UH tuition hikes proposed
University of Hawaii administrators will resurrect a plan that died last year in a cloud of controversy: raising tuition about 3 percent each year for the next five years, bringing Hawai'i more in line with the national average.
Homestead rally draws 2,000 to Capitol
In a peaceful show of defiance, more than 2,000 Hawaiian homesteaders and supporters rallied outside the State Capitol yesterday, united in the face of a legal challenge to state and federally supported Hawaiian entitlements.
Keiki inspires teens to help mom's 'dream'
Maile Ogata, 14 months old, has Apert's Syndrome a genetic defect so rare only one child in Hawai'i is born with it every six years. Still, she has captured the hearts of students and staff at Washington Middle School.
Bag a focus in Mililani shooting
Honolulu police will seek a search warrant today to allow them to open a fanny pack that belonged to a man shot by a police officer early Sunday morning in Mililani.
Leaks in State Capitol roof cost $15,000
Lawmakers may be setting out a few pots and pans when the winter rains come. The state spent an estimated $15,000 on repairs to two lawmakers' offices after water leaked in during the November rains.
East side motorists fume
Saturday's construction work on Kalaniana'ole Highway caught many motorists off guard. Although a lot of drivers knew roadwork was coming, few counted on the start of a month's worth of work on a holiday weekend.
Neighborhood board deadline today
People who are interested in running for O'ahu's neighborhood boards must file their applications by today. As of last week, only 300 candidates had filed for 454 neighborhood board seats.
December state tax collection rises 5.3%
The state collected $231.5 million in tax revenue last month, an increase of 5.3 percent, or $11.6 million, over the previous December, the state Department of Taxation reported this month.
Water-rate vote worries Hilo farmers
The Hawai'i County Board of Water Supply is expected to vote next week on rate increases that some farmers say would drive them out of business.
Grower advocates small timber farms
Much of the effort to grow high-value timber in Hawai'i has been the work of large firms on vast acreage, such as former sugar cane land. But Kaua'i's David Crawshaw believes there is a place for timber on small farms as well.
Neighbor Island briefs
Rental housing project sold; Power goes out again on Big Isle; Kaua'i beach gets more sand; Hokule'a Maui stops planned; Coordinator of UH program named; Education official changing hats
Roadwork perdition persists into 2001
Imagine my surprise after putting 2000 safely in moth balls when I read that the Year of Street Repair isn't over yet. It will roll merrily along Kalaniana'ole Highway.
Language of lei is local style
Understanding about lei is part of understanding these islands. Knowing the formal (maile, 'ilima, kika) from the informal (plumeria, plumeria, plumeria) is like knowing the dress code.
Rare birds socializing again at Midway
The golden gooney, or short-tailed albatross, is expanding is numbers at Midway Atoll, but not through mating. The short-tailed albatross is among the most endangered seabirds in the world.
Fearless woman is one really cool hero
My latest hero is Miriam Abrin, a Nu'uanu resident who proved that a determined home-improvement do-it-yourselfer can be stronger than concrete, even stronger than phosphoric acid.