Monday, September 22, 2014         

The Pentagon says the U.S. and partner nations have begun airstrikes in Syria against Islamic State militants, using a mix of fighter jets, bombers and Tomahawk missiles fired from ships in the region. Story »

A human rights group wants the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to reconsider its decision to give a three-year lease to the city for its homeless transition center.  Story »

Daniel Inouye, the late U.S. senator from Hawaii, allegedly was the male colleague of fellow Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand of New York who held Gillibrand's waist and told her, "Don't lose too much weight now. I like my girls chubby," the New York Times reported Monday, citing anonymous sources. Story »

More than one of the 10 entries in the National Geographic Channel's "Expedition Granted" competition is directly connected to Hawaii. Only the entrants of "Poop Out of Poverty," written about in this space on Wednesday, listed Honolulu as their city of origin, but at least two other entries were submitted by former Hawaii residents. Story »

 'Lost' challenged actors, fostered friendships
It wasn't easy being a fan of "Lost," the serialized TV drama that followed a group of plane crash survivors on an island shrouded in mystery and intrigue.  Story »
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply was born as a semi-autonomous agency in 1929, ending years of being run by city government.  Story »

Alaska TV reporter quits on air to promote pot

A television reporter revealed during a live on-air segment that she owns a medical marijuana business and was quitting her job to advocate for the drug ahead of a November ballot initiative to legalize the recreational use of pot in Alaska.

Tradewinds should ease heat and humidity Monday

Another hot and humid day is expected Monday, but cooling tradewinds should start to build and bring some relief.

Study links changing winds to warming in Pacific

A new study released Monday found that warming temperatures in Pacific Ocean waters off the coast of North America over the past century closely followed natural changes in the wind, not increases in greenhouse gases related to global warming.

Lava stops advancing

The lava flow heading to Pahoa has slowed to a stop. But a new lava breakout was observed upslope of the flow front.

Harris nominated to be Pacific commander

Adm. Harry Harris, who has been commander of the Navy's Pacific Fleet for nearly a year, Monday was nominated to be come next commander of all forces in the Pacific, the Pentagon announced. Harris' nomination needs to be confirmed by the Senate.

Hawaii back in AVCA volleyball poll

wo wins last week helped push Hawaii back into the AVCA Coaches Top 25 on Monday. The Rainbow Wahine (8-3) were at No. 25, the spot they held two weeks ago. Hawaii was just out of the Top 25 last week in 26th, the first time the team had been unranked since the last four weeks of the 1992 season.

Football: Graham to get extended reps at QB

The University of Hawaii football team will use this bye week to rehabilitate injured players and sort the quarterback situation. Backup quarterback Jeremy Higgins, who started the second half of Saturday's 21-12 road loss to Colorado, has been diagnosed with a fracture in his left (throwing) hand.

First there was the world's largest pineapple plantation. Then there were a pair of fancy resorts. As the principal industry on Lanai, neither was diversified and both proved financially unsustainable.  Story »

 Ocean Watch: Oahu's upside-down jellyfish came in ships' ballast water
A reader recently came across what she described as pulsating gelatinous creatures on the Kaiwi shoreline. Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » 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. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Football: Warrior Replay
Five big plays from Hawaii’s 21-12 loss to Colorado Story »
Hawaii Warrior World

Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »

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Globe-trotting Coach Comes Home
Long before there was Little League girl pitching ace Mo’ne Davis, there was another little girl who was a youth league baseball all-star right here in the Islands. Read More »
Island Insurance Pau Hana
Island Insurance hosted a pau hana party Sept. 3 at Tsukiji Restaurant as a thank you to agencies and agents who represent the company. Read More »

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