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Wednesday, March 04, 2015         

Bids unsealed Tuesday for the Honolulu rail project have again come in above estimates, despite rail officials' efforts to control costs by repackaging work into smaller groups. Story »


The Public Utilities Commission granted all 28 interested parties access to the decision on whether to approve the sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc.  Story »


Former TV anchors Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's Communications team. Story »

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii earned a $1.4 million profit in the fourth quarter, up from $200,000 in the year-earlier period, after gaining more than 5,000 members primarily through the Obama­care health insurance exchange.  Story »

Storm could dump foot of snow on Hawaii island summits

An unstable weather system threatens to bring freezing temperatures and heavy snow to Hawaii island summits, according to a National Weather Service winter storm warning.

HFD ends search for missing teen; family to continue looking

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 Koolaus, but friends, family and volunteers -- including drone operators -- will continue the search Wednesday.

'FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."

Kapolei mall developers to break ground on Thursday

Debartolo Development will break ground Thursday on its long-planned $500 million regional mall in Kapolei.

Yanks fire worker after Curt Schilling outs Twitter trolls

The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticket seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.

Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonso, source says

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack with the Buffalo Bills next season.

Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

GOOD FIT: JOHN HENDERSON
Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn’t stopped him from getting back on two wheels. More Videos »
 Views on housing, food security clash
Residents, labor union members and farmers packed a room at Kapo­lei Hale Monday night and debated whether Hoo­pili, a proposed 1,554-acre development plan by D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, should be built on prime agricultural land between Ewa and Kapo­lei.  Story »
Most of a 6.5 percent increase in Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's operating budget will be earmarked for no-frills, essential, "fiscal stability" initiatives like catching up on mandatory contributions for the government employees health fund, paying off more debt and shoring up the rainy day fund.  Story »

Elected officials from Maui County are urging the Legislature to relax the state's open-meetings law in a way that would allow several County Council members to attend community or private meetings and discuss Council business during those meetings.  Story »




 Good Fit: The water is former triathlete's haven 
Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn't stopped him from getting back on two wheels. Story »
 Our View: Police chiefs need public oversight
The past few years have left a blot on the reputation of police departments in this state and, on Oahu, the last several months has proven especially damaging. And in all of the drama, the general public has lacked a voice to raise a protest or demand improvements. Story »
 No rest for the Warrior football team
Take a deep breath. The University of Hawaii football team will play 13 consecutive games without a bye this season, according to the 2015 schedule released by the school and the Mountain West Conference on Monday. Story »
A little more than a decade after completing his University of Hawaii football-playing career, Abraham Elimimian was back on campus on Monday as a full-time assistant coach. 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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POLL QUESTION
Should the 11,750- home Ho‘opili community be built between Ewa and Kapolei?
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Driving Miss Annie
As president of Hawaii Auto Dealers Association, Aloha Kia owner Bill Van Den Hurk and his faithful companion annie are looking forward to seeing you at the 2015 First Hawaiian International Auto Show next weekend Read More »
 
Saving Ourselves From Bad Decisions
The problem recently grabbed national headlines after a huge wave swept whale watchers off a 40-foot catamaran just outside Haleiwa Boat Harbor on Oahu’s North Shore. Read More »