Saturday, August 30, 2014         

Hawaii's fast start in today's nonconference football game was quickly erased in the second quarter as No. 25-ranked Washington held on to beat Hawaii 17-16 at Aloha Stadium. Story »

Edward "Skippa" Diaz, a Hawaii high school football legend as a player and coach, died at his home in Aiea early Saturday morning. Story »

A high surf advisory is in effect for south facing shores of the Hawaiian islands until 6 a.m. Sunday. South shores, which are getting a swell generated from a storm near New Zealand, are expecting 6- to 9-foot surf. Story »

While Hawaii's core North American market will continue to carry state tourism in 2015, the Hawaii Tourism Authority plans to spend more money on marketing in individual countries as part of a global diversification strategy designed to create a more balanced industry while growing visitor spending. Story »

The Hawai‘i Food & Wine Festival this year is presenting a culinary event focused on kids at the Honolulu Zoo from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Sept 6. Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun has something to offer for both kids and adults. Story »

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SOJA's new album tells listeners to look within
The band's new album, "Amid the Noise and the Haste," continues to spread the mesage of love, peace and positivity as forces for change. Franti and his band Spearhead join rapper Murs and SOJA for Saturday's show at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
Government regulation is one tool that can manage the shared use of a resource, but it's usually only effective if enforcement is a practical matter. That was decidedly not the case in a proposal aired by the state Department of Land and Natural Resources for Oahu spots favored by surfers.  Story »

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Gay marriage issue doomed re-election bid, gov says

Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday blamed his staggering Democratic primary loss to state Sen. David Ige on his decision last year to call a special session of the state Legislature to approve marriage equality.

Third Deedy trial set for September 2015

Federal agent Christopher Deedy is scheduled to stand trial a third time for fatally shooting Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant in 2011. State Circuit Judge Karen Ahn tentatively set the trial for September 2015.

Energy Excelerator opens headquarters, fosters growth of power innovators

Hawaiian Electric Industries CEO Connie Lau and U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz met with local entrepreneurs Friday to talk about how startups will help the state lead the nation in energy innovation.

'Minecraft' teaches history by creating the isles, Hokule'a

Gabriel Yanagihara is taking children's obsession with the video game "Minecraft" and turning it into a Hawaiian studies learning tool. Yanagihara is offering a "‘Minecraft' in Hawaii" workshop that focuses on recreating a Hawaiian island.

Football: How they match up

The University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors will open the 2014-15 season against the University of Washington Huskies. Here is how they match up.

H.S. Football: ‘Iolani turns it on after half

After getting torched on a late touchdown pass in the first half, the 'Iolani secondary made up for it in a big way. The Raiders intercepted Damien quarterback Dallas Labanon three times in the second half, and Keoni-Kordell Makekau kicked three field goals and caught a 61-yard touchdown pass in a 37-14 win on Friday afternoon in the ILH opener for both teams at 'Iolani.

Volleyball: Wahine sweep by Ohio

The opening-night jitters were to be expected. Especially for a team with just two returning starters, a new setter and no designated star. No official go-to player meant go to a committee, which is what No. 17 Hawaii did Friday night.

Blow the conch shell: Hokule’a and Hikianalia appear to be a go for an 11:30 a.m. local time departure from Pago Pago Harbor, bound for Apia to meet United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki Moon and other dignitaries and partners.   Story »

 Ige loaned campaign $50,000 at last minute
State Sen. David Ige loaned his campaign $50,000 about a week before his Democratic primary victory over Gov. Neil Abercrombie to keep campaign advertisements on television. "We knew that we wouldn't be able to raise as much money as our opponent," Ige said. Story »
The issue of inequality, once seen as taboo, should be tackled head on because it underlies some of the world's most pressing problems, according to three global "Elders" visiting Hawaii from three continents. Story »

 Neverson paces No. 8 Leilehua 
It helps to have Randy Neverson running the ball, catching passes, returning kicks and throwing touchdown strikes. Neverson put his all into the all-purpose tag, leading No. 8 Leilehua to a 46-27 pasting of No. 9 Waianae on Friday night in Waianae. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »

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