Friday, February 27, 2015         

The Public Utilities Commission and Hawaiian Electric Co. signed an agreement Friday reaffirming the commission's power to decide on rooftop solar.  Story »

A special House committee voted unanimously that state Rep. Calvin Say "is qualified to sit as the member" representing his district, in response to the latest challenge to question where the longtime lawmaker and former House speaker actually lives. Story »

Congress passed a one-week bill late Friday night to avert a partial shutdown of the Homeland Security Department, as leaders in both political parties quelled a revolt by House conservatives furious that the measure left President Barack Obama's immigration policy intact. Story »

 City's inflation lags U.S. rate
An improving economy and low inflation continue to put more money in the pockets of Hawaii consumers. Honolulu inflation remained far below its historical average and finished 2014 below the U.S. rate for the first time in 13 years, according to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Story »
Police investigating shooting death in Salt Lake as homicide

The Honolulu Police Department is investigating the Friday morning shooting death of a 72-year-old man in a Salt Lake residential area as a homicide case.

Hawaii to play 3-game football series with Oregon

The University of Hawaii has signed to play a three-game football series with Oregon, the schools have confirmed.

'Star Trek' star Leonard Nimoy dies

Leonard Nimoy, world famous to "Star Trek" fans through a beloved cult TV series and a half-dozen films as the pointy-eared, purely logical science officer Mr. Spock, has died.

Foreign tourists posing nude at temples infuriate Cambodians

Cambodia's most popular tourist attraction -- the complex of ancient temples that includes Angkor Wat -- is suffering from a form of overexposure: At least five foreign visitors have been arrested and deported this year for taking nude photos at the sacred sites.

Car chase ends in wrecks, arrest

A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing.

News anchor births twin sons

Stephanie Lum, anchor at Hawaii News Now, gave birth to twin sons early this morning at Kapiolani Medical Center.

Why the black and blue #TheDress looks gold and white

It's the dress that's beating the Internet black and blue. Or should that be gold and white?

 Victim admitted theft before beating, jury told
A 42-year-old man who was fatally beaten in an illegal gambling room downtown in 2011 admitted stealing $1,500 from the house, the operation's head of security testified in state court Thursday. Story »
A 22-year-old driver accused of trying to kill two police motorcycle officers Thursday was arrested on two counts of first-degree attempted murder. He is a Marine Corps Base Hawaii resident with a record of speeding and racing. Story »

Movie Review: Come on, go along with a long con
If the mark of a good con artist is that he or she makes you think you know exactly what's going on — when of course you haven't a clue — that's also the mark of a good con-artist movie, isn't it? Story »
 Our View: Keep Malaekahana country
If "Keep the Country Country" is to be more than a mere slogan, more than a wistful aspiration expressed by the popular bumper stickers, Oahu's elected officials must be prepared to make very tough decisions about development, decisions that may dismay as many voters as they delight. Story »

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 Rainbow Wahine hoops clinch Big West title 
The Rainbow Wahine nearly threw away a chance to clinch the Big West regular season basketball title. But Hawaii's resolve protected a slim lead and its defense prevented a potential game-winning basket as UH beat the 49ers 47-46 to clinch the Big West title on Thursday night at the Walter Pyramid. Story »
Sticking perfectly with their on-again, off-again script, the OIA champs are done. The executioners, the unseeded Campbell Sabers, started strong and fought off second-seeded Farrington 51-45 in the Division I quarterfinals of the New City Nissan/HHSAA Boys Basketball Championships on Thursday night at McKinley. 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 »
Media partner
The prestigious consulting firm, known for its close ties to Gov. Rick Perry of Texas, was orchestrating an extensive effort to remake his image and prepare him for the 2016 presidential campaign. Story »

For years, it was information shared only in whispers. An immigrant student, bright and educated but in the country illegally, wanted to go to college, and a precious few universities were willing, very quietly, to help them pay for it. Story »


Should the 2006 mandate requiring ethanol be blended with Hawaii gasoline be repealed?
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To spread the word and the fun, Bay View plans an introductory FootGolf tournament at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Read More »
RECIPE: Seared ahi poke salad
Try this great recipe for a salad with seared poke and lilikoi vinaigrette. Read More »