Friday, March 06, 2015         

The U.S. Department of Education is giving Hawaii a flawless progress report on its education reforms.  Story »

Two people were injured Friday morning when the car they were in crashed into a Queen Street bridal shop. Story »

Honolulu Fire Department investigators were busy Friday trying to determine the cause of two separate house fires this week. Story »

 Groundbreaking held at mall site in East Kapolei
Under a big white tent behind a green construction fence on Thursday, there was much appreciation expressed along with doubt confessed over the long-planned Ka Makana Ali‘i regional mall. Story »
Hawaiian will pinch an inch of legroom

The state's largest carrier said Thursday it is retrofitting the 18 Boeing 717 aircraft it uses on interisland routes with new lightweight seats that will reduce legroom by about an inch under a reconfiguration and allow the airline to add five to 10 more passengers on each flight.

Hawaii Pacific Health might buy Wahiawa General Hospital

Hawaii Pacific Health, the state's largest medical provider, is exploring a purchase of all or part of the financially struggling Wahiawa General Hospital.

Panel approves Hoopili project but rejects portion of Laie plan

The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee gave a preliminary thumbs up Thursday to one landscape-changing development scheme and a thumbs down to another one.

Kokua Line: HECO taps social, news media during outages

Q: Is it possible for HECO to send text alerts during outages to customers with cellphones so we are not literally kept in the dark about what is going on?

Buy Local: Hawaiian Palm Baskets comprise Kauai's flora

Hawaiian Palm Baskets by Amy and Ron Christmas represent the "ultimate recycling," Amy says. All the primary materials used in the couple's baskets, ornaments and, soon, tree toppers are from Kauai-grown plants and trees and have been gathered by hand.

UH hopes to hire athletic director before new coach

The search for a new basketball coach at the University of Hawaii apparently has been pushed back so that the next athletic director can make the hire.

Name in the News: Jacce S. Mikulanec

A deep-rooted commitment to social justice motivates Jacce S. Mikulanec, whether he is advocating for gay rights, universal preschool or the preservation of the Honouliuli Internment Camp.

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 Councilman wants body to back rail tax's extension 
Elected leaders at Honolulu Hale and the state Capitol have been watching closely to see how their colleagues across Punchbowl Street will respond to rail's budget crisis. Story »

Movie Review: Film explores paradox of Soviet hockey team
Gabe Polsky, director of the documentary "Red Army," likes to say that his film is a hockey movie for people who don't care about hockey, and its reception has proved him right.  Story »
 Our View: Pursue Maui health partnership
The sickest patients in the Hawaii system of public hospitals are the hospitals themselves, which are hemorrhaging losses at an alarmingly increasing rate. The cure is not going to be easy, but the basic framework of House Bill 1075 represents a strategy the state desperately needs. Story »
Park, Tseng take early lead in Singapore
South Korea’s Inbee Park and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng each shot 6-under 66 to top the leaderboard after the first round of the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions. Story »
 On the court, Taylor’s made a good case for himself
Benjy Taylor has presented most of his case — the part on the court, anyway. Right now, the University of Hawaii basketball team still has a chance at 20 wins as it prepares for the finale of the regular conference slate at Fullerton and then the Big West tournament. 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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The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday. He knew the pilot who flew the plane that day, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, for decades. Story »

The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate, has been astonishingly successful at spreading its message using 21st-century social media, according to a study released Thursday. Story »


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