Saturday, August 30, 2014         


Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday blamed his staggering Democratic primary loss to state Sen. David Ige on his decision last year to call a special session of the state Legislature to approve marriage equality. Story »

As President Barack Obama weighs whether to expand the American air war from Iraq into Syria to combat the threat of Islamic State militants, contenders vying to serve as Hawaii's next representative in the U.S. House differ on whether an immediate strike should have congressional approval. Story »

An approximately $100 million Army budget shortfall has led to the cancellation of a monthly drill for more than 350,000 Army National Guard soldiers nationwide, including just under 3,100 in Hawaii, officials said. Story »

Kauai police on Friday identified the man who died after falling during a hike on a popular yet notorious Na Pali Coast trail Thursday night as 29-year-old Zachary Rose of Maui. Rose was hiking with four friends on the remote Kalalau Trail. Story »

Strong, relentless winds have tossed the crew members for Hokule‘a and Hikianalia into a race against time to meet the head of the United Nations in Samoa and receive a commitment toward protecting more ocean area. Story »

Federal agent Christopher Deedy is scheduled to stand trial a third time for fatally shooting Kollin Elderts in a Waikiki McDonald's restaurant in 2011. State Circuit Judge Karen Ahn tentatively set the trial for September 2015. Story »

State Sen. David Ige loaned his campaign $50,000 about a week before his Democratic primary victory over Gov. Neil Abercrombie to keep campaign advertisements on television. "We knew that we wouldn't be able to raise as much money as our opponent," Ige said. Story »

The issue of inequality, once seen as taboo, should be tackled head on because it underlies some of the world's most pressing problems, according to three global "Elders" visiting Hawaii from three continents. Story »

A Circuit Court judge ruled Friday that the state House can intervene in the legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency. Six Palolo voters have alleged that Say does not live in the Palolo state House district. Story »

Inmate Daniel Skelton escaped prison by climbing through a hole in the ceiling in a shower area, kicking some loose boards to reach the roof and then exiting through an open gate, said state Public Safety Director Ted Sakai. Story »

For Saturday, August 30, 2014
Settlements for Thai workers still pending • Input sought on housing project • Lava flows not imminent threat
For Saturday, August 30, 2014
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For Saturday, August 30, 2014
Wayward float prompts search for diver • Suspect sought in armed robbery of Zippy's • Woman accused of triggering taxi accident • Reported sex assault is under investigation
For Saturday, August 30, 2014
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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 »

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These are difficult days for Janella Martin, but you wouldn't know it from talking to her. Her tone is matter-of-fact as she works her way through the Job-like roll call of ills that have befallen her since she was first diagnosed with lupus at age 14.  Story »

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

In 1981 I rented mask, snorkel and fins and, for the first time, gazed upon a coral reef. My impression: Such color! The swirling yellow, green, pink and blue fish looked like an underwater confetti toss. Story »

Question: I recently went to get legal documents from the Kapolei courthouse and didn't know you had to pay in cash only. I was short $1. I asked the clerk if I could write a check.  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 »

City transit officials are tiresome in their dishonest attempts to blame citizen lawsuits for massive cost overruns that are shredding their promise to build Oahu's $5.26 billion rail line on time and on budget. 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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