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Honolulu Police Sgt. Gary Kawasaki takes a thumbprint from Noelani first-grader Azure Sky Baker, 7, while Irina Yaremchuk, 6, waits in line. The students were being fingerprinted yesterday for identification cards through O'ahu's Keiki ID program.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

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.)

9 missing after sub hits Japanese ship
A Pearl Harbor-based nuclear submarine surfacing off O‘ahu yesterday sliced through the hull of a Japanese high school training ship with 35 people aboard, sinking the vessel within minutes.

Damaged ship sank within 10 minutes
In the frantic final moments of the Ehime Maru, crew members heard a loud thump and felt a shudder move through the hull. The power was lost, the lights went out and water poured into the ship, nine miles off Diamond Head.

Japanese school anxiously awaits news of students on boat
Accident while surfacing a real fear
Investigation into collision promised
See video of the Coast Guard rescue effort in large (6.8 Mb), small (1.1 Mb) or streaming format. Video courtesy KHON-TV.
Graphic of how the the collision happened.

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Hanauma Bay project gains state permit
The state Board of Land and Natural Resources yesterday unanimously approved a permit that clears the way for the city to begin work on $10 million in improvements at Hanauma Bay.
Cayetano proposal may offer teachers raises for certification
The state likely will submit a new contract proposal to the teachers union next week that will offer higher pay for teachers who obtain national certification, Gov. Ben Cayetano said.
Six Hawai'i residents recognized as 'Living Treasures'
The Honpa Hongwanji Mission of Hawai'i last night honored six Island residents as "Living Treasures of Hawai'i."
House committee OKs bill increasing minimum wage
The House Labor and Public Employment Committee yesterday passed a bill raising the state hourly minimum wage by 25 cents next year and by another 50 cents the following year.
OHA trustees approve rebuttal to state audit
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees yesterday approved a response to a highly critical state audit of the agency charged with the betterment of Native Hawaiians.
Felix funding delay could save state money, Cayetano says
State House leaders who are stalling a $137 million emergency bill to pay the costs of the mental health services for children just might be able to save the state some money, Gov. Ben Cayetano said.
Hawai'i briefs
Couple indicted in sexual assault; Lightning cuts Big Island power; Kaua’i mayor leads tourism delegation.
Rains flood areas on Kaua'i's north shore
Torrential rains on Kaua'i's north shore yesterday flooded hotel rooms at Princeville and shut down roads between Hanalei and Ha'ena.
8th-grader second in family to win Maui spelling bee
It really shouldn't be a surprise that Nicholas Jachowski won the Maui District spelling bee last night, considering his spelling bloodlines.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
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.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Essence of Hanauma Bay threatened
If Mayor Jeremy Harris gets his way and receives state approval today for a large new development at Hanauma Bay, its essence will be forever changed.
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
Time for Hawai'i to cash in
Gov. Ben Cayetano thinks it's time Hawai'i joined the nationwide trend of renaming arenas for a fistful of dollars. Here are some ideas for renaming Aloha Stadium.

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