Sunday, October 4, 2015         


State may be out $1.7B in taxes

By Kevin Dayton
Special state tax credits lawmakers approved almost 15 years ago to spur growth in Hawaii’s technology sector could eventually cost the state up to $1.7 billion in lost tax collections, or more than twice the amount the state previously estimated, according to the Hawaii state auditor.

Be bold, homeless reform expert urges

By Dan Nakaso
SALT LAKE CITY >> The white-haired, bespectacled, tie-wearing rock star of modern-day homeless reform insists that Hawaii officials should try something bold — and soon — to address island homelessness.

Punahou gets $10M for financial aid

By Nanea Kalani
An unprecedented $10 million gift to Punahou School is expected to help 150 more families over the next five years afford an education at the state’s largest single-campus private school, and advance Punahou’s long-standing goal to increase access for qualified students.

Missing teen reportedly seen in Tantalus area

By Rob Shikina
The family of a missing 16-year-old Hawaii Kai teenager is hoping for his return after a possible sighting on Tantalus on Friday, while an ocean search by city and federal agencies is expected to continue for a fourth day today.

Storm escalates south of isles

By Michael Tsai
A storm system south of the state rapidly intensified into a tropical storm early Saturday and could become a hurricane by the time it nears Hawaii island on Monday, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

Medic was popular ‘people person’ who improved outreach

By Leila Fujimori
Young Bobby Pedro was a thin, fit medic with long, curly hair, who looked like Olympic swimmer Mark Spitz and was “very popular with the nurses,” said longtime friend and acting Emergency Medical Services Assistant Chief Eddie Fujioka.

Wilson Tunnel’s town-bound lanes could be closed 8 weeks

By Marcel Honoré
Age appears to have caught up suddenly with the 55-year-old Wilson Tunnel — and that means the thousands of commuters who drive Likelike Highway into town each day will have to endure about two months of repairs and lane closures.

Hawaii gets high marks for strong gender parity

By Kevin Dayton
Hawaii elects women to the U.S. House of Representatives at the highest rate of any state in the nation, and ranks seventh highest overall for the percentage of elected offices that are held by women, according to a new ranking by the organization Representation2020.

Kumu hula sparked renaissance of Hawaiian culture

By Timothy Hurley
She touched the lives of thousands and helped spark a renaissance of Hawaiian culture. The legacy of kumu hula Leina‘ala Kalama Heine was honored Friday as hundreds laughed and cried and gave their final aloha in a memorial service at Magic Island in Ala Moana Beach Park.

Last Kakaako sites to be cleared

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
City crews will move to clear the homeless from the sidewalks in the densest — and last — section of Kakaako over two days next week.

Dozens more Hawaii plants, animals called endangered

By Timothy Hurley
Ten animals and 39 plants from Hawaii threatened by shrinking habitat and the onslaught of invasive species were proposed to receive U.S. Endangered Species Act protections Tuesday.

Region on track to break tropical cyclone record

By Michael Tsai
Forecasters at the National Weather Service say a tropical disturbance south of the state could develop into a record-setting 12th tropical cyclone by the end of the weekend.
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