19% raise suggested for Isle teachers
A fact-finding panel charged with resolving deadlocked teacher contract negotiations has leaned in favor of Hawai'i's teachers, recommending a raise of about 19 percent.
Medical fraud case settled
Attorney General Earl Anzai is expected to announce today a $4 million settlement in the state's largest medical fraud case, which involves Interstate Pharmacy Corp., now known as IPC, a local corporation.
Mayor asks $91 million more for construction
City Council members yesterday questioned administration officials about why Mayor Jeremy Harris wants to add about $91 million to the city's $299 million construction budget.
UH president search down to 12
One dozen people now make up the field of candidates to replace outgoing University of Hawai'i President Kenneth Mortimer.
More pesticide tests due for Village Park
The Honolulu Board of Water Supply will conduct a new $120,000 water quality study for pesticides once used in the Village Park area, expanding on testing done in 1999 that did not find any contamination.
Marijuana waivers approved
Eleven Hawai'i residents can now legally smoke marijuana to treat or alleviate severe medical conditions.
Board to make tough call on 'Ewa park hours
No matter how the 'Ewa Neighborhood Board votes on night use of Geiger Park at its monthly meeting today, some people will walk away unhappy, according to board chairwoman Mary Miyashiro.
Ray Mews, renowned cameraman, dead at 62
Veteran cameraman Ray Mews, who won national recognition for a photo he took of a one-legged Vietnam veteran embracing his wife, died Jan. 2 in Honolulu. He was 62.
Surf may peak around 20 feet; Plate lunches for good cause; Likelike work resuming; Waimanalo wants librarian; Board will examine plan; Waipahu plan topic Jan. 23
Sisters, 18 and 13, hurt in Maui fire
Two teenage sisters suffered burns in a cottage fire yesterday morning in Kihei. They were in stable condition last night at Maui Memorial Medical Center with first- and second-degree burns.
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.
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.
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.
Absolute certainty laid low
Now comes word that scientists can change the speed of light. Maybe this doesn't bother you, but it shakes me right down to my childhood faith in science.