Thursday, July 31, 2014         

A Honolulu police officer fired five shots through an open car window and hit a 52-year-old Manoa man multiple times Wednesday night after he drove away and nearly struck the officer on Kuhio Avenue, police said during a news conference Thursday afternoon. Story »

University of Hawaii President David Lassner said no outside influences — from deans, legislators or the broader community — factored into his decision to fire UH Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple. Story »

The muggy, moist remnants of former Tropical Depression Genevieve are expected to bring humid weather and rains to Hawaii starting Thursday on the Big Island. Story »

Two adult false killer whales appear to be in distress, swimming in circles between Flat Island and the shore in waters off Kailua beach and Lanikai beach. Story »

American Savings Bank's earnings fell 26.7 percent in the second quarter amid lower merchant fees and reduced mortgage income.  Story »

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 What's in store: Get 40% off bridal attire
Get 40% off bridal attire Pendant sales aid YWCA Exclusive tote bags offered Story »
The disruption of a convenient recycling system that has prevented tons of glass from ending up in Oahu's landfill was years in the making, and it's a shame that the state failed to step up to cover a predictable funding gap. Story »

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Hawaii island fish collector charged in scuba incident

A Hawaii fish collector has been charged with terroristic threatening for pulling the air-supply regulator out of the mouth of an anti-aquarium-industry activist while they were both underwater.

Billionaire Larry Ellison buys Hotel Lanai

A company owned by billionaire Larry Ellison has purchased Hotel Lanai from Lanai Hospitality Partners LLC.

Mass. inspector accuses Dobelle of improper spending, lying

The Massachusetts state inspector issued a detailed report Thursday accusing former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle of improperly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of Westfield State University foundation and university funds, and making false statements to the foundation board to justify his "improper actions and wasteful spending."

Dentist under criminal probe by state

The state confirmed it is conducting a criminal investigation of Dr. Lilly Geyer, the Kailua dentist whose 3-year-old patient died after a dental procedure in December.

City defends leaps in property taxes

Oahu homeowners hit with huge jumps in their property-tax bills continue to lash out at the way the city calculated the amounts. Some absentee owners of the island's most expensive residences are facing an annual tab approaching or topping $100,000.

Standing out

Stand at the corner of Waimanu Avenue and Piikoi Street for any length of time and you'll notice an inordinate number of double-takes by drivers and passengers peering into the windows of the We Are Iconic boutique.

Ferd's Words: Ever the point guard, Beeman spreads the wealth

At a time when money is tight and some raises are frowned upon, imagine a boss who proposes to take a portion of her bonus bucks and share them with her assistants.

Environmental consciousness essential to Jack Johnson's life
Johnson has become a favorite son of Hawaii, speaking out for land preservation and environmental causes and hosting the popular Kokua Festival for several years at the Waikiki Shell. Story »
 Monk seal found dead on Kauai’s north shore
A endangered monk seal pup was killed this week in an apparent dog attack on a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore, according to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.  Story »
 Abercrombie, Ige issue plans for state
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Wednesday discussed in more detail what they would do if elected governor, while also throwing a few gibes at each other in what is becoming a tight Democratic primary.  Story »
 Hawaii’s Manuel rips up U.S. Open
Hawaii's Malia Manuel stole the show Wednesday at the US Open of Surfing in Huntington Beach, Calif. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Big Isle operation shares buzz on bees and honey
When something piques Laryssa Kwoczak's interest, she makes a beeline for it. So it was in the fall of 2010 when she attended a festival for an urban farm in Philadelphia that had hives on the roof of a garage.  Story »

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