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Friday, March 06, 2015         

A state jury found a 21-year-old woman and her 24-year-old boyfriend guilty Friday of attempted murder, robbery and other charges in connection with the stabbing of the woman's sister in October 2013. Story »


The U.S. Department of Education is giving Hawaii a flawless progress report on its education reforms.  Story »


Two women refused medical treatment Friday morning after the car they were in crashed into a Queen Street bridal shop. Story »

 Groundbreaking held at mall site in East Kapolei
Under a big white tent behind a green construction fence on Thursday, there was much appreciation expressed along with doubt confessed over the long-planned Ka Makana Ali‘i regional mall. Story »
TurboTax maker says it received gov't inquiries about fraud

The maker of TurboTax software said Friday that it had been contacted by the U.S. Department of Justice and other government agencies about a recent spike in fraudulent income tax filings.

Colder nights expected this weekend

Temperatures will get cooler over the weekend as high clouds block the sun, and breezy tradewinds and windward showers decrease, National Weather Service forecasters said.

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.

Terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

A man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested he would have gone to Washington and shot President Barack Obama in the head.

Federal charges expected against senior U.S. senator

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

'Champions' bringing boxing back to network TV

On Saturday, Michaels will host the debut of a series of fights designed to showcase the other guys. Keith Thurman, Robert Guerrero, Adrien Broner and John Molina Jr. are hardly up-and-comers. But they're the sort of boxers for whom success doesn't guarantee becoming a household name.

No. 4 Hawaii upsets No. 1 Pepperdine in sand volleyball

The No. 4 pair of Mikayla Tucker and Lara Schreiber rallied past Pepperdine's Sophie Asprey and Taylor Rocich 16-21, 21-12, 15-8 for the deciding point and No. 4 Hawaii upset No. 1 Pepperdine in an AVCA Collegiate Sand dual match Friday morning at Queen's Beach.

MONK SEAL ENCOUNTER
On a night dive filming manta rays off the Big Island's Kona Coast, divers got a surprise visit from an extremely rare and endangered Hawaiian monk seal. More Videos »
 Councilman wants body to back rail tax's extension 
Elected leaders at Honolulu Hale and the state Capitol have been watching closely to see how their colleagues across Punchbowl Street will respond to rail's budget crisis. Story »

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Movie Review: Film explores paradox of Soviet hockey team
Gabe Polsky, director of the documentary "Red Army," likes to say that his film is a hockey movie for people who don't care about hockey, and its reception has proved him right.  Story »
 Our View: Pursue Maui health partnership
The sickest patients in the Hawaii system of public hospitals are the hospitals themselves, which are hemorrhaging losses at an alarmingly increasing rate. The cure is not going to be easy, but the basic framework of House Bill 1075 represents a strategy the state desperately needs. Story »
Park, Tseng take early lead in Singapore
South Korea’s Inbee Park and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng each shot 6-under 66 to top the leaderboard after the first round of the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions. Story »
 On the court, Taylor’s made a good case for himself
Benjy Taylor has presented most of his case — the part on the court, anyway. Right now, the University of Hawaii basketball team still has a chance at 20 wins as it prepares for the finale of the regular conference slate at Fullerton and then the Big West tournament. Story »






 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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In downtown Selma last week, my attention was drawn to the vigorous activities of a middle-aged black man who was holding a shovel and digging holes in the dirt between the curb and sidewalk of Broad Street, which leads to the bridge.  Story »

The quarterback Brett Favre has long retired. Cher shut down her most recent tour. Rep. Nancy Pelosi — repeatedly written off and derided since her party lost the House in 2010 — powers on. Story »



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Honolulu Festival
Honolulu Festival owns the weekend throughout Honolulu and Waikiki, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday (March 7). Expect art, music food and more — all free. Read More »