Preliminary hearing set for chase suspect

A man accused of attacking a woman, stealing her sport-utility vehicle, then leading police on a chase and trying to run down two officers with the stolen SUV before being shot by one of the officers made his initial court appearance Thursday.

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OHA delays nation-building

HONOLULU — The Office of Hawaiian Affairs is delaying its government-building process by six months, hoping to involve more people in the process of rebuilding a Hawaiian nation.

Copter pilot is blamed in crash

KAUNAKAKAI, Molokai — The likely cause of a Molokai helicopter crash that killed all five people aboard was the pilot flying too close to the mountains during inclement weather, the National Transportation Safety Board determined in a final report published Friday.

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Garden Guy: Monstera fruit is edible and delicious

Y our columns are always full of interesting, useful topics to those of us living here, whether gardeners or not. Here is our contribution: few people have any idea that the fruit of the monstera is edible and delicious! It’s almost a weed where we live, in Hawaiian Paradise Park, and it’s on every street. Granted, knowing when to pick it and how to cut it off the cob is a bit tricky, but we’re betting you could easily explain this to your readers. Two of your dedicated readers, R. &N.B.

Community

HPA’s Patig, Sarwar studying abroad

Hawaii Preparatory Academy junior Alice Patig and senior Noor Sarwar have been awarded National Security Language Initiative for Youth scholarships for 2014-15.

Auditions scheduled for ‘Jekyll and Hyde’

Aloha Performing Arts Company will host open auditions for its next mainstage production, the Gothic musical thriller “Jekyll and Hyde” at 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 9, and 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 10, at the Aloha Theatre.

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Commentary

Possible deal in border crisis

WASHINGTON — Outlines of a possible compromise that would more quickly deport minors arriving from Central America emerged Thursday as part of President Barack Obama’s $3.7 billion emergency request to address the immigration crisis on the nation’s southern border.

Secondhand scholarship

Sen. John Walsh, a place-holding Democrat from Montana, already was deemed unlikely to win a full term in this year’s election.

Nation

Border crisis: Obama urges Latin leaders, GOP to help

WASHINGTON (AP) — Pressing for action on Friday, President Barack Obama urged Central American presidents and congressional Republicans at home to help ease the influx of minors and migrant families crossing the southwest border of the U.S.

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