Tropical depression expected to form off Mexico

Shower and thunderstorm activity associated with an area of low pressure located about 150 miles south of Manzanillo, Mexico has become better organized during the past few hours, and a tropical depression will likely form in the coming 24 hours, National Hurricane Center forecasters based in Miami say.

Hawaii governor hopefuls spar over budget

HONOLULU — Hawaii gubernatorial candidates had tough questions for their opponents as they debated starting new public-private partnerships to address recurring problems and sparred over who would inflict less pain while balancing the budget.

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DHS gets federal bonus for improvements

The Department of Human Services has been awarded a federal Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program bonus of $915,580 for the most improved Program Access Index for fiscal year 2013. This is the second consecutive year, and third time overall, that Hawaii has been recognized for its program improvements.

Local News

Committee revisits Primary Election woes

The state Office of Elections was “absurdly out of touch” with the situation in Puna after Tropical Storm Iselle, state Sen. Russell Ruderman said Tuesday afternoon.

Sports

NBA: Kobe Bryant quickly pushes his pace

LOS ANGELES—To hear everybody talk, Kobe Bryant was 26 years old, not 36. He was merely coming off a bruised thigh and scratched elbow, not a torn Achilles’ tendon and fractured knee.

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