After the inauguration ceremony at the new Kapi'olani Park bandstand, Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris accepts a lei from Betsy Miyahira, left, and prepares to give it to his wife, Ramona, right. See story.
In Palolo, unanswered questions and grief
The smell of Lillian Herring's charred Palolo home hung in the air. And so did the whiff of suspicion, a feeling of unease and the unanswered questions that neighbors are asking themselves.
O'ahu streams called contaminated, hazardous
O'ahu's urban streams are contaminated with DDT residue and have the highest levels in the nation of the toxic pesticides chlordane and dieldrin, according to a federal study.
Carlisle calls for changes in justice system
Honolulu Prosecutor Peter Carlisle, sworn in for a second term yesterday, said his office could take pride in reduced crime in Hawai'i, but that changes in the criminal justice system are needed.
2001 O'ahu traffic toll reaches 3
Two Windward O'ahu residents were killed in traffic accidents yesterday. They were the second and third people to have lost their lives on O'ahu streets so far this year.
Neighbor Island briefs
Maui police trying to identify man's body; Drowning cause of Kaua'i deaths; Motorcyclist in critical condition; British professor to speak at UHH; Blood drives set on Big Island.
Wartime diploma here at last
Henry Kawai, a retired rose grower who lives in Manoa Valley, started his new year with a high school diploma that's 57 years late.
Cayetano message says little
Ben and Vicky's holiday message came into the newsroom and made its way to my desk. I searched in vain for a highlighter pen. But forget the pen. Get me a machete.
Surge in logging not likely
Most of our Christmas trees and our lumber come from elsewhere, as does cardboard in which holiday presents are boxed. Still, most oppose the idea of more actively logging Hawai'i's back country.
When did we all stop caring?
I always thought Hawai'i was the place where we took care of one another. So imagine my surprise and hurt the other day when I read that we're not even in the top 25 of states when it comes to caring.