Lt. Gov. Mazie Hirono and Michael Hamnett, director of the Social Science Research Institute at the University of Hawaii, unveiled a state campaign to encourage islanders to prepare for potential natural disasters. See story.
Richard Ambo The Honolulu Advertiser
Teachers reject panel's pay recommendation
The Hawai'i State Teachers Association yesterday joined the state in rejecting a fact-finders report recommending a 19 percent raise for teachers, sticking to its demand for a 22 percent raise over four years.
Mayors ask for more contractors, dollars
Honolulu Mayor Jeremy Harris is asking legislators to grant county governments more power to hire private companies when it's cheaper and more efficient than using public employees.
Legislature to open amid Hawaiian-rights protest
Another Hawaiian-rights rally will be held during today's opening of the Legislature, with scores of red-clad protesters at the State Capitol calling on lawmakers to help defend native entitlements.
Uyesugi defends himself in lawsuit
Byran Uyesugi is defending himself against a lawsuit that was filed after he committed the state's worst mass murder by gunning down seven co-workers at Xerox Hawai'i on Nov. 2, 1999.
Barbers Point school's isolation a worry
As Barbers Point Elementary School becomes more isolated on the former naval air station it calls home, security is becoming a more immediate concern for the state Department of Education.
Long-awaited street signs installed quickly
Norfolk residents were surprised when a city crew appeared in their neighborhood on a recent Friday with long-awaited street signs and then worked through the weekend to install them.
State unveils action figures to push disaster readiness
A woman called Mother Nature and four hulking wrestler-types with names like Flash Flood and Hurricane were introduced to the public yesterday as part of a campaign to help Hawai'i residents protect against natural disasters.
15-20 foot surf forecast; Vision team meeting today; Tennis balls, rugs sought; Paying for a playground; Yearly projects planned today; Suspect pleads not guilty
Neighbor Island briefs
Puna crackdown targets motorists; Kurtistown man charged in fraud; Kona doctor wins court judgment; Arts endowment awards grants
Canoeists' philosophy is universal
Don't be surprised if a canoe with a crew of Native American paddlers pops up in Hawaiian waters. A team of Indians from the Pacific Northwest has already competed against Australians and Fijians.
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.