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Wednesday, April 16, 2014         

Dozens of boats, helicopters and divers scrambled Wednesday (Tuesday afternoon in Hawaii) to rescue more than 470 people, including 325 high school students on a school trip, after a ferry sank off South Korea's southern coast, killing at least two and injuring 14, officials said. Story »


The cost of obtaining a state identification card and the documents required to get a driver's license in Hawaii will change beginning May 1. Story »


Marijuana is displayed during the grand opening of the Seattle location of the Northwest Cannabis Market, for sales of medical marijuana products, Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2013. The market hosts nine permanent vendors for seven-day-a-week sales, as well as daily vendors of a variety dried medicines, edible products and starts. Voters in Washington state last fall passed Initiative 502, which legalizes the recreational possession of up to an ounce of marijuana and calls for the creation of state-licensed pot growers, processors and retail stores. Recreational marijuana sales are expected to begin late this year, and in the meantime, the state's medical marijuana industry continues to operate. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) A small study of casual marijuana smokers has turned up evidence of changes in the brain, a possible sign of trouble ahead, researchers say.  Story »

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The state's largest carrier, whose bid for China service was rejected nine years ago by the U.S. Department of Transportation, is scheduled to take off on its first flight from Honolulu Airport to Beijing at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday. Story »

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The Sustainability Courtyard at the University of Hawaii at Manoa is easy to miss. Yet over the years, it has served as a gathering place, a venue to raise awareness of environmental issues and a spot to grab a vegetarian plate lunch. Story »

LOS ANGELES » During its heyday in the 1940s, the Forbidden City in San Francisco billed itself as "the world's most famous Chinese nightclub."  Story »

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So much of what we eat and drink in Hawaii is shipped in from somewhere else that our elected and community leaders have stated a priority to increase agricultural production in the islands. Story »

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UH point guard Shamburger to leave program

Hawaii men's basketball starting point guard Keith Shamburger has requested a release from the program, a move UH is expected to make official by Wednesday.

5 stabbed to death at Calgary house party

A University of Calgary student was charged in the fatal stabbing of five people at a house party Tuesday that the police chief called the worst mass slaying in the western Canadian city's history.

Man charged in bomb hoax near marathon finish line

A man taken into custody near the Boston Marathon finish line late Tuesday, the anniversary of the deadly pressure cooker bombings, had a rice cooker in his backpack and was being charged with possession of a hoax device, police said.

Hundreds of homeowners hit by mortgage scam

More than 500 Hawaii homeowners facing foreclosure may have claims against New York attorneys for a Florida corporation that's believed to have taken more than $1.5 million from Hawaii consumers, the state Department of Commerce and Consumer Affairs and Office of Consumer Protection said in a news release Tuesday.

'Blood moon' peeks through cloudy skies

Clouds blocked some of Monday's lunar eclipse in Honolulu, but every so often a reddish moon appeared through the clouds as the earth's shadow covered the moon.

'Shrimp Boy' pleads not guilty in corruption case

A central figure in a sweeping San Francisco organized crime and public corruption case has pleaded not guilty.

Student shows real promise with her photography skills

To see as Rachel Handlin sees is to be ever present, ever engaged in the emergent moment.

 Duo from Schofield Barracks wins Best Ranger competition
Of 50 two-man teams entered in the Army's grueling annual Best Ranger competition at Fort Benning, Ga., only 26 made it into the third and final day of the event.  Story »
The family of missing Maui woman Carly "Charli" Scott, who disappeared in February, is pleased with the arrest of her ex-boyfriend on a burglary charge.  Story »

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 Hawaii MMA fighters on the rise
Four of the nine UFC fighters born in Hawaii compete this week, with Kailua's Travis Browne headlining the UFC on Fox 11 event on Saturday opposite Fabricio Werdum. Story »
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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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