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Monday, January 26, 2015         

Coast Guard personnel responded to a pair of emergency landings in Hawaiian waters on Sunday. Four people were injured Sunday evening when a single-engine Cessna traveling from Hanapepe, Kauai, to Kalaeloa, Oahu made an emergency water landing 11 miles off of Barbers Point after running out of fuel. Story »


A 34-year-old man is in custody after a woman was fatally stabbed at her home Saturday night in Wahiawa. Story »


Miss Colombia Paulina Vega has been crowned Miss Universe, beating out first runner-up Miss USA Nia Sanchez and contestants from more than 80 other countries at Sunday's pageant in Miami. Story »

 
 Plugging into new revenue
Tired of seeing their sales decline because of a lengthy approval process for rooftop photovoltaic systems, Hawaii's solar companies are turning to other products and services to make up for lost revenue. Story »
Watt gets 2 turnovers, dances in friendly Pro Bowl

Some of the best played football on Sunday, a gentler, friendlier version of the game. The Pro Bowl never has intensity. That will come a week from now, boiling over when Seattle meets New England on the same field.

'Potentially historic' storm headed for Northeast

A "potentially historic" storm could dump 2 to 3 feet of snow from northern New Jersey to southern Maine starting Monday, crippling a region that has largely been spared so far this winter, the National Weather Service said.

Medical marijuana to be used only for severely ill kids, new policy says

With virtually no hard proof that medical marijuana benefits sick children, and evidence that it may harm developing brains, the drug should only be used for severely ill kids who have no other treatment option, the nation's most influential pediatricians group says in a new policy.

Molokai driver charged in attempted murder case

Maui County police charged a 38-year-old Kaamola man with attempted murder and other offenses after he allegedly crashed a car into a vehicle driven by his ex-girlfriend on Jan. 7.

Children left in molester's care

Fearing the defendant was dangerous and might flee the state, Maui prosecutors in 2012 opposed the supervised release of Zack Morris, who was facing multiple counts of sexually abusing two foster children while under his care. Prosecutors had good reason to be concerned.

Mariota, still healing from injury, not sure if he'll throw at NFL Combine

Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal.

Volcanic Ash: Ige quietly plods away as Caldwell slams panic button

Gov. David Ige campaigned for office on his mentor George Ariyoshi's old mantra of "quiet but effective."

VIDEO: 2015 POLYNESIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Jesse Sapolu, Luther Elliss, Ray Schoenke, Russ Francis and the late Mosi Tatupu and Mark Tuinei were inducted into the 2015 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. More Videos »
 Few guns confiscated at isle airports
While Transportation Security Administration agents seized a record-breaking 2,212 firearms from carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country in 2014, Hawaii airports were at the low end of the spectrum.  Story »
To preserve the firsthand accounts and memories of the villagers of Bruyeres liberated by Japanese-American soldiers more than 70 years ago, French tourism officials have taken the first step in what they hope will be a $12 million visitor center.  Story »

Efforts to reinstitute a law that once shielded news reporters and other journalists from revealing their anonymous sources and unpublished notes have been restarted in both the state House and Senate.  Story »




 Nature's bounty is turned into art
When Hawaii island's woodworkers gather, collectors do, too. The 29th Annual Hawaii Wood Guild Exhibit opened Jan. 17 to a festive crowd, enjoying fine wood art and each other. Story »
 Our View: State 'skim' of rail tax must stop
State lawmakers pledge to cast a critical eye as Honolulu's over-budget rail-transit project seeks to extend a tax surcharge financing the project. But legislators must also aim that laser focus at themselves, for allowing an exorbitant 10 percent state "skim" of intended rail funding to persist beyond all justification. Story »
 Maryknoll states its case by beating Punahou
Maryknoll had already secured its place atop the ILH girls basketball standings before crossing Wilder Avenue for Saturday's regular-season finale at Punahou. Story »
Christopher Brubaker wasn't about to let opportunity pass him by. In a key, wind-blown late-season boys soccer match against rival Kamehameha on Saturday, the Punahou midfielder came through in the clutch by drilling home two goals within the final three minutes for a 2-0 victory. Story »

After decades of waiting, Kaiser finally earned its first outrigger canoe paddling title last year by racing to victory in the mixed-gender division. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. It takes four votes to hear a case, but it takes five to stay an execution. That can leave a lethal gap. Story »






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Fun, Free Fitness Classes For Girls
In an effort to help young girls stay fit and active, Ivivva Honolulu offers free yoga and fitness classes every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Read More »
 

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