Saturday, November 22, 2014         


 Director panned, praised as he exits
The embattled head of the University of Hawaii Cancer Center resigned from the post Friday, capping a tumultuous five years as director of the facility. Robert Bley-Vroman told a crowd that Dr. Michele Carbone had submitted a resignation letter that day. Story »
A state judge said Friday that he would have dismissed a 414-count gambling, money laundering and racketeering indictment involving the September 2012 police seizure of sweepstakes machines. Story »

Hawaii Pacific University will get a $1 million break from the state while it converts much of the now largely dormant Aloha Tower Marketplace at Honolulu Harbor into a mix of retail and university uses, including student dorms.  Story »

Living in an age-friendly society means "we need to stop building cities as if everyone is 30 years old and athletic," says Gil Pena­losa, head of the international nonprofit group 8-80 Cities. Story »

A prominent Hawaii shark expert incarcerated for child pornography charges will return to his state job when his sentence is over. Randy Honebrink will retain his title as aquatic resource information and education coordinator when he completes his sentence next month. Story »

If lava from Kilauea Volcano remains stable throughout the weekend, Hawaii County officials will be implementing a plan to reopen a portion of Pahoa Village Road on Thanksgiving Day.  Story »

Fresh data from an ongoing study reveal the shark most likely to bite you likes hanging out in shallower waters. Although the tiger routinely travels hundreds of miles, it seems to prefer the coastal shelf areas in depths of less than 600 feet. Story »

Immigration reform advocates in Hawaii came together to hail President Barack Obama a day after he announced key initiatives to allow certain undocumented immigrants temporary reprieve from deportation. Story »

In the wake of the November elections, former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona this week remembered the divine inspiration for his Republican campaign for governor. "You know when God called me, all he said was, ‘You will run,'" Aiona said. Story »

For Saturday, November 22, 2014
Lewd act results in brig term • Pearl City band has Chicago gig • Man indicted in 2013 death • Group wants suit dismissed
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
Gas leak shuts road, prompts evacuation • Stabbing reported at Ala Moana restaurant • Big Isle man faces drug, weapon charges
For Saturday, November 22, 2014
Fumiko Aramaki • Leslie Aranaydo • Shane Kanenui Bishaw • Carolyn O. Crowder • Melvin Daniel De Costa • Donna Marie Faria • John Rodney Ferreira • Augustine Sadamu Furumoto • Setsuyo Hirano • Grace Sadako Hiyane • George Louis Jay and more
For Saturday, November 15, 2014
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WAIPOURA, NEW ZEALAND » It’s a giant tree so awe-inspiring that the local Maoris named it Tane Mahuta, or “God of the Forest.” But a sad truth, they add, is that before industry and disease claimed most of this country’s   Story »

Washington Place, built by American trader and sea captain John Dominis, is a beautiful, historic home that has several features that now seem ordinary, but were once exotic when the house was built. Story »

 Island Images

It's always a thrill when the fruits (and veggies) of the ‘Iolani School gardening club's ardently exercised labors come to harvest.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the missing person's case of Kimberly Day Jacobs, who was last seen at her Waikiki apartment in August 2008? Story »

On the last day of my week in Palau, I asked five snorkeling companions to name their favorite part of the trip. The fact that we were evenly divided in our choices is testament to the wide variety of stunning marine life in this island nation of Micronesia. We were two for Ulong Channel, two for Jellyfish Lake and two for mandarinfish. Story »

Question: I noted on the screen at the Honolulu Museum of Art Doris Duke Theatre that the state Department of Labor and Industrial Relations has donated $10,000 to the Museum Business Council. What is the rationale or connection for the state doing so? Who made the decision? Isn't the state supposed to be hands-off in giving money to private, profit-making entities? Story »

The howling winds of Hurricane Ana competed with the hot air of candidates for governor as we "flASHback" on October's news that amused and confused: Story »

I was in Kailua town with my 10-year-old granddaughter, Nakaylee, when we came upon a hen with a half-dozen fluffy yellow chicks in tow. "The babies are so cute," Kaylee squealed. "I want to catch one and take it home for a pet." Story »

It is a mystery whether Earth's water formed along with Earth or if it came after Earth formed. There is good scientific evidence for either scenario. Water is common in the universe. Telescopes have located spectral signatures of water in nebulae in distant reaches of the galaxy. Story »

Two of the five naked-eye planets, Venus and Saturn, are missing in action this November, but the other three, Mars, Mercury and Jupiter, are prominent. Story »


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