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Wednesday, August 27, 2014         

A wrong-way driver who killed another motorist near Mililani Mortuary in 2011 mistakenly entered the H-2 freeway on an off-ramp because copper thieves had left the highway without lighting, the driver's lawyer said in state court Wednesday.  Story »


Marie weakened to a tropical storm in the Eastern Pacific Wednesday as waves generated while Marie was still a hurricane began arriving on eastern shores of the Hawaiian islands. Story »


Reg Baker, the chief financial officer of Hawaii Medical Assurance Association, the health insurer formerly known as Hawaii Management Alliance Association, is resigning on Sept. 1. Story »

 
Kapiolani Crash: Tow truck operators prepared to haul away vehicles involved in a collision Saturday in the Ewa-bound lanes on Kapiolani Boulevard at the University Avenue intersection. Police closed Drivers in Honolulu rank among the top 30 percent accident-prone motorists in the U.S., according to an annual ranking of the nation's 200 biggest urban areas, according to Allstate Corp. Story »

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 Weekly Eater Bite Size: Boozy creations spice up ice cream
After nearly a month of social media "teasing," Lucy's Lab Creamery will officially open at noon today with everything offered at half price from 5 to 9 p.m. Expect a line. Story »
State officials have made persuasive arguments defending decisions governing the recent primary election, and against the move by the American Civil Liberties Union to reopen voting for Puna voters affected by Tropical Storm Iselle.  Story »

Hawaii sets July records for visitor arrivals, spending

Last month was the highest July on record for the state in visitor spending and arrivals, the Hawaii Tourism Authority said Wednesday.

USC's Shaw admits to lying about injuries, rescue

Southern California cornerback Josh Shaw has admitted to lying to school officials about how he sprained his ankles last weekend, retracting his story about jumping off a balcony to save his drowning nephew.

John Lennon's killer sorry for being 'an idiot'

Mark David Chapman, a former Honolulu resident, was denied release during his eighth appearance before a parole board last week.

Isles warned of grim future for tourism

If global warming continues as most scientists expect, Hawaii will be a hotter place sometime in the future with fewer cooling tradewinds and more drought, fewer waterfalls and forest streams. Marine life diversity will suffer in warmer waters as acidity kills off coral reefs.

HECO plan would triple solar

Hawaiian Electric Co. wants 65 percent of its power to come from renewable sources by 2030, cut customer bills by 20 percent, convert remaining power plants to liquefied natural gas and charge customers with rooftop solar much more.

Volleyball: Wahine will have decidedly local look

By "pure coincidence," Hawaii's starting lineup could have heavy local roots when the No. 17 Rainbow Wahine open against Ohio at the Stan Sheriff Center on Friday.

1-year plan would limit stand-up paddleboards

The state Department of Land and Natural Resources will hold a public meeting Wednesday to discuss a proposed one-year pilot project to regulate the use of stand-up paddleboards at certain surf breaks on Oahu's South Shore.


On Monday (Sunday in Hawaii, on the other side of the International Date Line), senior United Nations officials and foreign dignitaries are slated to sail aboard Hokule'a during a UN conference devoted to small island nations. Story »

 Council panel advances bill to raise smoking age to 21
A bill that would raise the smoking age to 21 won preliminary approval Tuesday from the City Council's Public Safety and Economic Development Committee.  Story »
 Last season's 'Perfect Storm' may signal a return to glory days
The final week of play not only kept Hawaii's quest for a 19th consecutive conference title -- outright or shared -- from sinking, it also floated the postseason boats of UC Santa Barbara and Cal State Northridge. Story »
 
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Chocolate-making proves hard, but sweet, work
Koa Kahili describes himself as a "chocolate sommelier." Ironically, the owner and founder of Garden Island Chocolate wasn't a fan of chocolate when he was growing up. Story »
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