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Hit-and-run crash in Makaha leaves 2 men dead


Updated on  February 21, 2018 at 12:27 am
When Jonah Ragsdale was stranded and needed help Monday night, Daniel Mole came to his friend’s aid. Read More

Kayaker, 61, saved after powerful storm


Updated on  February 20, 2018 at 10:16 am
When Jill Lee and her friend, Moo Kanaio, showed up at Olowalu for a day of kayaking in the ocean off West Maui on Sunday morning, her weather app indicated it would be a beautiful, calm day. Read More

Skunk stuck in yogurt cup captured by dockworkers


Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm
A skunk with its head stuck in a yogurt cup was discovered Friday morning at Honolulu Harbor and later taken into quarantine by state Department of Agriculture inspectors. Read More

Skunk stuck in yogurt cup captured by Honolulu dockworkers


Updated on  February 16, 2018 at 5:40 pm
A skunk with its head stuck in a yogurt cup was discovered this morning at Honolulu Harbor and later taken into quarantine by state Department of Agriculture inspectors. Read More

Maui’s Kaufman was an ecotourism pioneer

Whale-watch industry pioneer Greg Kaufman, who started the Pacific Whale Foundation on Maui 38 years ago and built it into a $1 million-plus nonprofit supporting education, research and conservation, died Saturday at the age of 63. Read More

Mission to ‘Mars’ is an international one


Updated on  February 15, 2018 at 5:31 am
The remote and rugged terrain of Hawaii island will once again take up its starring role as the surface of Mars today in an ongoing, NASA-funded study of the human factors that contribute to long-duration space exploration. Read More

Millions improperly spent, OHA audit shows

Office of Hawaiian Affairs Chairwoman Colette Machado proposed new spending controls Tuesday following the release of a state audit that revealed inappropriate spending of millions of dollars over a two-year period. Read More
Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Audit finds inappropriate spending of millions by OHA and trustees


Updated on  February 13, 2018 at 3:51 pm
The Office of Hawaiian Affairs and its trustees have engaged in inappropriate spending of millions of dollars over a two-year period, the state Auditor said today. Read More

Bill would create new authority to run Mauna Kea


Updated on  February 12, 2018 at 10:27 pm
Thirty Meter Telescope protesters have routinely criticized the University of Hawaii’s management of Mauna Kea. Read More

30% of Hawaii prison guards absent on Super Bowl Sunday


Updated on  February 7, 2018 at 10:09 pm
Nearly 30 percent of Hawaii’s prison guards called in sick on Super Bowl Sunday, state officials said Wednesday. Read More

8 HPD officers were fired in 2017 for misdeeds, says report


Updated on  February 5, 2018 at 10:21 pm
The Honolulu Police Department last year fired or recommended for firing police officers in 22 cases, according to an annual report. Read More

Maui County violating Clean Water Act, appellate court decides


Updated on  February 4, 2018 at 10:30 pm
Upholding a lower court decision, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Thursday that a Lahaina sewage treatment plant is violating the U.S. Clean Water Act by allowing wastewater to reach the ocean. Read More

Hawaii Supreme Court advances telescope case


Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 11:17 pm
It’s coming down to the wire for the Thirty Meter Telescope, whose board of directors aims to decide by April whether to build in Hawaii or the Canary Islands. Read More

State orders Spectrum to delay all-digital transition

State regulators Thursday ordered Spectrum Cable to delay rolling out its all-­digital cable system on Oahu because of inaccurate information on its notice to subscribers. Read More
Updated on  February 2, 2018 at 12:16 am

Public-access TV supporters decry channels’ move

Oahu’s community access nonprofit is protesting a plan by Spectrum Cable to move its channels to a remote location in the cable lineup, saying the move will hurt producers of local programming and result in a substantial loss of viewership. Read More
Updated on  February 1, 2018 at 2:21 pm

Ala Moana park users slam plan to scrap makai parking


Updated on  January 30, 2018 at 12:20 am
A proposal to eliminate parking on the makai side of the road through Ala Moana Regional Park and create a wide beachside “promenade” ran into plenty of opposition at a city meeting Monday night. Read More

Plans proceed for offshore wind farms


Updated on  January 28, 2018 at 10:23 pm
Five years after offshore wind energy burst onto the scene as an intriguing new candidate in Oahu’s future power generation mix, the idea continues to quietly gain momentum. Read More

Movie shifts focus away from Kamehameha and Lili‘uokalani


Updated on  January 27, 2018 at 9:58 pm
Tim Chey’s “sweeping, incredible” movie about Hawaiian history didn’t exactly come out like it was originally hyped, but the film is in the can and expected to be released later this year. Read More