Thursday, March 05, 2015         

The 11,750-home Hoopili project received a 5-0 initial approval from the Honolulu City Council Zoning Committee Thursday morning. Story »

Mars once had an ocean that covered nearly one-fifth of its surface to a depth of maybe a mile, according to new research using Mauna Kea telescopes. Story »

Tradewinds will still be breezy, temperatures will be on the cool side, and more snow could fall on Mauna Kea.  Story »

 Bagless Target stores open in Kailua, Kahului
Target Corp. opened stores in Kailua and Kahului on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state to six for the Minneapolis-based retailer. The Kailua opening followed more than a two-year delay. Target renovated a 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. previously occupied by Don Quijote. Story »
Harrison Ford survives crash-landing on golf course

Harrison Ford crash-landed his vintage plane Thursday after losing engine power, suffering serious but not life-threatening injuries as he used his extensive piloting experience to skillfully bring down the plane on a golf course and avoid nearby homes.

Man killed by plunge in escape identified, mourned

Friends of the man who died after escaping from police and falling off a bridge on the H-1 freeway were shocked to learn he was the victim, describing him as a loving father of his 3-year-old son, while his father said he had sought mental health help at a Waianae health center earlier that day.

Victim describes stabbing by sister, boyfriend to jurors

A former Schofield Barracks soldier gave grim testimony at her sister's trial Wednesday as she described a knife attack that left her with a punctured kidney.

Hundreds hold out hope of finding lost teen hiker

On Wednesday, a Navy helicopter, three drone operators, about a dozen spotters and roughly 20 to 30 hikers, including strangers who were moved to help the family of the Kona man, searched in the mountains between Haiku and Moanalua.

Dog's leg amputated after being shot, tied to train tracks

A dog that was tied to railroad tracks and shot was expected to survive after her leg was amputated Thursday.

Jurors in Jodi Arias case: We were 11-1 for death penalty

Convicted murderer Jodi Arias was spared the death penalty Thursday after jurors deadlocked on whether she should be executed or sent to prison for life for killing her lover in 2008.

An ocean away, Pacquiao's trainer makes some noise from afar

Armed guards patrolling the gym where Manny Pacquiao trains. Stealthy attempts to disrupt Pacquiao's sparring. And a bit of trash talking just to spice things up two months before the big fight.

University of Hawaii players Garrett Nevels and Brandon Jawato were honored on senior night. More Videos »
 Air Guard exercises will soar over Oahu 
Those who enjoyed the sight of Air Force fighters arcing over southern Oahu in January during the "Sentry Aloha" air combat exercise are about to get a second helping. Story »

 What's in store: Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser
Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser • Namba to headline revamped luxe event • Isle senators laud designer Zamora • Tradition is theme of costume exhibit and more Story »
 Our View: Give tech workers contract freedom
The development of a thriving high-technology sector in Hawaii has been long on promise, short on results. Those who want to increase technology's tiny share of Hawaii's economy bemoan the difficulty in hiring and keeping qualified employees. Story »
 Zarkovic strengthens his mental approach
University of Hawaii setter Jennings Franciskovic is a volleyball mixologist who can accommodate any request. Even with all the options, outside hitter Siki Zarkovic usually orders "the usual." Story »
By Ewa Beach standards, it was a cold, drizzly and overcast day, but the Campbell baseball team and its fans got a dose of warmth and brightness from senior Ian Kahaloa. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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A couple of dozen students sat quietly inside the C.D.B. King Elementary School's dim and dusty auditorium on their first morning back. Despite the stuffy heat, many of the children wore long sleeves and trousers that covered as much skin as possible. Story »

The revelation that Hillary Rodham Clinton conducted government business entirely on a private email account as secretary of state has blindsided the Democratic establishment. Story »


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