Local News

Sea snatches sand, security

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Landscaping contractor Greg Culver isn't sure what the official definition might be for what happened to the houses along Ke Nui Road near Rocky Point during the weekend, but he knows a disaster when he sees one.

Tiny shoes, broken hearts brand scene of accident

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Old pay stubs and parking tickets, a little girl's sparkly red shoes, size 6, an armrest and a badly mangled windshield with bright red blood pooled in the center.

Heroes Next Door: Retirement opens path to community work

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
FOR many people, retirement is a time to finally relax and escape the daily grind of life and work. For Pupukea's Roberts "Bob" Leinau, it has meant more time to pour into his ever-expanding community involvement on the North Shore.

Obama tees off for fifth round of golf on vacation

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
President Barack Obama played nearly five hours of golf Sunday at Marine Corps Base Hawaii as he continued his annual Christmas vacation. The president's motorcade left their rented Kailua vacation home for the Kaneohe Klipper course just after noon.

Ocean Watch: Tasty snail species leaves pearly shells as gifts of sea

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Of all the things I find on the world's ocean floors and beaches, the round trapdoors of some snail species, called opercula, are high on my list of favorites.

Newswatch

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Sailboat with broken mast found adrift • Sun and muggy weather to greet new year

911 Report

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Suspect held in attack on police officer • Driver dies despite attempt to rescue him • Beach reopened; lifeguards warn of shark risk

Surge in fireworks permits leaves stores and shoppers in the lurch

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
Had they known how difficult it would be to find fireworks for sale this year, Manoa residents Brittny Ing-Lee and JT Lee might have spent their Saturday afternoon doing something easier, like adopting a unicorn or searching garage sales for a Honus Wagner baseball card.

Homeless man had sought public office

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The strange, sad life of Anthony Montero — a would-be journalist who ran a series of unsuccessful campaigns for public office under his alias, Paul A. Manner — apparently came to a tragic end in an alley just steps away from the South King Street storefront where he lived for the past several months.

Trade land for fiscal aid, lawmaker proposes

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The financial woes plaguing the University of Hawaii-West Oahu campus has prompted a legislator to propose the state take back the hundreds of unused acreage surrounding the Kapolei campus in exchange for helping the school cover its operating costs.

Planned bill would regulate midwives in isles

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
The state requires barbers, plumbers, massage therapists, electricians, auto mechanics, pest control operators, dental hygienists, physicians, and a host of other professional and vocational job holders to meet minimum standards before they can get licenses to serve customers.

Heroes Next Door: Tireless effort keeps monk seals safe, wild

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.