Tuesday, September 23, 2014         
A human rights group wants the state Board of Land and Natural Resources to rethink its decision to give a three-year lease to the city for its homeless transition center.  Story »

Hawaiian Airlines' base fares might attract passengers, but it's baggage and other ancillary fees that are keeping the state's largest carrier in the black. The airline took in $19 million in baggage fees during the second quarter. Story »

Federal funding for Oahu transportation projects could be slashed by about $12 million annually unless the state and city make a slew of changes to the group tasked with prioritizing the island's major road projects. Story »

Howard Hughes Corp. has applied to the Hawaii Community Development Authority to develop a 466-unit tower connected with a Whole Foods flagship store on Kama­kee Street between Queen and Hale­kau­wila streets. Story »

 'Lost' scavenger hunt
Those who found themselves taking our "Lost" challenge used these clues. Answers are given in parentheses. Story »
The need for a coordinated federal, state and city response to pressing community issues is starkly illustrated in Waikiki, where homeless people have moved to a swath of beach reportedly outside the jurisdiction of the Honolulu Police Department.  Story »

Syria air strikes also aimed at new terror group

The U.S. and Arab allies launched what leaders declared would be a long and sustained military assault against Islamic State strongholds in Syria and Iraq, and the U.S. simultaneously targeted an al-Qaida cell said to be plotting imminent attacks on American and other Western interests, the Pentagon said Tuesday.

Young monk seals on the increase

The number of endangered Hawaiian monk seal pups and juveniles in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands has increased slightly this year, scientists reported after a recent research mission.

Candidates for governor promise to shake up state's status quo

With Gov. Neil Abercrombie out of the political picture, the four candidates running for Hawaii governor came together for the first time in the general election campaign Monday night and vowed to lead the state in a new direction.

Football: Broken hand ends career of UH QB Higgins

Reserve quarterback Jeremy Higgins will miss the rest of the University of Hawaii football season because of a fracture in his left (throwing) hand. As a fifth-year senior, Higgins' college career has ended.

H.S. Track: Kamehameha's Kruse is stronger, with bigger goals

For someone who has yet to win a state title, Kaeo Kruse already has been labeled as one of the top runners Kamehameha has ever produced. That's quite a distinction coming from Kamehameha coach Steve Jenness.

Local cancer survivor prepares for 100-mile bike ride

Considering the list of medical challenges Jesse Jones faces on a daily basis, it would be natural to assume he doesn't get around much. For the past 12 years, he has been fed through a tube inserted into his abdomen.

Larry Ellison has sketched out a rough picture for a new era on Lanai. It is how the world's fifth-richest person sees the future of an island he owns. Yet without fine details, it's hard for many residents to judge whether the picture is nice or not.  Story »

 $12 million in annual transportation funds in jeopardy
Federal funding for Oahu transportation projects could be slashed by about $12 million annually unless the state and city make a slew of changes to the group tasked with prioritizing the island's major road projects. Story »
SWAINS ISLAND » It’s eerily quiet on this tiny, uninhabited South Pacific atoll — almost no noise except for the aki­aki birds squawking in the trees and the wind rustling through the palms. Abandoned dwellings, gravestones and other mysterious artifacts   Story »

 Golf: Former Ryder Cup captains teed it up in Kapolei
Davis Love III walked into the media center last week and was immediately treated to a wide-screen view of the 2012 Ryder Cup. With a wry smile spreading across his just-turned 50-year-old face he said, "I'm not gonna do an interview with that on TV." Story »
Hawaii Warrior World

Ming treasures
Intricate, inventive and ahead of their time -- and that's just the vases. London's British Museum opened a major new exhibition Thursday exploring the rich art and global influences of China's Ming era in the 15th century.  Story »

Overall, what do you think about the changes on Lanai being made by billionaire owner Larry Ellison?
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