This artist’s concept depicts Kepler-186f, the first validated Earth-sized planet orbiting a distant star in the habitable zone — a range of distances from a star where liquid water might pool on the surface. Scientists and artists worked together to help imagine the appearance of these distant worlds.Click here to enlarge image.
The state has agreed to settle three lawsuits filed by parents who alleged "cruel and unusual punishment" and abuse of their daughters, special education students, at the hands of Kipapa Elementary School employees.
Micronesian community members marched from Kalihi to the federal building in Honolulu on Wednesday to rally for migrant health care and ask Hawaii's congressional delegation to redouble its efforts to reinstate Medicaid payments.
State Sen. David Ige said Wednesday that he is disappointed he will not get a speaking role at the state Democratic convention in May while Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be able to address the delegates.
Nighttime drivers in town should brace themselves for the latest — and likely the final — round of full closures in a single direction on the H-1 freeway, as crews enter the final push to complete repairs along the state's busiest roadway.
The second annual Kupuna Power Day on Wednesday celebrated the elderly and sought to empower them by providing information on programs such as Medicaid and Medicare as well as advice on issues like insurance and identity theft. More than 30 organizations participated. But it wasn’t all serious business at the state Capitol as the event featured local entertainers — including Danny Kaleikini, Marlene Sai and Tony Silva — while seniors were asked to try some exercise like the “Silver Sneakers Stretch,” above, following the lead of Josie Sagisi from Kokua Kalihi Valley. The free event was organized by the office of state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria.
We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people.
Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds. Story »
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry. 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 »
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years. Story »
Should the state require insurance companies to expand their coverage of infertility treatments for women?
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Housing Made Affordable
At a time when it seems like all residential development is geared toward luxury high-rises, a group of young professionals has been successfully building and selling homes for middle-class residents of Oahu. Read More »