Sunday, February 01, 2015         

Thousands of immigrants seeking legalization through the U.S. court system have had their hearings canceled and are being told by the government that it may be 2019 or later before their futures are resolved. Story »

The $4 trillion budget that President Barack Obama sends Congress on Monday proposes higher taxes on wealthier Americans and corporations, and an ambitious $478 billion public works program for highway, bridge and transit upgrades.  Story »

Government and aviation industry officials from dozens of countries are meeting in Montreal this week to try to find consensus on how to keep from losing airliners like the one that vanished without a trace in Asia and another shot down in Eastern Europe. Story »

 Isle foreclosures decreased 39% during 2014
The number of foreclosure cases initiated against Hawaii property owners fell last year for the first time in four years, which was another positive reflection on Hawaii's economy and real estate market. Story »
What do you think is the best solution to the rising costs of the rail project

For years, Oahu residents have debated whether the elevated rail system taking shape along the island's south shore will rescue thousands of island commuters from the nightmare that is Honolulu traffic — or if it will be little more than a taxpayer-funded gift to developers.

JPAC folded into new agency

The beleaguered Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii has a new name — the Defense POW/MIA Accounting Agency.

Kailua residents fight real estate agent in land dispute

Living in a house on a forested ridge just beyond the edge of suburbia sounds attractive on heavily developed Oahu. But some Kailua residents are objecting to an effort by an area real estate agent to build such a home.

Full-moon session

I stood there, longboard tucked under my arm, staring at the dark blue expanse before me. I could already feel the chill in the tradewinds.

Campbell girls soccer completes OIA run

The shock wave is complete and Campbell is the new OIA Division I girls soccer champion. The Sabers' Lauryn Cabudol headed in a corner kick by Aliani Lorenzo in the 77th minute for a 2-1 victory over Moanalua at the Castle High field Saturday night.

Roosevelt girls hoops power past Leilehua

Keala Quinlan had 15 points and 15 rebounds to power No. 2 Roosevelt over Leilehua 51-34 on Saturday night in quarterfinal-round play of the OIA Division I playoffs.

Hawaii's Backyard: Kauai company zooms in on picture-perfect tours

Clear, sunny, windless — conditions were perfect at Hana­lei Bay that day in 1999 when Vincent Tylor took what he calls "one of my first ‘wow' pictures." He snapped several shots of a hammock strung between two palms on the shore.

Rachel Bowler's free kick in the 80th minute gave 'Iolani a 3-2 win over Punahou. It was the final play of the game. More Videos »
 Rail, traffic top residents' concerns 
Oahu residents who participated in the Hawaii Poll indicated that the most important issues facing the island this year are rail, traffic and homelessness — but education, notably, is no longer one of the key concerns.  Story »
Harper Lee's 1960 Pulitzer Prize-winning novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" is a favorite of many, and the 1962 Academy Award-winning film adaptation starring Gregory Peck is equally revered.  Story »

 Great women of art
In a straightforward show that allows artists to speak in their own voices and on their own terms, Pegge Hopper Gallery launches 2015 with "13 Women." These are some of our heaviest hitters, veterans of state and private collections and various iterations of the Honolulu Museum of Art's juried "Artists of Hawaii" exhibit.  Story »
Dusk masked the approaching waves at Banzai Pipeline on the North Shore of Oahu as they climbed to 15 feet before pounding the shallow, jagged reef below. Adrift in the rapid current and foamy sea was a photographer, exhausted from battling the relentless waves and fighting for his life.  Story »

 Connector woes demand deeper probe
As thorough as it is, the damning report about the Hawaii Health Connector, issued last week by the state auditor, should not mark the end of public inquiry into how taxpayer-funded grants, totalling $204.4 million, were spent establishing the online health-insurance exchange. Story »
 Magic in air in Wahine hoops win 
It was a "Magic" night, for both the Hawaii Rainbow Wahine basketball team and the family of the late Judy Mosley-McAfee. Story »
A late collapse sabotaged early dominance in Hawaii's latest attempt to surpass the break-even point in Big West Conference play. After building a 12-point lead in the first four minutes, the Rainbow Warriors watched Long Beach State rally for a 65-50 win Saturday in front of 3,351 at the Walter Pyramid. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Kauai company zooms in on picture-perfect tours
Clear, sunny, windless — conditions were perfect at Hana­lei Bay that day in 1999 when Vincent Tylor took what he calls "one of my first ‘wow' pictures." He snapped several shots of a hammock strung between two palms on the shore. Story »
It's been 25 years since a castle opened on the Las Vegas Strip. Last week a second castle finally opened, but it's not a megaresort like Excalibur. The first White Castle hamburger outlet to open in a western location is now serving its famous "sliders" 24/7 at center Strip. Story »

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance. Story »

On balance, do you think Hawaii tourism reaching a record 8.28 million annual visitors is positive or negative?
RECIPE: Kamaboko Omelette
Try this classic kamaboko omelette with dipping sauce. Read More »
Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
Some believe that the purpose of every butterfly is to set aside everything that was once known — to transform and embrace an entire new way of life. Read More »

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