Local News

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.

Former UH Wahine faces toughest foe

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The glass is half full. The glass is half empty. The positive outlook of Cia Goods-Fernandez and the realistic view of her husband, Rob, are combining for an all-in and all-out battle against cancer.

Controversial parking barriers installed at Laniakea Beach

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
State transportation officials followed through Monday on their plans to erect concrete barriers to block vehicles from parking at one of the North Shore's most popular beaches.

Principal and VP at center of probe

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The state Ethics Commission's investigation into wrongdoing at the Myron B. Thompson Academy is now focused on the school's principal, Diana Oshiro, and its elementary division vice principal, Kurumi Kaa­pana-Aki, Oshiro's sister.

Health agency bans e-cigarettes on its premises

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The state Department of Health is restricting the use of electronic smoking devices known as "e-cigarettes" on its properties. The ban will take effect Jan. 1. Electronic smoking devices use a heating system to vaporized liquid nicotine, which smokers inhale.

Lawyers ask rejection of suit against same-sex marriage law

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
At least 248 same-sex couples married this month under a new state law, and they should not have a legal challenge lingering over them, state attorneys argued Monday.

HSTA endorses Hanabusa, Takai in congressional races

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The Hawaii State Teachers Association announced Monday it is backing Congresswoman Colleen Hana­busa in her challenge against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz while supporting state Rep. K. Mark Takai's bid to replace Hana­busa.

Incidental Lives: Co-workers pile up cash and give it to needy ohana

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
The administrative services department over at Island Insurance is by creed and deed low-profile. They do what they do well and generally don't call a lot of attention to themselves.

Island Images

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45

911 Report

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
Police seek suspect in armed robbery • Woman, 40, injured in accident on H-1

Newswatch

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
Northwest swell to deliver high surf • Main break affects 120 Kailua customers • Grant money flows to Maui County groups • Gift contributes to youth center's computer lab

Corrections

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
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New bicycle repair station set up outside city building

Fri, 12/27/2013 - 05:45
As part of the city's efforts to encourage more residents to get around town by bike, local transportation officials have installed the first of what they hope could eventually be multiple bicycle tune-up stands across Hono­lulu.