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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.