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Saturday, February 28, 2015         

The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.  Story »


Honolulu firefighters are searching Haiku Stairs for a missing hiker who reported he was on the closed Windward Oahu attraction. Story »


Free agent linebacker Kaluka Maiava has pleaded no contest to assault charges for a brawl at a Maui bar that happened in 2013, days after he signed with the Oakland Raiders. Story »

 Villagers' lifestyle presents unique treatment challenge
During a recent medical mission to Asia, I held several clinics for a small, extremely remote village of ethnic Tibetans living at high altitude.  Story »
Ronda Rousey needs 14 seconds to stop Cat Zingano at UFC 184

Ronda Rousey has stopped every opponent she has faced in her meteoric mixed martial arts career, so a first-round victory is no shock for the UFC's bantamweight champion.

Female missionary charged with sexual assault of girl, 15

A 26-year-old missionary from the Philippines who was reported missing in Honolulu earlier this month has been arrested and charged with sexually assaulting a 15-year-old girl.

Kaneohe Marine charged in wake of police chase

A U.S. Marine was charged Saturday in connection with a driving escapade that targeted two police officers, tied up traffic for hours, and stretched from Kaneohe to Nuuanu.

Excommunicated Mormon loses her final appeal

The co-founder of a Mormon women's group who was excommunicated last year has lost her final appeal to regain membership in the Utah-based church.

Salt Lake gunshot fatality is identified

A man killed in a shooting early Friday morning in Salt Lake has been identified as 72-year-old Young Nam.

Hawaiian Air flight struck by lightning; all aboard safe

A Hawaiian Airlines flight landed safety after being struck by lightning en route from Honolulu to Hilo on Friday evening. No injuries were reported. The aircraft, a Boeing 717-200, is designed to withstand lightning strikes.

Nemtsov a possible 'sacrificial victim,' investigators say

Maybe it was Islamic extremists who killed Boris Nemtsov. Or someone offended by his love life. Or agents of a Western power that will stop at nothing to disfigure President Vladimir Putin's image and drive him from power.

 Man laughed about death of victim, witness says
Alex Nguyen laughed when he learned that Duc Pham had died from a beating that occurred during an interrogation about a theft from a Chinatown gambling house, a government witness testified in state court Friday.  Story »
Funeral services for former state Rep. Diana "Mele" Carroll will be held next month on Oahu and Maui.  Story »




 Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news
In most fairy tales the noble and pure heroes or heroines confront villains who are not only evil, but have no redeeming qualities. Hawaii Theatre's weekend production of "East of the Sun, West of the Moon" is something of an exception. Story »
 Our View: Time to end mandate for ethanol fuel
Hawaii's grand ethanol experiment has come to naught. It is time to pull the plug. Mandating the use of ethanol as a transportation fuel, as the state has done since April 1, 2006, was supposed to revive the local sugar industry — ethanol is an alcohol-based fuel that can be made from sugar or corn — and reduce energy imports.  Story »

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 SandBows work against the grain
Heading into its opening week of competition, the No. 4 Hawaii sand volleyball team might have as many question marks as it does possible combinations for its pairs lineup. Story »
How quickly the tables can turn. A day after Hawaii roughed up Pepperdine for a season-high 15 runs, the Waves bounced back to crush the Rainbow Warriors 16-1 on Friday, evening the four-game series at Eddy D. Field Stadium in Malibu, Calif. 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 »
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On Sunday, the county transit system for the Seattle metropolitan area began hurtling down a road that few cities have traveled before: pricing tickets based on passengers' income. Story »

In Canada and Australia, young men inspired by the bloody, apocalyptic vision of the Islamic State were thwarted in their efforts to join the battle in Syria, so they took up arms in their homelands, staging small attacks that drew widespread attention. Story »



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