Thursday, December 25, 2014         

The Hawaii Supreme Court on Wednesday denied a request by Honolulu City Council candidate Tommy Waters that challenged the results of Nov. 4 election, a race which he lost by 41 votes to Trevor Ozawa.  Story »

President Barack Obama returned to the golf course on Christmas Eve after a morning workout. His foursome Wednesday included Malaysia Prime Minister Najib Razak. Story »

Rainy weather with the threat of thunderstorms continues Wednesday, with up to 8 more inches of snow possible on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa.  Story »

 Bank of Hawaii ranked No. 2 by Forbes magazine
Bank of Hawaii was named one of the top-performing banks in the country by Forbes magazine for the sixth year in a row. Story »
Jackie Chan expresses shame over son's drug charge

Hong Kong action film star Jackie Chan said he feels shame for his son, who has been indicted by Beijing prosecutors on a drug charge and could be jailed for up to three years.

Tainted caramel apple recall stretches to Hawaii

A Missouri firm is recalling its Happy Apple brand caramel apples because of the potential that they could be contaminated with listeria. The recall comes after at least three deaths and at least 29 illnesses in 10 states have been linked to an outbreak of the deadly bacteria.

Coca-Cola to cut up to 2,000 jobs

Coca-Cola reportedly plans to cut 1,000 to 2,000 jobs in the coming weeks as part of a $3 billion cost-cutting effort.

Final goodbye: Roll call of some who died in 2014

The notables who left the world in 2014 include political figures who catalyzed war and peace and scientists who changed our lives -- the inventor of Corningware, for instance. And we lost beloved entertainers, some remembered for bringing audiences decades of smiles and tears and others who left the stage long before their time.

Discovery of plus-size pest raises questions

A coconut crab that somehow made its way to Oahu is causing concern about whether there could be others around.

Interstate road rage captured on cellphone camera

A Northern California woman made her first court appearance Tuesday after a road rage incident was captured in a dramatic cellphone video that showed a vehicle forcing a car off a mountain highway.

Officer kills armed 18-year-old near Ferguson

The mayor of the St. Louis suburb of Berkeley urged calm Wednesday after a white police officer killed a black 18-year-old who police said pointed a gun at him, reigniting tensions that have lingered since the death of Michael Brown in neighboring Ferguson.

 Wearing of body cameras proposed for officers
The Kauai Police Department could become the first law enforcement agency in the state to use body cameras next summer.  Story »
An outbreak of Porcine Epidemic Diarrhea virus appears to have spread on Waianae pig farms. The state Department of Agriculture detected the virus at four additional farms in Wai­anae, according to a news release Tuesday. Story »

American troops taking time to mark Christmas Eve — and remembering family members celebrating without them back home. More Videos »

 The Weekly Eater: Breakfast, tea, gluten-free
As the year comes to a close, here's a look at the way we ate in 2014. Koko Head Cafe made cornflake French toast and Ohayou Eggs a morning staple for those in Kaimuki. Tucker & Bevvy and Bills brought a taste of Aussie breakfast to Kapahulu Avenue and Waikiki, respectively. Story »
 Our View: 'Second city' vision gets clearer
After nearly a decade of fits and starts, the developer of Ka Makana Alii regional mall in Kapolei is wasting no time in making the right moves toward turning 67 acres of leased Department of Hawaiian Home Lands into Hawaii's third-largest shopping center.  Story »
 Punahou powers past 'Iolani
The Buffanblu looked sharp despite a three-week layoff between their last preseason game and the league opener last week. Vae Malufau, a 6-foot junior, and Tyra Moe, a 6-1 junior, were devastating at times. Story »
Both Tim DeRuyter and David Bailiff cringed at the idea of a shootout on Christmas Eve. The two head coaches in the Hawaii Bowl are former defensive coordinators. At their core, they believe in defense first. Story »

A walk to remember
Had I been driving I would not have stopped here. But I was lured from the sidewalk by an open gate and the mysterious buildings beyond. There was a Moorish structure with a minaret, another was Italian with a loggia, a third had a fleur-de-lis on a chimney.  Story »

In the history of American higher education, it is hard to top the luck and timing of the Stanford Class of 1994, whose members arrived on campus barely aware of what an email was and yet grew up to help teach the rest of the planet to shop, send money, find love and navigate an ever-expanding online universe. Story »

Are you aware of any in-home vacation rentals in your neighborhood?
Homes For Vets
Former Marine Tony Dias, himself the son of a career military man, is spreading the word that our veterans are eligible for VA home loans with no down payment. Read More »
Frank De Lima Spills Da Beans
The first time I met Frank De Lima, I was 16 and he just got off stage at the Noodle Shop in Waikiki. I was blown away by his charisma and timing. Read More »

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