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University of Hawaii athletics must tackle fiscal woes


BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN - HONOLULU — The University of Hawaii Athletic Department has faced a series of fiscal and staffing troubles in recent months, leading legislators, administrators and regents to debate the future of the state’s only athletic program. With an annual budget of around $30 million, the athletic department has operated in the red for 11 […]

December 17th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Dallas Cowboy Cheerleaders coach Hawaii's military youth

Photo by Dan Devens

KANEOHE - Eleven Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders were in Hawaii this week as a part of the team’s effort to reach out to military families stationed here. Over the weekend, the Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders worked with grade school cheerleaders whose parents are stationed at the Marine Corps Base Hawaii. The Dallas Cowboy cheerleaders also attended three separate […]

December 16th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Kobe Bryant Now Third Top NBA Scorer

Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant (24) holds up the game ball and acknowledges the crowd during an NBA basketball game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after passing Michael Jordan on the NBA all-time scoring list, in Minneapolis, Dec. 14, 2014.

VOA News - National Basketball Association superstar Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers is now the league's third all-time leading scorer, supplanting the legendary Michael Jordan. Entering Sunday night's road game against the Minnesota Timberwolves, Bryant needed nine points to better Jordan's career total of 32,292. The tying and go-ahead points came on two free […]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Australian Police: Contact Made with Sydney Siege Gunman

Police anti-terror forces are seen dispatched in Martin Place, in the central business district of Sydney, Australia, Dec. 15, 2014.

BY Phil Mercer - SYDNEY— Australian police said on Monday negotiators had been in contact with the gunman holding hostages in a Sydney cafe siege but refused to speculate on his possible motivation. Television footage earlier showed three of the hostages running from the building. New South Wales Deputy Police Commissioner Catherine Burn declined to say how […]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in News | Read More »

IEA: Slow Demand, Rising Supply Put More Pressure on Oil

A man changes the price for a gallon of gasoline at a gas station in Medford, Massachusetts, Dec. 4, 2014.

Reuters - LONDON — Oil prices are likely to come under further downward pressure, the International Energy Agency said Friday, as it cut its outlook for demand growth in 2015 and predicted healthy non-OPEC supply gains would aggravate a global oil glut. Oil prices have fallen by 45 percent since June, with the sell-off gaining pace after […]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

US Congress Passes $1.1 Trillion Budget for 2015

U.S. Capitol - Illustration by Emily Metcalf

The U.S. Congress has given its final approval for a massive $1.1 trillion government spending plan for most of 2015, ending a threat that the federal government could shut down again if the legislation was not passed. The measure, approved late Saturday in the Senate by 56-40 vote after a vote Thursday by the House […]

December 14th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

Ben Jay resigns early as University of Hawaii's AD

Ben Jay, Athletics Director, University of Hawaii

HONOLULU - Citing family issues, University of Hawaii Athletics Director Ben Jay announced Tuesday he will resign six months from now in June 2015. After two years on the job, he potentially leaves behind a department deficit of $3 million for the next director to contend with. The department has struggled with finances, reporting a budget deficit […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

US Coast Guard, Police, Prepare for First Family's Holiday Arrival

Kailua security zone (US Coast Guard)

KAILUA – The now familiar signs that President Barack Obama, First Lady Michelle Obama, daughters Sasha and Malia and First Dogs will be arriving in Hawaii for Christmas are appearing in the close knit beachside community on Oahu’s windward side. On Wednesday, Honolulu police conducted roadside drills along the route the President’s caravan takes, from the H-1 Freeway beginning around the Joint Base Pearl […]

December 10th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Man gets 33 months in prison after threatening to decapitate congresswoman

Aniruddha Sherbow

BY MALIA ZIMMERMAN- HONOLULU -Threatening to decapitate a congresswoman has landed a former Hawaii resident in federal prison. Aniruddha Sherbow, 44, was sentenced Monday to 33 months in federal prison after threatening to “beat” and “decapitate” U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, D-Hawaii. The threats began in 2011 when Gabbard was a member of the Honolulu City Council and […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Today in Hawaii | Read More »

Obama Makes Appearance on Colbert Report

President Barack Obama talks with Stephen Colbert of The Colbert Report during a taping of The Colbert Report program in Lisner Auditorium at George Washington University in Washington, Dec. 8, 2014.

President Barack Obama made a guest appearance on a recent taping of Comedy Central's Colbert Report. During the interview with host Stephen Colbert, Obama defended his economic record and his executive actions on immigration. He also discussed his delayed decision on the Keystone XL oil pipeline. "if we look at this objectively, we've got to […]

December 9th, 2014 | Posted in Today in our Nation and World | Read More »

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