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Friday, February 27, 2015         

The Public Utilities Commission and Hawaiian Electric Co. signed an agreement Friday reaffirming the commission's power to decide on rooftop solar.  Story »


The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.  Story »


The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the Friday morning shooting death of a 72-year-old man in a Salt Lake residential area as a homicide case.  Story »

 City's inflation lags U.S. rate
An improving economy and low inflation continue to put more money in the pockets of Hawaii consumers. Honolulu inflation remained far below its historical average and finished 2014 below the U.S. rate for the first time in 13 years, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Story »
Carbon monoxide likely caused 2 teenagers' deaths, coroner says

Two teenage sisters died and two other children were hospitalized after a relative found all four unresponsive Friday from a suspected carbon monoxide leak in their western Ohio home, officials said.

Dress that 'greatly resembles' stolen Nyong'o gown recovered

A white dress that strongly resembles the custom gown taken from Lupita Nyong'o's hotel room earlier this week turned up Friday under a bathroom sink in the same hotel, a Los Angeles County Sheriff's official said.

Unmasking of 'Jihadi John' as a London lad shocks Britain

The unmasking of Islamic State militant "Jihadi John" as a Londoner who had repeatedly been questioned by security services sent shock waves through Britain Friday, with Prime Minister David Cameron stepping in to defend British spy craft.

Gunman kills 7, commits suicide, in house-to-house rampage

A man who authorities say may have been unhinged by the death of his ailing mother killed seven people and then took his own life in a house-to-house shooting rampage that wiped out a swath of this tiny town in the Missouri Ozarks.

Why the black and blue #TheDress looks gold and white

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

Female missionary charged with sexual assault of girl, 15

A 26-year-old missionary from the Philippines who was reported missing in Honolulu earlier this month has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

News anchor births twin sons

Stephanie Lum, anchor at Hawaii News Now, gave birth to twin sons early this morning at Kapiolani Medical Center.

 Victim admitted theft before beating, jury told
A 42-year-old man who was fatally beaten in an illegal gambling room downtown in 2011 admitted stealing $1,500 from the house, the operation's head of security testified in state court Thursday. Story »
A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing. Story »




Movie Review: Come on, go along with a long con
If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? Story »
 Our View: Keep Malaekahana country
If "Keep the Country Country" is to be more than a mere slogan, more than a wistful aspiration expressed by the popular bumper stickers, Oahu's elected officials must be prepared to make very tough decisions about development, decisions that may dismay as many voters as they delight. Story »

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 Rainbow Wahine hoops clinch Big West title 
The Rainbow Wahine nearly threw away a chance to clinch the Big West regular season basketball title. But Hawaii's resolve protected a slim lead and its defense prevented a potential game-winning basket as UH beat the 49ers 47-46 to clinch the Big West title on Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. Story »
Sticking perfectly with their on-again, off-again script, the OIA champs are done. The executioners, the unseeded Campbell Sabers, started strong and fought off second-seeded Farrington 51-45 in the Division I quarterfinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Championships on Thursday night at McKinley. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Culinary adventure connects diners to farmers
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
Media partner
The prestigious consulting firm, known for its close ties to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. Story »

For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An immigrant student, bright and educated but in the country illegally, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it. Story »



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FootGolf
To spread the word and the fun, Bay View plans an introductory FootGolf tournament at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Read More »
 
RECIPE: Seared ahi poke salad
Try this great recipe for a salad with seared poke and lilikoi vinaigrette. Read More »