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Monday, September 22, 2014         

Pahoa, Hawaii >> It's been said that prayer has the ability to move mountains, so why not lava? That was the message Sunday evening where more than 100 people gathered behind the Pahoa Community Center to send their prayers and blessings to all those who may soon have their lives turned upside down by the so-called June 27 lava flow.  Story »


Honolulu police have opened an attempted murder investigation after an officer was struck by a driver of a stolen vehicle who fled the scene early Sunday morning. Story »


A 22-year-old man was charged Sunday after he drove into crowd of people and injured a man near the Queen Kaahumanu Center.  Story »

 
Commercial koa farming has been an elusive pursuit in Hawaii where native old-growth forests of the most valuable wood in the state have been heavily logged. One fledging and unique endeavor, however, has taken root.  Story »

 Prepare to be provoked by tale of the war-ravaged
Regional conflicts in sub-Saharan Africa can sputter along for decades. Uncounted thousands of Africans are killed, raped or mutilated while the world's powers look on.  Story »
James Moncur, as a water resources researcher and economics professor at the University of Hawaii, still takes an academic interest in what's going on at the Honolulu Board of Water Supply, although now he's following things remotely. He's retired and moved to Phoenix, a desert city that has different issues with water than Oahu.  Story »

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Tiny island feels strain

It is dawn on Lanai. Yellow and orange hues wash over the island. Yet this dawn is unlike any ever seen on Lanai before. It is the onset of a new era for Hawaii's second-smallest populated island, though it is unclear at this stage whether the changes ahead will be uplifting and beneficial for the people who call Lanai home.

Grant set path for isle schools

Hawaii's $75 million federal Race to the Top grant draws to a close this week, marking the end of an unprecedented four-year investment that launched some of the most aggressive education reforms ever seen in the state's public school system.

Judge tosses 'Manoa Rapist' suit

A man known as the "Manoa Rapist" who sued prison officials for refusing to let him enter a work furlough program on Oahu has lost his case in federal court.

The LOST legacy

Everywhere Jean Higgins looked from her spot near the outdoor screen at Sunset on the Beach, she could see people. A sea of faces stretched before her.

Football: Red-Zone blues

Two friends for decades -- Hawaii head coach Norm Chow and Colorado defensive coordinator Ken Baer -- greeted each other outside the visitors' locker room following the Buffaloes' 21-12 victory at Folsom Field.

Volleyball: Rainbow Wahine go on a roll

Serve aggressive. Serve tough. Most important, serve in. Hawaii's hot and cold outing from the service line this season got hot when needed Saturday night against Northern Arizona.

 Cast does well, but racial theme gets blurred in 'Hairspray'
"Hairspray," Paliku Theatre's fall musical, is a confection of revisionist history, all bright colors and cartoon characters.  Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Golf: Kapolei charms Champions
Fred Funk paused between questions to watch Paul Goydos' birdie putt on the Sony widescreen in the corner of the Kapolei Golf Club media room. "That was pure," Funk said after Goydos rolled in the putt to match him atop the leaderboard.  Story »
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Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »
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