Saturday, February 28, 2015         
The Public Utilities Commission, asserting its power over Hawaiian Electric Co., got the utility to agree Friday to free up rooftop solar approvals.  Story »

Hawaii Medical Service Association recorded a $2.2 million profit in the fourth quarter of 2014, reversing a $39 million year-ago loss, after reducing a special reserve fund and boosting premiums.  Story »

The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.  Story »

 Villagers' lifestyle presents unique treatment challenge
During a recent medical mission to Asia, I held several clinics for a small, extremely remote village of ethnic Tibetans living at high altitude.  Story »
Murder suspected in Salt Lake shooting

Police are investigating the shooting death of a 72-year-old Salt Lake man Friday morning as a second-degree murder.

Newborn monk seal adds to buzz on North Shore

Honey Girl is a mom again, and volunteers are being extra vigilant this weekend as they watch over the Hawaiian monk seal and her adorable newborn, the first pup born in the main Hawaiian Islands this year.

Say may Stay

It looks like Say can stay. The House's special committee looking into whether state Rep. Calvin Say actually lives in his district voted unanimously Friday that Say "is qualified to sit as the member representing the 20th District" — a rebuke to the latest challenge involving Say's residency, the first one considered by the Legislature.

Man involved in car chase is confirmed to be a Marine

Marine Corps Base Hawaii officials confirmed Friday the 22-year-old man accused of trying to kill two motorcycle police officers is a Marine stationed at the Kane­ohe base.

Festival boosts Honolulu's culture, tourism

Hawaii sounded a taiko drum welcome in Wai­kiki on Friday calling all Pacific Rim visitors, especially those from its top international market of Japan, to attend the 21st annual Hono­lulu Festival.

Kalani, Mililani oust top ILH teams

Go ahead, tell Kalani goalkeeper Michael Stafford he wasn't the man of the night. Stafford and the Falcons defeated ‘Iolani 1-0 in the Division I semifinals of the Ohana Resorts/HHSAA Boys Soccer State Championships on Friday night at the Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium.

‘Iolani, Kalaheo in D-I final

Zach Gelacio swished a jump shot from the right corner with six seconds left, lifting 'Iolani to a 29-27 win over Campbell in the semifinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Division I State Championships.

 Man laughed about death of victim, witness says
Alex Nguyen laughed when he learned that Duc Pham had died from a beating that occurred during an interrogation about a theft from a Chinatown gambling house, a government witness testified in state court Friday.  Story »
Funeral services for former state Rep. Diana "Mele" Carroll will be held next month on Oahu and Maui.  Story »

 Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news
In most fairy tales the noble and pure heroes or heroines confront villains who are not only evil, but have no redeeming qualities. Hawaii Theatre's weekend production of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" is something of an exception. Story »
 Our View: Time to end mandate for ethanol fuel
Hawaii's grand ethanol experiment has come to naught. It is time to pull the plug. Mandating the use of ethanol as a transportation fuel, as the state has done since April 1, 2006, was supposed to revive the local sugar industry — ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel that can be made from sugar or corn — and reduce energy imports.  Story »

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 SandBows work against the grain
Heading into its opening week of competition, the No. 4 Hawaii sand volleyball team might have as many question marks as it does possible combinations for its pairs lineup. Story »
How quickly the tables can turn. A day after Hawaii roughed up Pepperdine for a season-high 15 runs, the Waves bounced back to crush the Rainbow Warriors 16-1 on Friday, evening the four-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif. 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 »
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As the top American military commander who oversaw the Middle East and Central Asia, Gen. David H. Petraeus worked hard to court the political elite in Kazakhstan.  Story »

The Obama administration on Friday proposed a wide-ranging bill intended to provide Americans with more control over the personal information that companies collect about them and how that data can be used, fulfilling a promise the president had talked about for years. Story »


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