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Saturday, December 27, 2014         
After quickly reaching its goal of raising $10,000 to help save endangered birds on Kauai, the first-of-its-kind, crowdsourced fundraiser by the Kaua‘i Forest Bird Recovery Project has now doubled down on its ambitions while reaching people from as far away as Bulgaria and India. Story »

Jason Hills describes the process of his latest project as he walks the beach where he grew up — the beach he works every day to protect. "I've been building a boat for a week," he explained on Kai­lua Beach near Castles surf break. Story »

Hawaii County officials continued Friday to monitor breakouts of lava upslope from the Kilauea Volcano flow front that stalled Monday afternoon. The leading edge of the June 27 lava flow remained about 0.4 mile from Pahoa Marketplace. Story »

 
 Nurses reach deal on Queen's contract
The Hawaii Nurses Association reached an agreement this week with the Queen's Medical Center to bump up wages by 2 percent retroactive to Dec. 1 for roughly 1,400 registered nurses. Story »
Developer launches renovations at Hilo Naniloa Hotel

The lobby of the Hilo Nani­loa Hotel has been moved down a floor, signaling that long-awaited renovations to the 383-room building have begun. Oahu-based developer Ed Bushor said he's optimistic they will obtain a loan to pay for an estimated $12 million in improvements.

Battle against fire ants continues on 3 isles

One year after the little fire ant was discovered on Oahu, state agricultural officials continue to battle the stinging pest described as among the world's worst invasive species. A multiagency team was mobilized to respond to the ant invaders.

Proposal puts LED lamps on roads

The electricity bill for the city's streetlights could be cut in half under a plan proposed by Mayor Kirk Caldwell to replace about 51,700 low-pressure sodium street lights with light-emitting diode (LED) lamps over the next few years.

Shippers improve on meeting deadlines

Christmas came on time this year for most people. After FedEx and UPS failed to deliver some presents in time for Christmas last year, the two package carriers improved their performance this holiday season.

Nurses reach deal on Queen's contract

The Hawaii Nurses Association reached an agreement this week with the Queen's Medical Center to bump up wages by 2 percent retroactive to Dec. 1 for roughly 1,400 registered nurses.

Hawaii artist leaves his mark at Hiroshima Peace Museum

Hawaii residents visiting the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum — part of a larger complex in the center of the city that includes many monuments and memorials — might happen upon a display of children's books with artwork done by a very familiar hand.

H.S. Basketball: Kalaheo rolls out of bed and thumps Kalani

Kalaheo basketball coach Alika Smith was a bit concerned about getting the Mustangs revved up for a 9:30 a.m. game the day after Christmas. Kaleb Gilmore helped allay any such worries.

VIDEO: UH BEATS COLORADO
Hawaii defeated Colorado 69-66 to finish third at the Diamond Head Classic. It's UH's highest finish in the tournament. More Videos »
Longtime stand-up comic Bill Maher returns to share his clever views on current events. Story »

 Obamas offer Kwanzaa greeting as annual vacation progresses
President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are sending their prayers and best wishes to those celebrating Kwanzaa. The Obamas say in a statement that the Kwanzaa celebration highlights the rich heritage of African-Americans. Story »
Hawaii's Gov. David Ige has appointed five Cabinet members. Ige says all of the appointees have a leadership style that will move Hawaii forward for the benefit of the public. Some are staying on from the previous administration. Story »




 Egyptian painter helps transform isle Coptic church
Calmly working atop scaffolding above the altar at St. Mark Coptic Orthodox Church in Alewa Heights, Egyptian painter Sawsan Salib seems oblivious to the height as she puts final brushstrokes on Jesus' Last Supper. Story »
Worse than the realization that the "freshman 15" is not an urban myth (except it's more like the "freshman 3") and more cringe-inducing than seeing a roommate in their underwear, it's that first holiday break. Story »

 Our View: Free speech a noble cause
Those who take stands in the defense of free speech usually frame it as a protection of substantive and important expressions and ideas. Merritt Burch and Anthony Vizzone, who sued to uphold the First Amendment on the University of Hawaii's Hilo campus, fall into this category. Story »
 Saint Louis gets back on track 
At one point, the Saint Louis Crusaders were a sweet 9-0 and seemingly in midseason form as the boys basketball preseason began. Of course, there were — and still are — kinks to work out. Story »
Kalaheo basketball coach Alika Smith was a bit concerned about getting the Mustangs revved up for a 9:30 a.m. game the day after Christmas. Kaleb Gilmore helped allay any such worries. Story »





A walk to remember
Had I been driving I would not have stopped here. But I was lured from the sidewalk by an open gate and the mysterious buildings beyond. There was a Moorish structure with a minaret, another was Italian with a loggia, a third had a fleur-de-lis on a chimney.  Story »




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Mangte Chungneijang Mary Kom, the most celebrated female boxer in India, grew up fighting. She fought convention as the eldest child of a landless farmer in the fractious northeastern state of Manipur. Story »






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