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Diabetes report stresses exercise

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
If you have any doubt about whether eating right and exercising will help fend off the effects of diabetes, think again.

Kokua Line: No need to declare a party to vote in primary election

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Question: I just got my absentee ballot for the primary election. There was a note that said I must choose a political party to which I belong, and once I choose a party, I cannot vote for any candidate outside that party or my vote will be voided. When was this ridiculous law passed?

Campaign cash flows in for leading candidates

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
There was enough good news in the latest reports filed with the Federal Election Commission for the campaigns of four leading candidates in the Hawaii 1st Congressional District to cheer.

Women's group buys ads to back Hanabusa

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Women Vote! — a political arm of EMILY's List — has bought more than $237,400 worth of television advertisements in Hawaii for U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, which will help the congresswoman offset the imbalance in ads backing U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz in the Demo­cratic primary for Senate.

Balloting gets started with walk-in polling

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Nearly 1,000 voters cast ballots Monday on Oahu as walk-in absentee polling sites opened. In all, 953 people cast ballots in the primary election at two walk-in sites on Oahu, said Glen Taka­ha­shi, elections administrator for the City and County of Hono­lulu.

Pacific Command and allies to practice WMD interception

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
To address the threat of weapons of mass destruction, the Pacific Command will host a first-ever proliferation security initiative next week with Asia-Pacific partners. The exercise, Fortune Guard 2014, will run from Monday to Aug. 7 in Hono­­lulu.

Apple wants to stick around to help students

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Embattled University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple says he wants to continue working to improve accessibility for students and turn around budget troubles at UH's flagship campus despite an attempt to remove him from Manoa's top post.

New markings set aside space for bicyclists

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Now that the long-awaited project to repave Wai­alae Avenue is finally pau, local transportation officials are gearing up to make the major Kai­muki corridor safer for bicyclists.

Incidental Lives: Eagle Scout's big project brings concrete results

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
When Kekoa James was weighing options for his Eagle Scout project, he could easily have opted for something low-key, low-fuss, and -- as far as such things are possible -- low-stress.

911 Report

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Convict on furlough captured • Man who died at beach is ID'd • Woman held in man's stabbing

Newswatch

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Kailua street reopened after sinkhole mess • Dead infant was murdered, officials report • Gunshot victim dies, changing criminal case

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Ed Lynch, managing editor/news, at 529-4758.

Obituaries

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Eunice Kubota Carson • George Marn Young Chung • Regina Marie Callo Ebanies • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Evelyn Puaala Kapono Poepoe Ferreira • Emilia Cadiz Galiza • and more

Wave energy comes ashore

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
This fall, Oahu is poised to be the first place in the United States where electricity generated by ocean waves is connected to a power grid — a milestone in the budding wave energy industry, officials say.

Closures of ramps slow traffic to a crawl

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The daytime closure of the Pali off­ramp and the Punchbowl onramp westbound on H-1 freeway snarled drivers who might have expected smooth sailing on a Sunday.

Agricultural law is focus of campaign

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Three candidates in Kauai County's mayoral race strongly oppose operations of seed companies on the lush island, while incumbent Mayor Bernard Carvalho Jr. seeks to strike a balance between the community and the biotech industry.

Apple's ouster 'a disaster' for UH

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The ouster of University of Hawaii at Manoa Chancellor Tom Apple would hurt the university's ability to overcome a budget shortfall and compound problems already facing the flagship campus, key faculty members say.

Ige visits Maui to raise profile

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
For State Sen. David Ige, who lacks campaign money and name recognition, grass-roots events are especially important.

Property valuations by city spur disbelief, derision

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
When Lambert Wai received a notice from the city regarding the value of his Gail Street home, he was stunned.

Close calls raise alarm at pools

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
A frantic woman jumped into an Ewa Beach condominium pool last week and pulled up her limp 2-year-old son from the bottom. "He was blue," said a resident at Palm Villas 1 who watched helplessly.