Wednesday, April 21, 2010

New telescope for Mauna Kea, Kilaueau lava wowing viewers, civil union supporters push for reforms, Legislature targets birthers, Maui councilman runs for mayor, Miss Teen Hawaii dies from stroke, more

Following years of delays, a new telescope was lowered in pieces into its new home.

Lava from Kilauea Volcano's east rift zone has inched closer to the Kalapana viewing area, meaning visitors can get a closer look at the flows.

Supporters of civil unions are making a new push for legislative action before the current session ends next Wednesday.

A proposal aimed at stopping repeated requests for information from so-called "birthers" might also shut out legitimate information requests by the public, says a University of Hawaii professor opposed to the measure.

As the end of the legislative session draws closer lawmakers were working at the Capitol Tuesday night.

Hawaiian Electric Co. was looking into the cause of an outage that left 1,200 customers without power in the downtown area Tuesday afternoon.

Many users of the city's park recreational programs are expected to testify at Honolulu Hale today that they don't want to see senior, youth and other activities cut.

Miss Hawaii Teen dies from sudden stroke

Maui County Council Member Sol Kaho'ohalahala has decided to seek the mayor's office rather than re-election to the council's Lanai residency seat.

The entrepreneur who created a virtual marketplace that connects sellers and buyers worldwide is launching an online news site where people will pay to exchange ideas and discuss issues affecting their communities.

The Kaua‘i County Council’s review sessions for Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr.’s proposed $146.29 million operating budget next year wrapped up Tuesday without much of the glamour of its opening day less than two weeks earlier.