Local News

Tsutsui tops rivals in fundraising

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui, bidding to win election to the job to which he ascended, raised $357,000 over the past six months, according to his campaign finance report.

Abercrombie out of 3 debates

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Gov. Neil Abercrombie has backed out of three of the four AARP Hawaii debates with state Sen. David Ige before the Democratic primary.

H-1 lane closure called off as work is completed early

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
The state Department of Transportation has adjusted its lane closure schedule to reduce traffic backups on the H-1 freeway this weekend.

Rail-related closures delayed to coordinate plans with state

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
One of the most complicated maneuvers needed to complete Oahu's rail transit system — a task that will involve numerous freeway lane closures in West Oahu — will now take place sometime this winter instead of in the fall, project officials say.

UPW, Emily's List support Kim

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim's congressional campaign scored two key endorsements last week from two very different groups: the local, blue-collar union United Public Workers and the Washington, D.C.-based women's advocacy group Emily's List.

New law clarifies information available to isle condo owners

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Hawaii condominium owners got some help from the Legislature this year in monitoring how condo association boards manage their property and finances -- a sometimes delicate issue that can divide neighbors.

Greenwood goes without pension payments from state

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Former University of Hawaii President M.R.C. Greenwood is not drawing pension benefits from the state's retirement system. Greenwood abruptly stepped down from UH's top post last summer and, after a year of unpaid leave, announced she was retiring at the end of June.

'Light fence' aims to keep seabirds safe

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
The Kauai Island Utility Cooperative is using concentrated beams of light from lasers attached to transmission poles in an effort to protect seabirds. The cooperative started using the neon green laser beams in Eleele on June 30 to create a "light fence" it hopes seabirds can see to help them avoid crashing into poles and power lines.

Volcanic Ash: Employing can-do attitude can turn entire day around

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
It was looking like a really bad day. I had a meeting in town with the Howard Hughes Corp., but my car's back end was shimmying like a twerking Miley Cyrus.

Island Images

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45

Vital Statistics

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
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.

911 Report

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Collision on H-3 onramp kills motorcyclist Ambulance crash at Ala Moana injures 3

Voyaging canoes off on next leg of journey

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
After spending more than two weeks reconnecting with extended ohana on Tahiti, crews of Hokule‘a and Hikianalia have resumed their ambitious voyage to spread aloha across the globe via canoe.

Kim and Xian diverge from rivals

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
With less than a month to go before the Aug. 9 primary, state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim, a veteran campaigner, and human rights activist Kathryn Xian, a political newcomer, are the U.S. House candidates who are stepping away from the pack on key issues.

Newswatch

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
Land board gains 3 new members • Solo-flying teen makes it to isles • 60 years given for crime spree

Supporters of slain Elderts want accused killer fired

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
About 100 people marched through downtown Friday calling for Christopher Deedy to be fired as a State Department special agent for shooting and killing a Kai­lua man in 2011. The march was held on the second day of Deedy's retrial.

Worker describes 'happy' group as jurors watch video

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
State jurors in the Christopher Deedy murder retrial got their first look Friday at the McDonald's restaurant video of the events that culminated in the fatal shooting of Kollin Elderts.

Mayor Wright Homes will be 'reborn'

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
Saying he would help end the stigmatization of Mayor Wright Homes as "ghetto," Gov. Neil Abercrombie and the state's public housing agency Friday announced they would put out a national search for a master developer.

Memorial event honoring cyclist adds short course

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
Family, friends and bicycling enthusiasts will gather this weekend for a ride around the island in memory of Zachary Manago. Manago was 18 when he was killed by a hit-and-run driver while cycling along Kamehameha Highway in December 2010.

Sinkhole rips Kailua road

Tue, 07/15/2014 - 04:36
The sinkhole, which formed at about 12:30 a.m. Friday morning near the corner of Hama­kua Drive and Kai­lua Road, was described as 20 feet long by 12 feet deep. What caused it had not been determined.