Thursday, July 24, 2014         

Three bills that would ban sitting and lying on sidewalks in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu were deferred indefinitely by the Honolulu City Council's Zoning and Planning Committee Thursday afternoon.  Story »

A flight path made dangerous by bad weather caused one of the worst helicopter crashes in Hawaii history, says a new report that blames the pilot, one of five fatalities. Story »

A 26-year-old woman told police that her ex-husband hid in the back seat of her car in the parking lot of a Kakaako nightclub and stabbed her current boyfriend, before abducting her for 12 hours and sexually assaulting her, according to court documents.  Story »

Central Pacific Bank posted its 14th consecutive profitable quarter and increased its dividend but saw earnings decline 35.9 percent in the April-June period primarily due to a large gain on the sale of mainland foreclosure assets a year earlier. Story »

 Style Smarts: Dressing appropriately for school
The last time I wrote a story on children's back-to-school fashion two years ago, I received a follow-up letter from an anonymous, desperate and besieged teacher who gave a failing grade to campus style trends. Story »
ll 51 state House seats will be up for grabs this year, but only 19 races include primary challenges. That's a shame. State representatives wield huge influence over life in Hawaii, and the electorate would benefit from more vigorous competition.  Story »

Hawaii's Best 2014

OHA trustees extend timetable for nation-building effort

Trustees for the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Thursday announced a six-month extension to the timetable for the nation-building process to which they previously committed.

Police investigate another armed robbery of fast-food restaurant

An armed robber held up the Wendy's restaurant at 630 Puuloa Road at 1:30 a.m. Thursday and got away with an undisclosed amount of money.

2 women convicted in deadly California nightclub beating

Two women were convicted Thursday of kicking a third woman to death during a fight outside a Santa Ana nightclub.

Police look for driver who tried to run over officer in Red Hill

Honolulu police are searching for a man who tried to run over a police officer in the Red Hill area and then drove off in a stolen car.

Washington quarterback suspended for Hawaii game

Washington quarterback Cyler Miles has been suspended for the Huskies' season opener against Hawaii.

Many surprised by higher tax rate on million-dollar homes

Oahu property owners unhappy over significantly higher tax bills based on a tax rate 71 percent above last year are demanding relief from the Honolulu City Council.

Deedy had stood out as sober, bartender tells jury

A bartender who served State Department special agent Christopher Deedy before the agent shot a man to death in 2011 said he was "calm, collected, soft-spoken," adding, "His speech was clear."

 David Ige: The race for Governor
State Sen. David Ige's approach to public service is rooted in three simple principles: Be open and honest in communication; be respectful and listen to all views; and do the right thing in the right way.  Story »
The state House has sought to intervene in the legal dispute over Rep. Calvin Say's residency, arguing that the House, and not the courts, has exclusive jurisdiction over the qualifications of its members.  Story »

 Football: Chow vows Hawaii will be better
Head coach Norm Chow vowed to field an improved University of Hawaii football team this season. "We're going to be better," said Chow, who spoke at the Mountain West Conference's Football Media Days on Wednesday. Story »
Quarterback Ikaika Woolsey will take the first snap of training camp, but that will not ensure being named the University of Hawaii's starting quarterback for the Aug. 30 opener against Washington. Story »

Shaggy's unique voice led to fame
Shaggy headlines the final night of the Mayjah Rayjah 2014 Music Festival Hawaii on Saturday. T Story »

 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 »

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