Tuesday, September 23, 2014         

A 73-year-old family practice doctor denies "touching any patient or anyone improperly" despite charges that he fondled two women and a 12-year-old girl, according to his defense attorney. Story »

Lava is moving into the forest at a breakout a few hundred yards upslope of the flow front. But the front of the lava flow has not advanced since Sunday, volcano scientists and Hawaii County Civil Defense officials said after a morning overflight. Story »

A man arrested and charged after plowing into a group of people at the start of the Maui Marathon has been released on bail. Story »

Social media has become a marketing vehicle that small-business owners or managers of nonprofits simply can't ignore. From talking to readers of this column, I know there are many of you who feel like deer in the headlights when it comes to getting started with social media.  Story »

 Local cancer survivor prepares for 100-mile bike ride
Considering the list of medical challenges Jesse Jones faces on a daily basis, it would be natural to assume he doesn't get around much. For the past 12 years, he has been fed through a tube inserted into his abdomen.  Story »
The need for a coordinated federal, state and city response to pressing community issues is starkly illustrated in Waikiki, where homeless people have moved to a swath of beach reportedly outside the jurisdiction of the Honolulu Police Department.  Story »

Permit sought for 38-story Queen Street tower

Howard Hughes Corp. has applied to the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a 466-unit tower connected with a Whole Foods flagship store on Kama­kee Street between Queen and Hale­kau­wila streets.

Baggage fees keep Hawaiian Air aloft

Hawaiian Airlines' base fares might attract passengers, but it's baggage and other ancillary fees that are keeping the state's largest carrier in the black. The airline took in $19 million in baggage fees during the second quarter.

Human rights hui fights homeless camp

A human rights group wants the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to rethink its decision to give a three-year lease to the city for its homeless transition center.

Syria air strikes also aimed at new terror group

The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Kokua Line: Judge sets bail according to severity

Question: Everyone wants to know, especially those in Manoa terrorized by Yama Fazzari, why is he repeatedly released on bail, and why is bail set so low? How is he allowed to get back on the streets to threaten and terrorize others? Who makes these decisions?

Football: Broken hand ends career of UH QB Higgins

Reserve quarterback Jeremy Higgins will miss the rest of the University of Hawaii football season because of a fracture in his left (throwing) hand. As a fifth-year senior, Higgins' college career has ended.

Health Options: Before ditching diet soda, get facts on sweetener study

By now you probably saw headlines about a new study that links artificial sweeteners with promoting obesity, disrupting blood-sugar control and increasing the risk of developing diabetes.

Larry Ellison has sketched out a rough picture for a new era on Lanai. It is how the world's fifth-richest person sees the future of an island he owns. Yet without fine details, it's hard for many residents to judge whether the picture is nice or not.  Story »

 Candidates for governor promise to shake up state's status quo 
With Gov. Neil Abercrombie out of the political picture, the four candidates running for Hawaii governor came together for the first time in the general election campaign Monday night and vowed to lead the state in a new direction.  Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Golf: Former Ryder Cup captains teed it up in Kapolei
Davis Love III walked into the media center last week and was immediately treated to a wide-screen view of the 2012 Ryder Cup. With a wry smile spreading across his just-turned 50-year-old face he said, "I'm not gonna do an interview with that on TV." Story »
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Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »

Overall, what do you think about the changes on Lanai being made by billionaire owner Larry Ellison?
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