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Wallace Rider Farrington High School has storied past

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 1:07 pm
I sometimes like to begin my column with a quiz. Let’s call this one, “How Well Do You Know Wallace Rider Farrington High School?” Read More

Number of Hawaii teachers quitting and leaving the state increasing dramatically

• Updated on  June 22, 2018 at 11:20 am
The number of teachers quitting their jobs in Hawaii’s public schools and leaving the state has shot up by 84 percent since 2010 and fewer local graduates are entering the profession. Read More

Hawaii patient with Legionnaires’ disease dies


• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 12:09 pm
Health officials are scrambling to find the sources of bacteria that caused four cases of Legionnaires’ disease over the past month and resulted in one death in Honolulu. Read More

Officials hope to create safe lava viewing area


• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:43 pm
Hawaii County officials continue to look for a safe way for the public to see firsthand the 2,000-degree river of lava racing 8 miles to the sea — a lava “viewing platform” that Gov. David Ige hopes would boost Hawaii island tourism. Read More

U.S. remains returned by N. Korea would be tested in Hawaii

Remains of U.S. service members missing from fighting in North Korea soon may be headed to Hawaii for testing and identification as part of early steps following the historic June 12 summit between President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:44 pm

Ex-sportscaster Noland was kicked then punched, prosecutor says

It was a roundhouse kick to John Noland’s upper body and a push that dropped the former Hawaii sportscaster to the ground in Chinatown earlier this month, Deputy Prosecutor Oksana Vincent told a state judge Wednesday. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:09 pm

Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor receives a $38,000 security camera from NBCUniversal

• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:32 pm
As “Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom” gets ready to hit theaters tonight in Hawaii and elsewhere on Friday, the folks at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor have a souvenir left by the NBCUniversal productions crews after filming there last summer — a state-of-the-art security camera that they hope will help prevent theft and vandalism. Read More

Kapolei landowner hands over $50M in improvements to city

Officials with the Kapolei Properties Division and the city celebrated Wednesday the completion of $50 million in improvement projects for Kalaeloa Boulevard and related development. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:13 pm

New option for K-12 tuition doesn’t bring HI tax break

Question: With private school tuition due in the next month and the change in the federal tax laws allowing up to $10,000 from a 529 plan to be used for private school tuition, I was unable to find out whether Hawaii was treating the withdrawal as the federal government (no tax) or whether state tax will be assessed on the 10K. Could you find out what the answer is? Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:08 pm

Kakaako condo tower fire intentionally set

The Honolulu Fire Department has determined a fire on the rooftop of a 40-story condominium building in Kakaako was intentionally set. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:07 pm

Rep. Ing fined more than $15,000 for falsifying reports

• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 11:05 pm
The Hawaii Campaign Spending Commission fined state Rep. Kaniela Ing more than $15,000 Wednesday for filing 23 false reports detailing his campaign contributions and expenditures dating back to 2011, using campaign funds to cover personal expenses and other violations of Hawaii campaign spending laws. Read More

Lava’s ravages take a toll on residents’ mental health

• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:48 pm
Kathy Urso’s house was surrounded by wild orchids and more than half a dozen fruit trees. Read More

Volcanoes park museum artifacts, archives moved to safety

• Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 10:58 pm
National Park Service staff moved its collection of artifacts and exhibit features from Jaggar Museum at Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Park on Tuesday due to all of the dramatic changes taking place at the summit of Kilauea. Read More

Pearl Harbor survivor Ray Emory gets special Navy sendoff


• Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 10:45 pm
Ray Emory earned hero status at Pearl Harbor, where he courageously fired back at attacking Japanese planes with a .50-caliber machine gun aboard the light cruiser USS Honolulu. Read More

Tripler pharmacy worker pleads guilty to stealing painkillers

Olivia Ronquilio pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court to possessing with the intent to distribute the prescription painkillers hydrocodone and oxycodone. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 10:32 pm

Reported gang member sought for questioning in Kailua shooting

Honolulu police are asking for the public’s help in locating a 31-year-old man, a reported gang member and fugitive from California, who is wanted for questioning in connection with a shooting last week in Kailua. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 2:05 pm

Helping travelers in times of trouble

There is a particular tone to maintain in all of this, a balance of warm optimism in the face of hard truths. Read More
Updated on  June 19, 2018 at 10:34 pm

Queen’s treats 3 more cases of Legionnaires’ disease

Less than a week after reporting a single case of Legionnaires’ disease, The Queen’s Medical Center said it has treated three more patients for the potentially deadly pneumonia at its Punchbowl campus. Read More
Updated on  June 20, 2018 at 12:56 am

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