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Foster parents' raises fail to stop lawsuit

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii foster parents this month received their first pay raise since 1990, but the increase is far from enough for those who filed a class-action lawsuit claiming foster parents are underpaid. "It's still woefully inadequate," Hono­lulu attorney Paul Alston said Tuesday.

Final debates cover taxes, style

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
In their final face-to-face encounters before the Demo­cratic primary, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday quarreled over taxes, preschool and leadership style but did not identify any new policy differences that might help voters choose between them.

Hawaii-born James Shigeta pushed the ethnic envelope

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Island-born actor James Shi­geta leaves a legacy in Hawaii. Shigeta briefly attended the University of Hawaii at Manoa, as well as the University of Southern Cali­for­nia and New York University, but his studies were interrupted when he joined the Marines during the Korean War.

Waipahu robbery suspect due in court Wednesday

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
A 26-year-old homeless man, who police say may be responsible for several robberies on Oahu, used a knife to threaten a cashier and hid his face with a scarf when he allegedly robbed a Wai­pahu restaurant Saturday morning, according to court documents.

Deedy describes confrontation

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy demonstrated for state jurors in his murder retrial Tuesday how he showed Kollin Elderts his badge and also pointed out to them where on the McDonald's restaurant security video he did that.

Kokua Line: Driver's license, voter lists are used to gather jurors

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Question: Is it true that people who are registered to vote are more likely to be chosen for jury duty? This is a widespread belief and the reason for the low voting record.

Newswatch

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Tropical depression gains power • Hanabusa, Schatz report funds • Lawsuit demands ability to use medical marijuana; and more

911 Report

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
A 70-year-old Hono­lulu man was in critical condition Tuesday after he was struck by a reversing pickup truck in Kapa­lama.

Diabetes report stresses exercise

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Convict on furlough captured • Man who died at beach is ID'd • Woman held in man's stabbing

Newswatch

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 04:55
Kailua street reopened after sinkhole mess • Dead infant was murdered, officials report • Gunshot victim dies, changing criminal case

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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.