Morgan Keene guides motorcycle license applicants through maneuvers in a parking lot at Leeward Community College as part of the Hawaii Motorcycle Safety Education Program. Her class is among 150 being offered statewide, usually on weekends. According to Keene, new laws allow motorcyclist licensing through the program instead of requiring a separate road test. More information about the program is available at 455-0307.
Newspaper sale court order On Nov. 9, a federal judge approved the sale of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin and brought an end to an anti-trust lawsuit filed by the state attorney general against Gannett Pacific Corp., which operates The Honolulu Advertiser. Download order approving the sale and the sales agreement. (Adobe Reader required, 2.3 Mb.)
Kaua'i in quandary over rare foliage
Various interests debated yesterday at a hearing on the Fish and Wildlife Service's court-mandated proposal to designate more than 66,000 acres of Kaua'i and Ni'ihau as critical habitat for 76 species of endangered plants.
Sex treatment center hearings set
The Legislature will make the call on where or perhaps if the state's juvenile sex offender treatment facility will move from Pearl City.
Medical privacy law hits dead end
Support for Hawai'i's ambitious new law to protect the privacy of medical records has collapsed at the Legislature, with lawmakers proposing to either repeal the law entirely or put it on hold for the next three years.
Army postpones Makua decision
The Army has postponed deciding on the resumption of live-fire training at Makua Valley for at least 60 days and will hold public meetings to address concerns raised by Wai'anae Coast residents.
Isle woodworkers brand products
Hawai'i's woodworkers have begun marking their products with a new "Hawaii's Wood" logo that they hope will add value to both the individual works and the Hawaiian woods industry.
Castle ready to add building, parking lot
After more than three years of planning and numerous community meetings, Castle Medical Center is ready to begin construction on a $10 million medical professional office building and parking lot.
Kailua neighbors determined to keep area clean
Encouraged by recent city progress to control speeding, illegal activities and dumping in the neighborhood by increasing police patrols, residents on Old Kalaniana'ole Highway have organized to ensure continued success.
UPW chief gives Legislature ultimatum
United Public Workers leader Gary Rodrigues said yesterday he would have no choice but to call for a strike vote if lawmakers fail to appropriate money for the pay raises state negotiators agreed to give his union's members.
Police seek culprit in golf ball injury; Man, 29, held in 'Ewa Beach robbery.
Airport inspectors find plenty of trouble
A trial period of beefed-up agricultural inspections under way at Kahului Airport has turned up hundreds of insects and diseases, many not known to occur in Hawai'i.
Korean War museum plan promoted as economic asset
Supporters of a Korean War museum in Hawai'i are pitching the proposal as a way to honor Americans and Koreans who fought against communism 50 years ago and at the same time revive a flagging tourism market.
Neighbor Island briefs
Clues sought in slaying; Waimea man killed in crash; Ka'u officer held in abuse; Suspect held in slashing; Big Isle DUI count hits 100; Gym parking project set.
When jazz was king on Hotel Street
The story of jazz in Honolulu is especially interesting because it was played mostly by black musicians at a time when the black community here was a mystery to everybody else.
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.