Monday, September 22, 2014         

State, Hawaii County and National Park Service officials have agreed to work together to restore the Chain of Craters Road to use as an alternative route if lava from Kilauea volcano cuts off access to Pahoa and lower Puna, it was announced Monday. Story »

The United States and partner nations launched their first airstrikes against Islamic State militants in Syria, as fighting raged Monday between the extremist group and Kurdish forces near the border with Turkey, triggering a surge of tens of thousands of refugees. Story »

University of Hawaii quarterback Jeremy Higgins will miss the remainder of the season with a fracture in his (left) throwing hand he suffered in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game at Colorado. Story »

More than one of the 10 entries in the National Geographic Channel's "Expedition Granted" competition is directly connected to Hawaii. Only the entrants of "Poop Out of Poverty," written about in this space on Wednesday, listed Honolulu as their city of origin, but at least two other entries were submitted by former Hawaii residents. Story »

 'Lost' challenged actors, fostered friendships
It wasn't easy being a fan of "Lost," the serialized TV drama that followed a group of plane crash survivors on an island shrouded in mystery and intrigue.  Story »
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply was born as a semi-autonomous agency in 1929, ending years of being run by city government.  Story »

Alleged burglar took shower, drank alcohol in neighbor's house

Police charged a 49-year-old Kau man whose neighbor found him inside her house Saturday after he allegedly took a shower, drank her alcohol and entered her car and stole her car keys. He was also charged with drug crimes.

Report: Inouye made 'chubby' comment to woman senator

Daniel Inouye, the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, allegedly was the male colleague of fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who held Gillibrand's waist and told her, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," the New York Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources.

Opponents seek review of Sand Island homeless site

A human rights group wants the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to reconsider its decision to give a three-year lease to the city for its homeless transition center.

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

A television reporter revealed during a live on-air segment that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug ahead of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of pot in Alaska.

Tradewinds return, but it's still hot and humid

The first official day of fall brought a bit of relief from weeks of heat and humidity with the return of cooling tradewinds.

Chain of Craters Road to be restored; lava slows

State, Hawaii County and National Park Service officials have agreed to work together to restore the Chain of Craters Road to use as an alternative route if lava from Kilauea volcano cuts off access to Pahoa and lower Puna, it was announced Monday.

Manti Te'o out with foot fracture

San Diego Chargers inside linebacker Manti Te'o suffered a foot fracture in Sunday's game and will miss extensive time due to the latest foot injury, according to the San Diego Union-Tribune's website utsandiego.com

First there was the world's largest pineapple plantation. Then there were a pair of fancy resorts. As the principal industry on Lanai, neither was diversified and both proved financially unsustainable.  Story »

 Ocean Watch: Oahu's upside-down jellyfish came in ships' ballast water
A reader recently came across what she described as pulsating gelatinous creatures on the Kaiwi shoreline. Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Football: Warrior Replay
Five big plays from Hawaii’s 21-12 loss to Colorado Story »
Hawaii Warrior World

Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »

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Globe-trotting Coach Comes Home
Long before there was Little League girl pitching ace Mo’ne Davis, there was another little girl who was a youth league baseball all-star right here in the Islands. Read More »
Island Insurance Pau Hana
Island Insurance hosted a pau hana party Sept. 3 at Tsukiji Restaurant as a thank you to agencies and agents who represent the company. Read More »

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