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Newswatch

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
GMO papaya gets EPA pass • Vendor found with stun guns • Damaged wall blamed for chimp’s escape

911 Report

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
The Medical Examiner's Office identified the man who died in shallow water near the Diamond Head area of Waikiki Beach last month as Charles Muno, 43, of Edina, Minn.

Waikiki Landing project adrift after losing loan

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
The Waikiki Landing, a controversial public-private partnership to develop a commercial and boating-services complex at the Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, has lost its major funder, leaving developers scrambling to find 11th-hour financing to meet contract obligations.

Anti-recognition sentiment runs fierce on Kauai

Sun, 07/06/2014 - 04:54
Defiant and emotional testimony dominated yet another Department of Interior meeting Tuesday night as federal officials continued to gather opinions about whether the United States should pursue a formal relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government.

France to honor veterans of WWII

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Seven Japanese-American members of the famed 442nd Regimental Combat Team and 100th Battalion will be awarded Legion of Honor medals by the French government Wednesday night for their part in liberating France from the Nazis in 1944.

Know an eligible vet? Nominate him for the honor

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Eight Hawaii residents are the latest recipients of the prestigious Legion of Honor, France's highest civilian award, which was first instituted by Emperor Napoleon I on May 19, 1802. All of the recipients will be bestowed the rank of chevalier, or knight.

Board, director resignations revive ailing charter school

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Halau Lokahi Public Charter School has a new lease on life after its governing board and director Laara Allbrett agreed to resign as required by a new contract with the state Charter School Commission.

U.S. assessing whether forces in Iraq can hold, general says

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Escalating violence in Iraq, North Korea's latest provocations, a meeting of allies here and China's participation for the first time in Rim of the Pacific exercises were topics at the forefront of a visit to Hawaii by Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey.

US Senate candidates air dispute on tackling VA issues

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
After circling each other for more than a year, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa met Tuesday evening in their first debate in the Demo­­cratic primary, a detailed dialogue on federal policy that revealed fissures between the Demo­crats on veterans affairs, early childhood education and genetically modified organisms.

Tourism-boosting ideas at forefront

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Five candidates for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District seat tried to distinguish themselves from each other on support for the tourism, military and construction industries at a forum at the Japa­nese Cultural Center of Hawaii on Tuesday night.

Newswatch

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Waialua man gets 97 months in meth case • Aerial ads to continue despite state ban • Cellphone law nixes court, raises fines • Staff training will close Maui DMVL offices

911 Report

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Robberies strike ABC, Longs Drugs stores • Suspect in Kailua burglary is arrested

Obituaries

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Ceferino Fagarang Agapay • Geraldine Kinue Aoki • Abner Keoki Baliguat • Susan L. Bruhn • Richard Delima Jr. • Hans James Glapa • Ka'iana Barry Curtis Haili and more

Native Hawaiian supporters decry federal recognition

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
Supporters of an independent Native Hawaiian nation were out in force Monday night to reject the possibility of federal recognition of a native government in the first of two meetings on the Garden Isle.

New law expands voter registration at polls

Sat, 07/05/2014 - 04:49
With the state's voter turnout foundering among the lowest in the nation, a measure signed into law Monday by Gov. Neil Abercrombie could boost the state's rating by as much as 10 points by 2018, advocates say.

Obituaries

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Abigail Ann Mokihana Abraham • Rosalina Lorenzo Castillo • Evelyn Yoriko Sekiguchi Eto • Veronica Cruzada Gish • Flora Gonsalves • Rebecca Kaaialii Kaaekuahiwi • Leighton Kamakani Kaio • and more

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
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.

Mother can breast-feed in open, IHS official says

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
A Honolulu homeless shelter won't take action against a mother who is refusing to cover up while breast-feeding or use a private room, its executive director said Tuesday.

Big Island raises legal age for tobacco sales

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii County as of now prohibits the sale of tobacco products to anyone under age 21. While 18-year-olds will no longer be legally permitted to buy electronic cigarettes on Hawaii island, it's the retailers whose feet will be held to the fire.

Financial disclosures will widen

Fri, 07/04/2014 - 04:53
Gov. Neil Abercrombie says he will allow pending legislation to become law that adds members of 15 state boards and commissions to the list of public officials whose financial interests are publicly disclosed.