Founder Buffy Cushman-Patz, in one of the classrooms at the School for Examining Essential Questions of Sustainability, says she wishes she didn’t have to spend so much time on fundraising. She would rather use that time on educating her students.
Charter school advocates are hopeful lawmakers will help address what they call a major inequity in funding. Three bills in play at the Legislature seek to establish dedicated funding streams for charter school facilities. Story »
The state Senate is expected to vote Monday on the confirmation of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson to the state Supreme Court after the nominee emerged from a second confirmation hearing on Saturday unscathed.
Shanden Kulakamahiaiokamehameha Chandler Ishiki-Beate is a hero. That's an extraordinary thing to say about an infant, a 4-month-old Kaneohe boy who died last month of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. But it's true — his tragic death meant three others will live through the gift of his organs. Story »
Maui substitute teacher David Garner, who worked as a substitute for 17 years, was the lead plaintiff in a 2002 class-action lawsuit that argued the state Department of Education failed to calculate substitute teachers' wages correctly and didn't come through on pay raises for years. Story »
A Punahou School graduate now working in California has been tapped as the new director of the Honolulu Zoo. Jeffrey Wilkinson will assume the post effective April 1, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Wednesday.
For Sunday, March 16, 2014
Jose Zaragosa Aguinaldo • Jane K. Burton • Petra Camero Cabatu • Erik Martin Ekenberg • Wallace Akira Endo • Joyce Marie Estabrooke • Chan Sau How • Andrea Kawailani Martin • Salvador Reyes Jr. and more
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 »
Eyan Asuncion, 5, fought to keep his balance Saturday as a strong wind blew his kite. His dad, Ely, pulled on the kite string at Keehi Lagoon Park. Charla and Ely Asuncion took advantage of the sunny and windy conditions to get their kids out of the house to fly their kites. They’ve had the kites for a month and a half, waiting for a weekend with nice kite-flying weather.
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry. Story »
One of the sorriest times in recent city history was when former Mayor Mufi Hannemann abruptly threw the homeless out of Ala Moana Park during one of our worst rains ever so they wouldn't blight a festival he planned at the park. Story »
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste. 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 »
What do you think of Pat Saiki returning as Hawaii Republican Party chairwoman?
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Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band
Friends of the Royal Hawaiian Band held its annual meeting and aha’aina March 1 at Queen Emma Summer Palace in Nuuanu. The Royal Hawaiian Band opened the event with a concert performance. Read More »