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Motorists on O‘ahu Avenue in Manoa yesterday were forced to take a detour at the 2900 block after an early-morning traffic accident damaged a utility pole. Hawaiian Electric Co. work crews replaced the damaged pole and restrung the lines, some of which were 4,000-volt power lines.

Bruce Asato • The Honolulu Advertiser

Bill adds rights for gay couples
House Judiciary Chairman Eric Hamakawa and Rep. Ed Case yesterday introduced a bill to allow "civil unions" granting gay and lesbian couples all the legal rights of married couples.

Slaying suspect has 45 convictions
The man suspected in the fatal beating of an 81-year-old Canadian tourist this week has a lengthy criminal history that includes drug use, according to state officials and his court files.
Son describes parents' special trip
Officials see killing of tourist as isolated event
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Hawai'i Kai man prepares for a 'Super' party
If you're not seeing the Super Bowl in person, the next best place to be may be at Dan Long’s house in Hawai'i Kai. He'll have at least 12 TVs on, prizes and limo rides for the tipsy.
Missile target launched off Kaua'i
Against a curtain of flame, a Navy Standard Missile-3 blasted off Thursday from the deck of the Aegis cruiser USS Lake Erie and chased down a target launched from Kaua'i.
Bush planning missile defense
Hawai'i laws help lift rating on traffic safety
Because of its strong drunken-driving and child safety seat laws, Hawaii did well in a national study of traffic safety.
Officials identify skeletal remains under freeway
The skeletal remains of a man found under an H-1 Freeway on-ramp Jan. 11 have been positively identified as those of 59-year-old James Ferrer.
Candle blamed for fire at Kinau apartment
A fire blamed on an unattended candle caused an estimated $20,000 damage to a Kinau Street apartment building early yesterday.
Food drive theme to be 'hungry for change'
The Hawai'i Food Bank, which collects, warehouses and distributes food to 238 agencies that assist hungry people across the state, is planning for its annual drive on April 14.
Hawai'i briefs
Comment sought on judicial nominees; 13 skydivers fined in fatal 1999 crash.
Maui commits to coastal preservation
Maui Mayor James "Kimo" Apana yesterday announced a $1 million donation to a new organization that aims to preserve coastal open space and beach access.
HELCO to buy electricity from North Kohala wind farm
Hawai'i Electric Light Co. officials yesterday announced an agreement to buy power from an $8 million wind farm to be developed near 'Upolu Point in windy North Kohala.
Grants, enrollment rise sharply at UH-Hilo
A dramatic increase in federal grants and private contributions has Chancellor Rose Tseng optimistic about what's happening at the University of Hawai'i-Hilo.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Likelike table outlives old ship
The Likelike table doesn't belong in 'Iolani Palace although Likelike was a sister of King Kalakaua and the mother of Princess Ka'iulani. This table was once a ship's wheel, steering the Likelike, an interisland steamer.
Lee Image Lee Cataluna
Makua does not belong to the Army
To look at the slope of the valley walls at Makua, the cradle of splendor, is to see a Hawai'i long gone from much of our Islands. Having the Army shooting up the place seems like letting bulls run through a china shop.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
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.
Mike Image Mike Leidemann
Island's skyline less than inspiring
They say you can tell a lot about a civilization by studying its most prominent buildings. Egypt had its pyramids. Rome had the Coliseum. And in Hawaii today, we have auto parts stores.

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