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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Local developer Peter Savio plans to expand his Pagoda hotel brand to Maui with the purchase of the Maui Beach Hotel, an adjacent golf course and a vacant lot where the circa-1953 Maui Palms Hotel once stood.  Story »

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Nordstrom welcomes Kate Moss collection • Hawaii Opera Theatre holding fundraiser • Kimo bear to help ease keiki cancer patients Story »

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The large pay raises an arbitration panel awarded public school principals come amid an era of rising expectations for Hawaii's public schools — expectations that will be met only if the Department of Education succeeds in holding principals ultimately accountable for the success or failure of their schools.  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  »
 Council panel revisits bus ads
Selling advertising space on the sides of Honolulu buses may yet become reality after the City Council Budget Committee voted to revive Mayor Kirk Caldwell's revenue-generating plan Wednesday.  Story »
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 Samia knows squat
As a building block for the Hawaii defensive line, Moses Samia knows the importance of a solid foundation. The senior returns as a veteran leader for a Rainbow Warriors defensive front undergoing a renovation and relies on the power stored in his legs to hold up against double teams in the middle of the line of scrimmage. Story »
The Mules' first two batters in the order -- Chenoa Au and Tiana Cantero-Kawelo -- combined to score five runs and drive in six in Leilehua's 13-3 win over Kailua in the first round of the OIA Red softball playoffs Wednesday. 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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