Liberty House, creditors settle
Liberty House, Hawai'i's oldest and largest department store, could emerge debt free by the end of April from its nearly three-year bankruptcy, according to a settlement reached over the weekend by the retailer's parent company and major creditors.
Isle senators revive Hawaiian measure
Hawai'i Sens. Daniel Akaka and Dan Inouye reintroduced the Native Hawaiian recognition bill in Washington yesterday, the first day of legislative activity in the Senate.
Philippines' Estrada lays basis for court challenge
Joseph Estrada wrote in a letter to the Philippine Senate that he's temporarily unable to carry out the duties of president, suggesting he may try to reclaim the office from which he was ousted on Saturday.
Bush rouses Isle abortion activists
Hawai'i's abortion opponents cheered yesterday and abortion rights supporters booed as President Bush signed an executive order that affirmed his plans to act on his stance against abortion.
Kailua wife killer gets 15 years to life
Danny Haili, convicted of second-degree murder after prosecutors said he shot point-blank 11 times at his wife in the couple's Kailua carport in 1996, was sentenced to 15 years to life yesterday.
Residents sue over power lines
Several resident groups from around Manoa and Palolo valleys filed suit yesterday, challenging an environmental impact statement related to a long-proposed 138,000-volt transmission line along Wa'ahila Ridge.
Kahala traffic talks resume tonight
Imagine Kalauea Avenue without stoplights or Keala'olu Avenue with wider sidewalks, bike lanes and a roundabout at Kahala Avenue. These are a few of the changes traffic engineers are pitching tonight.
Fire damages two Kahalu'u homes
Two Kahalu'u homes were damaged yesterday morning in a fire that probably began with the spontaneous combustion of oil- and gasoline-soaked rags in a work shed.
Courts and police briefs
Robbery suspects plead not guilty; Man admits guilt in beating; Suspect arrested in Waikiki stabbing; Search continues for assault suspect; 'Opihi drowning victim identified
Diver drowns in Kane'ohe Bay; 'Dangerous' felon at large; Poland honors local expert; Rights march ends with rally; Marine charged in stabbing; Accused lawyer to resign; Tow-in rules on board agenda
Medical students offered internship; Libraries to start issuing passports; Isles' child caucus launches bills; Teens encouraged to submit essays
Fires close Maui highway
Wildfires scorched nearly 600 acres of brush and stranded hundreds of motorists yesterday as authorities closed the main road that links West Maui to the rest of the island for more than seven hours.
Kapa'a principal remembered
A banner hanging outside Kaua'i's Kapa'a Elementary this week bears tribute to its principal, Robert Clifton "Cliff" Bailey, who died Friday at age 50.
Wind may generate electricity on Kaua'i
People on Kaua'i could get part of their electricity from wind under a proposal being discussed by Kaua'i Electric Co. and an Idaho firm, Pacific Winds Inc.
Visitors cautioned on volcano safety
Both Hawai'i Volcanoes National park and Hawaiian Volcano Observatory recently have issued statements on how to reduce risk and avoid death when watching volcanoes erupt.
Governor's mansion revisited
Jim Bartels, curator of Washington Place, stumbled over a plaque hidden behind a water-valve assembly in a clump of wild orchids on the lawn of the governor's mansion. Thereby hangs a delightful tale of patriotism, cultural complexity and show business.
Islands need new electricity strategy
The crisis in California's electrical grid has people at every position on the political spectrum pointing fingers. In the midst of it all, there is a lesson for Hawai'i.
Perverse proverbs learned at home
You learn a lot of things when you stay home from work for a couple of days. Here are a few truths I learned around the homestead recently. Call them perverse proverbs.