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A Honolulu Fire Department honor guard paraded down King Street from ‘Iolani Palace to Honolulu Hale yesterday in a ceremony marking the department’s 150th anniversary.

Richard Ambo • The Honolulu Advertiser

Cayetano rejects teacher pay finding
Gov. Ben Cayetano yesterday shot down the report of a fact-finding panel and its recommendation of a 19 percent raise for Hawai'i's teachers.

Administrator salaries lure principals away, auditor says
As the public school system braces for a massive shortage of principals, the state auditor yesterday told lawmakers that the principals' salary structure does not encourage them to stay on the job.

Community Calendar

The boss is gone, but Fernandez carnival goes on
In true carnival tradition, the show will go on at the E.K. Fernandez camp at Campbell Industrial Park, where CEO Kanekepo'okalani Fernandez — "Kane" to his friends and patrons — ruled until his unexpected death Tuesday.
'Celebration of Life' will be held Sunday
Bishop Museum considers moving
The Bishop Museum is considering selling its campus in Kapalama to Kamehameha Schools, which would take over the site for educational purposes.
Ex-employees win $750,000 in pharmacy settlement
Two whistle blowers who turned in a local pharmaceutical company for illegally recycling prescription drugs used primarily by the elderly will receive $750,000 as part of a state record-setting $4 million medical fraud settlement.
Alleged gunman charged with shooting Kane'ohe store owner
The man who police believe fired the gun that killed a Kane'ohe liquor store owner on Christmas Eve was charged with murder yesterday.
GOP introduces legislative plan
Giving schools more autonomy, offering tuition waivers to future special education teachers and cutting state spending are among Senate Republicans' goals this session
Hawai'i Teacher of Year is national finalist
Hawai'i Teacher of the Year Derek Minakami is one of four educators on the short list to become the top teacher in the nation.
State to doll up its Kahekili 'monstrosity' again
The state plans to spend $2.5 million to beautify the Kahekili Highway between Kulukeoe Street and Haiku Road, an area some critics have called a "concrete monstrosity."
Busy Mililani roads to get new signals
In another sign that the Mililani Mauka subdivision continues to grow, work to install a traffic signal at the busy intersection of Meheula Parkway and Lehiwa Drive could begin as early as next month.
Ocean-policy aide says Bush takes market-based management view
President-elect Bush, while governor of Texas, balanced economic and environmental issues when dealing with fisheries and the near-shore coastlines, according to his senior marine policy manager.
Woman sought in Waikiki car break-ins
Authorities need the public's help in finding a 20-year-old woman who is wanted for a traffic arrest warrant and is a suspect in other crimes.
O'ahu briefs
Some oppose shopping center; Crews repair broken main; Emergency van hours boosted; Ammo leads to parolee charge; Schofield force bound for Sinai; Expect delays for a month; Visitor speaks on tourism
Mother charged in death of elder who befriended her four children
Lisa H. Avilla's four children were among those who used to visit Edward "Doc" Bird, 82, and now she is charged with second-degree murder for his death during a botched burglary last month.
Kaua'i's water bills may rise for repairs
Kaua'i's Board of Water Supply is proposing a dramatic increase in county water rates, to rebuild an islandwide water system in serious disrepair.
Power plant to be built near Lihu'e
Kaua'i Electric plans to deliver power from its proposed new power plant to the islandwide grid with a tap into its main high-voltage transmission line between Lihu'e and Kapa'a.
Neighbor Island briefs
Lahaina group to meet Thursday; Cultural leader to represent U.S.; Mauna Loa road closed for repair; Suspect accused of slashing officer
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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
Kaua'i's bad, best bovines
For more than 20 years as a reporter for the Garden Island newspaper, Georgia Mossman checked out the daily Kaua'i Police Department blotter and printed just about everything she found in her column.
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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