Monday, November 24, 2014         

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down under pressure from President Barack Obama's Cabinet, senior administration officials said Monday, following a tenure in which he has struggled to break through the White House's insular foreign policy team. Story »

A group of moms and environmental groups are among those who are asking a judge to dismiss a federal lawsuit challenging a new Maui ban on genetically modified organisms. Story »

Police, fire and paramedics responded to a report of an overturned vehicle Monday morning on the H-2 freeway. Story »

 TheBuzz: Web-based rental service connects boaters to vessels
A new option is available for local residents and visitors who want to get out on the water. GetMyBoat is a Web and smartphone app-based platform that connects people who want time on the ocean with owners of watercraft. Story »
Put a canine camera on pet's wish list
Pet owners looking to launch the next Internet sensation or just longing for a new view of their dog's dashing and digging won't have to shop for long to find the perfect holiday gift. Wrap up a dog harness that holds GoPro's durable cameras and watch Frisbee fetch, lazy lap naps and every memory in between come alive.  Story »
The fact that hundreds of homeless people in Hawaii haven't been here very long is no surprise to the outreach workers who spend their days trying to help poor, downtrodden, disabled, unlucky and sometimes just plain dysfunctional people manage their lives.  Story »

Officials worry serious violations to come

Some University of Hawaii officials fear multiple Level I and II violations — the most severe NCAA infractions — when the school receives a formal Notice of Allegations from the association concerning its men's basketball program, according to people who say they have been briefed on the subject.

Family's spirit still strong after fire

A family whose life turned upside down when lava from Kilauea Volcano set fire to their home of seven years said despite the recent challenges, they'll be counting their blessings this Thanksgiving.

More vagrants in Chinatown, merchants say

By midafternoon Sunday the sidewalks along Mau­na­kea and North Pau­ahi streets were nearly empty, a sight that didn't bode well for area shopkeepers still hoping to eke out a few more sales before closing time.

First Hawaiian branches out to video banking

First Hawaiian Bank is taking it up a notch in what has become a rapidly evolving industry. The state's largest bank is opening a Wai­akea branch Monday in the Prince Kuhio Plaza Mall in Hilo that will feature the only video teller machines in Hawaii.

5 Things We Love: Gifts that give back

We kick off our holiday series of things we love with gifts that give back by benefitting nonprofit organizations and charities. Next week, we offer up suggestions for made-in-Hawaii gifts.

Football: Upon further review, UH had time to spare

An electronically timed video review showed the University of Hawaii football team did have enough time for what turned out to be the game-winning touchdown in Saturday's 37-35 victory over UNLV.

Basketball: Wahine break loose

A breakout performance for Hawaii center Connie Morris powered the Rainbow Wahine basketball team to a 79-70 win over UNLV on Sunday to close the Bank of Hawaii Rainbow Wahine Classic.

Yasu Ishida, magician and storyteller, performs a traditional Japanese magic trick in Kakaako.
 Honolulu police department announces 35 promotions
Honolulu Police Chief Louis M. Kealoha has announced the promotion of 30 officers and five civilian employees.  Story »
 Basketball: Maui is where winners meet
The coaches of the seven Division I teams in the 2014 EA Sports Maui Invitational field have averaged better than 20 wins per season over the course of their careers. But only one will score three wins over the next three days to claim the prestigious Maui title. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Molokai's Christmas bash embraces everyone
At Molokai's Parade of Lights, Christmas exuberance is expressed in delightfully unexpected ways. One year, a float featured a whole pig cooking on a rotisserie. Another year, spectators oohed and aahed at the menagerie on an entry. Story »

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In an effort to increase holiday sales, which have fallen for the last two seasons, Barnes & Noble is hoping to lure customers into stores this Black Friday with something book lovers cannot download: signed copies. Story »

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2014 Buddy Walk
Down Syndrome Ohana of Hawaii hosted its 2014 Buddy Walk at Kakaako Park. Money raised will allow the organization to continue to build awarenesss, promote inclusion and reach out to families in Hawaii. Read More »
Miranda Kerr at Samantha Thavasa
Supermodel Miranda Kerr and actor/singer Takahiro of the popular Japanese rock group Exile made a special appearance at a private event at Samantha Thavasa in Ala Moana Center. Read More »

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