Hawaiians seek allies to protect benefits
Despite calls for support from hundreds of Hawaiian language-immersion students and educators who fear the loss of native entitlements, lawmakers were largely silent on the issue of how to defend the state's shaky "social contract" with Hawaiians.
Kahekili Highway changes debated
The state wants to widen Kahekili Highway in Temple Valley and add a dedicated right-turn lane to help eliminate traffic buildup in the North Shore-bound lanes during the afternoon rush hour.
Hawaiian family removed again from campsite
City parks workers supported by police yesterday cleared a large garden from Mokule'ia Beach Park that had been planted by a couple who have claimed for years that, as Hawaiians, they have a right to live in the public park.
Waipahu pastor proposes adult day care
Pastor Cristobal Bartolome of the Bethel Chapel Assembly of God will describe his plans for an adult day-care center tonight during the Waipahu Neighborhood Board meeting.
More big surf expected today; Kahuku wants more arrests; Marine base expects more air traffic; YWCA CEO Doyle resigning; Schools chief to give talk; Drama pupils to present play; Trade in your excess goods; Per diem judge gets third term; Fire destroys Puna district home.
North Kona banana quarantine extended
State agriculture officials have extended their quarantine on growing bananas in North Kona after a resident was found growing plants infected with the bunchy top virus.
Kanaha Park to close; 70 homeless must move
Maui County announced yesterday it would be temporarily closing the Kanaha Beach Park campgrounds Feb. 9 because of unsanitary conditions created by a homeless population.
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.
'Survivor II' not end of the world
Critics are decrying TV's latest round of really bad programming. But it's not really all that big a jump from "Gilligan's Island" to "Temptation Island."