Local News

Storm damages several homes

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Holly Smith stacked sandbags around her doors when she saw the water rising in her yard early Sunday morning in Hau­ula, but nothing was going to stop the water.

Adoption advocate to be tried on child sex assault charges

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The former executive director of an organization that encourages people to adopt foster children has been charged with sexual assault involving two girls.

Nominee to be first female 4-star general of combat forces

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Air Force Lt. Gen. Lori J. Robinson has been nominated to be the new commanding general of Pacific Air Forces, which would make her the first U.S. female four-star commander of combat forces, the Pentagon announced last week.

Two women finish record-setting ocean trip to Hawaii

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Just ahead of lightning and thunder, two women ended a grueling 61-day voyage in a rowboat across the Pacific on Saturday night, setting two world records.

Freedom fleeting for isle escapees

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Junior Jorju probably didn't realize it, but the odds were against him when he took off from Maui Community Correctional Center on the night of July 12, midway through a two-week jail sentence.

Kokua Line: State worker apologizes for photographing cars

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Question: Early one morning my daughter was in her car in the Ewa District Court parking lot, waiting to pick up some forms.

Ocean Watch: Boring worms are fascinating creatures

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
When marine biologists talk about boring worms, they don't mean uninteresting fish bait. They're referring to worms that bore into hard surfaces.

Newswatch

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Isle newspaper begins publishing online • Visitor from Texas dies on snorkeling trip • Traffic deaths and DUI arrests fall on Big Island; and more

911 Report

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Fire destroys abandoned Maili house • Alleged burglars discovered by residents

U.N. treaty on illicit fishing lauded

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The former head of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration said a proposed global treaty could significantly reduce black-market fishing.

Hundreds welcome new library to Aiea

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
It was about 20 years in the making, but the Aiea Public Library finally has a new home where the old Aiea Sugar Mill once stood.

Debates appear doubtful as Tsutsui cites conflicts

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui is unlikely to appear at any public forums or debates with his top Democratic challenger, state Sen. Clayton Hee, before the Aug. 9 primary election due to scheduling conflicts.

GMO petition decision due this week

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
A petition calling for the regulation of the use of pesticides and growth of genetically modified crops on Kauai could face its demise at an upcoming meeting.

Boat captain admits sleeping on the job

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
The captain of a Honolulu-ported fishing vessel admitted Friday in federal court that he was sleeping as his boat sailed over the high seas with no one at the helm.

Safety concerns mount in Kakaako

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
When Kauai resident Michael Stollaire drove up to the Hawaii Children's Discovery Center with his wife and toddler, he was startled by the tent city of homeless people that greeted him.

Whales key in moving nutrients in oceans

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
As the largest animals on Earth, great whales play a role in maintaining Hawaii's ecosystems by bringing in nutrients from their migrations.

Abercrombie aims to patch last wounds of fight over pension tax

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, haunted politically by an unpopular pension tax proposal, has sought to assure seniors he will not support taxes on pensions or senior benefits if re-elected.

Volcanic Ash: Old leaders need to make room for younger talent

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Back in the 1990s when the Internet's impact on news began to be felt, media critic Jon Katz accused newspapers of what he called "raging old-fartism."

Vital Statistics

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

911 Report

Mon, 07/21/2014 - 04:55
Victim of car crash ID'd as Waialua man • Alleged driver of stolen car is charged • Isles under flash flood watch until Monday