Thursday, April 24, 2014         

A marine admitted at his court martial Wednesday at Kaneohe Bay that he killed a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room last year and then dumped her naked body near Yokohama Bay. Story »

Hawaiian Electric Co. and its sister companies did not fare well in a new opinion poll that showed nine out of ten residents believe the utility has slowed rooftop solar installations to protect its profit. Story »

A woman has filed a lawsuit against Marc Alexander, the former vicar general of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu, accusing him of sexually abusing her when she was a minor. Story »

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The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs and about 200 supporters demonstrated at the Legislature on Tuesday with signs, Hawaiian flags, songs, chants and hula to remind lawmakers how much they want a bill passed that allows residential development on land the agency owns in Kakaako.  Story »

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I'd been waiting for Grondin to open as soon as I heard about it in December, and it's been worth the wait for such tapas-style dishes as a ceviche ($13) of Kauai shrimp with the heat of serrano peppers, and pulpo ($15), marinated octopus tossed with onion, olives, roasted red pepper and chilies, or fried plantain chips.  Story »

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There is one ray of hope to be extracted from the usual storm of woe delivered with any report about homelessness — specifically in Waikiki. Story »

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Man drops request for TRO against police commander

A 33-year-old Kaneohe man is working with police internal affairs in an alleged harassment case against his ex-girlfriend's father, a Windward district police commander, despite dropping a temporary restraining order case against him.

Kalani ranked best public high school in state

U.S. News & World Report ranked Kalani High School as the best public high school in Hawaii in 2014.

No Pacific-wide tsunami after large quake off Vancouver island

A strong earthquake struck off Vancouver island in western Canada Wednesday, but did not generate a Pacific-wide tsunami.

Obama opens Asia tour with assurances to Japan

Facing fresh questions about his commitment to Asia, President Barack Obama will seek to convince Japan's leaders Thursday that he can deliver on his security and economic pledges, even as the crisis in Ukraine demands U.S. attention and resources elsewhere.

Court shooting sheds light on 'Tongan Crips'

This week's fatal shooting of a gang member by a U.S. marshal inside Salt Lake City's federal courthouse during the man's trial has put the spotlight on his relatively unknown street gang.

By Request: ‘Awesome’ cherry crisp brightened school lunches

Our hero of the day wishes to remain anonymous, which is too bad, because when you taste her dessert you will want to shake her hand.

Yankees pitcher Pineda ejected for substance on neck

New York Yankees pitcher Michael Pineda was ejected from a game against the Boston Red Sox in the second inning Wednesday night after umpires found a foreign substance on his neck.

Merrie Monarch Festival
Artist's new creations timed to Merrie Monarch Festival
Jewelry designer Sig Zane's new projects embrace a sense of place and a connection to the community.  Read more  »
 Blue Angels bringing fun to South Shore
The Navy's Blue Angels demonstration squadron will add a twist to the corkscrewing, speeding and precision aerobatic flying performance they'll put on in September in Hawaii: The show this year will be at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.  Story »
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 Moore tops Wright in Bells Beach final 
Hawaii's Carissa Moore repeated as champion of the Rip Curl Women's Pro Bells Beach on Wednesday in Australia. Moore edged Tyler Wright of Australia 16.23 to 15.77 in the final of the ASP Women's World Championship Tour contest. Story »
Mililani alum Courtney Senas is second on Florida State's career home run list and in the top 10 all-time in hits, doubles, RBIs and stolen bases. She leads the Atlantic Coast Conference in triples and runs scored and is the starting center fielder on a team that is 44-6 and ranked sixth in the country. Story »

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 Photography expert helps folks take their best shot
With that brief introduction, Michael Gilbert sums up his Outdoor Photography: Light, Composition & Gesture class: The key to photography is not mastering sophisticated equipment; it's being aware of your surroundings and responding to them. Story »

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Merrie Monarch Ignoring ‘Hula Mua’
Merrie Monarch is here, and if you’re a Hilo mer chant or a competing halau, this is the Pro Bowl and the Super Bowl wrapped in one. Read More »
Ghosts Of Hawaii’s Past
The 10 minutes or so at each grave are spellbinding – for that exhilarating moment, all of the modern world washes away, opening a window into a fascinating past that shaped the Honolulu we have today. Read More »