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Thursday, February 26, 2015         

A motorist who allegedly struck two Honolulu police motorcycle officers at two different Oahu locations was arrested Thursday afternoon in an incident that clogged Kailua-bound traffic on the Pali Highway. Neither officer suffered serious injuries. Story »


The owner of Pearlridge Center has entered a joint venture for ownership and operation of the mall. Story »


Former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against his last employer, Westfield State University, and the state of Massachusetts, saying the legal fight's cost was too great. Story »

 Union rallies in support of Aston employees
Unite Here Local 5, the union representing many Hawaii hotel workers, held a rally Wednesday outside the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Aston workers are not represented by the union, and the rally was in support of winning union representation for Aston workers. Story »
With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said.

Missing OCCC work furlough inmate arrested in Kaneohe

A 27-year-old Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate was arrested Wednesday near his Kaneohe home after failing to return from a work furlough earlier this week.

Murder-kidnapping trial pits 3 colleagues against 1

Trial for a man accused of a fatal beating in an illegal gambling room in downtown Honolulu begins in state court Thursday. Alex Nguyen, 35, is to stand trial on charges of murder and kidnapping in connection with the April 2, 2011, death of Duc Pham.

Former contestant on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

A Serbian-born model and self-described "wild child" who was a contestant on "America's Next Top Model" was one of three people killed in a North Carolina home.

Man believed to be 'Jihadi John' identified

A British-accented militant who has appeared in beheading videos released by the Islamic State group in Syria bears strong similarities to a man who grew up in London, a Muslim lobbying group said Thursday.

Custom dress Lupita Nyong'o wore at Oscars reported stolen

The theft of a $150,000 pearl-covered gown worn by Lupita Nyong'o at the Oscars doesn't surprise Hollywood stylists who have personally experienced the seedy side of red carpet fashion.

Kapahulu store will offer big deals on vintage stock

For the past year, motorists on Kapa­hulu Avenue may have noticed Lillian Miyaki coming and going from Anchor House Antiques. Some have even stopped, hoping for a peek inside the store that's been shuttered for a decade.

 Suspect in stabbing of 3 is released
Brandon Lorenz had been in custody since turning himself in at about 4:15 p.m. Monday for investigation of three counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of first-degree burglary. Story »
The city Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday classified the deaths of two men killed in a Kalihi shooting Sunday as homicides while police continue to search for a suspect or suspects. Story »

MILKEN EDUCATOR AWARD
Jana Fukada received a $25,000 Milken Educator Award for excellence in education during a ceremony held at Mililani Uka Elementary School in Mililani. More Videos »



 See with your mind at bold installation
Visitors to "Fig. 1 (these things we know)," the exciting new sound installation by Andy Graydon at the Hono­lulu Museum of Art, will begin to hear the show before they, well, don't see it. Story »
 Our View: HECO should hasten rooftop solar approvals
Hawaiian Electric Co. asserts it is in the best interest of the company and all of its customers to halt approval of rooftop solar systems in certain neighborhoods until the state Public Utilities Commission rules on HECO's request to pay less for the excess energy it buys from those so-called distributed producers. Story »
 'Bows confident despite tough losses
The "what if" game is an excruciating one to play for the Hawaii baseball team. The Rainbow Warriors are 4-5 heading into their first road trip of the season that starts Thursday in Malibu, Calif., against Pepperdine (4-4). Story »
Kanani Aina Cabrales had multiple reasons for relocating clear across the country to continue her college career. The University of Hawaii softball team, in turn, added a dual-purpose pitcher to the roster. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Culinary adventure connects diners to farmers
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
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For President Barack Obama, this has been a week to guard his power. He went to court to defend his executive action on immigration while fighting an effort by lawmakers to reverse it. Story »

It was a long way down for Michael Kenney. As he neared the depths of heroin addiction, he stole prescription painkillers from his dying father, replacing them with Tylenol and leaving his father writhing in pain. Story »



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