Saturday, April 18, 2015         


 Mauna Kea Protest: Work on telescope delayed once again
Gov. David Ige on Friday announced yet another postponement of the Thirty Meter Telescope construction but added that TMT Corp. officials have the legal right to build the $1.4 billion project and it is their call when to proceed. Story »
 Veterans fight back and win
Marine Corps veteran Joseph "Jojo" Lupica had the support of his mother, an auntie, two good friends, his parole officer, a Circuit Court judge and an audience of more than 160, who gave him a round of applause Friday for being among the first four former service members to graduate from Veterans Treatment Court.  Story »
Two venomous spiders, one with a 31⁄2-inch leg span, were found this week in a shipment of granite and flagstone from Brazil.  Story »

The manager for Hawaii County's Department of Water Supply billed the county more than $7,000 for post-meeting lunches with board members over two years, raising concerns that Hawaii island taxpayers have been picking up the tab to have public issues discussed in private.  Story »

Hundreds of mostly Native Hawaiians joined hands at UH-Hilo to raise a chorus of opposition before a panel whose members largely weren't in their positions when the $1.4 billion project was approved in 2010 on land subleased by the university. Story »

A meeting slated for next week at which Mayor Billy Kenoi typically would appear to make his county budget request before the Hawaii County Council could also serve as an opportunity for Big Island voters to ask questions about his personal use of the county's purchasing card, but the embattled mayor might not show up. Story »

A 27-year-old local woman who died while hiking Friday slipped and fell about 500 feet near a place called The Puka, one of the most popular spots for photos along the Maka­puu Tom-Tom Trail, according to police.  Story »

Honolulu Police arrested a 40-year-old Kalihi woman Thursday night in connection with a fatal hit-and-run crash on the H-1 freeway the day before.  Story »

Toi Nofoa was acquitted in 2011 in the murder of his ex-girlfriend — gunned down as she sat in her sport utility vehicle in a Kapo­lei neighborhood just days before she was scheduled to testify against him for allegedly kidnapping and threatening her in 2008. Story »

A retired New Mexico police chief and a reserve officer have filed a lawsuit in federal court saying they were arrested without explanation while vacationing in Hawaii.  Story »

For Saturday, April 18, 2015
Waiawa inmates work to eradicate pesky butterfly • Cruise ship rescues 2 sailors stranded on remote island • Car thefts surge on Big Island; and more
For Saturday, April 18, 2015
Two missing work furlough inmates were arrested Thursday, the state Department of Public Safety said.
For Friday, April 17, 2015
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For Sunday, April 12, 2015
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It may come as new information to some that tourism got its initial funding in the 1800s from a small plot of land in a small saloon at the corner of Nuuanu Avenue and Merchant Street in downtown Honolulu. How is that possible?  Story »

St. Francis School senior Hulita Drake is a gifted artist, an accomplished stage actress and a skilled air rifle competitor. She has a close and loving family. She was accepted to every university to which she applied. Story »

I watch a lot of science documentaries on TV. Many (but not most) are well done, but only rarely is there one that does not commit a serious error, either by stating facts incorrectly or out of context, misrepresenting facts, making erroneous conclusions from facts, or misusing or misunderstanding physical laws. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Q: Is it considered distracted driving in Hawaii for a driver to be drinking a soda or eating a cookie while driving? Is it against the law to use a hand-held GPS (Global Positioning System) device while driving? What about the new Apple Watch? Is it going to be an issue here? Story »

Some survived the Ides of March better than others as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

You seldom get a second chance to make a first impression, but Gov. David Ige may have found a way with his inspired appointment of respected conservationist Suzanne Case to head the Department of Land and Natural Resources after he was forced to withdraw development lobbyist Carleton Ching. Story »

The astronomy highlight of April 2015 is a total eclipse of the moon that occurs very early this Saturday. Story »

While snorkeling last week, I noticed that some Hawaiian dascyllus were mostly gray, some were nearly all white, and further on, they were black with a white spot on each side. Story »


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