Thursday, September 3, 2015         


A day of reflection: The 70th anniversary of the end of WWII

By William Cole
More than 700 people attended the commemoration of the 70th anniversary of the official end of World War II on Wednesday aboard the battleship Missouri, where the Japanese surrender was signed on Sept. 2, 1945.

Firm fraudulent, state says

By Kevin Dayton
The state Department of Transportation is seeking “tens of millions” of dollars in damages from an information technology consulting company that allegedly defrauded the state in a failed contract to set up a new computer system for the state Highways Division.

Cooling units see hot sales

By Gary T. Kubota
Tropical Storm Ignacio carried its big winds north and left large parts of the Hawaiian Islands windless and muggy, prompting a run on air conditioners at stores and a record jump in demand for electricity on Oahu.

Council OKs bill for second units on property lots

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
An estimated 20,000 Oahu homeowners would soon be able to create second housing units on their properties that they can rent out to people after the Honolulu City Council approved a bill Wednesday that allows for accessory dwelling units.

Council trumps mayor’s veto of expanded ‘sit-lie’ legislation

Posted 1:30 a.m. HST, Sep 3, 2015
For the second time in recent months, the Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to override Mayor Kirk Caldwell’s veto of a bill that expands Oahu’s “sit-lie” ban — this time to two Chinatown pedestrian malls.

State report on dads finds 80% have jobs

By Timothy Hurley
Fathers are better dads in Hawaii. At least that’s what it looks like in some key areas, according to a new study on fatherhood in Hawaii, which found that island dads are better off than their mainland counterparts in education, employment and income.

Lawyers spar over failure to build a marina

By Jayna Omaye
Lawyers representing Ewa Beach homeowners and the developer they sued disagreed in court Wednesday over the move to develop a recreational lagoon instead of a marina in the Ocean Pointe and Hoakalei area.

City plans grid of protected bike lanes in downtown areas

By Marcel Honoré
Honolulu city transit officials look to add a grid of protected bike lanes in the coming years to help better deal with the island’s crippling car traffic — and also to accommodate the future public bike-share and rail transit systems, they say.

Alleged fire starter held on Big Isle

By Leila Fujimori
A Hawaii island man caught his 36-year-old neighbor on cellphone video dancing after she allegedly set fire to her Hawaiian Ocean View Estates rental because she thought it was haunted. Jordan Anger said he saw the woman feeding the flames.
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