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Wednesday, October 22, 2014         

A former Department of Land and Natural Resources official pleaded not guilty Tuesday in Kauai Circuit Court to 30 counts of sex assault -- a majority of which are alleged to have occurred when the female victim was a minor. Story »


The shipping company responsible for a molasses spill that killed more than 26,000 fish and other marine life in Hawaii will plead guilty to federal criminal charges. Story »


The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Hawaii's marriage equality law makes a pending federal lawsuit moot, and has instructed the lower court to dismiss the case.  Story »

 
Hawaii's unemployment rate dipped to a six-year low of 4.2 percent in September as employers added 2,700 jobs from the previous month and the state's economy continued to improve.  Story »

 Disney announces 'Moana' for 2016
Walt Disney Studios will turn to the world of ancient Polynesian navigators for its next animated feature. The story takes place in Oceania where Moana — "a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest" — sets sail for a fabled island.  Story »
This general election, Oahu will see 28 contested races for the 51-seat state House. Few upsets are expected in the Democratic-controlled chamber, but with a handful of districts without incumbents and a couple of legislators making questionable headlines, some churn is on the horizon. Story »

Coconut rhinoceros beetle found in Central Oahu

A palm-damaging coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found in central Oahu -- significantly extending the known range of the pest.

Tight crew of Royals routed in World Series Game 1

The Kansas City Royals had adopted the scrappy, intense attitude of Royals starter James Shields during their thrilling postseason run. They followed his cue on Tuesday night, too.

Former Keo's restaurant space up for lease

The 5,862 square-foot space that for years housed the now-closed Keo's Thai Cuisine in the Ambassador Hotel in Waikiki, is being marketed for lease.

Apple issues security warning for iCloud

Apple has posted a new security warning for users of its iCloud online storage service amid reports of a concerted effort to steal passwords and other data from people who use the popular service in China.

KCC student arrested for alleged sexual assault

A Kapiolani Community College student was arrested Monday after a woman accused him of sexually assaulting her on the college's campus.

Kilauea explosion captured on video

A collapse of a rock from the wall of a crater inside Halemaumau at Kilauea's summit triggered explosion of lava splatter early Sunday.

McDonald's CEO outlines changes as sales slide

After posting yet another disappointing quarter at McDonald's, CEO Don Thompson said Tuesday the company hasn't been keeping up with the times and that changes are in store for its U.S. restaurants.

 Drivers cautioned over faulty air bags
Federal auto safety regulators are warning the owners of certain vehicle models with defective air bags, particularly in humid areas such as Hawaii, to "act immediately" to get them fixed.  Story »
 Bowling: Tiny-Saurus wrecks
Pearl City junior Chelsi Morishige — all 5 feet, 110 pounds of her — was happily flitting about, greeting many friends and teammates on Thursday. She had just won the individual OIA bowling championship at Schofield. Story »
Video: 20th anniversary of the Stan Sheriff Center
Hawaii Warrior World
 
A little bit of New York City moved into downtown Honolulu with the opening of Grondin, the creation of alumni of Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew family of Malaysian-inspired Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. • Also: Agu a Ramen Bistro and Izakaya Torae Torae   Story »








 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »
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The Latest Medical Breakthrough At UH
Dr. Walton Shim and engineering graduate student Larry Martin are looking to become major players in the medical technology industry. Their device, SmarTummy, is a manikin that can simulate any number of abnormalities in the abdomen. Read More »
 
Standing With Abused Keiki
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