Monday, October 5, 2015         


Projects at Punchbowl will cause commotion

By William Cole
The biggest construction and renovation projects at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific since 1966 have the Department of Veterans Affairs warning visitors to Punchbowl that things will be bumpy — and noisy and somewhat unsightly — for some time at the usually serene cemetery.

Some well-known names look to score pot licenses

By Kristen Consillio
Big-name entrepreneurs, high-profile attorneys and former politicians are positioning themselves to compete for one of the eight licenses the state will issue next year to begin selling medical marijuana legally in Hawaii for the first time.

Schools panel tackles travel ethics

By Susan Essoyan
A Board of Education committee has come up with a possible solution to the ethical dilemma posed by public school teachers traveling free as chaperones on field trips they organize with tour companies.

Kilauea collapse could possibly spur superwave

By Michael Tsai
A team of scientists working in the Cape Verde Islands off of West Africa has found evidence of a massive volcanic collapse that triggered a “megatsunami” some 73,000 years ago, reigniting debate about whether such a calamitous event could happen today — perhaps even in Hawaii.

Air Force 2-star ready to fade away after 34 years

By William Cole
The last commander of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command in Hawaii, a 1977 Damien Memorial School graduate, is retiring after a long Air Force career, according to the U.S. military.

Victim’s kin perplexed over why man was shot

By Rob Shikina
Family members are hoping for more answers two weeks after a man drove himself to a Waianae clinic with multiple gunshot wounds and collapsed.

Oho storms off, leaving isles mostly in the clear

By Michael Tsai
Tropical Storm Oho is moving northeast away from the state and is no longer expected to become a hurricane, according to the Central Pacific Hurricane Center.

City planning panel approves of rezoning near rail stations

By Jayna Omaye
The Honolulu Planning Commission voted last week to recommend approval of a city proposal to rezone about 282 acres in Waipahu to make way for mixed-use communities around the area’s two rail stations.

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.
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