State wants to extend Lana'i Airport runway
The state is proposing to extend the Lana'i Airport runway to allow larger commercial aircraft to operate there, and landowner Castle & Cooke Inc. would pick up 12 percent of the $24.6 million cost.
Two wildlife refuges created in Pacific
The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has established two new mid-Pacific National Wildlife Refuges, over the objection of the Honolulu family that claims ownership of one of them.
Retired detective agrees to repay state
A retired Honolulu police detective likely will not serve any prison time on charges he went on unauthorized Big Island police extraditions, sometimes bringing along his wife or a son.
Retired judge urges more aid for families, kids
Retired Judge James Aiona Jr. went to church yesterday to ask an assortment of Hawai'i's politically powerful people if they believe they have done all they can to help Hawai'i's youth and families.
Democrats lists legislative goals
House Democrats released a 15-point agenda they will pursue, but House leaders acknowledged they don't know if they'll have the money or the political means to actually pass many of the proposals.
Regents to vote on creating Manoa chancellor
University of Hawai'i regents today are expected to create a chancellorship for Manoa, giving the flagship campus its own dedicated leadership for the first time since the 1980s.
'Aiea High students travel to Bush inaugural
Twenty-two students from 'Aiea High School will attend the Bush inauguration tomorrow with the help of the Close Up Foundation, which helps students visit Washington to see how government works.
State's attorneys evaluate judges; Grand jury indicts 2 in welfare fraud; Woman indicted in prostitution case; Murder victim's family sues suspects parents;
Ka'a'awa lane to be closed; Help sought for Kawai Nui; LeMahieu to speak in Kailua; Schofield troops leave for Japan; Man killed was from Wai'anae; Waipahu groups receive grants; Waldorf school staging play; Four rescued on North Shore.
Neighbor Island briefs
Maui group forms support network; Murder suspects remain jailed; Flood victims get state, federal aid.
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.
Inmates, families find friend
Anna Su'a began a support group for Hawai'i inmates and their families called Kako'o 'Ohana Pa'ahao. Four people were at the initial meeting last June. Now, attendance at the monthly meetings is closer to 100.
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."