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Thursday, February 26, 2015         

A motorist who allegedly struck two Honolulu police motorcycle officers at two different Oahu locations was arrested Thursday afternoon in an incident that clogged Kailua-bound traffic on the Pali Highway. Neither officer suffered serious injuries. Story »


Former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against his last employer, Westfield State University, and the state of Massachusetts, saying the legal fight's cost was too great. Story »


Shawna-Lei Kuehu scored 16 points off the bench and Destiny King added nine as the Rainbow Wahine basketball team clinched the Big West title with a 47-46 win at Long Beach State on Thursday. Story »

 Union rallies in support of Aston employees
Unite Here Local 5, the union representing many Hawaii hotel workers, held a rally Wednesday outside the Aston Waikiki Beach Hotel. Aston workers are not represented by the union, and the rally was in support of winning union representation for Aston workers. Story »
Rainbow Wahine clinch Big West basketball title

Shawna-Lei Kuehu scored 16 points off the bench and Destiny King added nine as the Rainbow Wahine basketball team clinched the Big West title with a 47-46 win at Long Beach State on Thursday.

Dobelle drops lawsuit, citing legal fight's cost

Former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle has withdrawn his federal lawsuit against his last employer, Westfield State University, and the state of Massachusetts, saying the legal fight's cost was too great.

Suspect in stabbing of 3 is released

Brandon Lorenz had been in custody since turning himself in at about 4:15 p.m. Monday for investigation of three counts of first-degree attempted murder and one count of first-degree burglary.

Former contestant on 'America's Next Top Model' killed

A Serbian-born model and self-described "wild child" who was a contestant on "America's Next Top Model" was one of three people killed in a North Carolina home.

With poll, Obama foundation hints at library's likely site

The foundation developing Barack Obama's future presidential library has commissioned polling in Chicago to determine whether residents support building it on the South Side, people close to the foundation said.

Police call death of Missouri auditor an 'apparent suicide'

Missouri Auditor Tom Schweich, who had recently launched a Republican campaign for governor, fatally shot himself Thursday in what police described as an "apparent suicide," minutes after inviting reporters to his suburban St. Louis home for an interview.

Murder-kidnapping trial pits 3 colleagues against 1

Trial for a man accused of a fatal beating in an illegal gambling room in downtown Honolulu begins in state court Thursday. Alex Nguyen, 35, is to stand trial on charges of murder and kidnapping in connection with the April 2, 2011, death of Duc Pham.

 Shootings of 2 men deemed homicides; victims identified
The city Medical Examiner's Office on Wednesday classified the deaths of two men killed in a Kalihi shooting Sunday as homicides while police continue to search for a suspect or suspects. Story »
A 63-year-old Makakilo man acknowledged that he hit his roommate on the head during a fight but didn't intend to kill him, according to court documents. Story »




 See with your mind at bold installation
Visitors to "Fig. 1 (these things we know)," the exciting new sound installation by Andy Graydon at the Hono­lulu Museum of Art, will begin to hear the show before they, well, don't see it. Story »
 Our View: HECO should hasten rooftop solar approvals
Hawaiian Electric Co. asserts it is in the best interest of the company and all of its customers to halt approval of rooftop solar systems in certain neighborhoods until the state Public Utilities Commission rules on HECO's request to pay less for the excess energy it buys from those so-called distributed producers. Story »
 'Bows confident despite tough losses
The "what if" game is an excruciating one to play for the Hawaii baseball team. The Rainbow Warriors are 4-5 heading into their first road trip of the season that starts Thursday in Malibu, Calif., against Pepperdine (4-4). Story »
Kanani Aina Cabrales had multiple reasons for relocating clear across the country to continue her college career. The University of Hawaii softball team, in turn, added a dual-purpose pitcher to the roster. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Culinary adventure connects diners to farmers
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
Media partner
The prestigious consulting firm, known for its close ties to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. Story »

For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An immigrant student, bright and educated but in the country illegally, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it. Story »



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