A convicted drug dealer was charged Thursday with the murder of a 20th Century Fox executive and former University of Hawaii basketball player who mysteriously disappeared more than two years ago and whose remains were found in a northern Los Angeles County desert in October.
Florida-based NextEra Energy Inc. made its pitch Thursday for state regulators to approve its purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries, saying it would save ratepayers $60 million over four years, not raise base rates for four years and keep all management local.
While the public braces for the painful budget deficits ahead as rail moves forward, board members overseeing the Oahu project on Thursday approved $4.4 million in added costs to existing contracts.
Three Earth-size planets — one possibly with liquid water on its surface — have been found around a distant star with help from the Keck Observatory on Mauna Kea.
A state audit released Thursday blasted the Hawaii Health Connector's former head and board of directors for inadequate planning, lack of oversight and improperly awarding contracts worth millions of dollars, resulting in an unsustainable health insurance exchange.
Wesley Lo is Maui region chief executive officer for the state's Hawaii Health Systems Corp. and believes an agreement that his region has been negotiating with a potential private partner, Hawaii Pacific Health, could be a model for statewide application.
A player who made his first start just 13 days ago led Hawaii to its first road victory of the season Thursday night. Stefan Jankovic collected team highs of 15 points, seven rebounds and two blocks as the Rainbow Warriors defeated Cal State Northridge, 84-73, in Big West Conference play.