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Thursday, November 20, 2014         

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has named its former board chairman Ron Williams as interim president and CEO of the agency. Story »


Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families." Story »


A Hawaii special education teacher isn't fighting extradition to Arizona where she's accused of having sex with a student. Story »

 
 Nanakuli recycling facility is a big step for isle energy and economy, officials say 
PVT Land Co. introduced its recycling system to state and city officials at a blessing ceremony Wednesday at the company's Nanakuli facility. State Sen. Mike Gabbard and former state Rep. Karen Awana praised the project after PVT Land introduced a machine that can create fuel to help power Oahu homes. Story »
Lip balms get fancy as demand for the slick soothers grows
Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms that ask buyers to put their money where their mouths are for good causes.  Story »
The Kaena Point State Park Reserve, a wild and beautiful public treasure, needs help. Years of uncontrolled off-road vehicles scouring the land on the Mokuleia side of the reserve have left great swaths of erosion, trampled vegetation and exposed soil washing into the ocean.  Story »

By the time she was 2, the child had lived most of her life with the same two Oahu foster parents. The toddler had developed a strong bond with the couple and their family and considered their residence her home, according to court documents. Story »

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of rape

A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

Investigators have person of interest in soldier's wife death

Army criminal investigators say they have identified a person of interest in the killing of a soldier's wife found dead in the couple's Honolulu home.

Fisherman's Wharf demolished

The former Fisherman's Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin was demolished Thursday morning as part of a redevelopment plan by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Maui dog poop fight leads to felony arrests

A dog poop dispute between Maui neighbors escalated into two arrests on charges of terroristic threatening.

Hundreds of isles' homeless are new to state

About 6 percent of Hawaii's homeless population — or about 600 people — arrived in the Aloha State in only the last 12 months, according to a new University of Hawaii report.

U.S. Rep Duckworth gives birth to baby girl

A Thursday statement from the suburban Chicago Democrat says the baby was born earlier this week and named Abigail O'kalani Bowlsbey. Duckworth says former U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka of Hawaii acted as Hawaiian elder and selected the baby's middle name.

Wie in 22nd place at LPGA Tour Championship

Stacy Lewis was three shots out of the lead Thursday and one step closer to the largest payoff in women's golf at the CME Group Tour Championship.

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PVT Land Co. introduced its new recycling system in Nanakuli that will be able to process up to 900 tons of feedstock a day, enough to power thousands of homes.
The twin sisters celebrate the 10th anniversary of “So Jealous,” the album that enabled Tegan and Sara Quin to move from indie/alternative folk-music circles into the mainstream arena, with a special release.   Story »
 
 
 Acquisition creates rail project conflict
A global engineering and design firm that holds three Oahu rail project contracts has purchased a rival company that holds the contract to oversee the design firm's work, forcing city officials to look at ways to resolve an apparent conflict of interest.  Story »
 Basketball: Beeman undaunted by daunting schedule
The immediate task is daunting enough to keep Laura Beeman's attention from wandering past the next game, let alone the next month. That said, the Rainbow Wahine basketball coach recognizes the potential down-the-line benefits in the challenges her team will face over the next two weeks at the Stan Sheriff Center. Story »
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Honey festival puts sweet spotlight on local bees
When most people travel, they buy mugs, postcards and T-shirts for souvenirs. Lauren Rusert comes home with honey. More than 40 jars and bottles of the sweetener are lined up on a shelf in her kitchen. Story »
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From his desk in Lower Manhattan, a banker at Goldman Sachs thumbed through confidential documents — courtesy of a source inside the U.S. government. Story »










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Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. Read More »
 
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