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 'It's like having family come home'
A small wooden canoe accompanied by a pair of red, black and yellow kahili carried the remains of St. Marianne Cope -- nestled in a zinc-coated box -- into the Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace on Thursday morning. Story »
A new academic year that includes increased classroom time and assessments on a new national test aligned to more rigorous curriculum standards greets the more than 185,000 isle public school students returning to school Friday. Story »

A six-year police veteran fatally shot a 52-year-old Manoa man five times through his open driver's side window, striking him multiple times in the torso, when the driver tried to flee after a fender bender Wednesday in Waikiki, police said. Story »

A celebration of life for Steve Ozark, Hawaii's "Caterer to the Stars" for more than 30 years, will be held at 5 p.m. Sept. 6 at the Honolulu Elks Club, 2933 Kalakaua Ave. Story »

The Massachusetts state inspector issued a detailed and damning report Thursday accusing former University of Hawaii President Evan Dobelle of improperly spending hundreds of thousands of dollars of Westfield State University foundation and university funds. Story »

University of Hawaii President David Lassner said former Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple's performance over the past two years raised serious red flags about his abilities to turn around a fiscal crisis, inspire his leadership team to carry out strategic goals, and champion the university's flagship campus. Story »

The jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial are scheduled to return to court Tuesday to hear instructions on the law and closing arguments. Story »

Question: There are two sets of lane striping on Hawaii Kai Drive. The stripes that look temporary appear to be more correct than the stripes that look permanent. Story »

Candidates in two Honolulu City Council races are complaining about large sums of money being spent to defeat them by independent expenditure committees, also known as "super PACs," that are not limited by traditional campaign laws. Story »

A year ago Hawaii became the first subnational government to sign on to the Majuro Declaration for Climate Leadership, a pledge from Pacific island nations to take definitive steps in addressing climate change and sustainability challenges. Story »

For Friday, August 1, 2014
2 whales appear in distress off Kailua • 4 Kauai schools closed on Friday • Speed cited in fatal crash
For Friday, August 1, 2014
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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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When Kekoa James was weighing options for his Eagle Scout project, he could easily have opted for something low-key, low-fuss, and -- as far as such things are possible -- low-stress. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the Department of Education's plans to provide laptops for all Hawaii public school students and teachers? Story »

Big Island resident Michelle Chow emailed last week about an injury she suffered while surfing. Story »

Question: I filed my Hawaii state tax late March for 2013. I am due a refund of nearly $7,000, but have not received it yet. When I checked the status online, it said that amount had been processed, but that no refund is due. When I called, I was told that because of my credit for photovoltaic installation, my refund was under review. How long does it take? Story »

With the election less than two weeks away, candidates are getting in their final licks and so shall we in our "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused: 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 »

There are several remarkable sky events in August, including gatherings of Jupiter with Venus in the morning sky and of Mars and Saturn in the evening. We also have the return of the Perseids, one of the most reliable meteor shows. Story »

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