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Wednesday, March 04, 2015         
After four days the Hono­­lulu Fire Department on Tuesday discontinued its search for Daylenn "Moke" Pua, a Kona teenager who disappeared while hiking in the Koo­lau, but friends, family and volunteers — including drone operators — will continue the search Wednesday.  Story »

Two Honolulu police officers did what they could to save a man who escaped from custody and fell to his death from the H-1 freeway in Kapo­lei, police said Tuesday.  Story »

The Public Utilities Commission is giving a seat at the table to all 28 interested parties who applied to be part of the agency's decision on whether to approve the sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc. Story »

Last time, football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice passed out signed footballs. This time, there will be a more traditional turning of dirt with Hawaiian digging sticks.  Story »

Legislators advance plan to privatize 3 facilities

The state hospital system has been losing tens of millions of taxpayer dollars each year, and frustrated state lawmakers Tuesday moved a step closer to authorizing a partnership between the state-owned Maui Memorial Medical Center and a private health care provider to try to finally curb those losses.

Rail bids high again

Each of the new bids opened Tuesday to build three West Oahu rail stations came in above estimates, indicating that transit officials have yet to pin down the true picture pertaining to how much the island's elevated rail system will cost.

Enriching young readers

Olympic gold medalist Kristi Yama­gu­chi has expanded her literacy program for children, Always Reading, to Hawaii in hopes of increasing access to books for kindergartners at two Kalihi public schools.

Fitness centers buckle beneath financial strain

The World Gym fitness club in Kaka­ako is under threat of eviction from a state building but has sought bankruptcy protection to keep its business running in place.

Fave Dish: Lanakila Kitchen's Chun turns to a simple dish

Though many forms of work feed a community, few do so as broadly or literally as Frank Chun's work does. Chun, food-service manager of Lana­kila Kitchen, oversees production of some 2,500 meals each day.

By Request: Break the rules to make this luscious pound cake

Traditionally, a poTraditionally, a pound cake comprises a pound each of butter, sugar, eggs and flour. By that definition, this cake is a half-a-pound cake. Sort of. By contemporary baking standards, pound cakes call for those same four ingredients in equal quantities by weight.

UH's senior-night sendoff might be widespread affair

There's a lot at stake in this rare Wednesday night affair at the Stan Sheriff Center. Two players, Garrett Nevels and Brandon Jawato, will be honored during senior night ceremonies after Hawaii's home finale against UC Santa Barbara.

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 Isle airport favored for lax scrutiny, reports find
Some pregnant Chinese nationals bound for "birthing houses" in Los Angeles to deliver their babies as U.S. citizens were instructed to enter America through Hono­lulu Airport, where custom inspectors were considered to be more lax, according to federal affidavits unsealed Tuesday.  Story »
Court documents filed in District Court against a 22-year-old Kane­ohe Marine detail a 19-minute high-speed police chase last week.  Story »

Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration is now exploring the possibility of holding onto some of the city's affordable-housing projects and converting some units into permanent shelter for the homeless and those in low-income brackets.  Story »




 Fave Dish: Lanakila Kitchen's Chun turns to a simple dish 
Though many forms of work feed a community, few do so as broadly or literally as Frank Chun's work does. Chun, food-service manager of Lana­kila Kitchen, oversees production of some 2,500 meals each day. Story »
 Our View: Keep city spending restrained
It's good fiscal planning, when tax collections are high, to set aside money for a rainy day, when there might not be enough to cover even the essential needs.  Story »
 Agcaoili gets her first NCAA tournament experience
Puget Sound senior Ashley Agcaoili was stuck in class when the NCAA Division III women's basketball tournament selection show was held on Monday. Fortunately, her professor was a basketball fan and was kind enough to let her follow along on her phone. Story »
There's a lot at stake in this rare Wednesday night affair at the Stan Sheriff Center. Two players, Garrett Nevels and Brandon Jawato, will be honored during senior night ceremonies after Hawaii's home finale against UC Santa Barbara. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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On the last day of Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha's life, it was too cold to run. The 19-year-old North Carolina State University sophomore was training with a friend for a half-marathon in Raleigh. Story »

When Stephanie Schriock was a junior at Butte High School in Montana, she devised a strategy to get elected student-body president. Story »



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