Oahu multimedia artist Ken “East3” Nishimura left more than spray paint on Kealakehe High School’s cafeteria wall. His mural created communal pride while also highlighting the power and dynamism this art form has to convey messages. It captivated admirers, young and old.
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Airlines have been paring back on their seats to Hawaii, while ticket prices have been inching up, Hawaii Tourism Authority Vice President for Brand Management David Uchiyama said Friday.
Hawaii County’s effort to register farms growing genetically modified crops was put on hold Friday.
Kohala Kai developers were finally successful Friday relieving County Council members’ trepidation over approving a public easement through the luxury subdivision after assuring them the historical Ala Loa trail would be protected.
Hawaii County has a new legislative auditor.
HONOLULU — Hawaii lawmakers have killed proposals aimed at raising the legal age for buying tobacco to 21 and clamping down on smoking at beaches statewide. But they’re advancing bills that would restrict smoking and make it more expensive, continuing a trend in Hawaii to crack down on smoking in public places.
NEW YORK — One positive report on the economy was not enough to make investors more confident.
The captain of a commercial dive boat was arrested early Thursday for boating under the influence after he allegedly left customers at a dive spot off Keauhou.
Police seek help locating stolen pickup
HONOLULU — A Honolulu courtroom is set to become the scene of a death penalty trial even though Hawaii abolished capital punishment in 1957.
PRETORIA, South Africa — In a day of potentially damaging testimony, a former girlfriend of Oscar Pistorius said at his murder trial Friday that he once shot his gun out of a car sunroof and later cheated on her with the woman he killed last year. And a security guard recalled the athlete telling him everything was “fine” after neighbors reported gunshots coming from Pistorius’ house on the night of her death.
MOSCOW — Russia was swept up in patriotic fervor Friday in anticipation of bringing Crimea back into its territory, with tens of thousands of people thronging Red Square chanting “Crimea is Russia!” as parliamentary leaders declared the peninsula would be welcomed as an “equal subject” of Russia.
Russia warns sanctions could backfire
MAASTRICHT, Netherlands — A young man at a bus stop hisses at a passer-by: “What you looking for … marijuana?” It’s a scene of street peddling that the Netherlands hoped to stamp out in the 1970s when it launched a policy of tolerating “coffee shops” where people could buy and smoke pot freely.
An online publishing company has taken a forbidden action with “Forbidden Island,” according to the image’s creator.