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Conservative author Charles Krauthammer, 68, loses battle with cancer


• Updated on  June 21, 2018 at 1:26 pm
The conservative writer and pundit Charles Krauthammer has died. He announced a year ago he was being treated for a cancerous tumor in his abdomen and in early June revealed that he likely had just weeks to live. Read More

Former islander wrote musicians’ biographies

Jerry Hopkins, an early music writer for Rolling Stone magazine whose many books included biographies of Jim Morrison, Elvis Presley and Jimi Hendrix — as well as a memoir of his affair with a Polynesian transsexual prostitute in Honolulu’s Chinatown — died June 3 in a hospital in Bangkok. He was 82. Read More

Culinary program director considered industry linchpin

• Updated on  June 10, 2018 at 10:53 pm
Conrad Nonaka, a chef, restaurateur and longtime supporter of the local culinary industry, died the morning of June 2 at Straub Medical Center in Honolulu. He was 68. Read More

Kahua Ranch scion dedicated life to land, community service

• Updated on  June 8, 2018 at 9:41 pm
Herbert Montague “Monty” Richards Jr., the plainspoken rancher whose passion to preserve Kahua Ranch in Kohala eventually led to family conflict in court, died Monday at age 88. Read More

Alan Bean, 86, was fourth human to set foot on the moon

Alan Bean, who became the fourth man to walk on the moon and turned to painting years later to tell the story of NASA’s Apollo missions as they began receding into history, has died. He was 86. Read More

Philip Roth, fearless and celebrated author, dies at 85

Philip Roth, the prize-winning novelist and fearless narrator of sex, death, assimilation and fate, from the comic madness of “Portnoy’s Complaint” to the elegiac lyricism of “American Pastoral,” died tonight at age 85. Read More

Windward auto dealer Mike McKenna known for folksy ads

• Updated on  May 11, 2018 at 3:38 pm
Retired Kailua auto dealer Mike McKenna, who appeared in newspaper and TV ads with his beloved golden retriever Hana Girl, has died. Read More

‘Statehood Boy’ Errol Aquino was symbol of Hawaii history

• Updated on  May 8, 2018 at 12:14 pm
Eroll Wendell Aquino, one of two “Statehood Boys,” whose likenesses in a 1959 Honolulu Advertiser photo helped to capture the joy and excitement of Hawaii’s new status as the 50th state, has died at the age of 68. Read More

Visitor industry saddened by tourism pioneer’s death

• Updated on  May 5, 2018 at 10:50 pm
Members of Hawaii’s tourism industry are remembering entrepreneur Rick Wall as an innovator and good friend. Read More

Navy vet Ed Carter instrumental in bringing ‘Mighty Mo’ to Hawaii


• Updated on  May 3, 2018 at 2:59 pm
World War II veteran Ed Carter helped spearhead efforts to move the iconic World War II warship USS Missouri to Hawaii, bringing the 887-foot battlewagon to Pearl Harbor in 1998 and turning it into a nonprofit museum. Read More

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