By TOM CALLIS
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Hawaii libraries increase mobile access, offer new services
The Schatz Seniors Internship Program attracted high school applicants from across the state. Thirty high school seniors, made up of public, private, charter and homeschool students will participate in the inaugural program.
Kiewit Building Group Inc., one of Hawaii’s leading general contractors, is accepting applications for its 2014 scholarship awards. Scholarships of $2,500 each will be awarded to three Hawaii high school seniors who plan to pursue a degree in architecture, construction management or engineering. Applications must be postmarked by March 31.
Jon Pritikin visited Kealakehe Elementary School on Dec. 2 to speak to students about kindness and being a friend to others. He told his story about being bullied and feeling alone and sad when he was growing up and how he found the power to overcome his sadness.
Police arrest 25 for suspected DUI
A young Hawaiian petrel bobbed in a conditioning pool, meticulously preening its naturally waterproofed feathers, Tuesday at the Hawaii Wildlife Center in Kapaau.
About 20 people converged at the center of the Keauohana Forest Reserve at the intersection of Highway 130 and Upper Puna Road early Tuesday morning.
WASHINGTON — Shedding gridlock, key members of Congress reached a modest budget agreement Tuesday to restore about $63 billion in automatic spending cuts from programs ranging from parks to the Pentagon and eliminate the threat of another partial government shutdown early next year.
The buyer of the Naniloa Volcanoes Resort says he has finished transferring money for the $5.2 million purchase to escrow.
JOHANNESBURG — Amid cheers and song for the prisoner who became peacemaker, President Barack Obama energized tens of thousands of spectators and nearly 100 visiting heads of state Tuesday with a plea for the world to emulate Nelson Mandela, “the last great liberator of the 20th century.”
WASHINGTON — Young American women are increasingly likely to receive pay nearly equal to their male counterparts, with earnings at 93 percent of men, a new study finds. Still, those women remain as pessimistic as their mothers and grandmothers regarding gender equality.