Inside the West Hawaii Civic Center Council Chambers, 35 Kealakehe High School students worked in teams, plotting strategies for a courtroom showdown. Their role as attorneys was phony at the second annual Civic Engagement &Policy Forum, but the Hawaii State Supreme Court case they tackled — Molfino v. Yuen — was real.
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Three halau will represent Hawaii Island at the 51st Annual Merrie Monarch Festival.
Sometimes the best discoveries are just out of plain sight.
LOS ANGELES — Captain America continues to vanquish box office foes, triumphing in ticket sales for the third consecutive week and dominating over megastar Johnny Depp’s new movie.
WASHINGTON — Biofuels made from the leftovers of harvested corn plants are worse than gasoline for global warming in the short term, a study shows, challenging the Obama administration’s conclusions that they are a much cleaner oil alternative and will help fight climate change.
GROTON, Conn. — With no sunlight to set day apart from night on a submarine, the U.S. Navy for decades has staggered sailors’ working hours on schedules with little resemblance to life above the ocean’s surface.
VATICAN CITY — Marking Christianity’s most hopeful day, Pope Francis made an Easter Sunday plea for peace and dialogue in Ukraine and Syria, for an end to terrorist attacks against Christians in Nigeria and for more attention to the hungry and neediest close to home.
Rubin “Hurricane” Carter never surrendered hope of regaining his freedom, not even after he was convicted of a triple murder, then convicted again and abandoned by many prominent supporters.
Revelers toast joints, pipes in Colorado celebration of marijuana holiday
JINDO, South Korea — There are no names listed as relatives huddle around signboards to identify bodies from a sunken ferry. Just the slimmest of clues about mostly young lives now lost. Many favored hoodies and track pants. One girl painted her fingernails red and toenails black. Another had braces on her teeth.
If all goes as planned, Tom Benton will be shipping Sharwil avocados to the mainland come November.
460 keiki in the 3-5 year old division run to gather 12,000 plastic filled eggs at the Solid Rock Ministry Easter Egg Hunt Saturday at the Old Airport Park Soccer Field. Laura Shimabuku/Special to West Hawaii Today
In Sean Gallagher’s not so distant past, the Magic Sands beach lifeguard transported someone to safety on top of his rescue board. The trouble was, Gallagher’s board started to disintegrate as he paddled; the bottom layer separated and hung down into the water, making it hard for the lifeguard to maneuver.
Last year’s Merrie Monarch Festival golden anniversary jubilee was a celebration that would have met with the hearty approval of King David Kalakaua, the festival’s namesake.
Merrie Monarch Festival events kick off Sunday and continue through Saturday.