One of two construction workers injured yesterday at the Hilton Hawaiian Village Coral Ballroom is loaded into an ambulance. The two, who worked for a subcontractor of Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd., were injured when an scissor lift they were working in collapsed. One of the two unidentified workers remained hospitalized for testing, the company said.
Eugene Tanner The Honolulu Advertiser
Correction: The two injured workers worked for a subcontractor of Dick Pacific Construction Co., Ltd. A previous version of this cutline listed incorrect information.
Makua survey uncovers settlement, heiau sites
Centuries-old Hawaiian settlements have been found within the boundaries of the Army's live-ammunition training site in Makua Valley, raising further concerns in the community about continued military training there.
Family struggles to cope with woman's traffic death
"We go," Lorrie Wiley would say as she swept friends and family along with her, trying to get as much as she could out of each day. Relatives and friends remember the woman who was killed in a head-on crash Jan. 2 in Waimanalo.
Requests for driver's license exchange rampant
So many people want to exchange their driver's licenses for ones that don't list their Social Security numbers that a mad rush at license renewal sites is clogging the computer system.
Legislators balking at Felix decree costs
With the price tag for the Felix consent decree at $716 million for the next two years, politicians yesterday signaled fears that the cost is spiraling out of control.
Palolo woman gets 17 months for welfare fraud
A Palolo woman who prosecutors said committed the largest welfare fraud in Hawai'i history was sentenced yesterday to a 17-month prison term and ordered to repay more than $350,000.
Samoa's prime minister visits Isles
Samoa's prime minister, Tuilapa Sailele Malielegaoi, said here yesterday that a merger of his country with neighboring American Samoa is not likely in his lifetime.
Columbia Inn became diners' 'home away from home'
It looked like old times at the Columbia Inn last night. The Kaneshiros, the former owners, were there to say goodbye to old friends. At 8 tonight, the landmark at the "Top of the Boulevard" closes for good.
Kunia mall plan called 'threat'
Concern is growing that a proposal to build a 41-acre shopping center in Royal Kunia will kill already struggling businesses in nearby Waipahu and worsen traffic problems.
Waipahu man charged with murder; Bicyclist, 7, falls to stream bank; Fugitive caught after foot chase; Man accused of striking officer; Woman hit by car in Hawai'i Kai; No-show Kahapea attorney fined $250; Marine remains going home; City to discuss clogged sewers; Firm withdraws permit request; Hazard cleanup team responds.
Kaua'i finally may solve junked-car crisis
Kaua'i County is seeking bidders to run a $1 million metals recycling facility that will collect, process and ship away old vehicles, as well as appliances and scrap metal.
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.
Readers tell what's in a name
So my plan worked. I wrote about my hobby of collecting cool names (for example, Marlon Blando and Don Tarantaran) and in a matter of days, more than doubled my list. I even have a new favorite.
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.
Growing plants that will not die
This year I'm going to do a better job of keeping my plants alive. In the past 12 months I've killed things as small as spice seedlings and as big as a full-grown tree.