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Friday, January 30, 2015         
Hawaii County police said the parents of the two young boys who died Thursday in an early morning house fire in Holualoa were trying to help their children escape. Story »

A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive and former University of Hawaii basketball player who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert in October. Story »

Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. made its pitch Thursday for state regulators to approve its purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries, saying it would save ratepayers $60 million over four years, not raise base rates for four years and keep all management local. Story »

 
 Slight growth is enough for third straight record year
Hawaii's visitor industry anticipates a strong 2015 after setting its third consecutive year of spending and arrivals records in 2014. Preliminary results released Thursday by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority show that nearly 8.3 million visitors came to Hawaii in 2014, beating last year's record 8.17 million visitors by 1.3 percent. Story »
$4.4M added to costs of 2 rail contracts

While the public braces for the painful budget deficits ahead as rail moves forward, board members overseeing the Oahu project on Thursday approved $4.4 million in added costs to existing contracts.

Bleached coral recovering, scientists say

Three months after Hawaii's corals endured the worst bleaching on record, state officials say island reefs could face conditions later this year that could produce even greater damage.

Mauna Kea telescope helps find 3 planets akin to Earth

Three Earth-size planets — one possibly with liquid water on its surface — have been found around a distant star with help from the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea.

Audit finds former Health Connector leader's inadequacies

A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange.

Name in the News: Wesley Lo

Wesley Lo is Maui region chief executive officer for the state's Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and believes an agreement that his region has been negotiating with a potential private partner, Hawaii Pacific Health, could be a model for statewide application.

'Bows gets first road win of the season

A player who made his first start just 13 days ago led Hawaii to its first road victory of the season Thursday night. Stefan Jankovic collected team highs of 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks as the Rainbow Warriors defeated Cal State Northridge, 84-73, in Big West Conference play.

Wahine get physical, outmuscle 49ers

In a word, physical. The two most aggressive basketball teams in the Big West went head-to-head, toe-to-toe and — sometimes — elbow-to-elbow at the Stan Sheriff Center Thursday.

Jim Brickman Jim Brickman is set to share his new tunes with the “amazing” audiences in the isles. Story »

 Isle delegation gets Capitol assignments
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has been named to five subcommittees of the Senate Appropriations Committee. Story »
Hawaii County police said the parents of the two young boys who died Thursday in an early morning house fire in Holualoa were trying to help their children escape. Story »

A federal judge is allowing a shipping company to pay $600,000 in restitution to environmental organizations as part of a sentence for spilling molasses in Hono­lulu Harbor. Story »




Movie Review: Family drama tackles race relations
"Black or White" may be the title, but there are plenty of gray areas tackled in this good ol' fashioned family dramedy from standup comic turned filmmaker Mike Binder ("Reign Over Me," "The Upside of Anger"). Story »
 Name in the News: Wesley Lo
Wesley Lo is Maui region chief executive officer for the state's Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and believes an agreement that his region has been negotiating with a potential private partner, Hawaii Pacific Health, could be a model for statewide application. Story »
 Kaiser takes 1 away from Farrington
The Cougars' hit five 3-pointers in the first half of Thursday's matchup against Farrington and center Chance Kalaugher powered their attack in the fourth quarter and Division II Kaiser knocked off the ninth-ranked Governors 58-48. Story »
Freshman Destiny Souza scored seven minutes into overtime to give Campbell a historic 2-1 victory over Mililani in the OIA girls soccer semifinals Thursday night at Castle High. Story »

Ha Na Jang went from qualifier to leader in just a few days at the LPGA season opener. And it surprised no one. The 22-year-old South Korean, ranked 21st in the world, shot a 7-under 65 in the second round of the Coates Golf Championship on Thursday and opened up a four-shot lead over Stacy Lewis heading into the third round. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »


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VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
As Major League Baseball's top players took the field at the All-Star Game in Minneapolis last July, a covert radar system scanned the sky above the 40,000-seat stadium for what security experts said was an emerging threat to public safety: drones. Story »






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The Hawaiian Humane Society’s mission to promote the human-animal bond and the humane treatment of all animals has been our guiding light through the last 131 years since our founding. Read More »
 
A Few Thoughts On UH Athletics
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