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Circuit Judge Michael Wilson listened as Gregory Markham, president-elect of the Hawaii Bar Association, testified Thursday before the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Labor about Wilson’s nomination to the Hawaii Supreme Court.
State House Speaker Joseph Souki on Thursday issued a reprimand to Rep. Faye Hanohano, concluding that her behavior at committee hearings has been unacceptable, in violation of the House's code of conduct and disruptive to the workplace. Story »
State Rep. Jessica Wooley has been named the new director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control. Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Wooley, an attorney known for her environmental advocacy, to the post Thursday. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation. Story »
Wilmer C. "Bill" Morris, a businessman instrumental in securing the return of the Hawaiian crowns, swords and scepter to Iolani Palace, died in Kaneohe on Feb. 9. He was a month shy of his 91st birthday. Story »
A young female Hawaiian monk seal is recovering in Honolulu after undergoing emergency surgery to remove her infected right eye. Federal officials said the endangered mammal was found on Niihau and was losing weight due to its inability to feed itself. Story »
The chants of more than 500 Campbell High School students, teachers and parents echoed throughout the state Capitol on Thursday in a second rally to get legislators to push for air conditioning in public schools. 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 work in a small store. One day, as I approached a customer, he blew out a puff of vapor from an e-cigarette and left quickly. I encounter many users who impart the slogan, "It's not smoke, it's vapor. You're welcome." Often with a bit of attitude, as if I should actually thank them. I know it's not smoke, but it's not welcome. What do you recommend saying to someone that it's rude, while not driving them away as a potential customer? 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 »
What do you think about upcoming changes to the college-entrance exam, the SAT?
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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 »