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911 Report

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
Body found in burned Mountain View home • Driver hurt when her Jeep hits hydrant • Intruder dances on couch at UH Press • Ex-boyfriend arrested on multiple charges

President and first lady visit, thank Marines in Kaneohe

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
President Barack Obama stepped away from the seclusion of his quiet Hawaii vacation for what's become a Christmas tradition: paying tribute to U.S. troops and the sacrifices their families make during the holidays and throughout the year.

UH smoking ban on hold for review

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
A campuswide ban on the use of tobacco products and electronic cigarettes that was to take effect Jan. 1 at the University of Hawaii at Manoa has been postponed pending review by unions and faculty.

Gill is named interim head of state Health Department

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
Gary Gill has been named acting director at the state Department of Health in the wake of Loretta Fuddy's death after a plane crash off Molo­kai earlier this month.

Lawyer wants assault suspect's mental health state examined

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
A 25-year-old Nana­kuli man who was found not guilty by reason of insanity in bizarre attacks on two friends has been accused of another assault while in custody at Oahu Community Correctional Center.

State's high court rejects Koa Ridge project approval

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
The Hawaii Supreme Court has invalidated the state Land Use Commission's 2010 approval of the controversial Koa Ridge project in Central Oahu, but developer Castle & Cooke Hawaii said it plans to proceed based on a subsequent commission approval won in 2012.

Funds pour in for Philippines

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
Millions of dollars from Hawaii have been funneled to the Typhoon Hai­yan relief effort, thanks in large part to the giving spirit and strong Christmas tradition of the islands' Fili­pino community.

Heroes Next Door: Liaison eases return of Pearl Harbor veterans

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
Jim Taylor has a unique and special bond with 294 Pearl Harbor defenders and their families. For close to 20 years the retired Navy master chief has volunteered his time to oversee the return of the deceased veterans' ashes to Pearl Harbor, the place that changed their lives forever on Dec. 7, 1941.

Shining Stars

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
A pair of violinists with Roosevelt High School’s symphony orchestra will represent Hawaii at Carnegie Hall’s prestigious 2014 Honors Performance Series in New York.

Newswatch

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
More May's chicken products recalled • Navy to escalate sonar use in isle waters • Arizona inmates join Kulani suit • Officer injured in burglary bust

911 Report

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51
Man not in crosswalk when hit • Lahaina accident kills woman • Maui man is accused of rape

Island Images

Sat, 12/28/2013 - 05:51

Beached whale is euthanized

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
Karen Baylis, a visitor from British Columbia, said she saw three men trying to lift the beached whale back into the ocean at about 1:30 p.m. Wednesday. Baylis was sitting on the balcony of a nearby condominium with her nephew and rushed down to help the men.

Volunteers sought for whale counts

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
LIHUE » The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is starting to register volunteers on Kauai, Oahu and the Big Island for an annual humpback whale count.

Obituaries

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
Janet D. Brazzi • Matilde C. Cabanero • Shirley Virginia Christman • Thuy Trung Lu • Murray S. McLean • Lynda Mitchell • Karen Emiko Oshiro • Virginia Lee Waracka • Janet Kazue Waters • Mikilani Tracey Wykes

New York Times: Infection resulting in amputation raises questions about immigrants' IV use

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
NEW YORK » Whenever the endless shifts at the day spa in Flushing, Queens, where Myung Hwa Jang worked got to be too draining, Jang's colleagues would head down the street for some refreshment.

New York Times: With health law cemented, GOP debates its next move

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
WASHINGTON » With the first enrollment deadline now passed, Republicans who have made the repeal of President Barack Obama's health care law their central aim are confronting a new reality: More than 2 million Americans are expected to be getting their health insurance through the Affordable Care Act come Jan. 1.

Slag sparks below-ground blaze

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
A smoldering underground fire on Auahi Street in Kaka­ako on Monday afternoon was caused by welding, according to fire and construction company officials.

Obama spends day in gym, on links and at beach

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
President Barack Obama enjoyed a Monday morning round of golf followed by a visit to Pyramid Rock Beach at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. He played 18 holes at the Mid-Pacific Country Club after a 45-minute workout at the military base's gym.

HSTA backs pre-kindergarten plan

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The state teachers union says it will lobby legislators next year to fund pre-kindergarten classes at public schools in an effort to preserve teaching jobs and help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten.