Monday, October 20, 2014         


 Preserving the aina
Working with his bare hands, acclaimed poet William S. Merwin took decades to turn 19 acres of once-barren East Maui pineapple land into one of the largest private collections of palm trees in the world.  Story »
The signs can be ambiguous. A tattoo, or "brand," with a man's name or initials. Inappropriate clothing. Anxiety. Bruises or burn marks. A controlling "boyfriend" who won't leave her side even in the examining room.  Story »

The dangerous winds of Hurricane Ana missed Kauai and Oahu by just over 50 miles Sunday, but the outer edge of the storm soaked Oahu with more than 24 hours of continuous rain, caused a wastewater spill off Sand Island and left some streets underwater. Story »

A National Transportation Safety Board investigation into the emergency landing of a helicopter on Fort Street last year has turned up evidence of incorrect installation of a spring in the fuel system, which may have contributed to a sudden loss of engine power.  Story »

Nanakuli residents will get a chance to air their concerns this week on a proposal to dispose of a large cache of fireworks — remnants of the fatal 2011 Wai­kele storage bunker explosion — by shooting them off at a property in their neighborhood.  Story »

After three years of preparation, the state Department of Education rolled out Common Core at public schools statewide last school year, a more rigorous set of standards in English language arts and math intended to better prepare students for college and the workforce.  Story »

Tracy Anderson carefully reaches into a box with small holes cut into the sides. Using a towel, she gently picks up an endangered fledgling Newell's shearwater and walks over to a group of students from Ele­ele Elementary School.  Story »

For Monday, October 20, 2014
$3.8M federal grant will aid cancer fight • Rock star Tyler speaks to group at Drug Court • Kauai shuttles will serve riders starting Nov. 1
For Saturday, October 18, 2014
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For Monday, October 20, 2014
A pedestrian who was struck by a car Wednesday morning in Ewa Beach has died, the Hono­lulu Police Department said.
For Monday, October 20, 2014
Quezon Villanueva Aguinaldo • Mary Ellen C. Beck • Clement Simeona Burgert • Emile de Planque III • Stephen Gum Tim Fong • Tamio Futa • Takao Harano • Evelyn Kiyoko Honda • and more
The Cooke family has contributed so much during the years to the Honolulu community in business, in the arts and in education. In one form or another, most of the physical manifestations of these contributions still exist, which can be attributed to the family's deep love for Hawaii.  Story »

 Island Images

There's ample cause for celebration whenever Elwood Asing and his wife, Pam, make it back to Hono­lulu for a visit. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Kapoho Vacationland subdivision on Hawaii island, where a storm surge from Tropical Storm Iselle pushed debris into anchialine ponds?  Story »

Pacific Ocean, 22 degrees South, 163 degrees East » After sailing thousands of miles through the tropical Pacific, I'm no longer surprised by how few whales and dolphins appear offshore. Story »

Question: What is our state's community quarantine or isolation laws/procedure regarding highly infectious diseases like Ebola? I read a National Public Radio article that said it is 99.9 percent a state practice to determine when to quarantine someone involuntarily, which surprised me.  Story »

The proxy election is scarier than the real one as we "flASHback" on September's news that amused and confused: Story »

The 2014 governor's election, which could shape public policy in Hawaii for the next eight years, has devolved into a shabby battle of guilt by association between the two major-party candidates. Story »

We've all heard of virtual reality, but virtual water is the current buzz phrase among water conservationists. According to the World Water Council, virtual water is the amount of water that is embedded in food or other products.  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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