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Thursday, January 29, 2015         

A state audit of the troubled Hawaii Health Connector said inadequate planning and improper procurement procedures by the Connector's executive director and board of directors led to an unsustainable health insurance exchange. Story »


Two boys were killed when they were apparently trapped in a burning home in Holualoa on Thursday. Story »


Robert Allenby feared the worst Thursday at the Phoenix Open in his first round since his mysterious misadventure in Hawaii. Story »

 
 Growth allows CPB to again increase dividends
The remarkable turnaround from a near collapse six years ago keeps gaining momentum. Fueled by its seventh straight quarter of double-digit loan growth, CPB said it will increase its dividend for the second time in less than a year after its net income jumped 28.8 percent in the October-December period. Story »
Thursday's rains should clear, but more rain, vog coming Monday

Voggy, drizzily weather associated with a passing weather system is expected to move past Oahu and over Maui County by Thursday night. But another cold front approaching the islands could bring more Kona winds, vog and rains on Monday.

Reason for Kauai attacker's release a mystery

One day after Shendon Chandler-Taniguchi was released from the psychiatric ward of a Kauai hospital in 2011, he went on a deadly rampage in a quiet Waimea Valley neighborhood — using a large knife to stab his grandfather, fatally injure a neighbor and wound two others before police ended the attacks by shooting him to death.

Hawaiian Airlines' earnings decline 35 percent

Hawaiian Airlines' net income plunged 35 percent in the fourth quarter even as fuel costs declined.

Website ranks Honolulu below Newark, N.J. in popularity

Honolulu has dropped three spots to No. 40 on the Hotels.com list of most popular U.S. destinations, behind 39th-ranked Newark, N.J.

Brasserie Du Vin closing in face of 50% rent hike

Longtime Honolulu restaurateur Dave Stewart will shut down Brasserie Du Vin after service Saturday due to a lease dispute with Plumbers and Fitters Union Local 675, which owns the property.

Fans snap up caps designed and worn by Seahawks' Lynch

While barely saying a word, the Seattle Seahawks running back has created a run on the "Beast Mode" caps he has been wearing at Super Bowl media appearances.

Ex-Minn. gov won't see 'American Sniper'; says Kyle is no hero

"American Sniper" is tops at the box office but don't expect to see former Minnesota Gov. Jesse Ventura lining up at a theater for it.

Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is set to share his new tunes with the “amazing” audiences in the isles. Story »

 Judge puts hold on city's trash pickup cuts
The city's plan to eliminate garbage service for 181 condominiums, apartments and other multifamily properties and nonprofit organizations has been halted temporarily by a state judge. Story »
Mayor Kirk Caldwell said he will likely sign a measure that will add four downtown and Chinatown pedestrian malls to the list of places where people cannot sit or lie. Story »

A jet fuel storage tank at Sand Island may have been leaking for weeks before it was reported Jan. 21, a state official said Wednesday. The fuel spill has already hit the water table, which is just 2 1/2 to 3 feet below ground, and has begun spreading slowly across the surface of the groundwater. Story »




 What's in Store: Anthropologie opens Ala Moana boutique
Anthropologie opens Ala Moana boutique • Write a love letter, win sweet prizes • Montsuki hosting its second sale ever • Woman Expo offers discount for vendors Story »
 Our View: Curing social ills requires teamwork
Hawaii's vibrant network of nonprofit social service agencies plays a huge role in improving the lives of the state's most vulnerable, disenfranchised people. When it comes to tackling complex social problems, these nonprofits can be most effective when they work in sync, targeting their individual resources and expertise toward common goals. Story »
 ‘Iolani, Punahou tie, stay put 
'Iolani kept its seat at the head of the class in ILH Division I boys soccer on Wednesday with a 1-1 tie against host Punahou. As expected, the encounter between the two rivals was intense. Story »
'Iolani sped out to an early lead then held off a Saint Louis rally and tightened the ILH Division I boys basketball race with a 49-43 win on Wednesday at McCabe Gym. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
By JOHN NOBLE WILFORD

c.Anthropologists exploring a cave in Israel have uncovered a rare 55,000-year-old skull fossil that they say has a story to tell of a reverberating transition in human evolution, in the time and place when some early humans were moving out of Africa and apparently interbreeding with Neanderthals. Story »







POLL QUESTION
What’s your overall reaction to the episode involving Robert Allenby, the Australian golfer who got injured here?
Taking Care Of Our Furry Family Members
The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals has been our guiding light through the last 131 years since our founding. Read More »
 
A Few Thoughts On UH Athletics
It seems that every week there’s much more to talk about regarding the future and past of University of Hawaii athletics. Read More »
 

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