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Thursday, April 24, 2014         

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 Flower donations continue Merrie Monarch tradition 
The fragrance and color of flowers adorn dancers, spectators and the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium during the Merrie Monarch Festival.  Story »
The state Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Circuit Court can hear a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency.  Story »

Selling advertising space on the sides of Honolulu buses may yet become reality after the City Council Budget Committee voted to revive Mayor Kirk Caldwell's revenue-generating plan Wednesday.  Story »

A Marine admitted at his court-martial Wednesday at Kaneohe Bay that he killed a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room last year and then dumped her naked body near Yokohama Bay.  Story »

Hung up over construction spending, state House and Senate negotiators have pushed deliberations on the state budget to Friday, the deadline to have bills ready for final votes next week before the session adjourns.  Story »

When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed "Island Earth."  Story »

The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointment of retired banker Don Horner to a second term on the state Board of Education.  Story »

Mililani High School garnered the most awards among the state's public and private schools that submitted entries for the 45th annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.  Story »

On the eve of a critical deadline, a woman Wednesday sued the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu and its former vicar general, Marc Alexander, accusing him of sexually abusing her 30 years ago when she was a minor and he was working at St. John Vianney in Kailua.  Story »

For Thursday, April 24, 2014
Teen disoriented, wobbly after risky flight • Kidnapping call results in arrest of Hilo suspect • Stubborn blaze fueled by wind burns 12 acres

For Thursday, April 24, 2014
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For Thursday, April 24, 2014
Police officer's restraining order dropped • Suspect arrested in home invasion robbery

For Thursday, April 24, 2014
Mona Cordeiro • Robert Stephan Hines • Edwin Sueo Inouye • Mary Holokahiki Cypher Jenss • Hilda Keahukai Kaupu • Francis Moses Kuakini • Roland Wai Tung Lee • Mary Kauhoanoano Mahiai and more
Columns
This year, the Outrigger Canoe Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traumatic move from the heart of Waikiki to its present Diamond Head location.  Story »

 Island Images


You can't put a price on what volunteer Lillian Takeda does for the Kua­kini Health System, but you could certainly fill out one heck of a timecard. Story »

Question: Whatever happened to the case of a Hilo woman whose decomposed remains were found three years ago in a former sugar cane field in Hamakua? Story »

One of the most satisfying moments in a sailor's life is tying the boat to a safe mooring in a calm harbor after a long period at sea. Even a day after arriving here at Niue (pronounced NEW-ay), Craig and I are still high-fiving.  Story »

Question: I recently renewed my license for two years and wasn't required to present any documents as I already did that in 2012 when the law required them... Would you be able to clarify the need to present documents again?  Story »

It was hard to tell sometimes if we were talking about law and order or the birds and the bees as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused. Story »

The bungled rollout of Obamacare is a lesson on why so many people are leery of expanding government: It does big projects poorly and then runs from accountability. Story »

One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.  Story »

The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years. Story »


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