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Saturday, March 28, 2015         
A Circuit Court jury Friday acquitted former University of Hawaii at Manoa student Tyler Strong of charges that he sexually assaulted a fellow student in his dorm room last fall.  Story »

The House Health Committee is calling for a management and financial audit of the corporation that operates the state's network of private hospitals, citing concerns that the network that includes the Hilo and Maui Memorial medical centers is in a "financially perilous" situation.  Story »

A fire along Waa­hila Ridge that was earlier contained by Hono­lulu firefighters has flared again Friday evening due to shifting wind conditions.  Story »

 
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 Battery touted as aid for electricity generation
SunEdison, a renewable-energy company owning two wind farms in Maui, gave attendees of the Maui Energy Conference on Friday a look at how energy storage can provide value for electrical utilities.  Story »
Hawaiian Airlines has struck out again in its bid for a route between Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and Kona. Story »

Former official at shelter pleads not guilty to theft

The former program director accused of stealing more than $500,000 from a nonprofit organization that runs a Kalaeloa transitional shelter for homeless people pleaded not guilty to six counts of felony theft in state court Friday.

Council will weigh rail funding measures Wednesday

The Honolulu City Council has scheduled a special session for April Fools' Day to consider measures that would signal its support for extending the rail tax, if that's what's needed to complete the island's 20-mile public transit project.

Luxury checks in: Royal Hawaiian's re-branded Mailani Tower

In its heyday, Waikiki's iconic Royal Hawaiian hotel was exclusive enough for influential families like the Rockefellers, Fords and DuPonts.

Hawaiian Air falls short in its bid for service between Haneda and Kona

Hawaiian Airlines has struck out again in its bid for a route between Tokyo's Haneda International Airport and Kona.

Doi helps MPI eke by Kamehameha

Grant Doi scattered seven hits and went the distance as No. 2-ranked Mid-Pacific rallied past No. 4 Kamehameha 2-1 at Les Murakami Stadium to seize the first-place lead in the ILH baseball standings.

UC Riverside cashes in where Wahine can’t

UC Riverside's knack for pouncing on opportunities paired with Chelsea Ponce's pitching sent the Highlanders to a breakthrough win over the University of Hawaii softball team in the opening game of the Big West season Friday night.

Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news

Honolulu Zoo is under construction. Several projects are in the works, including installation of a new filtration system for the hippo exhibit and repaving of walkways, under the leadership of new zoo Director Baird Fleming.

TGIF A Tony Award nominee helps keep “South Pacific” relevant with her dark portrayal of Bloody Mary. Story »

WAAHILA RIDGE BRUSHFIRE
Honolulu firefighters brought a brush fire on Waahila Ridge under control as of 4:30 p.m. Friday. More Videos »
 Emotions run high in revival of ‘Ka‘iulani’
They could be students in a missionary school, seven women and a girl dressed in identical prim, wasp-waisted holoku gathered onstage at the opening of "Ka'iulani," Kumu Kahua Theatre's revival of the play it premiered in 1987.  Story »
The state-owned hospitals in Maui County — led by Maui Memorial Medical Center — are moving forward on a plan to cut $28 million in services and jobs starting July 1.  Story »




 Re-enactment honors meeting between queen, Baha'i leaders
The Baha'i Community of the Hawaiian Islands this week commemorated the 100th anniversary of a historic meeting between Queen Liliuokalani and the U.S. delegation of Baha'is. Story »
 Our View: State must show IT gains
Hawaii took decades to sink into its current technological abyss, in which too much of the state's critical data and functions were consigned to creaky computer systems that belong in a dusty attic. And now it seems that pulling out of that pit will be a painstaking, incremental journey — but one that the state can at least afford.  Story »
 Campbell enjoys walk in the park
Any coach will tell you, walks are a killer, and it held true in Campbell's 11-1 victory over Kapolei on Friday. The Sabers (5-1 OIA Red West) took advantage of eight bases on balls to finish off the Hurricanes by mercy rule in six innings at Patsy T. Mink Central Oahu Regional Park. Story »
The options are limited for a 5-foot-8 volleyball player going up against players with at least a 6-inch height advantage. Rather than getting blocked on his kill attempts, Hawaii Baptist's Nicolas Caballes tooled his shots off of Westview's blockers the entire match. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Maui museum pays tribute to Makawao's history
Although the Makawao History Museum measures just 353 square feet — the size of an average living room — it covers several decades of Upcountry Maui history. Story »
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Miranda Lumsden, 43, a single mother of four, had never protested against anything before the Irish government introduced new water fees last summer. Story »

Call it the revenge of the nerds, Washington-style. The gun-toting FBI agent and the swashbuckling CIA undercover officer are being increasingly called upon to share their clout, their budgets and even their Hollywood glamour with the humble, desk-bound intelligence analyst. Story »



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