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Hikers Christopher Lee, left, and Alan Morrow were in good spirits yesterday after getting stuck on a ridge above Kuli'ou'ou and spending Sunday night there before being rescued. See story.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

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House may stall special education funding
Angry lawmakers in the state House may stall an emergency measure to pump another $137 million into special education services as part of a strategy to control the soaring costs of the Felix consent decree.

Ex-officer may be charged in traffic death
Former police officer Clyde Arakawa may be charged with reckless manslaughter in the car crash last October that killed a young woman, the prosecutor's office said in court papers.

It only seems like it's so cold
It may seem like Arctic weather to longtime Hawai'i residents, but weather forecasters say the chill you feel is not particularly extraordinary.

Restaurant in Kalihi pau, but owner isn't
Helena's Hawaiian Food at 1364 North King St. is no more, but the 83-year-old owner of the popular hole-in-the-wall lunch and dinner stop in Kalihi isn't ready to hang up her apron just yet.

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UH's cloned mice join Bishop Museum show
Ten tiny cloned mice from the University of Hawai'i — some of which glow fluorescent green — are being donated to the Bishop Museum and will go on display starting Sunday.
Casino gambling bill called long shot
Insiders are predicting that a bill to legalize casino gambling in Hawai'i probably won't stand a good chance of passing the Legislature this year.
Sprinkler debate intensifies after high-rise fire
Two recent high-rise fires have rekindled the debate between Honolulu fire officials and building owners in retrofitting sprinklers in 347 high-rise Oahu buildings.
Prison terms ordered in police beating
A former and a current Honolulu police officer were sentenced to prisons terms for their respective roles in the 1995 beating of a prisoner and the attempt to cover it up.
Famed volunteer Mitsuko Akimoto dies at 104
Mitsuko Akimoto, a former picture bride who went on to become an award-winning volunteer with the American Lung Association and American Red Cross, died Feb. 2 in Honolulu. She was 104.
No closure for hanai family of lost girl found dead
The yearlong search for a former Hawaii child whose remains were identified in California now has become a search for answers about how she died, members of her hanai family said.
Teen hikers rescued after night on ridge
Two 17-year-old boys were rescued safely yesterday after getting stuck on a ridge trail over Kuli'ou'ou and spending a chilly night in the Ko'olau Mountains.
Group outlines scenarios for Waimea Valley park
About 70 North Shore residents, many of them employees of Waimea Valley Adventure Park, attended a meeting last night to continue developing a master plan for the valley.
Minimum wage proposal advances
The state Senate Labor Committee yesterday passed a bill that would raise the state minimum wage from $5.25 to $5.95 on July 1.
Pedestrian-safety legislation advances
Drivers who ignore pedestrians and whiz through crosswalks could face tough new fines under a bill approved by the House Committee on Transportation yesterday.
Council member discloses wedding business earnings
Honolulu Councilman John Henry Felix last year earned more than $100,000 from the wedding business he continues to run from his oceanfront 'Aina Haina home despite citations by the city and mounting fines.
Noah Abrazado, infant who fought brain tumor, died Feb. 1
Noah Abrazado, who was diagnosed with a rare brain tumor when he was two months old, died Feb. 1 at his Mililani home. Noah turned 1 Sept. 24.
O'ahu briefs
School issues on agenda; Redistricting meeting set; Mo-ped rider hospitalized; Hanauma Bay visitor revived; State to talk about stream; School holding World Fun Fair.
Hokuli'a developer denies damaging sites
The developer of the Hokuli'a luxury housing development was back in court yesterday over construction practices at its massive 700-home project north of Kealakekua Bay.
Neighbor island briefs
NFL event to close Lihu'e runway; Wastewater spilled at golf course; Nominees named to Maui panels; Lawyers named district judges; Charity walk to aid heart association; Center offers health information; Maui to be updated on invasive pests.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Kama'aina holds line against Kona time
Seventy-six-year-old Kona native Rikio (Strong Boy) Sasaki is waging single-handed combat with the 21st century at the school bus stop.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Doctor not just playing around
If you thought that dimpled doctor on the Kaiser Permanente commercial was an actor hired for his warm smile and exuberant charm, that's wrong. That's wrong, wrong, wrong.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
More Isles vehicles run on cooking oil
The cooking oil-based diesel fuel business is slowly but steadily growing in Hawai'i. Pacific Biodiesel produces 10,000 gallons a month.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Matters of church and state
While the authors of our Constitution created a wall of separation between church and state, President Bush seems to have just created a federal agency to unite the two.

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