The cost to rebuild two abandoned dirt roads that could provide a lifeline in and out of Hawaii island's lower Puna district has jumped $800,000 — to $2 million.
Just before dawn Friday, more than 15 homeless individuals and couples slept on a sandy swath of Fort DeRussy Beach in Waikiki, oblivious to the sand sweepers cutting circles around them and the occasional early risers strolling past.
It's eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the akiaki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms.
Hawaii's public hospitals warned lawmakers Friday of significant cuts or, in the worst-case scenario, closures as early as next year if the state doesn't release more funds for the troubled facilities.
Mary Poppins, that magical English nanny with the mysterious ability to fly, first appeared as the title character in P.L. Travers' children's book in 1934. A series of sequels followed, and then came the iconic Disney movie starring Julie Andrews in 1964.
Of all the potential obstacles -- thin air, long travel, time difference -- the University of Hawaii football team was not going to be stopped by a 1,300-pound buffalo.
Kalawai'a Judd gave his classmates a senior night they will never forget. The Kaiser quarterback scored on a 1-yard run with 16 seconds remaining to give the Cougars a shocking 20-19 victory over No. 3 Kahuku on Friday night at Kaiser Stadium.