Gov. Neil Abercrombie, left, and state Sen. David Ige participated Tuesday morning in a debate sponsored by AARP Hawaii at the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. They met again for a forum in the evening at Kealakehe High School.
In their final face-to-face encounters before the Democratic primary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday quarreled over taxes, preschool and leadership style but did not identify any new policy differences that might help voters choose between them.
Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid.
"It's still woefully inadequate," Honolulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy demonstrated for state jurors in his murder retrial Tuesday how he showed Kollin Elderts his badge and also pointed out to them where on the McDonald's restaurant security video he did that.
A 26-year-old homeless man, who police say may be responsible for several robberies on Oahu, used a knife to threaten a cashier and hid his face with a scarf when he allegedly robbed a Waipahu restaurant Saturday morning, according to court documents.
Haleakala National Park on Maui is reporting an unusual abundance of silverswords currently in bloom.
The rare ahinahina, found nowhere else in the world, is flowering atop the summit at the Kalahaku Overlook as well as along 4- to 6-mile hikes into the summit basin along the Sliding Sands Trail.
Rim of the Pacific war games are wrapping up with dozens of ships heading back to Pearl Harbor on Wednesday and Thursday after spending several weeks at sea working on interoperability in an increasingly interconnected Asia-Pacific region.
Island-born actor James Shigeta leaves a legacy in Hawaii.
Shigeta briefly attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as the University of Southern California and New York University, but his studies were interrupted when he joined the Marines during the Korean War. Story »
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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 »
Two abandoned houses were destroyed and a brush fire burned a quarter of an acre on Boxer Road near Saratoga Avenue in Kalaeloa on Monday afternoon, fire spokesman Capt. David Jenkins said. No one was injured, and no structures of value were threatened, Jenkins said. Police are conducting an arson investigation.
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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Enforcement Lax On Improper Signs
I spotted a huge side-of-building political ad against fluoridated water on Kapahulu Avenue. It does not qualify as a site-of-business ad under our law since it’s not advertising surfboards — the interior business. It’s advertising unfluoridated water. Read More »