Friday, July 25, 2014         

Three bills that would ban sitting and lying on sidewalks in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu were deferred indefinitely by the Honolulu City Council's Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday afternoon.  Story »

A flight path made dangerous by bad weather caused one of the worst helicopter crashes in Hawaii history, says a new report that blames the pilot, one of five fatalities. Story »

A 26-year-old woman told police that her ex-husband hid in the back seat of her car in the parking lot of a Kakaako nightclub and stabbed her current boyfriend, before abducting her for 12 hours and sexually assaulting her, according to court documents.  Story »

An initial phase of rental housing for low-income seniors in Mililani Mauka is poised to break ground soon after a state agency provided key tax credit financing Thursday. Story »

 Class times are cinema highs
Classrooms are a microcosm of humanity, rife with drama, humor, romance, intrigue and tragedy — and a fertile backdrop for films. Hawaii students preparing to return to campus can earn extra credit by cramming with our back-to-school favorites.  Story »
In his rare free moments at home in Kailua, Wayne Pfeffer does his best to enjoy his new Hawaii environment. At 62, the two daughters are grown, he has remarried and makes sure he takes what time remains to head to the beach and bike paths. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

OHA trustees extend timetable for nation-building effort

Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Thursday announced a six-month extension to the timetable for the nation-building process to which they previously committed.

Police investigate another armed robbery of fast-food restaurant

An armed robber held up the Wendy's restaurant at 630 Puuloa Road at 1:30 a.m. Thursday and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

2 women convicted in deadly California nightclub beating

Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

Police look for driver who tried to run over officer in Red Hill

Honolulu police are searching for a man who tried to run over a police officer in the Red Hill area and then drove off in a stolen car.

Washington quarterback suspended for Hawaii game

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener against Hawaii.

Many surprised by higher tax rate on million-dollar homes

Oahu property owners unhappy over significantly higher tax bills based on a tax rate 71 percent above last year are demanding relief from the Honolulu City Council.

Deedy had stood out as sober, bartender tells jury

A bartender who served State Department special agent Christopher Deedy before the agent shot a man to death in 2011 said he was "calm, collected, soft-spoken," adding, "His speech was clear."

 Neil Abercrombie: The race for Governor
Tourism in Hawaii is approaching record highs. Construction is booming in Honolulu. Unemployment is at 4.4 percent, the lowest since before the recession. Story »
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees announced Thursday a six-month extension to its nation-building effort, a move that will delay the election of delegates until January, the convention until April and the formal referendum until July 2015. Story »

 Paddleboarding: Seraphin driven by challenge of Molokai-2-Oahu race
At 38, the Kauai resident's resume is as heavy on the academic — a Ph.D in zoology — as it is on the athletic — a former nationally ranked swimmer and triathlete, and one of the most successful female paddleboarders the sport has known. Story »
Washington expects to wait until the final week and a half before its Aug. 30 season-opening game with Hawaii to name a starting quarterback in the wake of the suspension of Cyler Miles.  Story »

Shaggy's unique voice led to fame
Shaggy headlines the final night of the Mayjah Rayjah 2014 Music Festival Hawaii on Saturday. T Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

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