Monday, December 22, 2014         

Stormy weather over the state is likely to stick around through Christmas Eve, and could bring a white Christmas to Big Island summits. Story »

Gov. David Ige has released the first draft of Hawaii's $25.7 billion budget that covers the next two fiscal years. Story »

President Barack Obama signed a disaster declaration for a snow storm in upstate New York, before going on his usual morning workout on a rainy Monday morning at Marine Corps Base Hawaii. Story »

 TheBuzz: Artwork, memorabilia fill Waianae Coast gallery
Makaha Art Gallery is marking its fifth anniversary this month, and owner Al Frenzel assures would-be customers "the drive to the gallery is along one of the most scenic routes on Oahu with the best beaches, the best weather and friendliest people." Story »
Honolulu Police Commission under fire

Mayor Kirk Caldwell is supporting the commission's decision to wait until a possible FBI investigation concludes before looking into allegations of police misconduct in a federal case involving the police chief's stolen mailbox.

Pilot of P-40 remains a mystery

Hawaii's military history pops up in unexpected places. Sometimes it's right underfoot. Or under dive fin. The latter was the case in 1977, when three friends who were spearfishing in Kai­lua Bay found the wreck of a World War II-era P-40 Warhawk fighter in relatively shallow water.

Travel magazine honors Kelley with lifetime achievement award

Travel has undergone dramatic changes since the 1940s when Richard "Doc" Kelley helped his parents kick off the small mom-and-pop hotel chain that would morph into the globally recognized Outrigger Enterprises Group.

Ocean Watch: Turtle-cleaning station raises islander's spirits

The surf is up. The water is murky. It's windy, rainy and cold. I'm not complaining — Hawaii winters have their own splendor. But blustery conditions have been keeping me out of the ocean.

Christmas ornaments tell tale of island ohana

Terri Koike's collection of Hallmark Keepsake ornaments lives up to the name. The more than 500 pieces are reminders of family milestones and memories. Koike, an administrative specialist at the city Division of Urban Forestry, began her collection in 1987.

5 Things We Love: Last-Minute Gifts

Holiday shopping is sweeter at Choco le‘a • Peer inside your cupboard for gift ideas • Treat someone on your list to Cirque-style show • Kikaida updated for 21st century • Portable speakers can be music to the ears this Christmas

Basketball: Restocked Rainbows take on 'big-time team' in Nebraska

The Rainbow Warriors should have their two resident Canucks, Stefan Jankovic and Negus Webster-Chan, available for Monday's 8 p.m. first-round matchup of the 2014 Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic against Nebraska of the Big Ten Conference.

 Nanakuli house fire linked to child playing with lighter
The fire destroyed a single-story wooden home on Mohihi Street and injured a 37-year-old woman as she was rescuing her son inside, said fire Capt. James Todd. Story »
A federal judge says a Cali­for­nia-based labor contracting company and a Maui pineapple farm are responsible for paying $8.7 million in a discrimination lawsuit brought by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission on behalf of 82 Thai workers who were brought to Hawaii as farm laborers. Story »

Gov. David Ige met last week with civil defense officials, stopped by area schools and visited the Pahoa Recycling and Transfer Station where the public may view a cooling lava flow. More Videos »

 Columnist Wayne Harada perfects the art of gift-making
For more than 30 years, Harada has been the Kris Kringle of crafting between Thanksgiving and Christmas. The 72-year-old journalist embarks on a frenzy of gift making that would put Santa's elves to shame.  Story »
 Our View: DHHL reform good first step
The state Department of Hawaiian Home Lands has begun long-awaited and welcome reforms to one of its most problematic land-management programs, one that recently has drawn fire for its unfairness to beneficiaries of the Native Hawaiian trust that is almost a century old. Story »
 Medina stayed cool as Pipe heated up
Gabriel Medina and Julian Wilson were sitting in the Pipeline lineup with less than three minutes left in the most important situation of their young lives. As they waited for what turned out to be a grand finale, Medina was splashing around as serenely as a kid in the tiny shorebreak.  Story »
Jordan Taylor delivered his share of game-changing plays in his career at Rice. Taylor signed with the Owls as a quarterback prospect out of high school, converted to wide receiver early on and will leave as one of Rice's most prolific pass catchers after helping reset its postseason expectations. Story »

A walk to remember
Had I been driving I would not have stopped here. But I was lured from the sidewalk by an open gate and the mysterious buildings beyond. There was a Moorish structure with a minaret, another was Italian with a loggia, a third had a fleur-de-lis on a chimney.  Story »

It Can Wait. The buzz phrase, popularized by AT&T in a public service campaign, urges drivers to show restraint with their phones. But a growing number of drivers who make their living behind the wheel can't wait.  Story »

Would you see the Sony Pictures movie “The Interview” if you had the chance?
Honoring Ancestors Through Art
Leonardo da Vinci, the Italian Renaissance artist known for his painting of “The Last Supper,” managed to resurrect one of the most revered biblical scenes of all times through his artwork. Read More »
Making Beautiful Music For All Hawaii
Hawaii Symphony Orchestra (HSO) was founded in 2011 by a group of community leaders to carry on the legacy of Honolulu Symphony, which performed from 1902 to 2009. Read More »

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