Thursday, August 21, 2014         

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has filed a legal challenge to the primary election on behalf of voters in Puna who were unable to vote because of the damage left by Tropical Storm Iselle. Story »

Despite calls from University of Hawaii at Manoa students and faculty for the Board of Regents to reinstate fired Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple, the board unanimously voted Thursday to approve an interim replacement.  Story »

The parents of James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by Islamist militant kidnappers, released on Thursday an email from his captors, dated Aug. 12, in which the militants proclaimed with strident bombast that he would be the first of many Americans to die. Story »

Hawaii Medical Service Association has agreed to share patient data with health-care providers through the Hawaii Health Information Exchange, a nonprofit created to help link electronic medical records among providers.  Story »

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In Week 4, the other designers on "Project Runway" are beginning to take notice of Hawaii designer Kini Zamora's technical expertise and speed. Story »

University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay backpedaled almost immediately from his assertion that UH-Manoa's athletics program was so hopelessly in the red that eliminating the football program was a viable option.  Story »

Munet found not guilty in 2012 shooting death

A state jury found a man accused of shooting his friend in a park not guilty of his murder Thursday.

Tropical moisture brings enhanced showers to Hawaii

Expect a few showers, especially over windward and mauka areas, as a band of tropical moisture moves over the state.

Athletics targets 5 percent budget cut to curb deficit

The University of Hawaii athletic department says it is targeting a 5 percent cut on operational budget line items in an attempt to help rein in its projected deficit for the current fiscal year.

Kokua Line: Owner of burned house fined for not cleaning up

Question: There's a house on the makai, Diamond Head corner of Bates and Bachelot streets that burned over a year ago. The house is still there and is an attractive nuisance for the kids in the neighborhood. Aren't owners of these damaged properties supposed to tear them down because they're a threat to public health and safety?

Faster growth forecast for isles

Hawaii's economy is expected to grow faster this year than previously forecast after inflation remained mild during the first six months of 2014.

'Vampire' treatments use blood plasma to rejuvenate skin

From the birth of 19th-century vampire fiction through today, the specter of the blood-drinking undead has captivated mere mortals.

Surfing: For Napoleon, life’s been one big ride

It's been a life in and on the water, riding waves of success in surfing, paddling and kayaking. That Anona Naone Napoleon recovered from a paralyzing diving accident at Waimea Falls to win the Makaha International Surfing Championships a year later surprised only her doctors.

Ka Himeni 'Ana celebrates Hawaiian music
An important era in Hawaiian music comes to an end this weekend with the 30th annual Ka Himeni ‘Ana Hawaiian music competition Saturday at Hawaii Theatre. Richard M. Towill, founder of Ka Himeni ‘Ana and its primary underwriter during its 31-year existence, died in January. Story »
 1 person in 5 receives aid through Hawaii Foodbank
Joan Costanzo, 63, clutched a ticket numbered 192 and a library book as she waited in the crowd gathered at a food pantry run by Feeding Hawaii Together.org in Kakaako.  Story »
 Warriors get taste of Aloha
For Wednesday's practice at Aloha Stadium, the University of Hawaii football team seemingly planned for every scenario. There were drills for the proper way to run from the locker room to the sideline, substitutions for injured players, and the correct positioning of the water coolers.  Story »
Gaetano DeMattei felt out of place as a college freshman. But his angst had little to do with relocating from northern California to Hawaii. A product of the storied De La Salle program in high school, DeMattei wasn't thinking about pursuing college football when he first enrolled at the University of Hawaii. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Beauty is everywhere at picturesque B&B
Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »

Should the state spend millions of dollars on an aggressive effort to reduce invasive albizia trees?
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Tough Choice For Campbell’s Matautia
Campbell High School senior Solomon Matautia is the state’s eighth-ranked high school football prospect, according to Rivals.com. Read More »
Climbing Toward Higher Fitness
Volcanic Rock Gym has been in Kakaako (at 432 Keawe St.) for the past year-and-a-half, but will close in about a month and reopen at Kapaa Quarry Place in Kailua. Read More »

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