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Wednesday, March 04, 2015         

Bids unsealed Tuesday for the Honolulu rail project have again come in above estimates, despite rail officials' efforts to control costs by repackaging work into smaller groups. Story »


The Public Utilities Commission granted all 28 interested parties access to the decision on whether to approve the sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc.  Story »


Former TV anchors Jodi Leong and Yasmin Dar have been appointed to Gov. David Ige's Communications team. Story »

Last time, football Hall of Famer Jerry Rice passed out signed footballs. This time, there will be a more traditional turning of dirt with Hawaiian digging sticks.  Story »

Storm could dump foot of snow on Hawaii island summits

An unstable weather system threatens to bring freezing temperatures and heavy snow to Hawaii island summits, according to a National Weather Service winter storm warning.

HFD ends search for missing teen; family to continue looking

After four days, the Honolulu Fire Department on Tuesday discontinued its search for Daylenn "Moke" Pua, a Kona teenager who disappeared while hiking in the Koolaus, but friends, family and volunteers -- including drone operators -- will continue the search Wednesday.

'FREAK attack' flaw affected Apple, Android browsers

Millions of people may have been left vulnerable to hackers while surfing the web on Apple and Google devices, thanks to a newly discovered security flaw known as "FREAK attack."

Kapolei mall developers to break ground on Thursday

Debartolo Development will break ground Thursday on its long-planned $500 million regional mall in Kapolei.

Yanks fire worker after Curt Schilling outs Twitter trolls

The New York Yankees say they have fired a part-time ticket seller accused by Curt Schilling of making offensive comments on Twitter about the daughter of the former Boston pitcher.

Eagles deal running back McCoy for Bills' Alonso, source says

LeSean McCoy will lead Rex Ryan's "ground and pound" running attack with the Buffalo Bills next season.

Pacquiao big hit so far in Vegas sports books vs Mayweather

Manny Pacquiao has always believed he can do what 47 other fighters before him have failed to do — beat Floyd Mayweather Jr. in the ring.

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 Isle airport favored for lax scrutiny, reports find
Some pregnant Chinese nationals bound for "birthing houses" in Los Angeles to deliver their babies as U.S. citizens were instructed to enter America through Hono­lulu Airport, where custom inspectors were considered to be more lax, according to federal affidavits unsealed Tuesday.  Story »
Court documents filed in District Court against a 22-year-old Kane­ohe Marine detail a 19-minute high-speed police chase last week.  Story »

Two Honolulu police officers did what they could to save a man who escaped from custody and fell to his death from the H-1 freeway in Kapo­lei, police said Tuesday.  Story »




 Fave Dish: Lanakila Kitchen's Chun turns to a simple dish at home 
Though many forms of work feed a community, few do so as broadly or literally as Frank Chun's work does. Chun, food-service manager of Lana­kila Kitchen, oversees production of some 2,500 meals each day. Story »
 Our View: Keep city spending restrained
It's good fiscal planning, when tax collections are high, to set aside money for a rainy day, when there might not be enough to cover even the essential needs.  Story »
 UH's senior-night sendoff might be widespread affair
There's a lot at stake in this rare Wednesday night affair at the Stan Sheriff Center. Two players, Garrett Nevels and Brandon Jawato, will be honored during senior night ceremonies after Hawaii's home finale against UC Santa Barbara. Story »
In the midst of the non-conference grind, Hawaii softball coach Bob Coolen can sense when to ease off the reins a bit. After completing a four-day tournament on Sunday, the Rainbow Wahine had two days to recharge before opening the Outrigger Resorts Spring Fling Tournament on Wednesday. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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On the last day of Razan Mohammad Abu-Salha's life, it was too cold to run. The 19-year-old North Carolina State University sophomore was training with a friend for a half-marathon in Raleigh. Story »

When Stephanie Schriock was a junior at Butte High School in Montana, she devised a strategy to get elected student-body president. Story »



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