Junho Choi lit a flare Tuesday to celebrate as Team Uniting Nations became the first rowing team to finish the Great Pacific Race from California to Hawaii. Standing in the back was the boat’s skipper, Craig Hackett of New Zealand.
Hot, thirsty, hungry and tired, a team of four sunburned men from the four corners of the world rowed into the Ala Wai Boat Harbor on Tuesday afternoon, ending an epic 43-day journey across the Pacific. Story »
In the latest development, plaintiffs are asking the judge to appoint a special master to help speed the court's fact-finding and decision-making process, citing the growing number of deceased plaintiffs. Story »
President Barack Obama has recorded a radio advertisement for Gov. Neil Abercrombie's re-election campaign, describing the governor as a partner who made "gutsy decisions" to tackle a state budget crisis and invest in early childhood education. Story »
Mark Damas entered his plea in federal court in Honolulu to charges involving meth distribution conspiracy and receiving bribes to smuggle contraband into the prison. He is facing a mandatory minimum sentence of five years in prison. Story »
Water samples will again be taken at Palolo Stream, along the Ala Wai Canal and off Magic Island on Wednesday after more than 103,000 gallons of raw sewage poured out of a manhole in Palolo that someone intentionally plugged. Story »
Former Kaneohe Marine Alexander Byrd was in the restaurant when U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy fatally shot Kollin Elderts. He testified in Deedy's murder retrial Tuesday in state court. Story »
We are two totally different people," said former Mayor, Councilwoman and state Sen. Lorraine Inouye. "I'm more of a people person. I prefer hearing people's concerns. … It's not what I want, but it's what the people in your district want." Story »
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state. Story »
Honolulu Fire Department investigators Marc Kunimitsu, left, and Jesse Meyers look over the remnants of a house that caught fire Sunday morning on Pule Place in St. Louis Heights. A resident of the home injured his hand in the blaze.
Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.
When will the striping on the H-1 freeway between Kahala and First Avenue be clearly marked? Especially during the evening time, it is difficult to distinguish the lines for each lane as you're driving. I believe an accident will occur because of this. Story »
There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics. Story »
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