Defeated Honolulu City Council candidate Tommy Waters, who lost the 4th District seat to Trevor Ozawa by 41 votes, wants the Hawaii Supreme Court to order either a recount by hand of the 4,455 "blank" votes recorded in the election — or a new election.
President Barack Obama said this year's recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom — including the late U.S. Rep. Patsy Mink of Hawaii — made the world stronger, wiser, more beautiful and more humane.
Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho has appointed Mauna Kea Trask as the new county attorney.
If confirmed by the Kauai County Council, Trask would replace Al Castillo Jr., who is returning to private practice.
A high-surf advisory remains in effect through 6 p.m. Tuesday for the north and west shores of Niihau and Kauai and north shores of Oahu, Molokai and Maui as a large north-northwest swell passes through the island chain.
In the first lawsuits of their kind, two Oahu men allege that the state's efforts in 2012 to resupply Waikiki Beach with sand raised the seafloor and left them with permanent and debilitating injuries.
When we're not out on the water, or assigned on anchor watch to guard the canoes at night, we're mostly staying put at local maraes. These are the special gathering places of the Maori -- the indigenous peoples of New Zealand.
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 »
Who knew that a poky marine animal the size of a snow globe could do such a stellar job of fighting aliens? The plodding heroes are collector urchins, a native species the state has been raising by the thousands and releasing in Kaneohe Bay. 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 »
2014 Buddy Walk
Down Syndrome Ohana of Hawaii hosted its 2014 Buddy Walk at Kakaako Park. Money raised will allow the organization to continue to build awarenesss, promote inclusion and reach out to families in Hawaii. Read More »
Miranda Kerr at Samantha Thavasa
Supermodel Miranda Kerr and actor/singer Takahiro of the popular Japanese rock group Exile made a special appearance at a private event at Samantha Thavasa in Ala Moana Center. Read More »