Friday, February 27, 2015         

A special House committee voted unanimously that state Rep. Calvin Say "is qualified to sit as the member" representing his district, in response to the latest challenge to question where the longtime lawmaker and former House speaker actually lives. Story »

The Public Utilities Commission plans to submit an order Friday to Hawaiian Electric Co. responding to HECO's policy of not approving new rooftop solar systems in neighborhoods which already have a lot of solar. Story »

Hawaii's economy is expected to show stable growth this year and beyond as increased airlift from the mainland helps drive the state's visitor industry. Story »

 City's inflation lags U.S. rate
An improving economy and low inflation continue to put more money in the pockets of Hawaii consumers. Honolulu inflation remained far below its historical average and finished 2014 below the U.S. rate for the first time in 13 years, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Story »
AES Hawaii tops emissions list

Thirty-five Hawaii facilities — mostly power companies, fuel industries and the military — combined to release 3 million pounds of toxic material into the islands' air, water and land in 2013, representing a 12 percent increase from the year before, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Ige hypes presidental library in Hawaii to Obama

Gov. David Ige took advantage of his recent trip to Washington, D.C., to make a direct pitch to President Barack Obama, encouraging him to choose Hawaii as the location for his presidential library.

HPD chief assessed as above average in review

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kea­loha's handling of an incident involving an off-duty officer captured on video punching a woman at a Wai­pahu restaurant may have negatively affected his annual review, but the Hono­­lulu Police Commission still rated his 2014 performance as above average.

Bill would cut safety check frequency

A bill that would relax the state's annual motor vehicle safety check requirement to allow vehicles on the neighbor islands to be inspected just once every two years has won the approval of the key House Consumer Protection Committee.

Buy Local: Artist's colorful paintings adorn clothing and more

Seeing Hawaii through someone else's eyes can be enlightening, and Michal Abramovitz makes it easy by transferring her original artwork to practical items you can wear, carry with you or collect, in various forms.

Kalaheo pounds top seed Punahou

This time, it wasn't quite so close. When they last met, Kalaheo needed a buzzer-beating putback by Alec MacLeod to edge Punahou in the final of the Punahou Invitational two months ago.

Name In The News: Richard Ha

Richard Ha says he learned his own can-do spirit from his father, who worked the land before him on Hawaii island. Farming has always been a challenge, he said earlier this week, but now the challenges are starting to overcome even the sunniest optimist.

 Victim admitted theft before beating, jury told
A 42-year-old man who was fatally beaten in an illegal gambling room downtown in 2011 admitted stealing $1,500 from the house, the operation's head of security testified in state court Thursday. Story »
A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing. Story »

Movie Review: Come on, go along with a long con
If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? Story »
 Our View: Keep Malaekahana country
If "Keep the Country Country" is to be more than a mere slogan, more than a wistful aspiration expressed by the popular bumper stickers, Oahu's elected officials must be prepared to make very tough decisions about development, decisions that may dismay as many voters as they delight. Story »

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 Rainbow Wahine hoops clinch Big West title 
The Rainbow Wahine nearly threw away a chance to clinch the Big West regular season basketball title. But Hawaii's resolve protected a slim lead and its defense prevented a potential game-winning basket as UH beat the 49ers 47-46 to clinch the Big West title on Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. Story »
Sticking perfectly with their on-again, off-again script, the OIA champs are done. The executioners, the unseeded Campbell Sabers, started strong and fought off second-seeded Farrington 51-45 in the Division I quarterfinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Championships on Thursday night at McKinley. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Culinary adventure connects diners to farmers
Colin Hazama remembers making faces when he was handed the children's menu at restaurants; even as a young boy, he had a sophisticated palate. "I wanted to order things off the adult menu that most kids my age wouldn't eat," he said. Story »
Media partner
The prestigious consulting firm, known for its close ties to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. Story »

For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An immigrant student, bright and educated but in the country illegally, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it. Story »


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To spread the word and the fun, Bay View plans an introductory FootGolf tournament at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Read More »
RECIPE: Seared ahi poke salad
Try this great recipe for a salad with seared poke and lilikoi vinaigrette. Read More »