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Ige visits Maui to raise profile

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
For State Sen. David Ige, who lacks campaign money and name recognition, grass-roots events are especially important.

Property valuations by city spur disbelief, derision

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
When Lambert Wai received a notice from the city regarding the value of his Gail Street home, he was stunned.

Close calls raise alarm at pools

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
A frantic woman jumped into an Ewa Beach condominium pool last week and pulled up her limp 2-year-old son from the bottom. "He was blue," said a resident at Palm Villas 1 who watched helplessly.

Army leadership changes made

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The Pentagon has announced several changes in Army leaders at Fort Shafter and Camp Smith. Maj. Gen. Edward Dorman III assumed command Wednesday of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command, the Army logistics unit, based at Fort Shafter, that covers more than 9,000 miles of the Pacific.

Kokua Line: Seat belts used in TV ad, governor's campaign says

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Question: Regarding Gov. Neil Abercrombie's campaign commercial in which he plays a taxicab driver: Even though it is a commercial, aren't the governor and his passengers supposed to buckle up? It's the law.

Ocean Watch: Surfer injured getting stuck by the beak of a needlefish

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Big Island resident Michelle Chow emailed last week about an injury she suffered while surfing.

911 Report

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Man charged with robbing restaurant • City IDs victim of fatal motorcycle crash

Newswatch

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Staffing woes nix visits to OCCC inmates • Hurricane brewing in eastern Pacific • Bill would ban plastic-foam food boxes; and more

Obituaries

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Lynn Kazuno Abe • Frank Alvin Acasia Sr. • Theodora Benevides • Martina Generalao Cabanlit • Robert Chapman • Cherish-Claire Dagdagan • Evelyn Fumiko Hamakawa • and more

Robbery suspect apprehended

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Police have arrested a 26-year-old homeless man whom acquaintances say may be responsible for several armed robberies on Oahu. The man was arrested about half an hour after he allegedly robbed Elena's restaurant in Waipahu.

Fewer educators leave isle schools

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Widespread angst over sweeping education reforms led to speculation that the state might see an exodus of public school teachers this year due to burnout and poor morale, conditions made worse by pay levels that lag behind their mainland counterparts.

Clean air vote typifies how rivals for Senate see selves, each other

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa was one of just 41 House Democrats in October 2011 to vote to delay the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's tougher clean air standards on industrial boilers.

Navy pilot from isles joins Blue Angels

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, who grew up in Hawaii Kai and flies an F/A-18 Super Hornet, is the newest member of Navy's Blue Angels 2015 flight demonstration team.

Schatz, Hirono stand behind VA nominee

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
President Barack Obama's nominee to lead the troubled Department of Veterans Affairs has the support of Hawaii's U.S. senators, who plan to vote for his confirmation.

Candidates emphasize relationships

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The four candidates vying to represent growing Kailua-Kona listed jobs, education, the high cost of electricity and homelessness as some issues in the community.

Democrats target sustainability, job creation

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
With environmentalists on one side and development interests on the other, the race in the Democratic primary for House District 48 is shaping up into one of the closest contests of this primary season.

DJ and journalist paved way for women

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Teddi Medina was a trailblazer and hard-charging Filipina spark plug who excelled in Hawaii radio and other media in an era when few women did. "She was a tour de force," John Noland said of his mother.

'Caterer to the stars' enjoyed serving others

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Steve Ozark, Hawaii's "caterer to the stars" for more than 30 years, died July 24 in Nashville. He was 63. His former wife, Jan Brenner, said Ozark learned in May that he had pancreatic cancer.

Army tests land-based Apaches during RIMPAC exercises at sea

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The Army in Hawaii has landed Black Hawk and Kiowa Warrior helicopters on the decks of underway Navy ships in the past as the land service seeks to prove its sea-based flexibility.

State PUC leader, Kauai County sued over alleged illegal vacation rentals

Local News - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
A civil lawsuit against the head of the Public Utilities Commission claims that she owns unauthorized vacation rentals on Kauai that have polluted the Hanalei River.