Local News

Changes to sex assault bill set new limits on victims' recourse

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
A state Senate committee put limits on a controversial bill Friday that seeks to provide victims of sexual assault more time to press charges or file a lawsuit.

Ill-fated Kauai aircraft had fuel system woes, report says

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
The owner and pilot of Birds of Paradise had problems with the fuel system of a weight-shift control aircraft that crashed on Kauai, according to a preliminary report by the National Transportation Safety Board.

Incidental Lives: Montessori way lets teacher adapt lessons to her pupils

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Molly Jenkins loves learning just as much as she loves children. But neither motivated her to become a teacher. For Jenkins, 29, teaching is a direct and effective means of addressing inequalities in education and the social problems that arise from them.

Kokua Line: State workers responsible for cleaning palace sidewalk

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
QUESTION: Who is responsible for cleaning the leaves/trash on the outside fence of Iolani Palace from the first gate on Richards Street to the Hawaii State Library facing South King Street?

Innovator's Hobie Cat design brought surfing, sailing to masses

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
When he was a young man, Hobie Alter had a clear vision of his future: He didn't want a job that would require hard-soled shoes, and he didn't want to work east of Pacific Coast Highway.

Enrollment within reach of 7 million

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
WASHINGTON » Beating expectations, President Barack Obama's health care overhaul was on track to sign up more than 7 million Americans for health insurance on deadline day Monday, government officials said.

Flotsam in ocean complicates search

Fri, 04/04/2014 - 04:55
Anticipation has repeatedly turned into frustration in the search for signs of Flight 370 as objects spotted from planes in a new search area west of Australia have turned out to be garbage.

911 Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Man charged in beating death • Snorkeler rescued at Hanauma • Firefighter's hearing is April 17

Newswatch

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Big Isle woman held in shooting of Holualoa man • Kauai mayor's budget proposal draws scrutiny

Asians, whites better positioned for success than other kids, report says

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
NEW YORK » In every region of America, white and Asian children are far better positioned for success than black, Latino and American Indian children, according to a new report appealing for urgent action to bridge this racial gap.

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
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: 'Imperial presidency' becomes Republicans' rallying slogan

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
COLUMBUS, Ga. » Republicans, poised for strong gains in the midterm elections, are offering starkly conflicting messages about President Barack Obama to rally their voters.

Schatz's ad scaring kupuna, says Hanabusa

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz wants to make Social Security a defining issue in the Democratic primary against U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa, a tactic Hanabusa contends unnecessarily alarms seniors.

Rocketry team has a blast

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Damien Memorial School students took their rocket to the sky Sunday morning with the hopes that it would ascend high enough to qualify for a national tournament.

Community groups dismayed by befouling of site's monuments

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Efforts by two Korean community groups to set up a cultural monument park on a small patch of green in one of Hono­lulu's busiest neighborhoods have been stymied in recent years by the presence of homeless encampments.

Decision delayed on PUC chief's rentals

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
A decision on whether to impose penalties against the head of the Public Utilities Commission and her husband for allegedly operating illegal vacation rentals on Kauai won't be made for at least another 45 days.

Isle residents urged to have plan for tsunami evacuation

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
April is among the cruelest natural-disaster months in Hawaii history, with a deadly tsunami striking the islands in 1946 that caused 159 deaths.

Isle celebrity columnist rubbed elbows with entertainers, intellectuals, politicians

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Gifted with a keen intellect and driven by insatiable curiosity, columnist Cobey Black captivated readers of the Hono­lulu Star-Bulletin and The Hono­lulu Advertiser with smartly written and painstakingly procured glimpses of thousands of the day's most popular and accomplished entertainers, intellectuals and politicians.

Kokua Line: Complaints lead to quieting of landfill's nighttime work

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Question: There have been heavy equipment operations going on 24/7 at the Waimanalo Gulch Landfill for the past several weeks. Don't they have to adhere to normal construction hours, that is, 7 a.m.

Ocean Watch: Boat provides a challenge too daunting to sail solo

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Last weekend I flew to Papeete because I left my sailboat Honu here in October to sit out the southern hurricane season. That being over now, it's time to pack the boat with brie and baguettes, cast off the mooring lines and sail on.