Wednesday, August 26, 2009

State mourns Kennedy and other top news

n 1990, Senator Ted Kennedy visited Hawaii to campaign for Senator Daniel Akaka's run for the seat. Akaka had been appointed to the Senate in May to replace Senator Spark Matsunaga who had passed away.

About 51 percent of Hawai'i's 2008 public high school graduates continued on to college, with a third entering a four-year university, according to a new study.

Two out of five graduating public school seniors who took the SAT college entrance exam came from families whose parents did not go to college, according to statistics provided by the state Department of Education.

The Honolulu Police Department's new $13.8 million full-service, state-of-the-art crime laboratory's most outstanding assets are its people, said supervisor Wayne Kimoto.

Hawaiian Telcom Inc. expects to make a profit in 2011 in its first full year out of bankruptcy protection.

The state land board will rule Friday on a challenge to the Mauna Kea Comprehensive Management Plan.

How many miles of roadway, and where, did Hawaii County repave during the last fiscal year?

Capital improvements at the Kikiaola Small Boat Harbor are gaining momentum.

A man who died July 6 after he allegedly stole beer from a Waikiki convenience store and was subdued by two people died of asphyxiation, the city medical examiner's office said.

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