Thursday, April 17, 2014         

MOKPO, South Korea >> An immediate evacuation order was not issued for the ferry that sank off South Korea's southern coast, likely with scores of people trapped inside, because officers on the bridge were trying to stabilize the vessel after it started to list amid confusion and chaos, a crew member said Thursday. Story »

At least four University of Hawaii football games will be picked up by the Mountain West's national television partners this season, the conference announced Thursday. Story »

A former child model and aspiring actor is accusing "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer of sexually abusing him as a teenager in a federal lawsuit filed in Hawaii. Story »

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Honolulu-based wireless provider Mobi PCS has reached an agreement to sell its Hawaii network space to Verizon Wireless and lease it back as part of the company's strategy to focus on new products and services for its local customers, company officials said Wednesday.  Story »

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Kate Spade's casual brand premieres at Ala Moana • A tribute to lifeguards gives them free footwear • Food is served with fashion during Willows celebration • Celebration at the spa Story »

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The general public has a key role to play in keeping little fire ants from taking hold on Oahu. While the Department of Agriculture is confident that the largest known colony can be eradicated, there likely are smaller nests around the island.  Story »

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Hawaii telescopes confirm discovery of planet similar to earth

Telescopes on Mauna Kea have confirmed the discovery of Earth's first twin, a planet about the same size that could harbor water.

City Council OKs Aiea towers plan

The ambitious redevelopment plans for the former Kam Drive-In site across from Pearlridge Center won final approval Wednesday from the Honolulu City Council.

Ige rankled by being denied a speech during convention

State Sen. David Ige said Wednesday that he is disappointed he will not get a speaking role at the state Democratic convention in May while Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be able to address the delegates.

Evicted tenant convicted in fatal fire

An Oahu jury found an evicted tenant guilty of manslaughter and arson Wednesday for a 2011 fire in Liliha that killed a 76-year-old man.

Daydream Believers

Late spring is always an exciting time as student designers emerge from the classroom and bring their skills and vision to the marketplace. We never know whether there's a future Alexander Wang or Nicolas Ghesquiere in the bunch until we set our eyes on the senior fashion shows.

Golf: Koreans set pace at Lotte

The winds whipping the flags on the course and the South Korean banners bunched atop the leaderboard headlined Wednesday's opening round of the LPGA Lotte Championship.

Basketball: Bobbitt in, Shamburger out

Hawaii basketball coach Gib Arnold offered confirmation on two fronts Wednesday. In a UH press release, he first recognized the official signing of Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College guard Roderick Bobbitt on the first day of the spring signing period.

 Lawsuits over girls' abuse at school settled 
The state has agreed to settle three lawsuits filed by parents who alleged "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters, special education students, at the hands of Kipapa Elementary School employees.  Story »
Micronesian community members marched from Kalihi to the federal building in Honolulu on Wednesday to rally for migrant health care and ask Hawaii's congressional delegation to redouble its efforts to reinstate Medicaid payments.  Story »

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 Regents say Aloha Stadium should be next
Now that the University of Hawaii athletic department is poised to take control of sales of its logo wear on campus and at Ward Centre, some regents say the department should also move to gain the rights at Aloha Stadium. Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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