The tale of how three nights of shows sold out in less than two hours has already become the stuff of local legend. Those who were able to secure tickets are well aware of what it took to enter the Moonshine Jungle. Story »
The leadership of the union representing Hawaii's 2,000 firefighters has issued "a vote of no confidence" against Honolulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves due to an increasingly strained relationship. Story »
A federal grand jury returned an indictment April 10 charging Feliciano Lou Quimoyog with three counts of producing child pornography between 1995 and 2000. Each charge carries a minimum penalty of 15 years in prison and a maximum of 30 years.
KAHULUI » The state's last remaining sugar company has been researching alternatives to burning leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. But Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. said it hasn't found an alternative yet. Story »
Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012. But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.
An airline pilot who had been fired from his job with Hong Kong-based Cathay Pacific Airways pleaded not guilty in federal court Friday to bypassing passenger screening requirements at Honolulu Airport by wearing his uniform and identification from his former employer. Story »
First Assembly of God Leeward is one of 250 member agencies that regularly rely on the food bank to assist the needy. The groceries gathered weekly at the warehouse will go to at least 50 financially pinched families. Story »
The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command. Story »
The second annual Kupuna Power Day on Wednesday celebrated the elderly and sought to empower them by providing information on programs such as Medicaid and Medicare as well as advice on issues like insurance and identity theft. More than 30 organizations participated. But it wasn’t all serious business at the state Capitol as the event featured local entertainers — including Danny Kaleikini, Marlene Sai and Tony Silva — while seniors were asked to try some exercise like the “Silver Sneakers Stretch,” above, following the lead of Josie Sagisi from Kokua Kalihi Valley. The free event was organized by the office of state Sen. Brickwood Galuteria.
We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people.
Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds. Story »
Question: Regarding the condition of the restrooms at Hawaii State Library addressed in Kokua Line -- is.gd/tWLDOv: Why can't they be locked with keys available upon request? "Questionable" patrons can be accompanied by a security guard. Everyone is entitled to use a public restroom, but no one should be allowed to misuse it. Story »
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry. Story »
One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years. Story »
Should a minimum-wage increase, to about $10 hourly, be delayed for small businesses until 2019?
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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »