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Filo Tu was in disbelief Saturday after police arrested his nephew in connection with the fatal stabbing of a family member in Pacific Palisades. Story »

Marcus Mariota said he is undecided on whether he'll throw at the upcoming NFL Combine as he waits for an injury from the final game of his college career to heal. Story »

From prime minister to ordinary people, Japanese responded with shock Sunday at a video purportedly showing one of two Japanese hostages of the extremist Islamic State group had been killed. Story »

 Union workers at Kaiser vote for 6-day strike
The union representing nearly 1,900 workers at Kaiser Permanente Hawaii said their members have authorized a six-day strike starting Feb. 2 and ending Feb. 7.  Story »
Rainbow Wahine hit season-high 10 3-pointers

Marissa Wimbley scored a career-high 13 points and Hawaii hit a season-high 10 3-pointers as the Rainbow Wahine blew past UC Irvine 85-50 to win their third straight Big West basketball game Saturday in Irvine, Calif.

Land Board pick praised, panned

Gov. David Ige's selection of Castle & Cooke executive Carleton Ching to serve as chairman of the Board of Land and Natural Resources is drawing mixed reviews from those who've dealt with him.

Mayor Kenoi ends waste-to-energy incinerator plans

West Hawaii Today reports Hawaii County Mayor Billy Kenoi on Friday announced he will not during his remaining two years in office move forward on what would have been the county's most expensive public works project.

Hilo Hattie's closes Kona store

Hilo Hattie, one of Hawaii's largest retailers of Hawaiian fashions and goods, closed its nearly 30-year-old Kailua-Kona store and plans to pursue a new direction — expanding and broadening cultural experiences.

Paia man charged with second-degree murder in Haiku

A Paia man is facing second-degree murder charges after police arrested him in connection with the death of a man in Haiku.

Dead whale found at Seattle dock struck by ship propeller

A 32-foot gray whale that turned up dead under the Washington state ferry terminal in downtown Seattle died earlier this week because it was struck by the propeller of a large vessel, according to the initial results of a necropsy completed Saturday.

Boy, 13, arrested in fatal stabbing near Los Angeles school

A 13-year-old boy has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the fatal stabbing of a 14-year-old high school student outside an East Los Angeles middle school.

Officials warned the public of high surf along north and west-facing shores this week. Waimea Bay Beach Park near Honolulu was closed on Wednesay due to hazardous high surf. More Videos »
 Sheen spurs hunt for sunken tug
Crews recovered about 500 gallons of fuel oil apparently leaking from a sunken tugboat after a sheen was spotted near an offshore mooring buoy off Barbers Point and another was reported about 7 miles south of Hono­lulu Airport.  Story »
A crowd led by an Oahu bicycle advocacy group gathered Friday morning for a walk to the intersection of Nimitz Highway and Kalihi Street, just a few feet away from the site of this year's first pedestrian death, and brainstormed ideas to prevent future fatalities in the area.  Story »

 Unified in prayer
The Roman Catholic Diocese of Hono­lulu held a Taize "prayer around the cross" ecumenical service Thursday to mark the Week of Prayer for Christian Unity. Story »
 Our View: Free Wi-Fi at airport needed
A bustling airport that has "international" in its official name must attain standards that befit the moniker and should continually strive to serve its global clientele well.  Story »
 Watson praises Ryder Cup players
If Tom Watson held any ill feelings about his experience as Ryder Cup captain last September, the Hall of Fame golfer is letting them go a day at a time. Story »
When the wind stays low along the Kona coast of the Big Island, so do the scores at the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai. But when it blows as it did midway through Friday's opening round of the Champions Tour season, look out. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Porch program in Volcano offers art with aloha
The porch of the Volcano Art Center in Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park is the kind of comfortable, homey place that would be great for a gathering with friends and family to relax and "talk story." Story »
This is the kind of place it's easy to get into. People speak various languages — Konkani, Marathi, Hindi, English — but nobody demands one be made the True Language, and nobody's killing others over it. Story »

It has consumed more than eight years of maneuvering, obstruction and a widow's dogged legal campaign, fought often on a shoestring. But, finally, on Tuesday, a public inquiry is set to begin its quest for an answer to the question that has driven the whole process: Why did Alexander V. Litvinenko have to die? Story »

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Fun, Free Fitness Classes For Girls
In an effort to help young girls stay fit and active, Ivivva Honolulu offers free yoga and fitness classes every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Read More »

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