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HPD wants motorcyclists to slow down following rash of crashes

Following a spate of fatal, high-speed motorcycle crashes, Honolulu police are warning motorcycle riders to slow down and are trying to create motorcycle workshops at Aloha Stadium and Marine Corps Base Kaneohe. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 11:51 pm

Witness in Maui mall attack ‘saw blood everywhere’

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 1:34 pm
The man slain by a 23-year-old machete-wielding man taunted him for staring at him during a bus ride, the victim’s companion told police. Read More

Oahu rail project not using same process as FIU bridge

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 10:26 am
Question: The collapse of the Florida International University pedestrian bridge was alarming, more so because it was using a new construction technique designed specifically to minimize traffic disruption to a busy thoroughfare over which it spanned. Is the Honolulu rail guideway being constructed using the same ABC construction method? Read More

Man charged with robbing 7-Eleven

Prosecutors on Tuesday charged a 35-year-old man suspected of robbing a Kalihi convenience store with an Airsoft replica handgun Sunday. Read More
Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 10:10 pm

Pine blames Trump for her departure from GOP

City Councilwoman Kymberly Pine confirmed Monday that she resigned from the Hawaii Republican Party the day after President Donald Trump took office. Read More
Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 12:31 am

Souki resigning amid harassment complaints

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 11:34 am
Former House Speaker Joseph Souki has agreed to resign from office to resolve complaints from “several” women who allege they were the targets of his unwanted advances that included sexual comments, touching and kissing, according to the Hawaii State Ethics Commission. Read More

Plan to eliminate makai-side parking at Ala Moana Park may be out

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 12:02 pm
A contentious plan for a widened Ala Moana Regional Park pedestrian promenade — which would result in the elimination of parking stalls along the makai side of Ala Moana Park Drive — may be on the way out. Read More

Kalani High hoops team reveals character

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 12:36 am
The Kalani High School boys basketball team has a favorite saying: “Character revealed!” Read More

2019 mayors conference to be held in Waikiki

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 12:29 am
A June 1963 speech given in Waikiki by then- President John F. Kennedy may have helped persuade leaders of the United States Conference of Mayors to return here in June 2019 after a 50-plus-year absence. Read More

Energy specialist tapped to join PUC

Gov. David Ige has nominated a University of Hawaii energy specialist to the three-member Public Utilities Commission. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:38 pm

Bill to raise age of gamers sees ‘loot box’ as gambling

Question: I’m sympathetic to the idea that video games have a more negative effect on our children than most people want to admit, but what does “gambling-like mechanisms” mean? Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:36 pm

‘Wonder Blunder’ figure to be sentenced

The central figure in the University of Hawaii Stevie Wonder concert fraud is finally getting sentenced, nearly a year and a half after pleading guilty. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:30 pm

Officers fire at armed robbery suspect in Kalihi 7-Eleven store

Two Honolulu police officers each fired one round at a 35-year-old suspect who was allegedly robbing a Kalihi 7-Eleven with an Airsoft replica handgun Sunday night, but neither bullet hit the suspect, who collapsed to the ground, HPD Deputy Chief John McCarthy said Monday. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Supporters rally for Kupuna Caregivers Program measure

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 11:06 pm
Irene Martin, a 30-year-old social worker assistant at a nursing facility, mother of two youngsters and a graduate student, stopped working to share in challenging caregiving duties with her sister of their ailing parents. Read More

Rail project’s safety program gets federal approval

Updated on  March 21, 2018 at 11:59 am
The Federal Transit Administration said Monday that Hawaii has received approval of a key safety program for the rail project ahead of a federal deadline. Read More

2 injured in Waianae warehouse fire

The Honolulu Fire Department is investigating a fire that damaged a warehouse in Waianae early Monday. Read More
Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:31 pm

Djou leaves Republican Party due to Trump

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 7:16 pm
The Hawaii Republican Party shed another prominent member Monday as former U.S. Congressman Charles Djou announced he is quitting the GOP, and Councilwoman Kymberly Pine acknowledged she also quietly resigned from the party more than a year ago. Read More

Rail debate overshadows Martin’s return as Council chairman

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:39 pm
The City Council switched leaders Monday, reinstating Ernie Martin as chairman after a 15-month absence, and debated how to fund some $44 million in potential administrative costs for Honolulu’s contentious rail project. Read More

3 homeless families receive house keys

Updated on  March 19, 2018 at 10:28 pm
Three formerly homeless families from the Waianae Coast received keys to new homes Monday as the city continues to work to reduce the nation’s largest per capita rate of homelessness. Read More

Teen model giving back to others less fortunate

Updated on  March 20, 2018 at 6:29 am
Like the runway model she’d worked diligently (and painfully) to become over the last year, Victoria Tan executed her last pivot this weekend with both poise and conviction. Read More

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