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Despite a notice of violation from the city, the unapologetic and unrepentant organizer of a 70-foot fence blocking access from a private road to Laniakea Beach wants to replace the wooden fence with one made out of metal or rock.  Story »

A key problem causing Hawaiian Electric Co. to ask customers to cut down on evening electricity use should be resolved in two to three days, the company said Wednesday.  Story »

Tom Davis was the sort of fellow people gravitated toward, a kind, pleasant man with an engaging personality and always ready to help others.  Story »

The first humpback whale of the Hawaii migration season has been observed in waters off Kauai. Holo Holo Charters, which offers whale- and dolphin-watching tours, spotted the adult humpback a mile off Kekaha Sugar Mill in west Kauai on Monday. Story »

Finding Nemo may be getting harder to do, but the same can't be said for two Hawaiian cousins of the orange clownfish, according to the National Marine Fisheries Service.  Story »

A former civilian contractor sentenced to more than seven years in prison after giving classified defense secrets to his girlfriend, a Chinese national, told a judge he would never intentionally harm the United States.  Story »

The University of Hawaii-Manoa Faculty Senate voted 43-16 Wednesday in favor of censuring UH President David Lassner over the group's displeasure with how Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple was fired.  Story »

The June 27th Kilauea lava flow picked up its pace toward Pahoa on Wednesday, gaining about 3.5 yards an hour. At the current rate, lava could reach Apaa Road in nine days and Pahoa Village Road in 13 days, according to an afternoon update by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. Story »

Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has called off a meeting set for Thursday with several members of the Hawaii Women's Legislative Caucus and three female members of the City Council. Story »

Kauai's County Council took a step Wednesday toward appealing a federal judge's decision that struck down a Kauai law regulating genetically modified organisms and pesticides.  Story »

For Thursday, September 18, 2014
Capsized boat recovered off beach on Kauai • Suspect sought in attempted store robbery
For Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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For Thursday, September 18, 2014
3 officers injured in Central Oahu incidents • Pedestrian killed by hit-and-run ID'd
For Thursday, September 18, 2014
Elias Marquez Abordo • Charles Apuna • Marilyn Yasuko Chun • John James Crudele • Virginia Dumadag Flores • Theodore Satoshi Hirano • Ronalyn Barut Islao • Christopher Francis Kaleiwahea Jr. • Robert Tadashi Kamiya and more
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While I sat at the bus stop in Haleiwa — pretty well beat from having ridden my bicycle from the Hygienic Store in Kahaluu — I turned and looked away from the roadway, and a tired glance introduced me to the Waialua Courthouse.  Story »

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A dozen years ago, Wahiawa resident Ray Santana caught a story on the nightly news about the Rolling Thunder Ride for Freedom, an annual cross-country motorcycle ride in support of prisoners of war/missing in action, and decided on the spot that he just had to do it. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to proposed changes in state law on the use of cellphones while driving? Story »

I recently received an email with the subject "Crab on V-land beach." (V-land, or Velzyland, is a North Shore surf spot.) Reader Bill Quinlan wrote, "I have attached two photos of a dead crab we found this afternoon. Story »

Question: When the Hono­lulu rail project is completed, will there be one price for riding the rail and TheBus? If you ride the rail, can you use the same ticket to get on TheBus? My friend said “no,” because TheBus is run by the city and the rail is a state project. Story »

The primary election was a lesson in comeuppance as we "flASHback" on August's news that amused and confused: Story »

A rule of good management is to never let anybody get comfortable in a bad situation. That's why the City Council was right to rein in the homeless overrunning Waikiki by giving police tools to clear the sidewalks and control urinating and defecating in public spaces. 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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