Wednesday, April 23, 2014         

The Democratic Party has decided to allow Gov. Neil Abercrombie's primary challenger time to speak at the state convention in May. Story »

A defense lawyer for a former Schofield soldier accused of punching his 5-year-old daughter to death said Tuesday an autopsy showed evidence of lasting injuries that weakened the girl before she died. Story »

Bruno Mars finally has time to take a deep breath, enjoy his time at home and speak with the Star-Advertiser. "It's great to be back in Hawaii. I want everyone on Oahu to know how proud I am to come from here," he said. Story »

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Bank of Hawaii Corp. said Monday that earnings rose 7.3 percent in the first quarter as loans and deposits increased due to the improving Hawaii economy.  Story »

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Without fun, exercise becomes a grind that will likely fall by the wayside, said the 43-year-old Claudio Nigg, who teaches health behavior changes in the university's Office of Public Health Studies.  Story »

A new study confirms what billions of people know: Rice goes a long way in a healthy diet. Americans who consume rice regularly tend to have healthier diets overall, according to research. Story »

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Members of the Honolulu City Council are expressing a fair degree of sticker shock over proposed city leadership pay raises, and with good reason.  Story »

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Hawaii's Carissa Moore wins Rip Curl surfing final

Moore edged Tyler Wright of Australia 16.23 to 15.77 in the final of the ASP Women's World Championship Tour contest.

State reaches tentative agreement with dentist

State authorities have reached tentative agreements with Dr. John D. Stover over 11 of the 12 complaints filed against him for his medical and dental work.

Schatz asks United Airlines to keep jobs

Schatz announced Tuesday that he sent a letter to the CEO of United saying he would do everything in his power to protect those jobs.

850 isle educators to receive pay increases

An arbitration panel has awarded annual 4.5 percent pay raises to approximately 850 Department of Education principals, vice principals and other school and district-level educational officers, the Hawaii Government Employees Association announced Monday.

Cries of anguish as S.Korea ferry toll reaches 135

The confirmed death toll from the South Korean ferry disaster rose to 135 Wednesday, but there were many more bodies left to be retrieved as divers swam through tight, dark rooms and passageways to search for nearly 170 people still missing.

Man's body found in Kalalau Valley identified

Police have identified the man's body found in Kalalau Valley Thursday as 31-year-old Daniel Foster of Frisco, Texas.

Hawaiian Airlines loses $5.1 million in quarter

Hawaiian President and CEO Mark Dunkerley said unfavorable exchange rate changes weighed on the airline's international business, as the company reported a $5.1 million in the first quarter.

 Probe into college's fees allegedly led to retaliation
Three former Hawaii Community College student government officers say they were voted off the Hilo school's student council after trying to account for an estimated $1.8 million in student fees that have been collected over the past five years.  Story »
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 On the court, this Lam plays like a lion
The 6-foot junior is big on winning, and the road he's taken to become a two-time ILH boys singles champion has been long, fun and intense. Between the powerful forehand shots and verbal outbursts nothing stops Lam from competing. Story »
Hawaii's aggressive schedule and stellar results made the Rainbow Wahine the only at-large team invited to the 2014 Collegiate Sand Volleyball National Championships. Story »

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 Photography expert helps folks take their best shot
With that brief introduction, Michael Gilbert sums up his Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture class: The key to photography is not mastering sophisticated equipment; it's being aware of your surroundings and responding to them. Story »

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