Tesoro Refinery

Tesoro begins refinery layoffs

The first round of layoffs at Tesoro's Kapolei refinery has begun. Two-week notices were given to a handful of workers on Monday.…
Alaska Airlines aircraft

Student-designed Alaska Airlines plane unveiled

The Boeing 737-800 aircraft was designed by Kaiser High School student Aaron Nee, displaying a voyaging canoe depicting how Polynesians first arrived in the Hawaiian islands, a bright yellow hibiscus, the Hawaiian Island chain and other iconic symbols of the Aloha state.…
Hawaii Police Department

Driver identified in fatal Kona crash

A 47-year-old man was killed in a single-vehicle crash on the Big Island on Saturday. The Hawaii Police Department has identified the driver as Kurt Okada of a Kamuela address.…
FILE - In this Feb. 15, 2013 file photo, Sen. Frank Lautenberg, the oldest member of the Senate, speaks in his hometown of Paterson, N.J., where he said he plans to retire at the end of his current term. Lautenberg, a multimillionaire New Jersey businessman and liberal who was called out of retirement for a second tour of duty in Congress, has died at age 89.  (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)

New Jersey Sen. Lautenberg dead at age 89

Lautenberg, a multimillionaire businessman who became an accomplished - if often underestimated - politician, died after 4 a.m. EDT on Monday at a New York hospital after suffering complications from viral pneumonia.…