Wednesday, July 30, 2014         

University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple says he was forced out as head of the UH system's flagship campus Wednesday, two years into his five-year appointment. Story »

The murder retrial of Christopher Deedy is winding to a close with the completion Wednesday of the U.S. State Department special agent's testimony, and jurors are expected to begin deliberating Friday.  Story »

The Kahala Shell gas station on Waialae Avenue is changing ownership on Thursday and will no longer offer auto repairs. Story »

The recent sale of Royal Hawaiian Center, Wai­kiki's largest shopping complex, totaled $696.5 million, according to Hawaii Information Service.  Story »

When I moved back to Honolulu from Kailua a decade ago, I complained about the dearth of breakfast nooks — save for old-fashioned pancake houses — on this side of the island. Story »

A double whammy of rising tax rates and rising property assessments has some Oahu homeowners crying foul, and understand- ably demanding relief from the City Council and Mayor Kirk Caldwell. The city must craft a multi-step solution that eases the fiscal pain without unduly depleting city coffers.  Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight

A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.

Woman dies on flight from Honolulu to Phoenix

Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.

Forecasters expect Genevieve to become tropical storm

Tropical Depression Genevieve is expected to intensify into a tropical storm by Thursday and may bring muggy weather and rains to the state as it passes south of the islands.

UH leader regrets how Apple situation has played out

University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become "a public spectacle."

Foster parents' raises fail to stop lawsuit

Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid. "It's still woefully inadequate," Hono­lulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.

Cooking for rookies

It's bound to happen: You're away at college on the mainland, and a friend invites you to visit her home for a few days. Wonderful. You'll get to see how others live and get out of the dorm.

The Little Foodie: Homegrown mangoes make a refreshing treat

If California strawberries that stay in California are as good as residents claim, mangoes in Hawaii definitely rival that legend. The sweet and perfectly tender varieties grown on our island seem to dwarf those that are shipped in, still green and well packaged.

 Final debates cover taxes, style
In their final face-to-face encounters before the Demo­cratic primary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday quarreled over taxes, preschool and leadership style but did not identify any new policy differences that might help voters choose between them.  Story »
 Vessels returning to Pearl Harbor for conclusion of RIMPAC
Rim of the Pacific war games are wrapping up with dozens of ships heading back to Pearl Harbor on Wednesday and Thursday after spending several weeks at sea working on interoperability in an increasingly interconnected Asia-Pacific region.  Story »
 H.S. Football: Mules have the right stuff
Over in Wahiawa, the Mules are being given daily instructions on becoming men. And that is really the bottom line for coach Nolan Tokuda and the staff of one of Hawaii's top programs as they prepare for another season of football and character building. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

Generally, do you think the bicycle-friendly lanes and “sharrows” through Kaimuki are a good idea?
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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
The “HMAA Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun” contest is calling on young chefs statewide to submit their best recipes. The deadline is Aug. 10. Read More »
Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »

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