks the first rush-hour period in which illegally parked cars will be hauled away under the new contract.

The first baby of 2014 joins Makiki ohana

Mon, 01/06/2014 - 05:54
A quiet evening for Tiffany Wilson and Herb Laybon turned into a whirlwind of a night with the birth of their baby boy, the first born on Oahu this year. At 1:03 a.m., Wilson gave birth to Noah Immanuel Laybon at Kaiser Permanente Moanalua Medical Center and Clinic.

New York Times: Path to casinos turns messy in Massachusetts as repeal effort builds

Sun, 01/05/2014 - 05:52
BOSTON » When Massachusetts finally gave in after decades of resistance and decided two years ago to legalize casino gambling, it seemed a relatively easy way to fill the state's recession-battered coffers.