The plane had just take off and was about a mile out when there was a bang • Turbulent ocean conditions will likely prevent recovery of the Makani Kai aircraft
A 70-year-old survivor of the Makani Kai crash Wednesday said state Health Director Loretta Fuddy was conscious before he struck out to swim to Kalaupapa. C. Phillip Hollstein Jr. said he helped everyone out of the plane, was the last one off, and recalls seeing Fuddy in the water. Story »
A 2014 defense bill passed Thursday by the House includes more than $400 million in military construction projects for the state, focuses on ballistic missile defense and calls for reviews of the Joint POW/MIA Accounting command, including whether operations should be moved from Hawaii to the mainland. Story »
A 3-year-old Kailua girl with a sparkling personality and aquamarine eyes suffered massive brain damage after receiving an overdose of sedatives at a dentist's office, according to her parents and their attorney. Story »
The Makani Kai Air crash that killed the state's health director comes at a time when the small commuter carrier is seeking to renew a federal contract that paid it nearly $1.9 million in subsidies through the last two years to operate Kalaupapa service. Story »
When President Barack Obama marched into the White House briefing room with his Hawaii birth certificate in April 2011, he said, "I know that there's going to be a segment of people for which, no matter what we put out, this issue will not be put to rest." Story »
When Loretta Fuddy took over as director of the state Department of Health, one of the first things she did was help save the Maui County medevac helicopter from falling victim to the budget ax.
With Congress poised to approve a budget before the end of the year, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard sent a letter to House Budget Committee leaders Tuesday requesting that Hawaii be exempt from Transportation Security Administration fees that would increase by more than double. Story »
Loretta Fuddy was a political appointee as director of the state Department of Health, but as a leader who rose through the ranks from social worker to division chief to deputy director, her staff knew she was truly one of them. Story »
What it's about: As ceremonies close out a Dec. 7 memorial at Pearl Harbor, an aging wheelchair-bound veteran begins to leave when he is approached by another vet armed with an old military-issue service pistol. Story »
With the community's eyes soon to be sharply focused on Honolulu Hale for the Christmas season, it seems appropriate to write about this important historic building since, besides the holiday gaiety, what goes on inside it affects most of our daily lives. Story »
WRAP GROUP: Graham Builders and its team of merry elves were hard at work wrapping more than 100 holiday gifts for the children and families of the Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation on Saturday before the annual holiday party for the children at the Kapiolani Medical Center for Women and Children. Wrapping gifts were Graham Builders owner Danny Graham, left, his son Ryan Graham, Ryoko Kobayashi, Hawaii Children’s Cancer Foundation President Randy Aina, Jen Christensen, Renee Alipio and Terry Ogimi.
You wonder: How did Toshi Watabayashi become a master mahjong teacher? He tells you: His golf game bit the dust. There's a bit more to it than that, but that's as good a starting point as any. And, as Watabayashi teaches, patient effort is all it takes to get what you're after. Story »
In the past when someone mentioned Niihau shell lei, I wondered why the shells that washed up on Niihau beaches were special. Couldn't a person find similar shells on other island beaches? Which snail species grew the shells? Are people still making the intricate lei? Story »
QUESTION: I flew on a direct flight between Honolulu and San Jose, Calif., on Hawaiian Airlines in September. I am trying to make reservations again for the same direct flight, but trips are unavailable. Story »
Straight people no longer have exclusive domain on paying alimony in Hawaii and the hammer-wielding comic book avenger Thor has a local wannabe as we "flASHback" on November news that amused and confused: Story »
For my mother-in-law, Veronica Ibera, there was never a wrong time to sing. She had a piano in her living room that she taught herself to play and a lovely voice, with which she'd break into song in the car, at the market, while keeping a careful eye on her grandchildren in the park. Story »
The landscape is something we see every day. It is as familiar as a member of the family, yet we seldom think about how it got to be that way. The study of landscape and its formation is called geomorphology. Story »
The astronomical story that is drawing the most attention this fall is Comet ISON. Comet ISON (official label: C/2012 S1) was discovered on Sept. 21, 2012, when it glowed at a feeble magnitude 18. Story »
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Top 10 Wine Experiences Of The Year
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