Monday, July 21, 2014         

Hawaii island detectives are investigating a shooting in which an officer wounded a man who allegedly drove an SUV toward police after a short vehicle chase in Hilo. Story »

Muggy weather will continue through Tuesday morning with spotty heavy showers and thunderstorms possible on Oahu and Kauai County as remnants of Tropical Storm Wali linger over the western end of the state. Story »

Honolulu Police have opened a murder investigation after a woman died following a fight in Downtown Honolulu Monday morning. Story »

While visitors to the seven national parks in Hawaii in 2013 dropped 4.2 percent from the prior year, they still brought $312 million in economic benefits to Hawaii and supported 3,665 jobs last year, according to a new report released Friday by the National Park Service.  Story »

 Hawaii Gardens: Halawa Xeriscape Garden celebrates 25th anniversary
It's been a wet year, but we still need to be conscious of ways to conserve water. Using techniques and the right plants in our gardens is wise planning for the future.  Story »
The primary races in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District have a full slate of worthy candidates, including seven in the Democratic contest and two each among the Republican and nonpartisan ranks.  Story »

Pregnant teen strangled, boyfriend decapitated in online sex case

A pregnant Michigan teenager was strangled and her boyfriend was decapitated after apparently connecting with a stranger through the online service Craigslist for a sexual encounter, police said Monday.

Freedom fleeting for isle escapees

Junior Jorju probably didn't realize it, but the odds were against him when he took off from Maui Community Correctional Center on the night of July 12, midway through a two-week jail sentence.

Former Bank of America worker sentenced for fraud

A former Bank of America employee was sentenced Monday to 2½ years in federal prison for taking more than $1.2 million in bribes, the U.S. Attorney's Office in Los Angeles said.

Two women finish record-setting ocean trip to Hawaii

Just ahead of lightning and thunder, two women ended a grueling 61-day voyage in a rowboat across the Pacific on Saturday night, setting two world records.

TheBuzz: Hilo Hattie's new chef brings her flair to Kona Bean Cafe

It's a big day for Michi Wata­rai's Cooking Fresh business. Monday is its first day as the operator of Kona Bean Cafe at Hilo Hattie's flagship store on Nimitz Highway in Iwilei.

5 things we love: Back to school

Tutor helps keiki make the grade • Fisher Hawaii is school-supply mecca • Pack kids’ lunches in a ‘Star Wars’ bag • Free apps educate all year long • Umbrella will comfort new student

Ryu, Dodgers end Pirates' home win streak

A sharp Hyun-Jin Ryu and some clutch hitting enabled the Los Angeles Dodgers to overcome the absence of two top sluggers.

 Storm damages several homes 
Holly Smith stacked sandbags around her doors when she saw the water rising in her yard early Sunday morning in Hau­ula, but nothing was going to stop the water.  Story »
 Ferd's Words: UH working to protect sponsorship agreement
For several years now, the University of Hawaii has hung those large green "Protect This House" banners when it plays football at Aloha Stadium. Story »
By the standards of final British Open chapters, this was no major thriller, but it was not the relaxed Sunday stroll around Royal Liverpool that it might have been for Rory McIlroy.  Story »

As he made his way to the 18th green, Sergio Garcia experienced a sensation that had eluded him in his 17 previous British Opens. He felt no despair, no devastation, no defensiveness. Garcia had been defeated, but en route to losing to Rory McIlroy, he had won a hard-earned prize: contentment.  Story »


Hawaii's Best 2014

 Hawaii's Backyard: Otsuji Farm provides a taste of healthful living
"How do you like my office?" Edwin Otsuji asks as visitors admire a panorama that stretches from Diamond Head to Maunalua Bay. "Beautiful, yeah? That's why vegetables grow so well here; they love the view." Story »

Given the increase in prison escapes, what should be done about the situation?
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For A Cake Life’s fifth anniversary, owner Kristin Kato teamed up with Hawaii Foodbank to help provide for the hungry in the community. Read More »
Food Industry Association Banquet
Hawaii Food Industry Association held its annual convention at J.W. Marriott Ihilani Resort. Read More »

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