Monday, January 26, 2015         

Gov. David Ige touched on a number of priority areas -- from taxes and spending to education -- but offered few specific proposals in his first State of the State before the Legislature Monday. Story »

The Coast Guard released videos of the rescues of the pilot and passengers of two small aircraft that crashed in separate incidents in the ocean off Hawaii Sunday as the Federal Aviation Administration began investigating the ocean landings. Story »

GolfChannel.com is reporting that Robert Allenby apparently ran up a $3,400 bar tab at a strip club on the night the pro golfer claimed that he was robbed, assaulted and kidnapped. Story »

 TheBuzz: Cunard ship's world cruise includes stops in Hawaii
The Cunard Lines Queen Victoria cruise ship, which has just emerged from a multimillion-dollar renovation, will be in Hono­lulu Harbor on Feb. 24. Story »
Mom accused of stabbing children to keep them quiet

A Washington state woman accused of stabbing her three small children told detectives she cut the children's throats with a kitchen knife to keep them quiet for her soldier husband, a prosecutor said Monday.

Couple charged after pet ferrets attack baby, chew off nose

A Philadelphia-area couple whose pet ferrets attacked their newborn daughter and chewed off parts of her face have been charged with child endangerment.

Groups oppose Ige's land and natural resources nominee

Nearly two dozen environmental groups are calling on Gov. David Ige to withdraw his nomination of development executive Carleton Ching to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources.

Kokua Line: TSA says it does not keep seized items

Question: How is it that a TSA agent at the airport can take your personal property and keep it forever?

Caldwell asks lawmakers to extend rail tax

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell is telling state lawmakers that the city needs more money to finish building Oahu's rail transit project. Caldwell asked lawmakers Monday to lift the time limit on a part of the general excise tax that goes to rail.

Dockworkers, employers reach agreement in port labor dispute

Negotiators working on a new contract for dockworkers at West Coast seaports, which handle about $1 trillion worth of cargo annually, have resolved a key dispute in their difficult talks, an association representing employers said Monday.

8 Mililani Ike students treated for nausea from possible chemical odor

Emergency Medical Services responded to a report of a chemical odor at Mililani Ike Elementary School Monday afternoon. EMS treated eight patients at about 1:20p.m.

Louis Morton, right, the pilot of the single-engine plane ditched 253 miles northeast of Maui Sunday afternoon, spoke briefly to reporters Monday. (Video by Bryan Berkowitz) More Videos »
 Traffic safety group ranks Hawaii among top 10 best states
For the second year in a row, Hawaii ranks among the 10 best states for its highway traffic safety laws, according to an advocacy group's annual report. The Advocates for Highway and Auto Safety, based in Washington, D.C., released its 12th annual Roadmap of State Highway Safety Laws on Thursday. Story »
I was recently asked whether Laysan albatrosses were really nesting at Kaena Point. They sure are. The albatrosses there are one of Hawaii's best conservation success stories. Story »

At Mililani Mauka Elementary School, iPad-toting kindergarteners take turns videoing one another reading aloud to improve reading skills and pronunciation.  Story »

 Possessed: Collector has the write stuff
Gladys Watanabe will have you know that the Gettysburg Address and the novels of Ernest Hemingway were written in pencil. The 83-year-old retired schoolteacher loves school supplies, especially the tools of self-expression — which explains her collection of more than 600 pencils. Story »
 Our View: Do more to lure more doctors
Nothing spells impending disaster the way this does: an aging population in need of health care with an existing shortage of doctors growing worse, day by day. Story »
 No. 4 SandBows start up
If such a degree program had been offered, Jeff Hall would have majored in volleyball at the University of the Pacific. Instead, he played collegiately for the Tigers, likely not realizing that he also was racking up credits for what would lead to an unofficial master's in coaching. Story »
Only a week removed from his mother's funeral in Spain, Miguel Angel Jimenez felt her in his heart at the most crucial moments of Sunday's final round of the Mitsubishi Championship at Hualalai. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »

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There are nine justices on the Supreme Court. It takes four votes to hear a case, but it takes five to stay an execution. That can leave a lethal gap. Story »

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Hawaii Association Of Filipino Travel Agents Gala
Hawaii Association of Filipino Travel Agents hosted an awards night and holiday gala in the Hibiscus Ballroom at Ala Moana Hotel. Read More »
70th Annual Shinnen Enkai
Honolulu Japanese Chamber of Commerce recently hosted its 70th annual Shinnen Enkai New Year’s Banquet in Manoa Grand Ballroom at Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii. Read More »

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