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U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa said Tuesday that she would not legally challenge her Democratic primary loss to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz.  Story »

A grisly video released Tuesday shows Islamic State militants beheading American journalist James Foley, U.S. officials said, in what the extremists called retribution for recent U.S. airstrikes in Iraq. Story »

Roughly 98 percent of Hawaii public school teachers were rated as either highly effective or effective in their jobs for the 2013-14 academic year, under the state's newly implemented teacher evaluation system, according to data released Tuesday.  Story »

A record 450-plus exhibitors and more than 40,000 people attended the Made in Hawaii Festival over the Statehood Day weekend, according to event producer Amy Hammond, president of Special Events Hawaii. Story »

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Collecting bottle caps helped Logan Miller stay focused while his Marine dad was deployed in Afghanistan. And once his father came home, the 10-year-old Kaneohe boy found his hobby gave him a sense of purpose.  Story »

In the aftermath of a primary election that saw voting disrupted on a storm-ravaged island, the historic defeat of an incumbent governor and the nail-biting finish of the Democratic race to succeed Hawaii's icon in the U.S. Senate, it would be easy to overlook the Maui ballot snafu as a minor issue amid major drama. Story »

Life sentence confirmed for former Marine

The U.S. Marine Corps has confirmed the sentence of life in prison for Nathaniel Cosby in the murder of Ivanice "Ivy" Harris.

No UH sports are at risk of being cut, director says

Athletic director Ben Jay is still seeking $3 million in state aid for the University of Hawaii’s cash-strapped sports program, but on Monday evening he backed away from threats of cutting football or other sports if the money isn’t forthcoming.

Notes show Deedy jury struggled with deliberations

The jury in the Christopher Deedy trial struggled early on to reach a unanimous verdict on all but one count against the federal law enforcement agent, according to written communications between the group and the court released Monday.

Tuition increases considered to fund UH repairs

Even with a freeze on new construction projects still in effect, the University of Hawaii system estimates it will need $1.3 billion over the next six years for capital improvement projects, with most of the funding pegged for deferred maintenance and renovation work.

Aid organizations collect $80,000 to help Big Island

More than $80,000 has been collected to help residents of Hawaii island's storm-ravaged Puna district as the vast cleanup effort from Tropical Storm Iselle continues.

City officials consider Hoopili rezoning plan

The long-anticipated rezoning request for the huge Hoopili project in West Oahu was submitted to the city Department of Planning and Permitting this month.

Hurricane insurance: Are you covered?

Puna residents who had hurricane insurance when Iselle blew through Hawaii island should be covered under their policies even though the high-powered disturbance was downgraded to a tropical storm when it made landfall.

 Chief elections officer hit by calls for ouster
At least two state senators are calling for the dismissal of the chief elections officer over his handling of the postponed election in the storm-ravaged Puna District and the mishandling of a memory card that led to the late discovery of about 800 absentee ballots on Maui.  Story »
 Poti, Mageo in the mix inside
Simon Poti, a transfer from Fullerton Community College, and Malachi Mageo, a 2014 Serra High graduate, are in the rotation at inside linebacker in the Warriors’ new 3-4 scheme. Story »
Kirby Yates concedes that when the Tampa Bay Rays called him up from the minors in June, he was running on adrenaline. But after 22 appearances over the past couple of months, the Lihue native has grown accustomed to life in the majors. Story »

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Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »

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