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Tuesday, October 21, 2014         
More than 100 workers and a dozen private contractors are scrambling to repair the critical Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant that was flooded by Hurricane Ana, which left behind 20 million gallons of untreated sludge that overwhelmed the plant Sunday morning and left it without power.  Story »

Hawaii politics is in transition in the wake of the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye and the retirement of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka. The churn at the top has caused political uncertainty that might take several election cycles to settle.  Story »

U.S. airlines are raising base fares on many domestic flights even though they are getting a windfall from lower fuel prices.  Story »

 
Hawaii's unemployment rate dipped to a six-year low of 4.2 percent in September as employers added 2,700 jobs from the previous month and the state's economy continued to improve.  Story »

 Collection boasts best-dressed bones
Make no bones about it: Taylor Turansky loves skeletons. Her hobby is fashioning elaborate handmade costumes for them. She finds inspiration from the Mexican Day of the Dead festival, or Dia de los Muertos. Story »
This general election, Oahu will see 28 contested races for the 51-seat state House. Few upsets are expected in the Democratic-controlled chamber, but with a handful of districts without incumbents and a couple of legislators making questionable headlines, some churn is on the horizon. Story »

Dumped bombs' effects set to be checked

The University of Hawaii will be examining dumped chemical weapons in deep water off the south coast of Oahu for the last time to see what effects they have on seawater, marine life and sediment.

Drivers cautioned over faulty air bags

Federal auto safety regulators are warning the owners of certain vehicle models with defective air bags, particularly in humid areas such as Hawaii, to "act immediately" to get them fixed.

Good Fit: Job's wellness program pays off for whole family

Tabitha Fernandez was sick and tired of being overweight and feeling sluggish. So when her employer, ALTRES Staffing, started a free corporate wellness program that involved working out while at work, she jumped at the opportunity to make a change.

Disney announces 'Moana' for 2016

Walt Disney Studios will turn to the world of ancient Polynesian navigators for its next animated feature. The story takes place in Oceania where Moana — "a spirited teenager on an impossible mission to fulfill her ancestors' quest" — sets sail for a fabled island.

Cancer patient keeps beaches tidy, works toward a clean bill of health

At dawn several times a week, retired attorney David Larsen walks along the Waikiki shoreline to get exercise. He walks from Kaimana Beach past the Natatorium, all the way to the shore fronting the Duke Kahanamoku statue and back, greeting others with a "good morning" along the way.

Ferd's Words: UH football not just losing players, but paying fans too

Healthy quarterbacks, running backs and inside linebackers aren't the only people the University of Hawaii football team is running out of these days. Paying customers are also in critically short supply.

Bowling: Tiny-Saurus wrecks

Pearl City junior Chelsi Morishige — all 5 feet, 110 pounds of her — was happily flitting about, greeting many friends and teammates on Thursday. She had just won the individual OIA bowling championship at Schofield.

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 Souki declines to investigate Say's residency before election
State House Speaker Joseph Souki said the House will not take up a challenge to Rep. Calvin Say's residency before the November elections.  Story »
 Surfing: Fanning gets in position for Pipeline Masters
Australia's Mick Fanning earned his third victory of the year by beating Jordy Smith of South Africa in the final of the Moche Rip Curl Pro Portugal on Monday. Fanning beat Smith 15.50-7.60 in clean 3- to 5-foot barrels.  Story »
Hawaii Warrior World
 
A little bit of New York City moved into downtown Honolulu with the opening of Grondin, the creation of alumni of Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew family of Malaysian-inspired Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. • Also: Agu a Ramen Bistro and Izakaya Torae Torae   Story »








 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »
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The Latest Medical Breakthrough At UH
Dr. Walton Shim and engineering graduate student Larry Martin are looking to become major players in the medical technology industry. Their device, SmarTummy, is a manikin that can simulate any number of abnormalities in the abdomen. Read More »
 
Standing With Abused Keiki
When a child is physically or sexually abused, Children’s Justice Center is there to help. Now you can help the center by attending a Western-themed gala, at which one of the auction items is a football signed by Hawaii players on the Oregon Ducks team Read More »
 

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