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New York Times: In California, another city is crippled by pension costs

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
DESERT HOT SPRINGS, Calif. » Emerging from Los Angeles' vast eastern sprawl, the freeway glides over a narrow pass and slips gently into the scrubby, palm-flecked Coachella Valley.

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Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54

City road repairs reach a record

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
Work crews will round out 2013 having repaved a record 392 lane-miles of crumbling city road across Oahu, capping year one of Mayor Kirk Caldwell's publicized push to fix the island's streets, city reports show.

Big waves make for busy Yuletide for lifeguards

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
Lifeguards rescued a 20-year-old tourist from surf 6 to 12 feet high Wednesday near Shark's Cove on the North Shore. The man wasn't breathing at one point and required cardiopulmonary resuscitation, but was revived while being brought to Waimea Bay on a sled pulled by a Jet Ski.

Couple settles lawsuit against condo association for $1.2M

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
A Molokai couple who accused their condo association and individual directors of harassing and intimidating them for trying to get new leaders elected to the board have settled their lawsuit against the association for about $1.2 million.

Pesticide and GMO rules will take time, says Kauai mayor

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
More time is needed than the allotted nine months to implement a new law that regulates pesticide use and growth of genetically modified organisms by large farm operations on Kauai, according to Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.

Pharmacy college building tops for governor

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
The University of Hawaii's controversial pharmacy school building tops the list of next year's capital improvement priorities for the Abercrombie administration, the state's budget director told lawmakers at a briefing last week.

Book aims to inspire visions of home for kids without one

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
Growing up in Japan, Mitsue Hosokawa dreamed of one day taking the simple drawings she rendered to amuse herself and turning them into something larger that would touch the lives of others.

Marching with aloha

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
Three hundred eighty-eight Hawaii band students from 44 schools on six islands will converge today in Los Angeles for an intense five-day crash rehearsal before the Pasadena Tournament of Roses' 125th Rose Parade on New Year's Day.

Heroes Next Door: Pair inspires through love of animals and community

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
It's easy to see that Jim and Kim Slagel of Kaneohe are just as passionate about teaching as they are about giving back to the community.

Whatever Happened to: Dog found in Kona reunited with owner after 8 years

Local News - Sun, 12/29/2013 - 05:54
Question: What ever happened to the Illinois resident who had her dog taken away by her boyfriend, only to find eight years later that the animal had been left at the Humane Society in Kona on Hawaii island?