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Sunday, January 25, 2015         
On Monday, Honolulu's mayor will go before state lawmakers and ask that they consider lifting the sunset on the general excise tax surcharge funding most of Oahu's cash-strapped rail project and that they do it now — sparking what likely will be a big debate in this year's legislative session.  Story »

Filo Tu was in disbelief Saturday after police arrested his nephew in connection with the fatal stabbing of a family member in Pacific Palisades.  Story »

The University of Hawaii has hired Risa Dickson, the former associate provost at California State University-San Bernardino, as its vice president for academic affairs.  Story »

 
 Plugging into new revenue
Tired of seeing their sales decline because of a lengthy approval process for rooftop photovoltaic systems, Hawaii's solar companies are turning to other products and services to make up for lost revenue. Story »
Children left in molester's care

Fearing the defendant was dangerous and might flee the state, Maui prosecutors in 2012 opposed the supervised release of Zack Morris, who was facing multiple counts of sexually abusing two foster children while under his care. Prosecutors had good reason to be concerned.

Proposed center honors actions by nisei

To preserve the firsthand accounts and memories of the villagers of Bruyeres liberated by Japanese-American soldiers more than 70 years ago, French tourism officials have taken the first step in what they hope will be a $12 million visitor center.

Plugging into new revenue

Tired of seeing their sales decline because of a lengthy approval process for rooftop photovoltaic systems, Hawaii's solar companies are turning to other products and services to make up for lost revenue.

Further Review: Spirit of Poly honorees on full display

If we look at the composition of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame after the induction of its first two classes, maybe we can put a stereotype to rest. Yes, the Pacific Islands are known for producing linemen.

'Bow's rally falls short

Every time UC Irvine needed a big basket, the Anteaters scrounged one up. Hawaii was turned away several times in the second half as Irvine, the defending Big West regular-season champion, held on for a 78-72 victory on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Makana: The slack-key virtuoso celebrates a milestone in his thoughtful career

"Time flies" might seem like a flippant cliche, but there is certainly a sense of time passing as Makana celebrates his 25th anniversary as a slack-key guitarist and almost that many years as a professional entertainer.

Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries

Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere.

VIDEO: 2015 POLYNESIAN FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME
Jesse Sapolu, Luther Elliss, Ray Schoenke, Russ Francis and the late Mosi Tatupu and Mark Tuinei were inducted into the 2015 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. More Videos »
 Bills would reinstate 'shield law'
Efforts to reinstitute a law that once shielded news reporters and other journalists from revealing their anonymous sources and unpublished notes have been restarted in both the state House and Senate.  Story »
Fearing the defendant was dangerous and might flee the state, Maui prosecutors in 2012 opposed the supervised release of Zack Morris, who was facing multiple counts of sexually abusing two foster children while under his care. Prosecutors had good reason to be concerned. Story »




 Nature's bounty is turned into art
When Hawaii island's woodworkers gather, collectors do, too. The 29th Annual Hawaii Wood Guild Exhibit opened Jan. 17 to a festive crowd, enjoying fine wood art and each other. Story »
 Insight: Utilities line up supplies of natural gas
Hawaii is still a long way from having liquefied natural gas as a major component in its energy portfolio, replacing some of the oil used in electrical generation and filling the needs of customers who use gas directly. Story »
 'Bow's rally falls short
Every time UC Irvine needed a big basket, the Anteaters scrounged one up. Hawaii was turned away several times in the second half as Irvine, the defending Big West regular-season champion, held on for a 78-72 victory on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center. Story »
With Rocco Mediate and Miguel Angel Jimenez in the last pairing of the Mitsubishi Electric Championship at Hualalai, there will be some fast-talking, cigar-chomping, free-wheeling golf in Sunday's final round. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »


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It has consumed more than eight years of maneuvering, obstruction and a widow's dogged legal campaign, fought often on a shoestring. But, finally, on Tuesday, a public inquiry is set to begin its quest for an answer to the question that has driven the whole process: Why did Alexander V. Litvinenko have to die? Story »






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Fun, Free Fitness Classes For Girls
In an effort to help young girls stay fit and active, Ivivva Honolulu offers free yoga and fitness classes every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Read More »
 

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