Wednesday, July 23, 2014         

His pilot's license fresh in his hands, an Indiana teenager set out in June for the adventure of a lifetime: an around-the-world flight with his father designed to break a record and raise money to build schools in his father's native Pakistan. Story »

"We're going to be better," said University of Hawaii football head coach Norm Chow, who spoke on Wednesday at the Mountain West Conference's Football Media Days. Story »

Prosecutors charged a Maui man with multiple drug and firearms offenses after raiding a Kihei home last week and seizing nearly 2 pounds of crystal methamphetamine, liquid methamphetamine, marijuana and a marijuana concentrate known as butane honey oil. Story »

Matson Inc. has finalized a proposed legal settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and a whistleblower over fuel surcharge reimbursements that will cost the Hawaii-based ocean cargo transportation company $10 million.  Story »

 The Weekly Eater: Diner en Blanc dazzles in Honolulu debut
They came with their picnic baskets and tables and chairs and linens, congregating in the parking lot of Iolani Palace for the inaugural Diner en Blanc Hono­lulu event Saturday.  Story »
Other than a very few hot electoral battles this election cycle — Sen. Malama Solomon will face off again with her predecessor in that Hawaii island seat, Lorraine Inouye — there will be few challenges to the status quo in the Legislature. Story »

Police: Woman charged with murder kicked, punched victim

A 42-year-old Salt Lake woman, charged in the death of a 46-year-old homeless woman, allegedly repeatedly kicked and punched her, police said in a court document.

Hawaii Kai man joins Navy's Blue Angels as pilot

Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, who grew up in Hawaii Kai, will be wowing the audiences above Kaneohe Bay during a Blue Angels performance planned for Oct. 17-18, 2015.

Arizona inmate dies 2 hours after start of execution

A condemned Arizona inmate gasped and snorted for more than an hour and a half during his execution Wednesday before he died in an episode sure to add to the scrutiny surrounding the death penalty in the U.S.

Police looking for suspect in robbery of Royal Kunia Wendy's

Police are looking for a masked man, armed with a shotgun, who robbed a Wendy's fast food restaurant in Royal Kunia Wednesday morning.

In Deedy trial, customer describes scuffle

Former Kane­ohe Marine Alexander Byrd was in the restaurant when U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy fatally shot Kollin Elderts. He testified in Deedy's murder retrial Tuesday in state court.

TheBuzz: Pepper's Place in Kailua faces uncertainty

Many pause at the door to review menu options first; nevertheless, a steady stream of customers walks through the door at Pepper's Place in Kai­lua Shopping Center.

More Jack Johnson concert tickets on sale

Fans of local pop superstar Jack Johnson have a few new options to try for tickets to his previously sold-out concerts on Aug. 1 and Aug. 2 at the Waikiki Shell.

 In Hawaiian Homelands suit, plaintiffs ask for special master
In the latest development, plaintiffs are asking the judge to appoint a special master to help speed the court's fact-finding and decision-making process, citing the growing number of deceased plaintiffs.  Story »
Hot, thirsty, hungry and tired, a team of four sunburned men from the four corners of the world rowed into the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, ending an epic 43-day journey across the Pacific. Story »

 Football: Rainbows projected last in West Division
As widely expected, a media poll predicted the University of Hawaii football team will finish last — sixth out of six teams — in the Mountain West Conference's West Division this season.  Story »
Despite college football's changing landscape, the University of Hawaii football team will have a home in the Mountain West Conference, league commissioner Craig Thompson said on Tuesday.  Story »


Hawaii's Best 2014

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

A new study finds that raising beef is more damaging to the environment than other protein sources. Will you eat less beef?
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