Thursday, August 21, 2014         


 1 person in 5 receives aid through Hawaii Foodbank
Joan Costanzo, 63, clutched a ticket numbered 192 and a library book as she waited in the crowd gathered at a food pantry run by Feeding Hawaii Together.org in Kakaako.  Story »
Things may be looking up for the critically endangered palila, the small songbird with a yellow headfound only in the wild on Hawaii island.  Story »

A Hilo woodworker has found a way to help Puna rebuild after dreaded albizia trees crashed into homes and knocked over power lines during Tropical Storm Iselle.  Story »

The University of Hawaii athletic department says it is targeting a 5 percent cut on operational budget line items in an attempt to help rein in its projected deficit for the current fiscal year.  Story »

A 25th Infantry Division soldier has been recognized for his efforts in rescuing a 9-year-old girl who struggled in the ocean at Pokai Bay on Father's Day.  Story »

Funding for vacant special-education services positions at public schools could be cut by more than $9 million under a preliminary plan the state Department of Education is working on as it braces for a reduced budget allocation from the state.  Story »

A 36-year-old woman involved in a 2005 police chase that crisscrossed the island and snarled downtown traffic was in court Wednesday, admitting she sold several ounces of methamphetamine.  Story »

A state jury deliberated for a third day Wednesday in a murder case allegedly prompted by the jealousy of an ex-lover in Kaneohe.  Story »

For Thursday, August 21, 2014
Groups' testimony backs Interior proposal • Condo building on beach space could face fine
For Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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For Thursday, August 21, 2014
Patrons and workers of several businesses at an Aiea strip mall evacuated on their own Wednesday after breathing fumes from a floor sealant being applied in an office.
For Thursday, August 21, 2014
Sylvia Jene Abangan • Percival Dee Bailey Jr. • David Barte • Robert A. Budynas • Agatha Wol Su Cho • Ronald C.K. Chun • Earl Michael Duarte • George Galuteria • Edwin Kiichi Goya and more
Over the years, very wealthy Americans have often left behind pretentious residential structures. In many cases these castles and manors have been willed to the public for their enjoyment after their owners have gone to the afterlife. Story »

 Island Images

Ken Hiraki wanted to make sure his daughter Maya's 15th birthday last year would be memorable. Birthday luau? Those are for babies. Spa day? So done. Slumber party? Zzz. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days when my brain felt like an iPod shuffle stuck on fast forward. Deadlines, chores, errands, family and a hundred other things raced through my head until I finally gave up trying to work. Turning off the computer, I went for a walk in a nearby park.  Story »

Question: There's a house on the makai, Diamond Head corner of Bates and Bachelot streets that burned over a year ago. The house is still there and is an attractive nuisance for the kids in the neighborhood. Aren't owners of these damaged properties supposed to tear them down because they're a threat to public health and safety?  Story »

In a national article on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's demise, local blogger Ian Lind commented that in a small state like Hawaii it's almost impossible to rebrand yourself once public opinion turns bad. Story »

University of Hawaii President David Lassner's decision to fire Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple barely a month after his own appointment has raised the frustration of UH critics to a fever pitch. Story »

There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics.  Story »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »


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Tough Choice For Campbell’s Matautia
Campbell High School senior Solomon Matautia is the state’s eighth-ranked high school football prospect, according to Rivals.com. Read More »
Climbing Toward Higher Fitness
Volcanic Rock Gym has been in Kakaako (at 432 Keawe St.) for the past year-and-a-half, but will close in about a month and reopen at Kapaa Quarry Place in Kailua. Read More »

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