Thursday, October 8, 2015         


Sweeps spur move to Kewalo Basin

By Dan Nakaso
As the city prepares its final push to clear out the last of the Kakaako homeless encampment today and Friday, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said some homeless people have simply moved next door and set up an illegal camp on state land at Kewalo Basin.

3 agencies oppose HEI deal, state’s PUC is informed

By Kathryn Mykleseth
Gov. David Ige’s administration said Wednesday it is not in favor of NextEra Energy Inc.’s purchase of Hawaiian Electric Industries even after NextEra revised its proposal in August, adding more than 50 new binding commitments.

Mililani teen lands lead in Disney’s ‘Moana’

By Mike Gordon
The newest addition to the Disney family of animated heroines is a humble, soft-spoken teenager from Mililani who stayed home from school Wednesday to avoid the attention that would come from a studio announcement that she will be the star of “Moana.”

Report rejects trustee’s petition

By Sophie Cocke
An independent court master is recommending that Probate Judge Derrick Chan not reappoint Janeen-Ann Olds to a second term as a Kamehameha Schools trustee because she’s lost the support of her fellow trustees in the wake of scandals involving telecommunications company Sandwich Isles Communications and its parent company, Waimana Enterprises.

Health officials shutter bakery on North Shore

By Rosemarie Bernardo
A popular Waialua bakery known for its “snow puffies” pastries has closed after the state Health Department temporarily suspended its food safety permit due to improper temperature controls.

Search for teen to continue despite doubt

By Timothy Hurley
Friends and family of missing 16-year-old Punahou School student Noah Montemayor vowed to continue looking for him in the second week of his disappearance.

Council committee to tackle proposed extension of rail tax

By Gordon Y.K. Pang
Discussion on a bill extending the 0.5 percent excise tax surcharge for rail on Oahu through the end of 2027 will be heard by a Honolulu City Council committee in the coming weeks, Council Chairman Ernie Martin said Wednesday.

Facebook user charged with threatening woman

By Rob Shikina
A 30-year-old Makiki man charged with threatening the mother of his daughter on his Facebook page is scheduled to be arraigned Oct. 19 in Circuit Court. Curtis Hughes was charged Sunday with two counts of first-degree terroristic threatening, a felony punishable by up to five years in prison.

Effort to eradicate beetle shifts west

By Gary T. Kubota
State agricultural pest officials are refocusing efforts to eradicate a beetle that has touched off the deaths of more than 100 coconut and palm trees on Oahu, shifting traps to an area stretching to Nanakuli from Iroquois Point.

$2 million homes bring Oahu prices to a record high

By Andrew Gomes
Fourteen Honolulu homes purchased for more than $2 million apiece last month helped Hawaii’s main housing market break another record.

Waikiki attraction nears a construction milestone

By Allison Schaefers
The completion this month of steel framing for the International Market Place puts the redevelopment on track to reopen in August, creating jobs for an anticipated 2,500 employees and contract workers.

U.S. talks tough on South China Sea

By William Cole
Another Hawaii-based military leader has stepped up the rhetoric against China’s island-building and territorial claims in the South China Sea, this time ahead of what could be a bolder U.S. military demonstration of air and sea navigation rights through the area.
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