The state Council on Revenues on Tuesday predicted zero revenue growth for this fiscal year and reduced the growth projection for next fiscal year, a significantly downgraded forecast that could handcuff state lawmakers as they draft revisions to the state budget.
Registration requirements for Hawaii island's growers of genetically modified crops are on hold for now because of a judge's ruling. But the question remains: Will the broader scope of the county's new law banning the outside use and testing of modified plants be challenged in court? Story »
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem Williams hit his 5-year-old daughter Talia in the chest so hard that the girl suffered a left shoulder separation, federal prosecutor Darren W.K. Ching said Tuesday in opening statements of Williams' capital murder trial.
Details in the autopsy report of Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane's ocean landing reveal how traumatic the ordeal was for her. The report says 65-year-old Fuddy was a "rudimentary swimmer" who never swam in the ocean. Story »
The chairwoman of the state Public Utilities Commission is under investigation for allegedly illegally building and operating a Hanalei bed-and-breakfast for more than a decade, The Garden Island newspaper on Kauai reported Tuesday.
Honolulu city officials Tuesday launched a $13.76 million project to repave two heavily used and deteriorating Mililani roads, and Mayor Kirk Caldwell reaffirmed his commitment to a five-year plan to repave 1,500 miles of worn roads.
For Tuesday, March 11, 2014 Mark Makoto Akita • Floyd Edward Bernier-Nachtwey • Leslie Arthur Botelho • Scott Allen Calistro • Lorie Phillips Call • Thelma Chu Chang • Dennis K.M. Ching • Edward Costorio • Robert Emmett Dickie • Mary Ann Dickson • 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 »
Firefighters stood at the ready with a water hose Monday as Hawaiian Electric Co. investigators inspected an underground cable that exploded in a manhole on Puuhale Road in Kalihi. Police diverted traffic from Puuhale Road near Democrat Street for several hours. Police were called by firefighters for assistance after people reported explosions coming from a manhole shortly before 10 a.m., police said. No one was hurt. HECO spokesman Darren Pai said the incident was caused by a short in an underground electrical line. About 300 electrical customers lost power, but utility crews restored power to most customers by 11:30 a.m., Pai said.
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 »
Question: I go to the Hawaii State Library on King Street weekly. For years, overloaded carts and other items belonging to the homeless are placed on library property and at the entrance steps. One day, the stench coming from two carts was overwhelming. Story »
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart. 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 if Hawaii is picked to host the 2017 America’s Cup yacht race?
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