Tuesday, July 28, 2015         


Taking the team approach on homelessness

By Dan Nakaso
City and state officials do not plan a huge sweep of Kakaako’s expanding homeless encampment and instead will slowly find alternate housing for a few occupants living on the outer edges, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Monday at an unusual joint news conference with Gov. David Ige.

School a struggle for homeless kids

By Jayna Omaye
Before landing at a transitional housing facility in Maili, Karen Gonsalves, her two great-grandchildren and other family members were living in a bus for 2½ years in Nanakuli, where she said a man allowed them to park on his property.

Jay made more than $13,000 a month in bonuses, UH says

By Ferd Lewis
Ben Jay accumulated an average of more than $13,200 per month in bonuses during his tenure as the University of Hawaii’s athletic director and was due a lump sum $370,000 bonus payment upon his departure under terms of his 2012 contract, records show.

‘Aloha Vet’ treated animals on reality TV

By Mike Meyer
Dr. Scott Sims, the barefoot veterinarian from Kauai whose love of animals was showcased on the reality show “Aloha Vet,” died Saturday after a two-month fight with bladder cancer. He was 59.

A tropical cyclone may reach the isles in a few days

By Jim Borg
Tropical Depression 8E formed in the eastern Pacific on Monday and could be in Hawaii waters by the weekend, according to the National Hurricane Center. Satellite passes indicate an increasingly less organized circulation center with maximum sustained winds of about 35 mph.

Oahu soldier dies in motorcycle crash

By Gregg K. Kakesako
The Army’s 25th Infantry Division at Schofield Barracks lost three soldiers in as many days on Oahu, one on a roadway and two in the ocean.

High surf keeps rescuers busy over 3-day stretch

By Dan Nakaso
Rescue crews plucked 12 people from the ocean off Waimea Bay on Monday evening after their 25-foot Boston Whaler capsized.

Union leader turns up the heat over hot classrooms

By Nanea Kalani
Record-breaking temperatures across the state over the summer have the head of the state’s teachers union concerned as nearly 181,000 public school students head back to school Wednesday, following the shortest summer break in at least five years.
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