The current price tag on the overdue Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex has risen to $16.7 million — $3 million more than the University of Hawaii's last estimate, auditors told a Board of Regents committee Wednesday.
UH Associate Vice President Brian Minaai was accused of potentially wasting millions of dollars in public funds through what one executive called blatant mismanagement of construction projects, including steering contracts to firms of friends.
The co-founder of a casket company that owns a small plane that crashed last week on a private Molokai airstrip also owned a tour company fined $50,000 by the Federal Aviation Administration after a 2006 critical crash in the same location involving the same make and model plane.
Five top state health administrators will be subpoenaed to testify in a investigation into whether poor management at the Hawaii State Hospital left workers there vulnerable to patient attacks. Story »
Among many remarkable facts about the Cooke manse in Manoa is that a part of the Cooke family for more than 100 years has lived at Kualii. Sam and Mary Cooke reside there now. The result is a historic preservation endeavor probably without parallel in Hawaii. Story »
During one of those muggy Kona weather days, I went snorkeling off Lanikai Beach in water that was calm, clear and refreshing. I swam over the dense coral heads off the center of the beach, looking for fish and invertebrates to brighten my day. Story »
Question: I live in Niu Valley and run two to three times a week on Kalanianaole Highway toward Hawaii Kai. For over two years, the Maunalua Bay Beach Park restrooms have been closed for work on a sewer system. Story »
Republican James “Duke” Aiona thinks voters have “buyer’s remorse” after the recent Hawaii Poll showed him leading Gov. Neil Abercrombie in a rematch of the 2010 election that Aiona lost by 17 percentage points. Story »
No one knows what the universe was like before the Big Bang, what caused it or exactly how the process took place. We do know that the standard model is consistent with the astronomical evidence that the universe is expanding. Story »
Since Venus has moved to the morning sky, Jupiter stands unchallenged as the most brilliant dot in March's evening sky. The planet shines at minus 2.3 magnitude. Look for it at dusk in early March about two-thirds of the way up in the east. Story »
Does the U.S. have a responsibility to get involved in the Ukraine-Russia crisis?
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Underground art went wildly public Feb. 8-15 on the streets of Kakaako, where more than 100 local and international street artists installed a colorful splash of murals across area buildings and walls, while also gathering throughout the week for art-focused lecture series, films and a block party – a movement known as Pow! Wow! Read More »