Wednesday, May 06, 2015         


 Rail tax on track 
The state Legislature has approved a five-year extension of Oahu's rail tax surcharge, sending to Gov. David Ige a bill that aims to help pull the largest public works project in the state's history out of a huge cash crisis. Story »
 Industry embraces new tourism agency chief
Hawaii's visitor industry reacted positively to the news that hotel industry leader George Szi­geti had been tapped to lead the Hawaii Tourism Authority, which markets the state as a travel destination. Story »
Kumu hula Moodette Ka‘a­pana perpetuated the art of hula and the Native Hawaiian culture in Seattle, where she was revered by many.  Story »

Under a tent that shielded them from the midday sun heating the Kohou Street sidewalk situated next to Kapa­lama Canal, Osias Kamelo and Kale C. chatted while sitting on small wooden stools and used a three-fold futon as a table.  Story »

Sen. Donna Mercado Kim says she never wanted to be Senate president because she knew that someday someone would seek to unseat her.  Story »

Guillerma Balanza, who was killed by a pickup truck Friday while walking in a marked crosswalk in Kapo­lei, had plans to move back to her native Philippines with her family in five years.  Story »

Mayor Billy Kenoi, once considered a bright star in Hawaii politics, is turning out the lights of his campaign organization.  Story »

The Honolulu City Council is expected to take a final vote on a proposed 11,750-unit Ho‘o­pili housing project Wednesday.  Story »

U.S. Magistrate Judge Kevin Chang set a 24-year-old Indiana woman's trial for Nov. 12 after she pleaded not guilty Monday to a charge that she stabbed to death an Army medic's wife last year.  Story »

The Legislature passed a bill that could make it a lot easier for transgender people to change their gender on their birth certificates, joining a growing number of states to make the change.  Story »

For Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Ex-Gov. Lingle to earn nearly $200,000 • St. Andrew's Schools chief retiring in 2016 • Maui home fire displaces 11
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For Wednesday, May 6, 2015
Girl and father sought by the FBI • Crew evacuated from burning cargo ship
For Wednesday, May 6, 2015
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For Sunday, May 3, 2015
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Island Images Photo Galleries

Quick: Can you think of a building in downtown Ho- nolulu that is "stately, beautiful, yet radiating a friendliness of spirit and invitation of welcome?"  Story »

Gilda Morita worked diligently and without complaint for the better part of four decades to ensure a brighter future for her five children. Story »

Gravity is the glue that holds the universe together. It keeps us anchored to Earth, keeps the planets in orbits around the sun, keeps the sun in orbit around the galactic center and keeps our Milky Way galaxy ensconced in the local galactic cluster. Story »

Question: City Prosecutor Keith Kaneshiro says his office continues to prosecute high-ranking white-collar criminals who victimize Honolulu businesses. Story »

Question: We live in Hawaii Kai and have seen an increase in bumblebee-size beetles. They're not the coconut rhinoceros beetle. A number of them have been swarming around our mango tree flowers. Are they good or bad and how do we control them? Story »

It's the last Sunday of April and time to "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

I'm not one to knock telescope protesters atop Mauna Kea for their belief that Hawaii's highest mountain is a sacred place deserving of protection. Story »

Every May, the Hawaiian Islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days for the year. This phenomenon is unique to the tropics; so, like seeing the Southern Cross, Hawaii is the only state where you can experience the overhead sun.  Story »

Rock-boring sea urchins have riddled the reef in so many parts of my favorite snorkeling area, it's a wonder there are any rocks left at all. Story »


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