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William Field, 10 of 'Aiea, reacts after missing a wicket while playing croquet with his friends Keone Mitchell, 10, of 'Aiea, and John Nako, 10, of Kaimuki. The trio were playing the lawn game in Kapaolono Community Park in Kaimuki on Sunday.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

State's tobacco payout reduced
The state is getting less money than expected from the settlement with tobacco manufacturers, putting a squeeze on the health promotion programs Hawai'i plans to finance with the money.

Governor's tax cut plan raises some eyebrows
Gov. Ben Cayetano's proposal to again cut state income taxes, to a top state income tax rate of 7.25 percent, is drawing a skeptical response from some quarters.

Community Calendar

USS Kamehameha being scrapped
After 35 years of service, the only submarine named after a Hawaiian king will steam for the scrap yard this year.
Moloka'i health group pushing for fluoridation
Moloka'i's health-care community is trying to do for residents of the Friendly Isle what the Legislature failed to do last year — fluoridate public water systems to fight rampant tooth decay.
Ka Iwi Coast preservation plan moves ahead
The Honolulu City Council is moving forward to condemn land near Sandy Beach that sparked a massive community protest in the 1980s when landowner Kamehameha Schools planned a housing development there.
Police seek indictment in fatal Waimanalo crash
Police say they will seek a first-degree negligent homicide indictment against a man who tested over the legal blood alcohol limit after a Jan. 2 crash that killed a Waimanalo woman.
State public school system not making grade
The system that aims to improve the performance of Hawai'i's public school students received a D-minus grade in a national report released today.
Kane Fernandez, head of carnival and amusement firm, dead at 64
Kane Fernandez, who took over the family's carnival and circus business and built it into one of the most successful entertainment firms in Hawai'i, died yesterday of an apparent heart attack.
UH seeks millions more to pay bills
University of Hawai'i officials want an additional $31 million a year to replace old technology and implement a management plan for Mauna Kea, home of its observatory complex.
34-cent stamps in good supply
Sales of the new first-class and 1-cent postage stamps have been brisk, but the U.S. Postal Service said customers shouldn't worry because there are ample supplies of both.
Hawai'i Kai cemetery conditions set
Before the first shovel digs into the earth for the East O'ahu Memorial Park in Kamilonui Valley, the developer will have to take steps to prevent flooding and ease traffic.
Wai'anae may get special crosswalk warning system
A successful experimental crosswalk warning light system installed on the Pali Highway last March will likely be installed this year on the Wai'anae Coast, state transportation officials said.
Swap meet contract suit settled for $295,000
Former Aloha Flea Market operator Edward Medeiros, who claimed his contract wasn’t renewed because he supported Republican gubernatorial candidate Linda Lingle, is being paid $295,000 to settle the case.
Ex-officer to enter guilty plea in theft
Former Honolulu police detective James Kawakami will plead guilty in a theft case related to extradition services provided to the Hawai'i County Police Department, state lawyers said yesterday.
15,000 students await new driving teachers
The state has so far certified one private driver instructor to help students enrolled in the mandatory driver's education program. Incomplete paperwork has delayed certification of about 100 others.
Retrial still pending in Army pilot's death
A retrial for one of three men accused of killing an Army helicopter pilot in Waianae more than 2 1/2 years ago is scheduled to begin Feb. 27.
Palolo fire victim's funeral Saturday
A funeral for Lillian Hee Herring, who died in a New Year's Eve fire that destroyed her Palolo home, will be Saturday at St. Patrick's Church.
Candidate endorsements under fire
It's against the law for candidates to give photos of themselves - paid for with campaign money - to support another candidate, according to an advisory opinion approved by the state Campaign Spending Commission.
Hawai'i briefs
Search on for missing Puna girl; Pali lights back on; Traffic project ideas sought; Burglars take safe via roof; Waves injure Japanese visitor; Honoring Hawai'i heroes.
Big Island gets electric rate hike
A new Big Island power plant that has caused four power failures in three weeks is said to be the reason for a 1.5 percent rate increase in Hawaii Electric Light Co. electric bills.
Big Island water issues addressed
Mayor Harry Kim yesterday told the county's Water Board he wants to shift priorities so that 24,000 Big Island residents without running water can have some form of a permanent, dependable supply.
Tai On Chock, Big Isle sportsman, dead at 73
Noted Big Island sportsman and promoter Tai On Chock died Jan. 5 at Hilo Medical Center. He was 73.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Hawaiian language goes far
Ka'u Mealani Walk learned the Hawaiian language after she heard her children converse with their Hawaiian immersion teacher. "It hit me like a ton of bricks," she said. Now she's a Hawaiian language immersion teacher in Hau'ula.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Someone hiding truth on Peter Boy
There are 60 cases open at the Missing Child Center-Hawai'i, but the case of Peter Boy Kema is different. No one calls about this child.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Lawsuits a catch-22 for agency
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in Hawai'i has in recent years made a consistent complaint when it is sued to force compliance with environmental laws: It says the lawsuits, instead of helping, are in fact getting in the way.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Find the answers in the questions
Sometimes, reading the newspaper raises a lot more questions than it answers. Most of the newspaper stories at the start of this year have left me wondering who has those answers. All I've got are questions.

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