Saturday, August 23, 2014         


 Makakilo brush fire threatens houses
Honolulu firefighters battled a wind-whipped brush fire that forced the evacuation of about 40 houses and cabins in upper Makakilo and some structures at Camp Timberline on Friday, said fire spokesman David Jenkins. Story »
Former Lt. Gov. James "Duke" Aiona said Friday that he is open to a Hawaii exemption to the Jones Act, the federal maritime law that protects the domestic shipping industry from foreign competition, hoping that the change will help lower the state's high cost of living. Story »

In an effort to encourage recycling while also raising more money to address residential trash issues, Kauai County officials are considering a program called "Pay as You Throw." Story »

Hawaii island politician Bob Herkes served 23 years in public office, advocating for the people he represented, and was a retired hotel executive who worked 40 years in the hospitality industry. He died at Hilo Medical Center on Thursday at age 83. Story »

Madame Pele is belching an unusual northeast lava flow on Hawaii island that already has forced the closure of two forest reserves and has scientists on alert for potential damage to homes just 2 miles away. Story »

Oahu will get a fighter jet demonstration twofer at the "Wings Over the Pacific" air show Sept. 27 and 28 at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam. Both the Navy's F/A-18 Blue Angels and Air Force F-22 Demonstration Team will be putting on shows of neck-snapping speed. Story »

The state Elections Commission on Friday appointed three subcommittees to examine issues surrounding the 2014 primary election and the actions of the chief election officer, who faced heavy criticism over the decision to carry out two elections in a tropical-storm ravaged district on Hawaii island and the late discovery of about 800 mail-in ballots on Maui. Story »

A 23-year-old Makiki man who was arrested after Manoa residents say he was harassing their neighborhood earlier this year was arrested again. This time, Yama Fazzari faces a charge of prostitution after he was picked up just before midnight Wednesday at Ala Moana Hotel. Story »

Police released two drivers involved in major traffic crashes and arrested a third driver who allegedly fled the scene of a fatal accident in the Punahou area. Story »

For Saturday, August 23, 2014
Major electric repairs in Puna are completed • Ideas sought for Patsy Mink's former school • Magnitude-4.2 quakes strikes off Molokai
For Saturday, August 23, 2014
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For Saturday, August 23, 2014
Diver with ‘bends' hospitalized • Man critically injured in assault • 2 arrested in Waikiki robberies
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Over the years, very wealthy Americans have often left behind pretentious residential structures. In many cases these castles and manors have been willed to the public for their enjoyment after their owners have gone to the afterlife. Story »

 Island Images

Ken Hiraki wanted to make sure his daughter Maya's 15th birthday last year would be memorable. Birthday luau? Those are for babies. Spa day? So done. Slumber party? Zzz. Story »

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

A couple weeks ago, I had one of those days when my brain felt like an iPod shuffle stuck on fast forward. Deadlines, chores, errands, family and a hundred other things raced through my head until I finally gave up trying to work. Turning off the computer, I went for a walk in a nearby park.  Story »

Question: Several months ago the solar system on the roof of the Aina Haina Public Library was heavily damaged by a windstorm. When will the system be reinstalled and who is responsible for replacement costs -- the state or the contractor? Story »

In a national article on Gov. Neil Abercrombie's demise, local blogger Ian Lind commented that in a small state like Hawaii it's almost impossible to rebrand yourself once public opinion turns bad. Story »

University of Hawaii President David Lassner's decision to fire Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple barely a month after his own appointment has raised the frustration of UH critics to a fever pitch. 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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