Local News

Labor official who sided with football players began career in Hawaii

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board who issued a controversial ruling last week giving a group of Northwestern University football players the right to unionize says he would not have been in the position to make that decision if it wasn't for his time living in Hawaii.

Hail and heavy rain fall on parts of Oahu, Maui

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The National Weather Service said the strong low aloft combined with ample moisture would continue to produce heavy rain and thunderstorms, and the related threat of flash flooding, through Sunday morning.

Tuna boat flooded after door left open, Coast Guard reports

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It's still not clear what initially caused the 2010 sinking of the Majestic Blue, a distant-water tuna boat that went down in waters 3 miles deep and 101 miles off the coast of Fiji, killing the ship's American captain and its South Korean chief engineer.

flASHback: Justifying bad behavior and forging on is just fact of life

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It was hard to tell sometimes if we were talking about law and order or the birds and the bees as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused.

Skywatch: April showcases most stunning astronomical event all year

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Rising stream strands 3 hikers • Blaze engulfs empty house

911 Report

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Three people were hurt, one critically, during a motorcycle ride on Kunia Road on Saturday, emergency responders said.

UH robot joins study of munitions

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
University of Hawaii oceanographers will be launching a new robot into deep water off Oahu's coast to study the impact of chemical weapons leaking mustard agent.

Bill erasing HPD sex exemption moves on

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii Senate committee advanced a potential state law Friday that gave safe-harbor protections to underage victims of prostitution, toughened penalties for their clients and removed an exemption that gave police officers the latitude to have sex with prostitutes during their investigations.

Policy conflict could cost Oahu $15M

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
Oahu could eventually lose some $15 million a year in federal highway dollars — money used to help fix and build local roads, bike paths, sidewalks and other projects — if a conflict over state and federal transportation policy isn't fixed, local officials warn.

Fisherman's wharf faces its final days

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
The wind went out of its sails long ago. Now the nautical-looking building that was home to the Fisherman's Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin for more than 50 years is headed for the boneyard.

Rover marks next step in exploring space

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
A brand-new planetary rover climbed up steps and trekked over large blocks of wood in front of the state Capitol on Friday — over and over and over again as curious lawmakers, legislative staff and passers-by took turns at the helm of its remote-control panel.

Contract spells out church protocol

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
A new provision in next year's employment contract for approximately 650 Roman Catho­lic school teachers and administrators in Hawaii would make same-sex marriage and engaging in homosexual activity fireable offenses.

More heavy rainfall possible across isles

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
A flash-flood watch is in effect for all islands through 6 a.m. Sunday as strong low winds combine with a surface trough to produce slow-moving heavy rain and thunderstorms.

Isle robotics competition draws students from around globe

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
Loud music and cheers Friday filled the Stan Sheriff Center, where nearly 1,000 students were competing in "Aerial Assist" — a basketball-like game pitting teams of robots against each other.

Harris and Bukoski show interest in House seat

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
In what could be among the most competitive Demo­cratic primaries this year, Robert Harris, director of Sierra Club Hawaii, and Kika Bukoski, executive director of the Hawaii Building and Construction Trades Council, have shown interest in a likely vacant Windward state House seat.

Newswatch

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
Mobile centers help veterans • Plan maintains Kiholo reserve

911 Report

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
Hilo murder victim is named by police • Early confrontation leads to shooting • Office identifies men found on 2 beaches

Redeveloping the Kam Drive-In site in Aiea

Tue, 04/01/2014 - 04:55
The ambitious plan to redevelop the 15-acre Kam Drive-In site in Aiea could also help spawn hundreds of low-income housing units near the Pearlridge Transit Station and other hubs along the city's upcoming $5.26 billion rail line.