Thursday, March 05, 2015         
Amid a day packed with blunt questions and impassioned testimony on the future of Oahu rail, state lawmakers advanced bills Wednesday that would extend the state tax funding most of the cash-strapped project. Story »

On Wednesday, a Navy helicopter, three drone operators, about a dozen spotters and roughly 20 to 30 hikers, including strangers who were moved to help the family of the Kona man, searched in the mountains between Haiku and Moanalua. Story »

A flood watch is posted for Maui County and Hawaii island. Oahu can expect breezy tradewinds and cloudy skies with scatted showers over windward areas and isolated leeward showers through Friday. Story »

Azuki bean, breadfruit, purple cabbage, green papaya, pigeon pea, sorghum and soybeans are among crops slated for local production as the result of a farm business plan competition now in its third year. Story »

Victim describes stabbing by sister, boyfriend to jurors

A former Schofield Barracks soldier gave grim testimony at her sister's trial Wednesday as she described a knife attack that left her with a punctured kidney.

Bagless Target stores open in Kailua, Kahului

Target Corp. opened stores in Kailua and Kahului on Wednesday, bringing the total in the state to six for the Minneapolis-based retailer. The Kailua opening followed more than a two-year delay. Target renovated a 130,000-square-foot store at 345 Hahani St. previously occupied by Don Quijote.

Insect trackers ask for help in Nanakuli

The state Department of Agriculture is asking for the public's assistance in tracking down the source of a recently discovered coconut rhinoceros beetle infestation in Nanakuli.

Hippie chic is new hot style this spring

Do you know Stevie Nicks? Get to know her. Ask your parents. Ask your grandparents. Nicks circa 1975 is the muse of the bohemian spirit that defines fashion for spring 2015.

Rainbow hoops can't keep up

It came from the wings. UC Santa Barbara, lifted by stellar efforts from perimeter players Gabe Vincent and Michael Bryson, spoiled Hawaii's senior night by exploding for a 98-90 road victory at the Stan Sheriff Center on Wednesday.

Sandbows adapt and play

When former Hawaii sand volleyball coach Scott Wong left to take the head indoor women's job at Pepperdine, he left the SandBows with a load of talent and an ambitious schedule for first-year coach Jeff Hall.

Sunken warship found off Philippines

Microsoft co-founder and philanthropist Paul Allen and his research team have found the wreckage of a massive Japanese World War II battleship off the Philippines near where it sank more than 70 years ago, he said Wednesday.

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 Air Guard exercises will soar over Oahu
Those who enjoyed the sight of Air Force fighters arcing over southern Oahu in January during the "Sentry Aloha" air combat exercise are about to get a second helping. Story »
Groups opposed to development in Malaekahana voiced their concerns about the Envision Laie plan at a Honolulu Hale news conference Wednesday, the day before the issue will be heard by a Honolulu City Council committee. Story »

A plan to set aside a limited number of city-controlled parking spaces for car-sharing company operations cleared the City Council Budget Committee Wednesday. Story »

 What's in store: Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser
Indulge and relax at AUW fundraiser • Namba to headline revamped luxe event • Isle senators laud designer Zamora • Tradition is theme of costume exhibit and more Story »
 Our View: Give tech workers contract freedom
The development of a thriving high-technology sector in Hawaii has been long on promise, short on results. Those who want to increase technology's tiny share of Hawaii's economy bemoan the difficulty in hiring and keeping qualified employees. Story »
 Zarkovic strengthens his mental approach
University of Hawaii setter Jennings Franciskovic is a volleyball mixologist who can accommodate any request. Even with all the options, outside hitter Siki Zarkovic usually orders "the usual." Story »
By Ewa Beach standards, it was a cold, drizzly and overcast day, but the Campbell baseball team and its fans got a dose of warmth and brightness from senior Ian Kahaloa. 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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