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Saturday, August 23, 2014         
Honolulu firefighters battled a wind-whipped brush fire that forced the evacuation of about 40 houses and cabins in upper Makakilo and some structures at Camp Timberline on Friday, said fire spokesman David Jenkins. Story »

The state Elections Commission on Friday appointed three subcommittees to examine issues surrounding the 2014 primary election and the actions of the chief election officer, who faced heavy criticism over the decision to carry out two elections in a tropical-storm ravaged district on Hawaii island and the late discovery of about 800 mail-in ballots on Maui. Story »

Former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona said Friday that he is open to a Hawaii exemption to the Jones Act, the federal maritime law that protects the domestic shipping industry from foreign competition, hoping that the change will help lower the state's high cost of living. Story »

 
The bill in August for a typical household using 600 kilowatt-hours went up from July by 94 cents to $218.18, according to data released this week by Hawaiian Electric Cos., the state's largest utility provider with service to Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island. Story »

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Hawaii and Israel are on opposite sides of the world, but when it comes to matters of the heart, both stand on essentially the same ground, former Gov. Linda Lingle said at a "Pro-Israel Rally" this week at the state Capitol. Story »

They've been a known problem among Hawaii ecologists and arborists for decades, but most Hawaii residents were introduced to Falcataria moluccana, commonly called albizia, with this month's destruction from Tropical Storm Iselle. Story »

Two-day air show will include the Blue Angels

Oahu will get a fighter jet demonstration twofer at the "Wings Over the Pacific" air show Sept. 27 and 28 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Both the Navy's F/A-18 Blue Angels and Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team will be putting on shows of neck-snapping speed.

Kilauea lava moving slowly toward homes

Madame Pele is belching an unusual northeast lava flow on Hawaii island that already has forced the closure of two forest reserves and has scientists on alert for potential damage to homes just 2 miles away.

Oahu electric bills up again

The bill in August for a typical household using 600 kilowatt-hours went up from July by 94 cents to $218.18, according to data released this week by Hawaiian Electric Cos., the state's largest utility provider with service to Oahu, Maui and Hawaii island.

H.S. Football: Campbell drops Moanalua

With two back-breaking drives early in the second half, No. 8 Campbell broke open a close game and soundly defeated Moanalua 34-6 in an OIA Blue Division football game Friday night in Ewa Beach.

Kakaako condos attract early birds

Studio condominiums in Kakaako have attracted a fair amount of interest from prospective buyers prepared to sleep overnight Friday outside the sales office for the project called The Lofts @ The Collection.

Two students head to Japan for art awards ceremony

Two Hawaii students are among 30 international finalists selected to compete at the Toyota Dream Car Art World Contest. Teah Arlene Laupapa, 12, of Kapolei Middle School, and Emma Hiilani Thain, 11, a home-schooled student from Koloa, Kauai, were among 30 selected from a total of 628 international finalists and 660,000 entrants worldwide.

Harassment suspect faces prostitution charge

A 23-year-old Makiki man who was arrested after Manoa residents say he was harassing their neighborhood earlier this year was arrested again. This time, Yama Fazzari faces a charge of prostitution after he was picked up just before midnight Wednesday at Ala Moana Hotel.

 Isle politician showed 'fierce dedication'
Hawaii island politician Bob Herkes served 23 years in public office, advocating for the people he represented, and was a retired hotel executive who worked 40 years in the hospitality industry. He died at Hilo Medical Center on Thursday at age 83. Story »
 The man with the plan
This summer, University of Hawaii graduate assistant coach Brad Vonnahme was in a Washington state of mind. In preparation for the Rainbow Warriors' Aug. 30 football opener, Vonnahme inhaled every morsel and byte of information on Washington's offense. Story »
 
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Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music
An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Beauty is everywhere at picturesque B&B
Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »
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