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A 19-year-old man is in custody after another man was fatally stabbed early Saturday morning in Pacific Palisades.  Story »


Hawaii County police have charged a 22-year-old man in connection with the fatal stabbing of Brian Whetten in Hilo on Tuesday. Story »


Japan's prime minister said Sunday he was "speechless" after an online video purported to show one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed, and demanded the release of the other. Story »

 
 Union workers at Kaiser vote for 6-day strike
The union representing nearly 1,900 workers at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii said their members have authorized a six-day strike starting Feb. 2 and ending Feb. 7.  Story »
Northwest swell continues to generate high surf

The north and west-facing shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, and Molokai are under a high surf warning due to a large northwest swell, the National Weather Service said.

Paia man charged with second-degree murder in Haiku

A Paia man is facing second-degree murder charges after police arrested him in connection with the death of a man in Haiku.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

Transgender teen's death stirs action in U.S. and beyond

Leelah Alcorn wrote a note on her Tumblr blog, then walked several miles through the night and into the path of a tractor-trailer rumbling down a highway. In the final message attributed to her, she pleaded: "My death needs to mean something. ... Fix society. Please."

Land Board pick praised, panned

Gov. David Ige's selection of Castle & Cooke executive Carleton Ching to serve as chairman of the Board of Land and Natural Resources is drawing mixed reviews from those who've dealt with him.

UH outreach and outcry

After federal Department of Education investigators showed up at the University of Hawaii-Manoa last spring, UH officials have been working to dampen any criticisms that might appear in an upcoming report about how the university responds to complaints of sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Removal of safety placard nets fine for eatery

The state Health Department is accusing a Wai­malu restaurant of removing a restaurant inspection placard.

VIDEO: BIG WAVES HIT HAWAII
Officials warned the public of high surf along north and west-facing shores this week. Waimea Bay Beach Park near Honolulu was closed on Wednesay due to hazardous high surf. More Videos »
 Sheen spurs hunt for sunken tug
Crews recovered about 500 gallons of fuel oil apparently leaking from a sunken tugboat after a sheen was spotted near an offshore mooring buoy off Barbers Point and another was reported about 7 miles south of Hono­lulu Airport.  Story »
A crowd led by an Oahu bicycle advocacy group gathered Friday morning for a walk to the intersection of Nimitz Highway and Kalihi Street, just a few feet away from the site of this year's first pedestrian death, and brainstormed ideas to prevent future fatalities in the area.  Story »




 Unified in prayer
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu held a Taize "prayer around the cross" ecumenical service Thursday to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Story »
 Our View: Free Wi-Fi at airport needed
A bustling airport that has "international" in its official name must attain standards that befit the moniker and should continually strive to serve its global clientele well.  Story »
 Watson praises Ryder Cup players
If Tom Watson held any ill feelings about his experience as Ryder Cup captain last September, the Hall of Fame golfer is letting them go a day at a time. Story »
When the wind stays low along the Kona coast of the Big Island, so do the scores at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. But when it blows as it did midway through Friday's opening round of the Champions Tour season, look out. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Porch program in Volcano offers art with aloha
The porch of the Volcano Art Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is the kind of comfortable, homey place that would be great for a gathering with friends and family to relax and "talk story." Story »
This is the kind of place it's easy to get into. People speak various languages — Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English — but nobody demands one be made the True Language, and nobody's killing others over it. Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
A large number of the survivors of the Nazi concentration camps at Auschwitz will gather next week under an expansive tent, surrounded by royalty and heads of state, to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of those held there at the end of World War II. Story »






POLL QUESTION
Will you be watching Sunday’s Pro Bowl, which will be played in Phoenix instead of in Hawaii?
RECIPE: Snapper Egg Foo Young
Michael-Thomas Foumai enjoys playing the violin, but he has chosen the path of a composer for life Read More »
 
Fun, Free Fitness Classes For Girls
In an effort to help young girls stay fit and active, Ivivva Honolulu offers free yoga and fitness classes every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Read More »
 

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