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Deedy retrial begins, with some changes

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
The cast of characters and arguments are largely the same, but a pair of recent state Supreme Court decisions could color the retrial of State Department special agent Christopher Deedy.

'Experience' is byword of Hanabusa campaign

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
For U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa, the Democratic primary against U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz drills down to experience. The two Democrats both entered state politics in 1998

Abercrombie has huge lead in campaign fundraising

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Gov. Neil Abercrombie holds a massive fundraising edge over state Sen. David Ige, his challenger in the Democratic primary. Abercrombie raised $885,600 during the past six months for his re-election campaign, according to a campaign finance report filed Thursday, and about $4.7 million overall. The governor has spent $3.9 million.

Little fire ant meeting to be held Monday in Mililani

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Mililani residents with concerns about the spread of little fire ants in their community will have an opportunity to discuss the issues at a meeting Monday.

Debate leaves Kauai GMO petition in limbo

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
The Kauai County Council delayed action on a petition to regulate use of pesticides and genetically modified crops after a debate on whether the proposal is a charter amendment or an initiative to create an ordinance.

Son given jail time and fine for cashing father's VA checks

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Another man whose father was a member of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team during World War II will spend time in jail for cashing disability checks sent to his dead father.

Ex-Halawa prison guard gets 4 years for smuggling meth

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
A former Halawa Correctional Facility guard was sentenced to four years in prison Thursday for accepting bribes to smuggle drugs into the facility.

Pilot's namesake wistful as quest nears its end

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Amelia Earhart finally landed Thursday in Honolulu on her quest to fly around the world. No, not that Amelia Earhart. She still remains one of aviation's great mysteries after her plane disappeared near Howland Island in the Central Pacific 77 years ago.

Waialae Ave. work finally pau

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
For at least a year and a half, Waialae Avenue has more resembled an obstacle course -- with barriers and torn-up surfaces -- than an actual public street for commuters in Kaimuki.

'Sit-lie,' urination bills advance

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Measures designed to prohibit lying and sitting on city sidewalks as well as urinating and defecating in public continue to move through the Honolulu City Council.

Corrections

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
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.

911 Report

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Man indicted again in Pearl City shooting • Longs Drugs store robbed in Waipahu

4 monk seals are Big Isle hospital's first patients

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
Four malnourished Hawaiian monk seals from remote atolls northwest of Hawaii's main islands arrived Wednesday for emergency care at a new seal hospital in Kailua-Kona.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 07/14/2014 - 04:39
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.

Newswatch

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
Drones help scientists monitor wildlife at northwestern atolls • Fatal cat virus can't be halted, Maui vet says • Police want to talk to man about burglary

Liberal stances mark political career

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
When Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Brian Schatz in December 2012 to replace the late U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye, the rationale was that Schatz was the best choice for Hawaii's political future.

Schatz has strong fundraising quarter in U.S. Senate primary

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz raised about $822,000 during the past quarter in the Democratic primary for Senate, sending his fundraising total over $4.8 million for the campaign.

Council leaders rethink sale of housing

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
Honolulu City Council leaders say they now want to seriously consider scrapping plans to sell off the city's rental housing stock and instead resurrecting a full-fledged housing department that would oversee buildings and programs that assist the homeless and others who need affordable housing.

Vessel faces questions about firepower and cost

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
The "littoral combat ship" that was to make up one-sixth of the U.S. Navy fleet continues to be a work in progress as one of the vessels heads out from Pearl Harbor to take part in a "sink exercise" off Kauai during Rim of the Pacific war games.

UH to factor flat tuition in budget

Sun, 07/13/2014 - 04:54
University of Hawaii campuses will need to assume flat tuition rates — not the previously approved annual 7 percent hikes — when planning their operating budgets for the next two fiscal years.