Wednesday, July 23, 2014         


 4-man team wins trans-Pacific race
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 »
Stronger hotel room demand in May broke a yearlong occupancy slump, helping Hawaii's hoteliers hit three monthly performance records while achieving the nation's highest room rates. 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 »

The two candidates seeking Wai­pahu's state House District 38 seat have long ties to the community, a record of activism and legislative experience. 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 »

For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Man arrested on attempted murder charge • County told it will lose space for DMV
For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
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For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Woman, 42, charged in beating death • Man arrested upon release from hospital • Suspect charged with attempted murder
For Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Nanay Laura Adorio Aguilar • Elizabeth Among • Clyde Marvin Araujo • Frank Arnise Jr. • Frances Apolei Bargamento; and more
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 »

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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.  Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the feral cat management program run by the Buildings and Grounds Management Office at the University of Hawaii at Manoa? Story »

When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces. Story »

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 »

Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.  Story »

Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism." 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 »

All five naked-eye planets are visible in June, though we have a narrow window to see Mercury early in the month. The moon has lovely gatherings with the planets at several times in June. Story »


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