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Contractor Healy Tibbitts Builders is expanding the Rainbow Bay Marina in Pearl Harbor. Construction of the Ford Island bridge required demolishing boat slips.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

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Inouye says Army must use Makua
U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye warned a gathering yesterday of high-ranking military officers, state legislators and business leaders that Hawai'i could lose the 25th Infantry Division (Light) if the Army is barred from the Makua Valley.
Inouye praises Bush's defense team, but urges focus on Asia

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.

Kamehameha Schools to pay $29 million in IRS tax settlement
In a move that brings Kamehameha Schools closer to a resolution with the IRS, the charitable trust announced yesterday that it will pay $29 million to the federal government to settle tax claims involving its for-profit businesses.

Five suspects arrested in murder of Kane'ohe store owner
The murder of a Kane'ohe liquor store owner that shocked the Korean community and grabbed the attention of the police chief appeared to have started from a botched Christmas Eve robbery that spun out of control.
City installing signal after more pedestrians hit
The city is acting swiftly to install a pedestrian-activated traffic signal this morning on North King Street in Kalihi after two more elderly pedestrians were hit by a car there this week.
East Honolulu residents brace for road chaos
Work is to start next month on a two-year project to replace water mains along a short stretch of Kalaniana'ole Highway from the end of the freeway to West Hind Drive.
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.
Decision to stand trial means 20-year term in care-home case
Care-home operator Raquel Bermisa could have stuck by the manslaughter deal that would have seen her spend up to a year in jail for the death of a 79-year-old woman under her care.
Mililani rapist sentenced to nine concurrent life terms
The man dubbed the "Mililani rapist" was sentenced to nine concurrent life terms yesterday for sexual assaults on four teenage girls in 1997.
Shorter lines for driver's licenses reported
The city's computer system is back to normal speed after a mad dash by customers last week to renew their driver's licenses clogged up the system.
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.
Aloha Sung Ja Cho, consulate worker, dead at 63
Aloha Sung Ja Cho, an administrator with the South Korean Consulate in Hawai'i, died Dec. 18 in Los Angeles. She was 63.
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.
O'ahu briefs
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
Miniature golf parks proposed on Maui
Two multimillion-dollar miniature golf course parks are being proposed on Maui, one in Lahaina and the other in Ma'alaea.
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.
4.0 earthquake shakes Big Island
A 4.0-magnitude earthquake Tuesday night rattled much of the Big Island but caused no damage.
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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
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.

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