Three-year-old Logan Kim celebrates her climb onto outdoor play equipment at Kuauli and Kaapeha streets in Mililani Mauka.
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Cleanup work part of healing on Kaho'olawe
Media toured Kaho'olawe yesterday for the first time since the Navy launched the ordnance-removal project two years ago. In addition to ordnance removal, cultural and restoration activities, the tour also included the detonation of a 2,000-pound World War II bomb.
UH staff debates merit vs. need
When Gov. Ben Cayetano put forth the idea of sending the state's A and B students to the University of Hawai'i for free in his State of the State address, it was the first time he had mentioned the program publicly.
Sex abuse detention center list narrowed
State officials have narrowed their search of possible new sites for the Pearl City juvenile sex treatment center to Kahi Mohala psychiatric hospital in 'Ewa, Wahiawa near Kemo'o Farm, or Kalaeloa, formerly Barbers Point.
School transfers rile Makakilo
Some Makakilo parents reacted with resignation, others with anger, when they learned yesterday their children will be moved to another school six miles away.
Isles' serious crime up 10%
The number of serious crimes reported in Hawai'i increased 10 percent in the first half of last year compared to the same period in 1999, according to the attorney general's semi-annual Uniform Crime Report released yesterday.
Foes of gambling explain their case
A 1997 Harvard University study estimates that 15.4 million Americans are pathological gamblers, a national gambling expert said in an informational briefing at the State Capitol yesterday.
Wife gets 20 years in fatal stabbing
A 37-year-old mother of six children pleaded guilty yesterday to manslaughter for stabbing her husband in the neck with a steak knife as he slept, prosecutors said.
Health officials say rules will make Natatorium safe
State health officials say the rules being created for saltwater swimming pools will ensure public health and safety despite the objections of the Kaimana Beach Coalition concerning the Waikiki War Memorial Natatorium.
Labor bill moves for state to pay 'living wage'
The Senate Labor Committee yesterday approved a bill that would require companies contracted by the state to pay their workers involved in the contract at least a "living wage" of $9.43 an hour.
North Shore highway signs to be blessed
A brief ceremony will be held Saturday to bless six redwood highway signs that will identify the neighborhoods of Ka'a'awa, Kahana, Punalu'u, Hau'ula, La'ie and Kahuku.
Visitor needs money to take son's body home to Ecuador
Leonora Cruz' family in Ecuador scraped up enough money so she could be with her seriously injured son in Hawai'i. Now, Cruz wants to take her son's body back to Ecuador, but has nothing left to pay for the cost of flying.
Gas work may affect traffic; Highway work discussion set; Kahuku team to be honored; Surf expected to remain high; Army football clinic Saturday; Kalaheo will be raising cash
Parents not told about teacher's alleged acts
On Friday, a Big Island teacher was arrested on suspicion that she had a sexual relationship with one of her male students. Now parents at three Big Island schools are stepping forward with concern.
Judge awards $4 million in police lawsuit
Big Island judge Riki May Amano has filed a final judgment awarding more than $4 million in damages to 19 retired and current Big Island police officers who filed a lawsuit over rigged promotions.
Neighbor Island briefs
Hawaiians plan Kahului protest; Hilo brushfire closes highway; Jury in Kona convicts driver; Ocean panel to visit Maui; Kahuku team to be honored
A touch of Japan at Kona's Manago
Little did I know when I made reservations at the Manago Hotel up mauka in Kona, on the road to the volcano, that it would be a one-of-a-kind experience.
All that glitter not just gold
An armload of Hawaiian heirloom bracelets means more than a volume discount deal at Violet's. It tells the world the wearer is loved, that she is as adored as she is adorned.
Control of invasive species essential
Richard H. Davis spent more than half of the last century marching, clearing and building Hawai'i's back-country trails. In that time, Davis has had insights and sightings of the things that damage Island forests.
Using the arts to save the world
Howard Shapiro has this sort of old-fashioned, new-age idea: Art can save the world. Shapiro, a songwriter and musician who lives on the Big Island, doesn't just believe it. He lives it.