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Friday, April 18, 2014         

MOKPO, South Korea >> Investigations into South Korea's ferry disaster focused on the sharp turn it took just before it started listing and on the possibility that a quicker evacuation order by the captain could have saved lives, officials said Friday, as rescuers scrambled to find some 270 people still missing and feared dead.  Story »


The commander of the Kaneohe District of the Honolulu Police Department has lost his police powers after the filing of a temporary restraining order.  Story »


A 62-year-old Lihue man was arrested Tuesday afternoon in connection with a "noxious odor" complaint that forced a full evacuation of the Lihue Walmart last month and caused several customers to become ill. Story »

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Honolulu-based wireless provider Mobi PCS has reached an agreement to sell its Hawaii network space to Verizon Wireless and lease it back as part of the company's strategy to focus on new products and services for its local customers, company officials said Wednesday.  Story »

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Kate Spade's casual brand premieres at Ala Moana • A tribute to lifeguards gives them free footwear • Food is served with fashion during Willows celebration • Celebration at the spa Story »

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The general public has a key role to play in keeping little fire ants from taking hold on Oahu. While the Department of Agriculture is confident that the largest known colony can be eradicated, there likely are smaller nests around the island.  Story »

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6 killed, 9 missing after avalanche sweeps Mount Everest

An avalanche swept the slopes of Mount Everest on Friday along a route used to ascend the world's highest peak, killing at least six Nepalese guides and leaving nine more missing, officials said.

State and Turtle Bay Resort agree on land preservation

The owner of Turtle Bay Resort has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state for $48.5 million in a deal that will preserve 665.8 acres of undeveloped land at the North Shore property.

'X-Men' director accused of sex abuse in Hawaii lawsuit

A man who claims he was sexually abused by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer said Thursday that he reported the molestation to authorities at the time, and he does not know why charges were never pursued.

Ex-quarterback McNabb spends day in Arizona jail

Former NFL quarterback Donovan McNabb was released Thursday from an Arizona jail after serving a one-day sentence for a DUI arrest late last year.

Hawaii telescopes confirm discovery of earth-like planet

Telescopes on Mauna Kea have confirmed the discovery of Earth's first twin, a planet about the same size that could harbor water.

Ige rankled by being denied a speech during convention

State Sen. David Ige said Wednesday that he is disappointed he will not get a speaking role at the state Democratic convention in May while Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be able to address the delegates.

Basketball: Bobbitt in, Shamburger out

Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold offered confirmation on two fronts Wednesday. In a UH press release, he first recognized the official signing of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt on the first day of the spring signing period.

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Excitement builds for Bruno Mars
The enthusiasm for the Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars is growing as he prepares to perform again at the Blaisdell Arena.  Story »
The state has agreed to settle three lawsuits filed by parents who alleged "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters, special education students, at the hands of Kipapa Elementary School employees.  Story »

Micronesian community members marched from Kalihi to the federal building in Honolulu on Wednesday to rally for migrant health care and ask Hawaii's congressional delegation to redouble its efforts to reinstate Medicaid payments.  Story »

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 Regents say Aloha Stadium should be next
Now that the University of Hawaii athletic department is poised to take control of sales of its logo wear on campus and at Ward Centre, some regents say the department should also move to gain the rights at Aloha Stadium. Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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Kaimuki Music Store Carries On Legacy
Now, nearly 70 years later, Harry’s Music Store is run by Harry’s nephews, Alan and Clay Yoshioka, whose father Clifford was one of the store’s founders. Read More »
 
Housing Made Affordable
At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group of young professionals has been successfully building and selling homes for middle-class residents of Oahu. Read More »