Local News

'Heroic efforts' and 'hard work' help rescue stranded hikers

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
The rescue of more than 120 hikers trapped by rapidly rising stream waters on Kauai's rugged Na Pali Coast on Sunday and Monday ranks among the largest rescues of stranded hikers on the island.

Response team frees entangled juvenile whale

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Humpback whale rescues have increased to three so far in this November-May season in Hawaii, putting the number a little higher than normal.

Incidental Lives: Parents want ill daughter to take part in drug trials

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
If there were anything else at all that Nathan and Vicki Traller could do to save their daughter, they surely would.

Kokua Line: Agencies out setting traps for invasive beetle species

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Question: A mysterious 2-foot-high lantern with the words "USDA QUARANTINE" and "643-PEST" appeared on a tree in the public sidewalk near my house in Ewa by Gentry last week.

911 Report

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
Driver crashes SUV into Hawaii Kai bank • Autopsy ordered for Japanese snorkeler • Motorist killed in collision was Hilo man • Passenger hurt seriously in fall from truck

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
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.

New York Times: In a nation of Muslims, political Islam is struggling to win votes

Fri, 04/11/2014 - 04:45
JAKARTA, Indonesia » Last September, ultraconservative Islamic groups telegraphed their power, railing against an international beauty contest until the government ordered it to be staged entirely on the Hindu resort island of Bali.

Newswatch

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii's attorney general is asking the Legislature to pay $700,000 to settle a lawsuit with a Maui man who suffered permanent brain damage in a traffic accident on Hana Highway.

New York Times: Preparers' fees often take bite of tax refunds

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. » In December, they begin showing up in empty storefronts in neighborhoods where empty storefronts are easy to come by. Cars with phone numbers brightly displayed on the doors roll down the streets, and signs pop up along the sidewalks promising fast money.

Obituaries

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Dora-Lee Ululani Afong • Masako Yamaoka Ballesteros • Josephine Fernandez Permito Barbieto • Mary M. Bronson; and more

Oahu home prices rose 3% in March compared with 2013

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
They were small, but price gains achieved by Oahu's housing market last month continued a rising trend reaching further into its third year.

Food vendors cut out foam at UH-Manoa

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
The University of Hawaii at Manoa's food vendors are now serving up eats and drinks in containers free of polystyrene foam.

Private schools cite increased costs for higher prices

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Tuition at three of Hawaii's largest private schools — ‘Iolani School, Mid-Pacific Institute and Punahou School — will hit the $20,000 mark for the first time next school year as most schools plan hikes of between 3 percent and 7 percent.

Anti-homelessness bills advance

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
With affordable-housing and homelessness problems persisting, measures aimed at promoting affordable-housing construction, assisting the Hawaii Public Housing Authority with repair and maintenance, encouraging Housing First programs and funding the up-and-coming concept of micro-apartments continue to move through the Legislature.

Ocean Watch: Captivating stony corals get a reluctant au revoir

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Honu is once again moving west through the Society Islands. Although I'm happy to be sailing again, it was hard to say goodbye to Tahiti, with its jagged green mountains, friendly people and perfect french fries.

Kokua Line: Government discourages laminating Medicare cards

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Question: Is it OK to laminate your Medicare and HMSA cards? These cards are required when we register at the Medical Group and for lab tests. The Medicare card is also used to verify Social Security numbers.

Shining Stars: Teams from Maui, Mililani, Waipahu head to national finals

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Teams from Maui, Mililani, Waipahu head to national finals • Hawaii Regional Science Bowl • We the People • LifeSmarts Consumer Education

911 Report

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Motorist is killed in Big Island accident • Spitting Cave jumper dies in hospital • Snorkeler found at Hanauma Bay dies

Newswatch

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Transportation funding forecast to come up short • Makua Lani offers to buy Kona campus

Marathon sessions starting as legislative deadline looms

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii lawmakers are preparing for an onslaught of bills to move through their chambers this week, in advance of a legislative deadline to pass bills out of the second chamber.