Saturday, November 01, 2014         

Two Puna residents who showed reporters cooling lava attached to golf clubs and egg beater they said they got from the flow from Kilauea Volcano were arrested for investigation of trespassing in a restricted area "near active lava." Story »

Robert Richards Midkiff, a philanthropist and business executive known for his community service and for pioneering profit-sharing in Hawaii, died Wednesday at 94. "He did more than most people would accomplish in three lifetimes," his daughter Mary M. Fiedler said Friday.  Story »

A Lanai mother is suing the state Department of Education and members of the Board of Education over the lack of a Hawaiian language immersion program at Lanai's only public school and an alleged failure to address a chronic teacher shortage at the school.  Story »

Cardax Inc.'s losses keep mounting as the Hawaii-based biotech firm pushes forward on developing nutraceutical and pharmaceutical products that would provide many of the anti-inflammatory benefits of steroids. Story »

 Pared-down 'Pirates' is perfect for keiki
Generations of Americans have grown up thinking of opera as the cliche of arcane and stuffy, the domain of "fat ladies" screaming in foreign languages. Erik Haines, director of education at Hawaii Opera Theatre, hopes that HOT's Opera Express production of Gilbert andSullivan's operetta "The Pirates of Penzance" will show Hawaii keiki -- and perhaps a few of their parents, too -- that opera can be fun. Story »
Surely, there is more integrity to the Kakaako redevelopment approvals process than hewing to developers' timetables. Unfortunately, that's the questionable impression being sown with the public as HCDA accelerates hearings and decision-making schedules for two high-impact projects in the district.  Story »

An Oct. 15 Washington Place reception served as a preview for Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K's appearance as guests of the Hawaii Pops, as the organization kicks off its new season. "This (album) is the first major project we've done in a while," Hanaiali'i said. "We hadn't worked together in 10 years."   Story »

Members past and present work to revive team's spirit

One by one they walked out from the Stan Sheriff Center tunnels and greeted new University of Hawaii basketball coach Benjy Taylor and the circle of Rainbow Warriors players gathered at midcourt.

Man pummels shark away after fellow surfer is attacked

A 34-year-old Kailua-Kona woman's surfing companion fought off a shark late Friday morning that attacked her in the murky waters of Hawaii island's North Kohala Coast. Brian Wargo, 45, said he and Mckenzie Clark, an experienced surfer, were surfing near Hawi when he heard her screaming.

True 'Lava' story

As he pitched his film to Pixar executives, animator James Ford Murphy sought to woo them with a love story that was millions of years old. He strummed a Kamaka ukulele and told them about a volcano named Uku that longed for a companion.

40 years of cuteness and cool

When she came to life in 1974, she was a kitty without a name, sitting sideways in blue overalls and a big red bow, on a coin purse for Japanese girls. On Saturday, fans around the world celebrate the 40th anniversary of Hello Kitty.

Football: How they match up

The Rainbow Warrior football team faces off against the Utah State Aggies. Here is how they match up

H.S. Football: Nanakuli ekes past Pearl City in OT

One overtime extra-point kick sailed through the uprights. One went wide right. That's how Nanakuli scratched past Pearl City for a 37-36 victory Friday night in the OIA Division II championship game at Aloha Stadium.

Volleyball: Wahine might have saved their season

Michael Jackson's "Thriller" was blasting throughout the Bren Events Center on Friday night, evoking visions of a graveyard that was aptly reflected on Hawaii's side of the court.


Washington Middle School students put on a Halloween performance of Michael Jackson's "Thriller."


 Kanahele group pushes plan for sovereign nation
A sovereignty group based in Wai­ma­nalo is calling for support in its effort to establish a Hawaiian provisional government independent of the U.S. and state governments. "It's not about a model of a government. It's about restoring what we had," Kana­hele said. Story »
By its video-game-like standards, Mililani's offense had a relatively tame night Friday. The Trojans defense, however, made sure the OIA Division I championship remained in Central Oahu, as Mililani retained the crown with a 20-7 win over Kahuku at Aloha Stadium. Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Princeville Ranch tours explore off-road thrills
"The adventure begins where the asphalt ends" is how Princeville Ranch Adventures (PRA) promotes its two new off-road tours. Karin Carswell Guest, who owns the company with her husband, Jeff, found that was indeed the case in February. Story »

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