Saturday, January 31, 2015         

University of Hawaii Manoa Chancellor Robert Bley-Vroman says it was "disturbing to see the extent of the allegations" from the NCAA, which charged the UH men's basketball team with seven violations. Story »

Japan and other nations condemned with outrage and horror on Sunday the beheading purportedly by the Islamic State group of Kenji Goto, a journalist who sought through his coverage of Syria to convey the plight of refugees, children and other victims of war. Story »

Junior guard Destiny King scored 15 points and the Rainbow Wahine honored the memory of the late Judy Mosley-McAfee by defeating Cal State Northridge 64-49 in a Big West basketball game Saturday at the Stan Sheriff Center. Story »

 Damien alumnus helps school make transfer to solar power
Damien Memorial School, a private coed school in Kalihi, switched on a 125-kilowatt photovoltaic system Wednesday and plans to use the savings from lower electrical bills to pay for school renovations.  Story »
Hawaiian Airlines' parent fell the most in more than 11 years —losing a quarter of its value — as declining fuel surcharges and the strength of the U.S. dollar squeezed revenue.  Story »

Boy 'died a hero' trying to save brother in fire

For a Holualoa mother, her 11-year-old son's final act overshadowed all the other reasons he made her proud.

UH basketball team goes cold at Long Beach State

The Hawaii basketball team could not maintain a hot start as its offense dried up in a 65-50 loss at Long Beach State on Saturday afternoon. UH (15-8, 3-4 Big West) was held to a season low in points, despite scoring the first 12 points of the game.

Coach entangled in inquiry after girl's hair is cut

Carla Fontes hadn't cut her hair since intermediate school, but her coach at Wai­akea High School, Stan Hara­gu­chi, thought the locks flowing below her waist were interfering with the sport.

Grandmother testifies in trial of Honolulu police chief's wife

Florence Puana, the grandmother of Police Chief Louis Kea­loha's wife, testified in state court Friday that she was devastated when a reverse mortgage on her home handled by her granddaughter had not been paid off as promised.

Drivers: Return to your dealers for a 2nd air bag recall fix

More than 2 million Toyota, Chrysler and Honda vehicles are being recalled for a second fix for faulty air bags that may inadvertently inflate while the car is running.

Whitney Houston's daughter found unresponsive in tub

The daughter of late singer and entertainer Whitney Houston was found unresponsive in a bathtub Saturday and taken to a hospital in the north Atlanta suburbs, police said.

Justin Timberlake shares baby news on his 34th birthday

It's Justin Timberlake's birthday, but it's another birth date that's on his mind -- that of his future son or daughter. The superstar shared a picture of a bulging belly -- presumably belonging to wife Jessica Biel -- on Instagram on Saturday.

Rachel Bowler's free kick in the 80th minute gave 'Iolani a 3-2 win over Punahou. It was the final play of the game. More Videos »
Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is set to share his new tunes with the “amazing” audiences in the isles. Story »

 Graphic artist created iconic images
After half a century of creating logos for Hawaii's leading businesses, graphic design artist Clarence Lee, 79, succumbed to Parkinson's disease Thursday under hospice care at Arcadia Retirement Residence.  Story »
Amid growing concerns over the budget shortfall that rail now faces, the City Council this week introduced a resolution directing the agency overseeing the project to remove all of the so-called federal "bus funds" from rail's financial plan.  Story »

Carla Fontes hadn't cut her hair since intermediate school, but her coach at Wai­akea High School, Stan Hara­gu­chi, thought the locks flowing below her waist were interfering with the sport. Story »

 Not into the game? Borrow e-books at library
A trip to the library used to mean borrowing books or DVDs to take home. But kids today are just as likely to flip through a story electronically as the pages of a physical book. Story »
Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news
Super plays keep kids in their zone • Animal Planet's Puppy Bowl • Hear Katy ‘Roar' • Shirtless ­fans? Bingo! • The icing on the football • Calling all cheerleaders and more  Story »
 Our View: Shield law for media should be reinstated
Several bills introduced in the Legislature this session would restore to Hawaii journalists special legal protections that expired in 2013. It's reasonable to ask why. Story »
 Bowler sends 'Iolani soccer seniors off happy  
Rachel Bowler delivered the winning kick to send her seniors off right. With time running out, Bowler's free kick from about 25 yards out found the back of the goal in the 80th minute to give 'Iolani a 3-2 win over Punahou on Friday at Kozuki Stadium. Story »
It was one last game at home for senior Jerri Maluyo. She gave Leilehua fans a performance to remember. The point guard scored 27 points, grabbed eight rebounds, dished six assists and had seven steals as Leilehua routed Moanalua 72-41 on Friday night at the Mules’ gym.  Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »

Obama administration officials and other supporters of the Affordable Care Act say they worry that the tax-filing season will generate new anger as uninsured consumers learn that they must pay tax penalties and as many people struggle with complex forms needed to justify tax credits they received in 2014 to pay for health insurance. Story »

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Butterfly Farmer Nurtures Winged Pets
Some believe that the purpose of every butterfly is to set aside everything that was once known — to transform and embrace an entire new way of life. Read More »

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