Washington Middle School mathletes include Edward Requilman, left, Neopold Ko, Christine Ha, Kent Kiyama and Jason Cho. The group worked on a problem during practice after school on Wednesday at their McCully-Moiliili campus. Washington Middle for three straight years has come in first place in the statewide MATHCOUNTS competition, beating the likes of ‘Iolani and Punahou schools. “Our kids are the best. I give credit to them,” says coach Sung Park.
The high-poverty Washington Middle School has become a powerhouse in the annual MATHCOUNTS competition, taking first place at the state championships three years in a row, topping public and private schools including ‘Iolani and Punahou. Story »
Hawaii Gas plans to bring liquefied natural gas to Hawaii in specialized 20-foot shipping containers in the first phase of a three-stage plan. By 2019 the company will be using LNG carriers to ship large quantities of the commodity to Hawaii that could be used for power generation. Story »
Maui Police Department spokesman Lt. William Juan said, "(Detectives) have sufficient evidence to prove a homicide rather than a missing-persons case." Juan has not provided details about evidence or when or where it was collected. Story »
Gov. Abercrombie implied this week that David Ige, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the governor's opponent in the Democratic primary, had held up the governor's tax relief proposals for seniors. But both the House and Senate have so far declined to move the governor's bills. Story »
Capt. Mike Williamson, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, told state lawmakers Friday that preparations are underway to make the giant tank "gas-free" so personnel can enter it and determine the cause of the leak. Story »
Kaiser High School's principal said neither the school nor its football team is sponsoring an upcoming carnival in Hawaii Kai. The planned carnival to benefit two youth programs has stirred community concerns of traffic and pedestrian safety. Story »
Authorities identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed on a private Molokai ranch last week as John Weiser Jr., whose tour company was fined $50,000 in 2007 by the Federal Aviation Administration for running uncertified air tours. Story »
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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 »
Republican James “Duke” Aiona thinks voters have “buyer’s remorse” after the recent Hawaii Poll showed him leading Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a rematch of the 2010 election that Aiona lost by 17 percentage points. 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 »