Local News

New campaign spending rule brings 'better transparency'

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Political candidates reporting their expenses online must now place each expenditure into one of eight categories under new rules from the state Campaign Spending Commission.

Gay marriage remains a battle for foes in Kapolei

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Incumbent Sharon Har faces a persistent foe in her Demo­cratic primary race to again represent Kapo­lei and Maka­kilo, along with a political neophyte who just moved into the district.

Outreach efforts help fill neighborhood boards

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
If city Neighborhood Commission Executive Secretary Nicole Velasco had her way, all 437 seats on Oahu's 33 neighborhood boards would be filled.

Ocean Watch: Toxic specks of seaweed can give you a nasty rash

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Would you write about the nearly invisible brown specks in the ocean that sting?" emailed a reader last week. "They travel in swarms. We encountered them at Pipeline recently. The stings result in itchy, red, round spots the next day. What are they, and are the stings treated with vinegar like jellyfish stings?"

Newswatch

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Record try has pilot, 19, in isles • Woman airlifted off reefed boat by Coast Guard • Maui prisoner at large since fleeing prison

911 Report

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Man held in critical shooting in Kahaluu • 4 assisted in incidents on trails, at Pali • Sky diver badly injured in hard landing

Consensus from Hawaiians would end U.S. effort

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
The Interior Department will not pursue a rule creating an administrative mechanism for recognizing a future Native Hawaiian government if the consensus from written and oral testimony is against that path, an agency spokeswoman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.

UH taps new VP for administration

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
The University of Hawaii system is reviving the position of vice president for administration and has named Jan Gouveia to the post with a proposed $225,000 salary.

Culture, education and roads at top of agendas

Thu, 07/17/2014 - 04:14
Rebuked for racially tinged remarks, Rep. Faye Hanohano remains feisty and irreverent as she faces off against four opponents in the Democratic primary for House District 4 in lower Puna.

Obituaries

Wed, 07/16/2014 - 04:45
Vivian Nani Almeida • Arsenia Garcia Cagauan • Daniel Carvalho • Emeterio Alcariza Centeno Jr. • Raymond Takeo Chinen; and more

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