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Evelynn Sele-Kauihana, left, Kinsky Charlay and his fiancee, Leilani Kalauawa Chun, sort and clean several varieties of limu after a gathering expedition at One'ula Beach Park in 'Ewa.

Gregory Yamamoto • The Honolulu Advertiser

Additional charter schools in doubt
Lawmakers may consider a moratorium on new charter schools until the confusion surrounding the reform movement is resolved, according to the chairman of the House Education Committee.
Formula for charter school success

Death revives call for truckbed-riding ban
The death Friday of a 16-year-old Kamehameha Schools student has given Rep. Barbara Marumoto a reason to renew her push for legislation banning anyone from riding in the beds of pickup trucks.

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UH faculty threatens to strike in April
University of Hawai'i faculty will call for a strike vote in March and could strike by April 2 if the state refuses to negotiate a salary increase in good faith, union members said.
Reaction to UH tuition hike mild
The first public meeting on the University of Hawai'i's proposed tuition increase went virtually unnoticed, although it was broadcast across the school system.
Mixed reviews for Bush grants to church groups
Hawai'i's church-related social service programs gave President Bush's offer of federal support to "faith-based" organizations varying responses.
Join our online discussion on President Bush's proposed federal grants to religious groups.
Bomb detonation on Kaho'olawe upsets whale lovers
The scheduled detonation of a large bomb on Kaho'olawe tomorrow has a marine conservation group worried about its impact on endangered humpback whales.
Isle group runs ads for gaming
A pro-gambling group is publishing a series of full-page newspaper advertisements touting the potential benefits of gambling in hopes of persuading legislators to legalize gambling.
Teen on trial in 'Ewa Beach party killing
A murder trial began yesterday for Joel Keoni Brunson, 18, who is accused of shooting Robert Rodemio, also 18, at an 'Ewa Beach party on May 20, 2000.
Hawai'i Kai favored for East Honolulu police station
A majority of members of a community/city task force last night favored the Keahole Street Park-and-Ride site for an East Honolulu police station.
Oil spill nearly contained; wildlife not harmed
The 630 gallons of crude oil that spilled into the ocean off Kalaeloa on Sunday morning have not been totally contained, but no birds, animals or humans are endangered, officials said.
Certificate a reminder of family's hero
Thomas Shirai Jr. has received a plaque and sheet of paper from the Coast Guard recognizing an act of heroism by David Peahi Keao Jr., his grandfather, more than 60 years before.
Cayetano backs teen abortion bill
Gov. Ben Cayetano said he backs a move gaining support in the Legislature to require physicians to notify parents before performing abortions on minors.
Legislature introduces fewer bills
The number of bills introduced at the state Legislature has tapered off in recent years, a trend that state lawmakers hope will save time and money.
Power failure hits North Shore
Hawaiian Electric Co. crews last night were investigating the cause of a power failure that knocked out service to the nearly the entire North Shore of O'ahu.
Police Beat
Officer's vehicle totaled in crash; Candle started fire that burned girl; Beware of stock, investment scheme; Parole violator caught near airport; Identity-theft suspect charged.
Time capsule commemorates 2000
The state closed its official Hawai'i Millennium Commission festivities by preparing various memorabilia to be placed into a pahu, or time capsule, commemorating the year 2000.
O'ahu briefs
Claim against Xerox dismissed; Mains break in Kaimuki; Barber license called obsolete; Event looks at cost of college; McDonald's on zoning agenda; Fire victims being helped; Waialua crash victim improves; Injured worker still critical.
State to buy Kaiko'o Mall for judiciary center
The often-contentious 13-year search for a new judiciary complex in Hilo ended yesterday with the announcement that the state would purchase the Kaiko'o Mall Shopping Center.
Kim asks council for more money for street extension
Mayor Harry Kim is asking the Hawai'i County Council to appropriate $2.2 million more in bond money for the increased county share of the Puainako Street extension in Hilo.
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Bob Image Bob Krauss
Presenting specialties of the firehouse
Ladies, if you are in the market for a husband, here's a tip: Shop around for a fireman.

Lee Image Lee Cataluna
All that glitter not just gold
An armload of Hawaiian heirloom bracelets means more than a volume discount deal at Violet's. It tells the world the wearer is loved, that she is as adored as she is adorned.
Jan Image Jan TenBruggencate
Control of invasive species essential
Richard H. Davis spent more than half of the last century marching, clearing and building Hawai'i's back-country trails. In that time, Davis has had insights and sightings of the things that damage Island forests.
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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