Tuesday, August 26, 2014         

Hawaiian Electric Co. said it hopes to cut residential customer bills by "more than 20 percent" by 2030 while getting 65 percent of its energy from renewable sources, according to a plan filed Tuesday with the state Public Utilities Commission. Story »

A man in custody is a serial killer who is suspected of randomly shooting seven people, leaving four dead, over five days in the Los Angeles area, authorities said Tuesday. Story »

The surf was churning in Southern California, and even bigger waves were brewing. Story »

The Hawaii Medical Service Association boosted compensation for its chief executive Michael Gold by 19 percent to $1.3 million last year as the state's top insurer prepared to roll out Obamacare.  Story »

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Red dominates Emmy fashion choices  
Bright-red gowns were well represented at the Emmy Awards Monday night, seen on Julia Louis-Dreyfus, Christina Hendricks, January Jones, Octavia Spencer, Claire Danes, Minnie Driver, Uzo Aduba and Kaley Cuoco, among many. Story »
The 66th Primetime Emmy Awards was a win for broadcast and cable television, which earned numerous awards as the digital gate-crasher Netflix was nearly shut out. AMC's "Breaking Bad" scored big on Monday night. Story »

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of Oahu's principal attractions for tourists and residents alike. At its peak the placid beach park, endowed with nearshore reef havens for marine life that are on view to snorkelers, drew some 3 million visitors annually. Story »

Gubernatorial candidates talk economic development

The debate hosted by the West Oahu Economic Development Association marked the first time that the four candidates met since the primary election earlier this month. Democratic state Sen. David Ige pulled out of a forum last week after disagreeing with organizers about the ground rules of the event.

Woman pleads guilty to vandalizing Iolani Palace

A Honolulu woman is pleading guilty to vandalizing Iolani Palace after she kicked the front door of the historic building earlier this year.

Kahala drowning victim identified as California man

The Honolulu Medical Examiner's office identified Tuesday one of two men in an apparent double drowning off Kahala Beach as Steve Tran, 31, of Santa Ana, Calif.

Driver dies after truck hits wall in Kalihi

Paramedics took the man to the hospital in extremely critical condition following the crash about 4:45 a.m. near the Kalihi Transit Center, according to an Emergency Medical Services report.

Puna braces for possible lava danger

A Big Island region still reeling from damage left behind by a tropical storm is now bracing for a lava flow that's within 2 miles of a subdivision.

Firefighters expect long battle to extinguish Makakilo fire

Honolulu firefighters are expecting a drawn-out battle to extinguish a slow-moving Makakilo fire accidentally started by two 7-year-old boys.

U.S. teen Bellis, 15, stuns Cibulkova at U.S. Open

American teen CiCi Bellis became the youngest player to win a U.S. Open match since 1996 — almost three years before she was born — when she stunned Australian Open runner-up Dominika Cibulkova.

Greetings from Pago Pago! The island of Pago Pago greeted us with a stiff crosswind as we hit the runway Monday night. This is relevant because the gusty weather may already be affecting our sail plan. Story »

 Counties consider effects of ruling on GMOs
A federal judge has struck down a Kauai County law regulating pesticides and genetically modified crops by large agribusinesses, and the mayors of two other islands said the ruling could have wide implications for their counties.  Story »
Police are arresting people under a new state law that makes domestic violence a felony if done in the presence of children, but critics say the law is excessive.  Story »

 Warrior RB still lives the dream
Nearly six years and some 361 carries after his debut in Hawaii, Joey Iosefa remembers fondly his first opportunity to dig his cleats into Aloha Stadium's artifical turf. Iosefa had been selected to play in the Hawaii/Polynesia-Mainland Bowl in December 2008. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

What should be done to ensure that all of Hanauma Bay’s $6 million in yearly collections goes for bay upkeep?
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