Wednesday, July 23, 2014         

A family spokeswoman says an Indiana teenager was killed when his Honolulu-bound plane crashed while trying to set a record for an around-the-world flight. Story »

Navy Lt. Matt Suyderhoud, who grew up in Hawaii Kai, will be wowing the audiences above Kaneohe Bay during a Blue Angels performance planned for Oct. 17-18, 2015. Story »

Police are looking for a masked man, armed with a shotgun, who robbed a Wendy's fast food restaurant in Royal Kunia Wednesday morning. Story »

Matson Inc. has finalized a proposed legal settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice and a whistleblower over fuel surcharge reimbursements that will cost the Hawaii-based ocean cargo transportation company $10 million.  Story »

 The Weekly Eater: Diner en Blanc dazzles in Honolulu debut
They came with their picnic baskets and tables and chairs and linens, congregating in the parking lot of Iolani Palace for the inaugural Diner en Blanc Hono­lulu event Saturday.  Story »
Other than a very few hot electoral battles this election cycle — Sen. Malama Solomon will face off again with her predecessor in that Hawaii island seat, Lorraine Inouye — there will be few challenges to the status quo in the Legislature. Story »

In Deedy trial, customer describes scuffle

Former Kane­ohe Marine Alexander Byrd was in the restaurant when U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy fatally shot Kollin Elderts. He testified in Deedy's murder retrial Tuesday in state court.

Hawaiian plaintiffs ask for special master in lawsuit

In the latest development, plaintiffs are asking the judge to appoint a special master to help speed the court's fact-finding and decision-making process, citing the growing number of deceased plaintiffs.

Blocked manhole overflows, spilling sewage

Water samples will again be taken at Palolo Stream, along the Ala Wai Canal and off Magic Island on Wednesday after more than 103,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of a manhole in Palolo that someone intentionally plugged.

Hawaiian Airlines profits up as routes mature

Hawaiian Airlines Chief Executive Officer Mark Dunkerley said the company's financial performance is on an upward trajectory and that the second half of the year should be even better.

TheBuzz: Pepper's Place in Kailua faces uncertainty

Many pause at the door to review menu options first; nevertheless, a steady stream of customers walks through the door at Pepper's Place in Kai­lua Shopping Center.

The Weekly Eater: Diner en Blanc dazzles in Honolulu debut

They came with their picnic baskets and tables and chairs and linens, congregating in the parking lot of Iolani Palace for the inaugural Diner en Blanc Hono­lulu event Saturday.

Further Review: Arnold's contract deal doesn't make sense

This one just doesn’t add up at all. When I read the headline and story in Tuesday’s paper I thought I was hallucinating from sunstroke. How does a college basketball coach get a three-year contract extension when his program is under NCAA investigation — a probe that has been ongoing for nearly four months now?

 4-man team wins trans-Pacific race
Hot, thirsty, hungry and tired, a team of four sunburned men from the four corners of the world rowed into the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, ending an epic 43-day journey across the Pacific. Story »
President Barack Obama has recorded a radio advertisement for Gov. Neil Aber­crombie's re-election campaign, describing the governor as a partner who made "gutsy decisions" to tackle a state budget crisis and invest in early childhood education. Story »

 Football: Rainbows projected last in West Division
As widely expected, a media poll predicted the University of Hawaii football team will finish last — sixth out of six teams — in the Mountain West Conference's West Division this season.  Story »
Despite college football's changing landscape, the University of Hawaii football team will have a home in the Mountain West Conference, league commissioner Craig Thompson said on Tuesday.  Story »


Hawaii's Best 2014

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

A new study finds that raising beef is more damaging to the environment than other protein sources. Will you eat less beef?
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