Tuesday, March 03, 2015         

Bids unsealed Tuesday for the Honolulu rail project have again come in above estimates, despite rail officials' efforts to control costs by repackaging work into smaller groups. Story »

The Public Utilities Commission granted all 28 interested parties access to the decision on whether to approve the sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc.  Story »

Former TV anchors Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's Communications team. Story »

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii earned a $1.4 million profit in the fourth quarter, up from $200,000 in the year-earlier period, after gaining more than 5,000 members primarily through the Obama­care health insurance exchange.  Story »

'FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."

Ex-CIA chief Petraeus admits sharing military secrets with mistress

Former CIA Director David Petraeus, whose career was destroyed by an affair with his biographer, has agreed to plead guilty to charges he gave her classified material -- including war strategy and the names of covert operatives -- while she was working on the book.

Kapolei mall developers to break ground on Thursday

Debartolo Development will break ground Thursday on its long-planned $500 million regional mall in Kapolei.

Target plans $2B in cost-cutting moves

As part of the restructuring plans, Target plans to eliminate several thousand positions primarily at its corporate headquarters — which employs 13,000 workers — over the next two years and establish centralized teams based on specialized expertise.

2 women in critical condition after Hanauma Bay incidents

Two women were found unresponsive in Hanauma Bay waters Monday in separate apparent near-drowning incidents.

Near sellout of Kakaako condo tower helps drive A&B profits

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. is getting close to putting a sold-out sign on The Collection condominium tower, which is in an early stage of construction in Kaka­ako.

Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonso, source says

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack with the Buffalo Bills next season.

Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn’t stopped him from getting back on two wheels. More Videos »
 Views on housing, food security clash
Residents, labor union members and farmers packed a room at Kapo­lei Hale Monday night and debated whether Hoo­pili, a proposed 1,554-acre development plan by D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, should be built on prime agricultural land between Ewa and Kapo­lei.  Story »
Most of a 6.5 percent increase in Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's operating budget will be earmarked for no-frills, essential, "fiscal stability" initiatives like catching up on mandatory contributions for the government employees health fund, paying off more debt and shoring up the rainy day fund.  Story »

Elected officials from Maui County are urging the Legislature to relax the state's open-meetings law in a way that would allow several County Council members to attend community or private meetings and discuss Council business during those meetings.  Story »

 Good Fit: The water is former triathlete's haven 
Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn't stopped him from getting back on two wheels. Story »
 Our View: Police chiefs need public oversight
The past few years have left a blot on the reputation of police departments in this state and, on Oahu, the last several months has proven especially damaging. And in all of the drama, the general public has lacked a voice to raise a protest or demand improvements. Story »
 No rest for the Warrior football team
Take a deep breath. The University of Hawaii football team will play 13 consecutive games without a bye this season, according to the 2015 schedule released by the school and the Mountain West Conference on Monday. Story »
A little more than a decade after completing his University of Hawaii football-playing career, Abraham Elimimian was back on campus on Monday as a full-time assistant coach. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down. Story »

He has publicly declared that "the Jews" control America, that apostates can be killed, that the United States is the world's "biggest terrorist" and that the Sept. 11 attacks were an "inside job" by President George W. Bush. Story »


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