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Wednesday, August 20, 2014         

The Big Island and Maui will have an increased chance of showers Wednesday night. The rain, mostly in windward and mauka areas, could also spread to Oahu and Kauai Thursday. Story »


A state jury continued deliberating for a third day Wednesday in a murder case allegedly prompted by the jealousy of an ex-lover in Kaneohe.  Story »


The utility says that as of Wednesday, about 1,100 customers are still without power in Nanawale Estates, Vactionland and Kapoho Beach Lots. Story »

 
The Hawaii Health Connector, which was expecting its funding to end on Dec. 31, now says it can continue using federal grant money throughout 2015.  Story »

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Will the third time be the charm for Lenore Klass? The folks in Koloa are crossing fingers and toes that their friendly neighborhood baker will leave Kauai in October and return home in November a millionaire. Story »

This wasn't just sticker shock. Three bids were opened last week for a large contract to build nine of the 20 stations being planned as part of the city's elevated rail project, and even the lowest bid — $294.5 million, from Nan Inc. — came in 60 percent higher than anticipated. Story »

14 ex-cops on trial for shooting of CIA agents in Mexico

Fourteen former federal police officers have gone on trial on charges of using excessive force in a 2012 shooting attack that wounded two CIA agents, Mexico's national security commissioner said Wednesday.

Experts say 'albizia monster' threatens all islands

One alien tree species — the albizia — has been fingered in the aftermath of Tropical Storm Iselle as the primary culprit for leaving Puna a quagmire of damaged houses, blocked roads, downed power lines and blackouts.

Beheading spurs new attacks on Islamic militants

The United States launched a new barrage of airstrikes Wednesday against the Islamic State extremist group that beheaded American journalist James Foley and that has seized a swath of territory across Iraq and Syria. President Barack Obama vowed relentless pursuit of the terrorists and the White House revealed that the U.S. had launched a secret rescue mission inside Syria earlier this summer that failed to rescue Foley and other Americans still being held hostage.

TheBuzz: De Nies will pull triple duty on KITV's weekday news

Yunji de Nies will become one of a handful of local newscasters who present three shows each weekday, effective Sept. 8.

Weekly Eater: Find new favorite dishes at cozy late-breakfast spot

Anicea Seiko Campanale and Hailey Berkey have been friends since they were 8-year-olds growing up in California, and although their paths diverged as adults, the two reconnected and partnered to create The Nook Neighborhood Bistro in Puck's Alley.

Former UH player Garcia joins Wong on Cardinal's roster

Former University of Hawaii player Greg Garcia has been called up to join former UH teammate Kolten Wong on the St. Louis Cardinal's roster.

Further Review: Jay delivered a bitter pill inside his dose of truth

Contrary to what's been floating around the Twitterverse and even some mainstream mainland sports media outlets, the University of Hawaii football team isn't going anywhere in the immediate future ... except to Aloha Stadium and six venues on the continent to play football games over the next few months.

 16% of educators earn top marks on new rating scale
Roughly 1 in 6 Hawaii public school teachers were deemed highly effective for the 2013-14 academic year under the state's newly implemented teacher evaluation system, while most educators were rated as effective.  Story »
The Maui Police Commission has received nearly 20 applications from those seeking to become the county's next police chief.  Story »

 4 UH sports beat national, league marks
Football is one of four teams at the University of Hawaii to have an Academic Progress Rate that is above both the national and conference averages in its sport.  Story »
A drop of blood clung to Tevita Lataimua's jaw line. Flecks of black rubber from the T.C. Ching Complex's FieldTurf dotted the senior linebacker's practice jersey and pads.  Story »

 
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 Hawaii's Backyard: Beauty is everywhere at picturesque B&B
Some come for the incredible views. Others love the peace and privacy. Still others praise the breakfasts, always prepared from scratch with ingredients growing just steps from the kitchen. Holualoa Inn is among Hawaii's most memorable escapes. Story »
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