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Friday, March 06, 2015         

The U.S. Department of Education is giving Hawaii a flawless progress report on its education reforms.  Story »


Two women refused medical treatment Friday morning after the car they were in crashed into a Queen Street bridal shop. Story »


Temperatures will get cooler over the weekend as high clouds block the sun, and breezy tradewinds and windward showers decrease, National Weather Service forecasters said. Story »

 Groundbreaking held at mall site in East Kapolei
Under a big white tent behind a green construction fence on Thursday, there was much appreciation expressed along with doubt confessed over the long-planned Ka Makana Ali‘i regional mall. Story »
State House backs Say in latest residency challenge

The state House voted unanimously Friday to approve its special committee's findings that Rep. Calvin Say resides in his 20th district -- a rebuke to the latest challenge involving Say's residency.

Federal charges expected against senior U.S. senator

U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, under federal investigation for his relationship with a Florida doctor and political donor, defiantly said Friday that he had always been honest in office even as a person familiar with the matter said he's expected to face criminal charges soon.

Terrorism suspect says he would have shot Obama

An Ohio man accused of plotting to attack the U.S. Capitol called a television station from jail and said if he hadn't been arrested, he would have gone to Washington and put a gun to President Barack Obama's head.

Former CNN correspondent's life lesson cost his left arm

For television science correspondent Miles O'Brien, seeing on film the aftermath of the fluke injury that resulted in the amputation of his left arm above the elbow proved more difficult than he had anticipated.

Accused rapist dragged from prison and killed by Indian mob

Several thousand people stormed a prison in northeastern India, where they dragged away a man accused of rape and then lynched him, police said Friday.

NCAA suspends coach Jim Boeheim for Syracuse violations

The NCAA denounced one of the country's most decorated basketball programs Friday, suspending Syracuse coach Jim Boeheim for nine conference games next year and outlining a decade-long series of violations that included academic misconduct, improper benefits, and drug-policy failures.

Chrysler recalls minivans, SUVs to fix ignition switches

About 703,000 Fiat Chrysler SUVs and minivans will have to go back to the shop to fix malfunctioning ignition switches that can cause the vehicles to stall unexpectedly.

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 Councilman wants body to back rail tax's extension 
Elected leaders at Honolulu Hale and the state Capitol have been watching closely to see how their colleagues across Punchbowl Street will respond to rail's budget crisis. Story »

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Movie Review: Film explores paradox of Soviet hockey team
Gabe Polsky, director of the documentary "Red Army," likes to say that his film is a hockey movie for people who don't care about hockey, and its reception has proved him right.  Story »
 Our View: Pursue Maui health partnership
The sickest patients in the Hawaii system of public hospitals are the hospitals themselves, which are hemorrhaging losses at an alarmingly increasing rate. The cure is not going to be easy, but the basic framework of House Bill 1075 represents a strategy the state desperately needs. Story »
Park, Tseng take early lead in Singapore
South Korea’s Inbee Park and Taiwan’s Yani Tseng each shot 6-under 66 to top the leaderboard after the first round of the LPGA Tour’s HSBC Women’s Champions. Story »
 On the court, Taylor’s made a good case for himself
Benjy Taylor has presented most of his case — the part on the court, anyway. Right now, the University of Hawaii basketball team still has a chance at 20 wins as it prepares for the finale of the regular conference slate at Fullerton and then the Big West tournament. 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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The retired chief pilot of Malaysia Airlines is torn between logic and loyalty to an old friend. Nik Huzlan, 56, was one of the first captains to fly the 12-year-old Boeing 777 that disappeared over the Indian Ocean a year ago this Sunday. He knew the pilot who flew the plane that day, Zaharie Ahmad Shah, for decades. Story »

The Islamic State, the violent extremist group that espouses a return to a seventh-century caliphate, has been astonishingly successful at spreading its message using 21st-century social media, according to a study released Thursday. Story »



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Honolulu Festival
Honolulu Festival owns the weekend throughout Honolulu and Waikiki, starting at 10 a.m. Saturday (March 7). Expect art, music food and more — all free. Read More »