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Waipio group rejects bill

The new Waipio Community Ohana voted to kill a senate bill establishing a temporary working group to help the state acquire lands in Waipio Valley during a meeting on Sunday.

American Samoa schools reopen after pink eye woes

PAGO PAGO, American Samoa — Public schools in American Samoa fully reopened Monday after some 3,000 students and teachers contracted pink eye, an outbreak that prompted tourism officials to warn cruise passengers heading to the group of islands in the South Pacific.

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Movie Guide | 4-11-14

Editor’s note: Ratings by the Motion Picture Association of America are: (G) for general audiences; (PG) parental guidance urged because of material possibly unsuitable for children; (PG-13) parents are strongly cautioned to give guidance for attendance of children younger than 13; (R) restricted, younger than 17 admitted only with parent or adult guardian; (NC-17) no one younger than 17 admitted.

Palamanui campus construction ‘on track’

Construction of Hawaii Community College at Palamanui is moving ahead, with the pouring of concrete columns and foundations. This foundation work began last week and is expected to be completed at the end of April by the project’s general contractor F&H Construction, said Thatcher Moats of Hawaii Community College’s external affairs and relations.

Texas tenor performing in benefit concerts this weekend

A tenor from Texas, Cody Austin, with accompanist Elisabeth Ellis of Seattle headline the 13th annual Hoku Concert Series Saturday, with proceeds benefiting Kona Hospital Foundation. The concert takes place at a private residence in Kona. The program, “Bocelli and Groban’s Greatest Hits,” spans classical and pop eras.