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 »
Even though a judge more than four years ago found the state liable for breach of trust in a class-action lawsuit the plaintiffs filed in 1999, the case still is moving slowly through the damages phase and is far from being resolved. A recent attempt at court-ordered mediation failed to yield a settlement. 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 »
A McDonald's customer said he momentarily thought he had prevented a fight in the Kuhio Avenue restaurant one early November 2011 morning when he was able to pull Shane Medeiros aside and tell him that off-duty U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy was drunk and wasn't going to fight. 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.
I live one block from a bus stop where the two airport buses, the Nos. 19 and 20, stop. You would think it would service residents who want to get to the airport without paying a lot for a taxi or shuttle. 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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