Friday, October 24, 2014         


History might eventually treat him more kindly than voters did during the Democratic primary in August, but the initial appraisal of Gov. Neil Abercrombie's four-year term is below average. Story »

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 »

New Zealand designer Sean Kelly has been named the winner of "Project Runway" Season 13. Hawaii designer Kini Zamora placed third in the TV design competition, behind Amanda Valentine. 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 »

A larger crowd than usual attended the weekly lava update meeting in Pahoa on Thursday night following news that Madame Pele's path had quickly advanced. 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 »

For Friday, October 24, 2014
Candidate sues over debate • Science group wins awards • GMO ordinance challenge heard • Future trash site draws dumping
For Friday, October 24, 2014
Police arrested a 37-year-old homeless man Wednesday for allegedly kidnapping a woman in Waianae in June.
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For Friday, October 24, 2014
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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   Story »

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 »

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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: Whatever happened to the Kapoho Vacationland subdivision on Hawaii island, where a storm surge from Tropical Storm Iselle pushed debris into anchialine ponds?  Story »

Pacific Ocean, 22 degrees South, 163 degrees East » After sailing thousands of miles through the tropical Pacific, I'm no longer surprised by how few whales and dolphins appear offshore. 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 proxy election is scarier than the real one as we "flASHback" on September's news that amused and confused: 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.  Story »

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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