Wednesday, April 16, 2014         
Al Gore brought his inconvenient truth to Hawaii on Tuesday night, praising local officials for making progress on global warming issues but saying there's more work ahead.  Story »

U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.  Story »

Maui Police are looking for a hit-and-run driver who killed a pedestrian on Piilani Highway near the North Kihei Road intersection Tuesday night. Story »

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As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.  Story »

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The ideas keep rolling along, this time quite literally for Bob McGee, formerly of The Whole Ox Deli. His latest project is Meatball, no explanation needed.  Story »

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Even the term HPOWER captures its potency as a waste-management strategy. The plant at Campbell Industrial Park stands as a recycling success story, deriving electricity from waste that otherwise takes up a lot more space in Oahu's limited landfill space. Story »

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China to debut at RIMPAC while Russia bows out

Russia's out and China is in. Two years ago it was the other way around. This year's Rim of the Pacific war games in and around Hawaii, from late June to early August, are expected to be among the biggest ever, with 23 nations and 25,000 people, officials said.

UH sports seeks OK to operate retail sites

The University of Hawaii athletic department is asking the Board of Regents to allow it to lease and directly run an expanded logo wear operation at Ward Centre and on campus.

Rise in Japanese entrants gives Hapalua momentum

A sixfold increase in the number of Japanese runners has helped bolster the economic and fundraising impacts of the Hapalua half-marathon and given organizers hope that one day its numbers could begin to rival its sister event, the Honolulu Marathon.

King Kale

As master multitaskers who keep their families' lives in motion, moms have a few requirements to keep all the balls in the air, especially when it comes to feeding their families: convenience, and time and cost savings.

The Weekly Eater: Menu of grilled specialties evolves, improves at Nagomi

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.

Golf: Wie expected to shine at Lotte tourney

Inbee Park's remarkable consistency has kept her atop the world golf rankings for a full year now. Michelle Wie has added that attribute to her game in greater measure in a swift ascent up the chart this season as she returns home for the LPGA Lotte Championship

Basketball: Shamburger decides to leave UH

When the 2014-15 men's basketball season rolls around, Hawaii will have a new starting point guard. Again. Keith Shamburger, who got the starting nod in 30 of 31 games of 2013-14, intends to depart the Rainbow Warriors and play for another team.

 Mistakenly open valve caused sewage spill, Coast Guard says
The Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, berthed at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, improperly discharged about 4,600 gallons of wastewater and sewage into Honolulu Harbor, the Coast Guard confirmed Tuesday.  Story »
The state House on Monday approved a bill that would place new restrictions on the Hawaii Community Development Authority and increase public notice requirements for development projects in burgeoning Kakaako.  Story »

Hawaii lawmakers are weighing whether insurance companies should be required to cover more treatments for infertility and to update a law that some say discriminates against unmarried women.  Story »

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 Saint Louis beats MPI, eyes ILH title
Jordan Mopas had a case of the nerves on an overcast, wet afternoon during, probably, the biggest game of his life.  Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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