Thursday, August 27, 2015         


Beaches reopen following sewage spill

By Timothy Hurley
Ala Moana Beach Park and Waikiki Beach reopened Wednesday after test results indicated near-shore waters were never affected by sewage gushing into the ocean from Monday’s monster rainstorm.

Health fund briefly tops $1B but unfunded liability lingers

By Kevin Dayton
For the first time, the pool of money set aside to pay for health coverage for Hawaii’s future state and county retirees climbed to more than $1 billion in July, but fund managers didn’t have much time to savor that achievement.

Oahu is drenched

By Leila Fujimori
A 47-year-old woman, swept away when flash flooding occurred in Nuuanu Stream, was missing Wednesday night after an unsuccessful search by firefighters.

DOE buoyed by students’ slight gains

By Nanea Kalani
Amid sweeping educational reforms aimed at better preparing Hawaii’s public school graduates for college, the state’s average ACT composite score improved only slightly last year to 17.5, trailing the national average of 21 out of 36, according to results released Wednesday for the national college entrance exam.

Halt to rail sought in wake of lawmakers’ ethics issues

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Campbell Estate heiress Abigail Kawananakoa is demanding that the city either stop funding the $6 billion rail project or have the City Council vote again on measures that have been called into question by the Ethics Commission.

Discount program supports shops affected by rail work

By Jayna Omaye
In an effort to aid businesses hurt by rail construction, Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation officials have launched a program that seeks to support local shops by offering discounts and other specials.

Ex-HPD officer indicted over cocaine, other drugs

By Nelson Daranciang
The drug case involving a now-former Honolulu police officer involves cocaine, marijuana and three types of prescription drugs, according to an indictment an Oahu grand jury returned Wednesday.

Murky waters following sewage spill

By Timothy Hurley
A breakdown in communication led to a spill that dumped more than 500,000 gallons of sewage into the ocean at Ala Moana Beach Park on Monday morning, a city official said Tuesday.
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