Some Kapolei residents yesterday were startled by the sight of a plume of flame and black smoke from a smokestack at the Chevron Hawai'i refinery. It took place during an emergency shutdown of the plant, but Fire Department and company officials said there was no danger to people and no evacuation was ordered. See story.
Chopper 8 photo courtesy KHNL-TV
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.)
||Teachers show unity at Capitol rally
More than 5,000 teachers swarmed the state Capitol yesterday answering their union's call for solidarity in the face of deadlocked contract negotiations.
Campaign Spending Commission subpoenas Mansho's records
The state Campaign Spending Commission is investigating Councilwoman Rene Mansho's use of campaign money to pay for dozens of government-sponsored trips over the past decade.
Rep. Yonamine to resign after second DUI arrest
Following his second arrest for drunken driving, state Rep. Nobu Yonamine said he intends to resign from the Legislature because he let his family and supporters down.
O'ahu prison guard's quick thinking foils escape attempt
Prison guard Galen Salsedo had to think fast when two inmates locked him in a cell Wednesday night. He did just that, and he thwarted a jail break at the O'ahu Community Correctional Center.