A total of 876 of the roughly 13,500 public school teachers left their jobs over the course of the 2013-14 school year that just ended. Nearly two-thirds of those who left resigned and 40 percent retired. Sixteen were terminated.
Widespread angst over sweeping education reforms led to speculation that the state might see an exodus of public school teachers this year due to burnout and poor morale, conditions made worse by pay levels that lag behind their mainland counterparts. Story »
Teddi Medina was a trailblazer and hard-charging Filipina spark plug who excelled in Hawaii radio and other media in an era when few women did. "She was a tour de force," John Noland said of his mother. Story »
Steve Ozark, Hawaii's "caterer to the stars" for more than 30 years, died July 24 in Nashville. He was 63. His former wife, Jan Brenner, said Ozark learned in May that he had pancreatic cancer. Story »
Police have arrested a 26-year-old homeless man whom acquaintances say may be responsible for several armed robberies on Oahu. The man was arrested about half an hour after he allegedly robbed Elena's restaurant in Waipahu. Story »
For Saturday, July 26, 2014 Thomas Jefferson Alfred Jr. • David Kaiena Bishaw • Anatole Bogaev • Norman Frederick Boyajian • David Canady • Cristie Dulce Crail • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Sy Patrick Francisco • and more
Of the six major lighthouses spotted around the islands, the Kilauea Lighthouse on the North Shore of Kauai is so popular that it draws a half-million visitors a year, which ranks it ninth among all visitor attractions across the state. Story »
Credit that chewy little koan to Kelly Park, who recently bid “ahn nyeong hee ga se yo” to a postgraduate gig in her native South Korea to return to the University of Hawaii to further her studies in economics.
Question: When and where can the absentee ballots be dropped off? I know the ballot can be mailed in the prepaid postage envelope provided, but I do not like the idea of having my signature, name and address on the outside of the envelope for whoever to see. Why can't the signature part be on the inside yellow envelope? Story »
There has been increasing discussion about preparedness in STEM subjects. The focus on science, technology, engineering and mathematics often drifts away from the central issues that subliminally affect all of us, specifically in mathematics. 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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Discover Windward at Windward Mall
A free, family-friendly event this Saturday (July 26) from 4 to 9 p.m. at Windward Mall. There will be cultural activities, fashion, music and food, including food trucks and vendors serving delicious samples and meals sourced from around the Windward area. Read More »