Wednesday, April 23, 2014         

The head of Maui's main airport says a 15-year-old stowaway aboard a flight from San Jose had no clue he was in Maui after jumping from a jetliner's wheel well to the tarmac. Story »

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere. Story »

The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointment of retired banker Don Horner to a second term on the state Board of Education.  Story »

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Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is planning to open a store at Market City Shopping Center on Kapiolani Boulevard near Kapa­hulu Avenue, according to center tenants.  Story »

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At Kapolei High School, culinary arts students are taking diners on trips around the globe via their World Caf Restaurant Project. Since April 14, student teams have been presenting cuisine from 23 countries at lunch for family and friends.  Story »

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There is one ray of hope to be extracted from the usual storm of woe delivered with any report about homelessness — specifically in Waikiki. Story »

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Kalani ranked best public school in state

U.S. News and World Report ranked Kalani High School as the best public school in Hawaii in 2014.

Court shooting sheds light on 'Tongan Crips'

SALT LAKE CITY >> This week's fatal shooting of a gang member by a U.S. marshal inside Salt Lake City's federal courthouse during the man's trial has put the spotlight on his relatively unknown street gang.

Police crack down on cell phone use while driving

Officers issued 127 traffic tickets in a distracted driver enforcement effort in Kalihi on Friday, of the citations, 92 were for using mobile devices while driving.

City Council panel approves ban on sweepstakes machines

The odds are looking good that sweepstakes gaming machines will be outlawed on Oahu after a Hono­lulu City Council committee Tuesday endorsed a proposed ordinance.

Walgreens eyes Market City as expansion rolls along

Walgreens, the nation's largest drugstore chain, is planning to open a store at Market City Shopping Center on Kapiolani Boulevard near Kapa­hulu Avenue, according to center tenants.

Hawaii Grown: Senas melancholy as she nears her final at-bat

Mililani alum Courtney Senas is second on Florida State's career home run list and in the top 10 all-time in hits, doubles, RBIs and stolen bases. She leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in triples and runs scored and is the starting center fielder on a team that is 44-6 and ranked sixth in the country.

By Request: ‘Awesome’ cherry crisp brightened school lunches

Our hero of the day wishes to remain anonymous, which is too bad, because when you taste her dessert you will want to shake her hand.

 Blue Angels bringing fun to South Shore
The Navy's Blue Angels demonstration squadron will add a twist to the corkscrewing, speeding and precision aerobatic flying performance they'll put on in September in Hawaii: The show this year will be at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  Story »
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 Mid-Pacific whitewashes Punahou
The ILH softball race is going into extra innings. Mid-Pacific beat Punahou 6-0 at Mid-Pacific on Tuesday to seal the deal on a three-way tie at the end of the regular season. The Owls, Maryknoll and defending champion Kamehameha are all 11-3. Story »
Larry Tuileta slammed 15 kills as No. 1 Punahou rallied past No. 3 Kamehameha 18-25, 25-22, 26-24, 25-22 to capture the Interscholastic League of Honolulu boys volleyball championship. Story »

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 Photography expert helps folks take their best shot
With that brief introduction, Michael Gilbert sums up his Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture class: The key to photography is not mastering sophisticated equipment; it's being aware of your surroundings and responding to them. Story »

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Given the incident involving the stowaway landing on Maui, how do you feel about airport security?
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