Tuesday, March 03, 2015         

Four fire rescuer specialists and 12 volunteers began a fourth day of searching for an 18-year-old Big Island student missing from the off-limits Haiku Stairs trail in Windward Oahu. Story »

Debartolo Development will break ground Thursday on its long-planned $500 million regional mall in Kapolei. Story »

The House on Tuesday voted 257-167 for the measure that Obama is expected to sign. Without action, funding for the department would have expired Friday at midnight.  Story »

Kaiser Permanente Hawaii earned a $1.4 million profit in the fourth quarter, up from $200,000 in the year-earlier period, after gaining more than 5,000 members primarily through the Obama­care health insurance exchange.  Story »

2 women in critical condition after Hanauma Bay incidents

Two women were found unresponsive in Hanauma Bay waters Monday in separate apparent near-drowning incidents.

UH-Manoa to begin total ban on smoking

The University of Hawaii at Manoa announced Monday that it will officially ban smoking on campus, effective July 1, becoming the second smoke-free campus in the state after Kapiolani Community College.

Kokua Line: Discounted phones, service offered

Question: Can you give us more information about the "Obama phones" -- free cellphones given out by cellphone companies? I filled out an application from Bluebird Wireless, emailed it in two months ago and got no reply. Are there companies in Hawaii where I can walk in and get a phone?

Near sellout of Kakaako condo tower helps drive A&B profits

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. is getting close to putting a sold-out sign on The Collection condominium tower, which is in an early stage of construction in Kaka­ako.

Tryouts: Self-defense class also packs a punch as a workout

Aggression isn't something familiar to a lot of folks, so when confronted with a violent situation, many people don't know how to respond. Krav Maga, a self-defense system developed by the Israeli military, can help.

No-nonsense Nevels lays it on the line

Garrett Nevels closed out the postgame press conference of Hawaii's win last week over Long Beach State in signature Nevels style. The senior shooting guard was asked a question about UH's team leadership, and he was short and to the point.

Aloha Stadium might raise parking, rental fees

Parking and rental rates at Aloha Stadium could go up as soon as this football season as the Aloha Stadium Authority considers new pricing structures.

Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn’t stopped him from getting back on two wheels. More Videos »
 Views on housing, food security clash
Residents, labor union members and farmers packed a room at Kapo­lei Hale Monday night and debated whether Hoo­pili, a proposed 1,554-acre development plan by D.R. Horton-Schuler Homes, should be built on prime agricultural land between Ewa and Kapo­lei.  Story »
Most of a 6.5 percent increase in Hono­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell's operating budget will be earmarked for no-frills, essential, "fiscal stability" initiatives like catching up on mandatory contributions for the government employees health fund, paying off more debt and shoring up the rainy day fund.  Story »

Elected officials from Maui County are urging the Legislature to relax the state's open-meetings law in a way that would allow several County Council members to attend community or private meetings and discuss Council business during those meetings.  Story »

 Good Fit: The water is former triathlete's haven 
Former Ironman triathlete John Henderson was hit by a bus while riding his bike six years ago on the North Shore, but even though it left him partially paralyzed, it hasn't stopped him from getting back on two wheels. Story »
 Our View: Police chiefs need public oversight
The past few years have left a blot on the reputation of police departments in this state and, on Oahu, the last several months has proven especially damaging. And in all of the drama, the general public has lacked a voice to raise a protest or demand improvements. Story »
 No rest for the Warrior football team
Take a deep breath. The University of Hawaii football team will play 13 consecutive games without a bye this season, according to the 2015 schedule released by the school and the Mountain West Conference on Monday. Story »
A little more than a decade after completing his University of Hawaii football-playing career, Abraham Elimimian was back on campus on Monday as a full-time assistant coach. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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After a recent government crackdown on the multibillion-dollar career-training industry, stricter limits on student aid and devastating publicity about students hobbled by debt and useless credentials, some for-profit schools simply shut down. Story »

He has publicly declared that "the Jews" control America, that apostates can be killed, that the United States is the world's "biggest terrorist" and that the Sept. 11 attacks were an "inside job" by President George W. Bush. Story »


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