The state Senate on Thursday voted unanimously to confirm two circuit judges on Oahu and one district judge on Hawaii island to the bench. Jeffrey Crabtree, a private attorney who specialized in consumer protection, personal injury, malpractice and end-of-life medical issues, was confirmed to Circuit Court. Story »
Honolulu City Council leaders say they want to extend until Nov. 17 the deadline for homeowners who were pushed unintentionally into the higher-taxed Residential A class to apply for a break in what they owe. Story »
With the race for Hawaii's open 1st Congressional District seat up for grabs, at least one analyst predicts the contest could come down to who has more money for the final push and who gets outside help from mainland third-party money. Story »
Board members overseeing Oahu's rail transit project have approved an additional $14 million in cost increases -- and nearly half of that expense is due to yet another contract that went out prematurely, project officials say. Story »
Above the water, the effects of 73 years on the partially sunken warship USS Utah are evident at its resting place just off Ford Island. The target and training ship took two torpedoes on Dec. 7, 1941, capsized and was only partially righted using cables that are still apparent on the rusting hull, the National Park Service said. Story »
Military medals stolen from a Kailua home last week have been returned to the family of a Hawaii Army National Guard soldier killed in Afghanistan. Sgt. Drew Scobie's medals were returned Tuesday with the help of an intermediary, who wishes to remain anonymous, the National Guard said in a release. Story »
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz says his intent if elected in November is to help make sure the federal budget reflects Hawaii's priorities. Schatz and the other Democrats in the state's congressional delegation have fought to preserve federal spending for Hawaii since the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye. Story »
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After waiting nearly a week for the right weather to sail, crews aboard the Hokule’a and Hikianalia left the Samoan Islands on Thursday and launched the fourth leg of the Hawaii-based canoes’ around-the-world journey. The two canoes departed Pago Pago
The Cooke family has contributed so much during the years to the Honolulu community in business, in the arts and in education. In one form or another, most of the physical manifestations of these contributions still exist, which can be attributed to the family's deep love for Hawaii. Story »
The Lions Clubs International will hold its annual convention in Hawaii in June, bringing an estimated 18,000 delegates from around the world, including 5,000 from Japan. The Japanese Cultural Center of Hawaii recognized the Japanese delegation and the Hawaii Lions Convention Committee during a press conference Wednesday. Jim Bryan, left, Hawaii Lions District 50 governor, greeted Yasumasa Furo, chairman of the Japanese delegation. Robert Lee, right, LCI Host Committee chairman, was also in attendance.
When a powerful storm blew the roof off a Molokai Ranch storage building across from the family home, Horcajo and his brothers collected sheets of corrugated metal debris, flattened them with hammers and rocks, and fashioned a small seafaring vessel. Story »
Question: Hurricanes that form in the East Pacific travel west for 2,000 miles on a track that would take them south of Hawaii. But when they near Hawaii they tend to turn north or northwest, threatening Hawaii. Why? Why don't they keep traveling west? Story »
The 2014 governor's election, which could shape public policy in Hawaii for the next eight years, has devolved into a shabby battle of guilt by association between the two major-party candidates. Story »
We've all heard of virtual reality, but virtual water is the current buzz phrase among water conservationists. According to the World Water Council, virtual water is the amount of water that is embedded in food or other products.
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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