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Ige supports state tax on properties to fund education

Gov. David Ige lent his political weight Monday night to a proposed constitutional amendment that would allow the state to tax investment properties to support public education, while also promising to veto any resulting bill that might raise property taxes for owner- occupied homes or increase rents on affordable housing. Read More

Strike could disrupt high-profile events coming to Oahu and Maui this week

The hotel strike on Oahu and Maui could put a damper on two high-profile group events coming to Hawaii this week, including Waikiki’s largest convention of the year. Read More

St. Andrew’s Day of the Dead is designed to teach culture and honor family members

Some 50 or so upper students at St. Andrew’s Schools are expected to turn their faces into painted skulls, and dozens more may bring photos of their dead relatives when the schools’ chapel celebrates Dia de los Muertos, or Day of the Dead, on Oct. 30. Read More

Lee Cataluna: Fundraiser for vital service is this month

Several months ago I was invited to emcee a fundraiser dinner for the Waipahu Aloha Clubhouse. Read More

Kokua Line: Hawaii not among states citing mysterious disease

Question: Seeing the news about that polio-like disease is frightening. Are there cases here? Read More

Hawaii mumps outbreak is over, Health Department says

A statewide mumps outbreak that began in March 2017 is over. Read More

Police seek public’s help to find fugitive wanted on warrants

The Kauai Police Department is asking for the public’s help in locating a fugitive wanted on three $50,000 bench warrants for revocation or modification of probation. Read More

Body found in Tantalus; police open case

Police have opened a murder investigation after the body of a 22-year-old man was found in the Tantalus area. Read More

United Airlines’ profit up 30% as it recoups fuel costs

United Airlines says it is now passing the full impact of higher fuel prices to its customers, helping the nation’s third-biggest carrier boost third-quarter profit by 30 percent. Read More

Trump escalates his attacks on Fed, ‘my biggest threat’

Stepping up his attacks on the Federal Reserve, President Donald Trump declared Tuesday that the Fed is “my biggest threat” because he thinks it’s raising interest rates too quickly. Read More

Officers tell suspect to put down knife in video of police shooting in Kalihi

Officers repeatedly told the man to drop what was described as a fishing knife with a 7-inch blade, police said. Read More

Portions of Ala Wai parks to close for improvements

Major portions of Ala Wai Community Park and next-door Ala Wai Neighborhood Park will be closed for maintenance through Dec. 26. Read More

Kaneohe bible college student charged with sex assault

Prosecutors have charged a 21-year-old Bible college student of Kaneohe in connection with alleged sexual assaults involving a minor. Read More

State prepares for new medically assisted death law to take effect

Terminal cancer patient John Radcliffe would’ve ended his life four years ago had medical aid in dying been legal. Read More

City sued over damage caused by flooding

The executive director of the Hawaii Public Housing Authority is suing the city over damage caused to his home by April’s flooding. Read More

Some at UH support ballot question despite union

Although a ballot question on authorizing a surcharge to support public schools is opposed by the University of Hawaii faculty union, a group of more than 118 university faculty and graduate students Monday came out in support of it — arguing approval of the proposal is a way to provide necessary funding to make improvements in a public education system that grossly lags behind others in the country. Read More

Shoppers reminisce after Sears’ bankruptcy filing

The closure of Sears, one of Hawaii’s most venerable general merchandise stores, may not be immediate, but the end is near, retail analysts say. Read More

General election absentee voting underway

Voting in the 2018 general election has begun now that the county clerks on three islands sent out tens of thousands of absentee mail-in ballots during the past week. Read More

Police lieutenant faces trial on tax fraud charges

A Honolulu police lieutenant is scheduled to stand trial in December on charges that he filed false state income tax returns for the years 2011-2016. Read More

Nuuanu blaze causes $250K in damage

Fire investigators were unable to determine the cause of a fire that damaged a home in Nuuanu on Sunday. Read More

Zipper Lane potholes damage 9 vehicles in rush hour traffic

The state Department of Transportation responded Monday to multiple reports of vehicles with damaged tires on the Zipper Lane near the merge of the H-1 and H-2 freeways. Read More

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