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Friday, August 01, 2014         
A six-year police veteran fatally shot a 52-year-old Manoa man five times through his open driver's side window, striking him multiple times in the torso, when the driver tried to flee after a fender bender Wednesday in Waikiki, police said. Story »

Candidates in two Honolulu City Council races are complaining about large sums of money being spent to defeat them by independent expenditure committees, also known as "super PACs," that are not limited by traditional campaign laws. Story »

A new academic year that includes increased classroom time and assessments on a new national test aligned to more rigorous curriculum standards greets the more than 185,000 isle public school students returning to school Friday. Story »


Maui firefighters Thursday afternoon rescued a 12-year-old boy from Japan, who was windsurfing at Kaa Point. Story »

 
A drop in Hawaii container and automobile shipments and an increase in operating and handling expenses dragged down Matson Inc.'s earnings in the second quarter, but the company said it expects its overall results to improve during the second half of the year. Story »

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 Wood Craft: Hoffman's work in 'Wanted' warrants posthumous honor
The late Phillip Seymour Hoffman certainly deserves a best-actor nomination for his final picture, "A Most Wanted Man," an intelligence thriller set in Hamburg and Berlin, based on John le Carre's book of the same name. Story »
Ruthann Quitiquit's office is filled with the kind of bric-a-brac that marks someone who's worked somewhere a long time. "I grew up here," she said. "I came here when I was 33 years old. I'm going to be 67 in October." Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

UH leader defends Apple's firing

University of Hawaii President David Lassner said former Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple's performance over the past two years raised serious red flags about his abilities to turn around a fiscal crisis, inspire his leadership team to carry out strategic goals, and champion the university's flagship campus.

'It's like having family come home'

A small wooden canoe accompanied by a pair of red, black and yellow kahili carried the remains of St. Marianne Cope -- nestled in a zinc-coated box -- into the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on Thursday morning.

TGIF: 'Awareness is essential to Johnson

Johnson has become a favorite son of Hawaii, speaking out for land preservation and environmental causes and hosting the popular Kokua Festival for several years at the Waikiki Shell.

Paddling: Hawaiian will have plenty of challengers

Months of practice, weekends spent racing at regattas and hours upon hours of conditioning and cross training have led to Saturday's culmination of the summer regatta season.

Name in the News: Ruthann Quitiquit

Ruthann Quitiquit's office is filled with the kind of bric-a-brac that marks someone who's worked somewhere a long time. "I grew up here," she said. "I came here when I was 33 years old. I'm going to be 67 in October."

Rearview Mirror: Celebs, international drama descend on private terminal

Last week I wrote about the private aviation terminals in Hawaii and the people who use them. Tom Anusewicz, who's worked in aviation for more than 45 years, had some interesting stories to tell me.

The Kahala Hotel sells for $300M

The Kahala Hotel & Resort has been sold to Japanese-based Resorttrust Inc. for $300 million, which equates to $887,000 per room, the next-to-highest per-room price paid for a Hawaii hotel and the highest per-room price paid for an Oahu property.

 Abercrombie, Ige issue plans for state
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Wednesday discussed in more detail what they would do if elected governor, while also throwing a few gibes at each other in what is becoming a tight Democratic primary.  Story »
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Environmental consciousness essential to Jack Johnson's life
Johnson has become a favorite son of Hawaii, speaking out for land preservation and environmental causes and hosting the popular Kokua Festival for several years at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
 Final arguments scheduled for Tuesday in Deedy trial
The jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial are scheduled to return to court Tuesday to hear instructions on the law and closing arguments. Story »
 H.S. Football: Campbell enjoys success, believes it can continue
Campbell is on everyone's radar screens now, a football force to be reckoned with across the state. And the ascent wasn't an accident. Rather, it was the result of a step-by-step plan of action put in place by head coach Amosa Amosa. Story »
 







 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »
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A Summer Look At Amazing Athletes
The 16-year-old Teshya Alo of Liliha wrestling sensation, who is already a two-time state high school champion from Kamehameha, did it again this summer. Read More »
 
More Fabulous Foodie Finds In Sin City
For dessert, don’t miss the ice bubble with assorted gelatos and sorbets. Ask for the secret as to how the ice bubble is made — you will be amazed! Read More »
 

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