Wednesday, April 16, 2014         

Plans for up to 1,500 residential units spread across five towers on the Kam Drive-In site across Pearlridge Center in Aiea were approved by the Honolulu City Council Wednesday.  Story »

An Oahu jury found James Kimo Moses guilty of manslaughter in the 2011 death of a 76-year-old man who suffered fatal burns from a fire Moses set in Liliha.  Story »

The University of Hawaii athletic department said it will debut new lines of its sports logo wear July 1, pending final approval Thursday of its agreements to launch "H-Zone" stores at Ward Centre and the Stan Sheriff Center. Story »

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As Hawaiian Airlines' pilots begin flying this week to Beijing, their newest destination requires one cockpit item on the Airbus A330-200 that none of their other routes do: a metric conversion chart.  Story »

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The ideas keep rolling along, this time quite literally for Bob McGee, formerly of The Whole Ox Deli. His latest project is Meatball, no explanation needed.  Story »

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Even the term HPOWER captures its potency as a waste-management strategy. The plant at Campbell Industrial Park stands as a recycling success story, deriving electricity from waste that otherwise takes up a lot more space in Oahu's limited landfill space. Story »

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Decomposed body found on Wilhelmina Rise identified

The Medical Examiner's Office is awaiting the results of tests to determine the cause of death of a 48-year-old man whose badly decomposed body was discovered in February on a hillside near the top of Wilhelmina Rise.

Construction will close freeway starting Sunday

The full overnight closures will continue until sometime in July, when the freeway reconstruction work from Ward Avenue to the Likelike Highway is slated to wrap, transportation officials said at a briefing Wednesday.

Kim is top moneymaker in U.S. House race

Already leading in the polls, state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is outpacing her opponents in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House race in fundraising as well.

King Kale

As master multitaskers who keep their families' lives in motion, moms have a few requirements to keep all the balls in the air, especially when it comes to feeding their families: convenience, and time and cost savings.

Weekly Eater: Menu of grilled specialties evolves, improves at Nagomi

The first time I visited Nagomi Teppan restaurant in early January, it was a work in progress. The dining room was finished but the lounge was still under construction. So I made plans to return when the work was expected to be complete, in three weeks time.

Vegas chain closes restaurant after bad health inspection

Owners of a popular tapas chain with three locations in the Las Vegas area announced Tuesday they would close a branch that recently received a bad evaluation from health inspectors.

Fears rise for missing in S.Korea ferry sinking

Nine were confirmed dead, but many expect that number will rise sharply because the missing have now spent more than a day either trapped in the ferry or in the cold seawater.

 Kauai facility to assist Mars flight research
NASA recently showed off a saucer-shaped Mars entry vehicle in California that is bound for Hawaii for a unique series of test flights starting in June.  Story »
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.  Story »

Hawaii lawmakers are weighing whether insurance companies should be required to cover more treatments for infertility and to update a law that some say discriminates against unmarried women.  Story »

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 Not bad for a backup plan
Academics were Angie Yoshizu's primary concern when trying to find a college that best suited her needs. Softball was always something she loved, but her desire to study nursing and biology and the ability to be near her sister on the East Coast is what drove her to Bloomfield College in New Jersey. Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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Hawaii’s Surfing Congresswoman
Being in the ocean always has given her life balance, and more so now with such a demanding schedule. Read More »
New UH Student Fitness Center Opens
There’s a new building on the University of Hawaii at Manoa cam pus designed to help its students, faculty and staff be more active and live a healthier lifestyle. Read More »