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Thursday, July 31, 2014         

University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple says he was forced out as head of the UH system's flagship campus Wednesday, two years into his five-year appointment. Story »


The murder retrial of Christopher Deedy is winding to a close with the completion Wednesday of the U.S. State Department special agent's testimony, and jurors are expected to begin deliberating Friday.  Story »


A driver in his 60s fleeing from a traffic stop died Wednesday night after a police officer wounded him on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, according to Emergency Medical Services, fire and police officials. Story »

 
American Savings Bank's earnings fell 26.7 percent in the second quarter amid lower merchant fees and reduced mortgage income.  Story »

Stand at the corner of Waimanu Avenue and Piikoi Street for any length of time and you'll notice an inordinate number of double-takes by drivers and passengers peering into the windows of the We Are Iconic boutique. Story »

The disruption of a convenient recycling system that has prevented tons of glass from ending up in Oahu's landfill was years in the making, and it's a shame that the state failed to step up to cover a predictable funding gap. Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

Pilot sentenced for groping teenage girl on flight

A former Utah airline pilot was sentenced Wednesday to more than two years in prison for groping a 14-year-old girl in the seat next to him during an off-duty flight.

Woman dies on flight from Honolulu to Phoenix

Authorities in Phoenix say a passenger has died on a US Airways flight to Phoenix from Honolulu after a suffering an unknown medical emergency.

Forecasters expect Genevieve to become tropical storm

Tropical Depression Genevieve is expected to intensify into a tropical storm by Thursday and may bring muggy weather and rains to the state as it passes south of the islands.

UH leader regrets how Apple situation has played out

University of Hawaii President David Lassner apologized Tuesday that a reported attempt by him to remove UH-Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple has become "a public spectacle."

Foster parents' raises fail to stop lawsuit

Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid. "It's still woefully inadequate," Hono­lulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.

Cooking for rookies

It's bound to happen: You're away at college on the mainland, and a friend invites you to visit her home for a few days. Wonderful. You'll get to see how others live and get out of the dorm.

The Little Foodie: Homegrown mangoes make a refreshing treat

If California strawberries that stay in California are as good as residents claim, mangoes in Hawaii definitely rival that legend. The sweet and perfectly tender varieties grown on our island seem to dwarf those that are shipped in, still green and well packaged.

 Abercrombie, Ige issue plans for state
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Wednesday discussed in more detail what they would do if elected governor, while also throwing a few gibes at each other in what is becoming a tight Democratic primary.  Story »
 Officer shoots, kills fleeing driver in waikiki 
A driver in his 60s fleeing from a traffic stop died Wednesday night after a police officer shot him on Kuhio Avenue in Waikiki, according to Emergency Medical Services, fire and police officials.  Story »
 Golf: Hilo Invitational hoping for playable lie
More than a year ago, the 16th annual Hilo Invitational was swamped. After a month of hard rain -- even by Hilo standards -- the course reached its saturation point and the tournament was canceled for the first time. Story »
 







 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »
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‘Keiki In The Kitchen’ Recipe Contest
The “HMAA Keiki in the Kitchen: Food, Fitness & Fun” contest is calling on young chefs statewide to submit their best recipes. The deadline is Aug. 10. Read More »
 
Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »
 

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