Friday, August 01, 2014         

Honolulu lifeguards and state officials towed a whale carcass to shore after it was spotted near "Flat Island" off of Kailua Beach Friday morning. Story »

Honolulu police briefly shut down Beretania Street between Punchbowl and Merchant Street Friday morning as police and deputy sheriffs investigates a suspicious package found near the State Capitol building. Story »

Hawaii Pacific University announced it is rebranding its nickname as the 'Sharks" and unveiled a new logo to accompany it. Story »

A drop in Hawaii container and automobile shipments and an increase in operating and handling expenses dragged down Matson Inc.'s earnings in the second quarter, but the company said it expects its overall results to improve during the second half of the year. Story »

Movie Review: Guardians of action
"Guardians of the Galaxy" is the film that moviegoers have been waiting for all summer. "Godzilla" and "Dawn of the Planet of the Apes" featured action, but they just didn't have the energy that makes summer popcorn movies pop.  Story »
Ruthann Quitiquit's office is filled with the kind of bric-a-brac that marks someone who's worked somewhere a long time. "I grew up here," she said. "I came here when I was 33 years old. I'm going to be 67 in October." Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Officer shot motorist to stop threat, HPD says

A six-year police veteran fatally shot a 52-year-old Manoa man five times through his open driver's side window, striking him multiple times in the torso, when the driver tried to flee after a fender bender Wednesday in Waikiki, police said.

New school year has new tests, more class time

A new academic year that includes increased classroom time and assessments on a new national test aligned to more rigorous curriculum standards greets the more than 185,000 isle public school students returning to school Friday.

Some lane closures on H-1 in Honolulu ending Friday morning

It's been about 10 months since road crews first started digging up a nearly 4-mile stretch of the H-1 freeway through the heart of Honolulu for overdue repair and repaving work along the state's busiest highway.

UH leader defends Apple's firing

University of Hawaii President David Lassner said former Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple's performance over the past two years raised serious red flags about his abilities to turn around a fiscal crisis, inspire his leadership team to carry out strategic goals, and champion the university's flagship campus.

TGIF: 'Awareness is essential to Johnson

Johnson has become a favorite son of Hawaii, speaking out for land preservation and environmental causes and hosting the popular Kokua Festival for several years at the Waikiki Shell.

Rearview Mirror: Celebs, international drama descend on private terminal

Last week I wrote about the private aviation terminals in Hawaii and the people who use them. Tom Anusewicz, who's worked in aviation for more than 45 years, had some interesting stories to tell me.

Athletics: Chan extended by Aloha Stadium

Scott Chan won unanimous approval of the Aloha Stadium Authority for another year as manager of the facility Thursday. In an 8-0 vote, the authority extended his contract through 2015 and granted a raise to $118,500.

 'Super PAC' spending riles candidates
Candidates in two Honolulu City Council races are complaining about large sums of money being spent to defeat them by independent expenditure committees, also known as "super PACs," that are not limited by traditional campaign laws. Story »
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 Final arguments scheduled for Tuesday in Deedy trial
The jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial are scheduled to return to court Tuesday to hear instructions on the law and closing arguments. Story »
Environmental consciousness essential to Jack Johnson's life
Johnson has become a favorite son of Hawaii, speaking out for land preservation and environmental causes and hosting the popular Kokua Festival for several years at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
 H.S. Football: Campbell enjoys success, believes it can continue
Campbell is on everyone's radar screens now, a football force to be reckoned with across the state. And the ascent wasn't an accident. Rather, it was the result of a step-by-step plan of action put in place by head coach Amosa Amosa. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

Do you think police used excessive force Wednesday night in Waikiki, where a man was fatally shot after he refused to stop after hitting a bus?
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