Thursday, December 18, 2014         
Before taking action on allegations of police misconduct, the Honolulu Police Commission will wait until the conclusion of a possible FBI probe into the Honolulu Police Department's handling of a federal case involving police Chief Louis Kealoha's stolen mailbox, commission Chairman Ron Taketa said Wednesday. Story »

A steady stream of about 1,000 visitors made their way to see cooled lava near the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station Wednesday. Story »

The former Sacred Hearts Academy teacher accused of having sex with a 15-year-old student pleaded guilty in state court Wednesday to seven counts of sexual assault. Story »

 Residents see electric bills shrink; HECO cites fuel prices
Oahu customers will see the lowest electrical bills in two years this month, with a typical household paying about $6 less than in November due to cutbacks in fuel prices. Story »
Hawaii telecom executive indicted

A federal indictment alleges the president of a telecommunications company that serves Hawaiian home lands residents siphoned off $4 million of the corporation's money for a decade to pay for personal expenses, including $92,000 in massages, a $1.3 million house and $1.3 million in false wages for his wife and three children.

Halau Lokahi director put on leave as suspicious spending is detailed

Debit cards for Halau Lokahi Charter School's bank account have been canceled and the co-director of the school placed on administrative leave in the wake of a raid by the Attorney General's office.

Artists' housing gains HCDA, public support

The developer, Artspace, was awarded a 65-year lease for a 30,000-square-foot lot on Waimanu Street by the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which agreed to nominal rent of $1 a year.

Holidays are a time for sparkle, so here's how

Parents, be careful how you raise your kids. Rebellion can bring about the opposite result. Take Michal Negrin. The Israeli designer grew up on an Israeli kibbutz, a collective community based on agriculture and stressing group conformity.

Grande thrusts Punahou senior into spotlight

Nhan-nhi "Lillian" Nguyen thought nothing of it when a customer named Ariana Grande purchased one of her handmade headbands from her Etsy shop in October.

Basketball: Thomas utilizes offseason for improvement on court

Young Mike Thomas had a choice. Tap dancing, or basketball. Years later as a freshman at Hawaii, Thomas had another decision to make. Pout about his role, or do something about it.

Football: Harding earns All-America honor

Soon after being named to the Football Writers Association of America's All-America second team as a punter, former University of Hawaii player Scott Harding asked: "What does it mean?"

 Group is fined $3,100 for failing to report campaign expenditures
The Hawaii Carpenters Market Recovery Program Fund, a partnership of the Hawaii Carpenters Union and trade contractors also known as the Pacific Resource Partnership, has been fined $3,100 over campaign activities supporting a ballot initiative and two county council races in the last election. Story »
The state Ethics Commission on Wednesday rebuffed a staff recommen- dation to advise Gov. David Ige to consider replacing Aloha United Way as the state's workplace giving program with a combined state-run campaign. Story »

Costume highlights from Sunday's colorful and wet 2014 Honolulu Marathon. More Videos »

 Casual lifestyle of isles helps drive bag brand
Growing up in Kailua, Laura Darrah didn't think much about fashion. "I went to school with a swimsuit under my clothes," she said. But her casual upbringing informs her direction as co-founder, with Sheila Nazarian, of she + lo handbags, a brand noted for its laid-back, chic style.  Story »
Created by the 1978 state Constitutional Convention, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs is a public trust and state agency — that's a fact, albeit one that might not sit well among a growing number of Hawaiian sovereigntists. Story »

 Unwind Australia's coastline
Australia's legendary Pacific Coast drive will take you from Sydney in New South Wales with its prominent Opera House, spectacular harbor views, inherent beach culture and bustling city life across to the neighboring state of Queensland to its capital, Brisbane.  Story »
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They crowded around old, battered televisions in Havana and erupted in tears and applause at a spectacle they could scarcely imagine, let alone believe: President Raul Castro, followed by President Barack Obama, heralding a new era of relations between Cuba and the United States. Story »

How much holiday shopping have you done so far?
The Best Gifts For Eric Lee
Eric Lee has played with some of Hawaii’s best bands, yet remains rather anonymous to many. That’s about to change. Read More »
Where The Lights Are Brightest
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