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More than 100 workers and a dozen private contractors are scrambling to repair the critical Sand Island Wastewater Treatment Plant that was flooded by Hurricane Ana, which left behind 20 million gallons of untreated sludge that overwhelmed the plant Sunday morning and left it without power.  Story »

A 73-year-old family doctor pleaded not guilty Monday in Circuit Court to multiple charges of sexual assault on three female patients, including a minor.  Story »

The University of Hawaii will be examining dumped chemical weapons in deep water off the south coast of Oahu for the last time to see what effects they have on seawater, marine life and sediment.  Story »

Researchers are concerned about the number of cats near a Maui wildlife sanctuary that's home to endangered birds.  Story »

A second shark encounter in three days in waters edging Maui toppled a Maka­wao man off his paddleboard Monday morning.  Story »

Hawaii politics is in transition in the wake of the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye and the retirement of U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka. The churn at the top has caused political uncertainty that might take several election cycles to settle.  Story »

Federal auto safety regulators are warning the owners of certain vehicle models with defective air bags, particularly in humid areas such as Hawaii, to "act immediately" to get them fixed.  Story »

State House Speaker Joseph Souki said the House will not take up a challenge to Rep. Calvin Say's residency before the November elections.  Story »

For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
State parks, small boat harbors to reopen • State Senate considers judicial appointees • Kilauea Volcano lava front shows minimal activity; and more
For Saturday, October 18, 2014
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For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
A 64-year-old Kai­lua-Kona man who was injured in a moped crash Oct. 9 has died.
For Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Atanacio Ancheta Acojido • Juanito Batugo Agnes • Paul Fitz Barnes • Catalina Marcelino Daguro • Frank Kolomona De Rego Jr. • Bernard Fabrao • Justin Keoni Makio Kamahele Hirae • and more
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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: I'm just wondering about those new "parklets" in Kaka­ako. It was said that these are for public use and they are located on city streets. How will these new parklets not become new homeless shelters? Are there laws stating who can use these and when they can be used? 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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