Coach Sung Park observed members of the math team during practice after school. Kenny Thai, Edward Requilman, Neopold Ko, Christine Ha, Kent Kiyama, and Jason Cho, clockwise from left, practice for the competition.
Washington Middle School captured the state title at the 2014 Hawaii MATHCOUNTS competition for the fourth year in a row Saturday, and three of its students will join one from Seabury Hall to represent the state at the nationals. Story »
More than 130 demonstrators sporting bold red "Save Our Kaka'ako" shirts lined Ala Moana Boulevard on Saturday to voice fears that "runaway" luxury condominium development, if left unchecked, will replace much of the coastal green space there and block public access to the beach.
Here is the status of major bills at the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session. The bills that are alive have passed in at least one chamber of the Legislature. The bills that are failing were not approved by the state House or Senate by Thursday’s procedural deadline. Story »
It's rare for the federal government to seek the death penalty in a state like Hawaii that doesn't allow it. Only seven of 59 inmates currently on federal death row are from states that didn't have the death penalty at the time the sentence was imposed. Story »
Geologists call it "gas pistoning." That's the cyclical rise and fall of the surface in a lava pond, driven by the buildup and release of gases. And it's what's happening in the pond at the northeast spatter cone of Kilauea's Puu Oo vent. Story »
Bill 2621, which passed the House on Tuesday, would set time limits to respond to any issues raised between the state and companies that lease its facilities, including those at Honolulu Harbor. Story »
Mired in controversy, delays and cost overruns, the latest estimate for the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex is $3 million above its planned $13.7 million budget and is still at least a month away from completion, UH officials said. Story »
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams is standing trial in U.S. District Court on a charge of capital murder for the July 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Emoni Williams. Story »
Cpl. George Martin, who works in the Waianae District, is suing the city and several of his supervisors, claiming that they retaliated against him after he complained about officers being allowed to go home early and still get paid for the rest of their shift. Story »
For Sunday, March 9, 2014 Fouvale Aetonu • Marvin James Angelo • Isabelle M. Aotaki • Tremaine Kualani Balberdi • Tremaine Kualani Balberdi • Alice C. Cardoza • Lan Hung Chan Wa • Elsie M. Coopman • Maria Evangelista
Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii. Story »
Matisse Esparza, 2, took aim at his target Saturday in the birthday ring toss game at the Wai‘alae School Fun Fair. Put on by the Friends of Wai‘alae School, the event celebrating the school’s 85th anniversary featured bounce houses, games and activities, food booths, a craft fair, a country store and a silent auction.
During one of those muggy Kona weather days, I went snorkeling off Lanikai Beach in water that was calm, clear and refreshing. I swam over the dense coral heads off the center of the beach, looking for fish and invertebrates to brighten my day. Story »
Question: I work in a small store. One day, as I approached a customer, he blew out a puff of vapor from an e-cigarette and left quickly. I encounter many users who impart the slogan, "It's not smoke, it's vapor. You're welcome." Story »
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart. Story »
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. Story »
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east. Story »
What do you think of House Speaker Joe Souki’s reprimand to Rep. Faye Hanohano for her “unacceptable” conduct?
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Underground art went wildly public Feb. 8-15 on the streets of Kakaako, where more than 100 local and international street artists installed a colorful splash of murals across area buildings and walls, while also gathering throughout the week for art-focused lecture series, films and a block party – a movement known as Pow! Wow! Read More »