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Command post set up in park in search for missing hiker

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Firefighters returned Monday to the trail in Wai­anae where a 15-year-old boy was believed to have been hiking before he went missing Saturday.

More students urged to learn Mandarin

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Twice as many public high school students in Hawaii are studying Mandarin as there were five years ago, but their numbers are still small given China's growing importance to Hawaii's economy.

Statewide initiative sets goals for sustainability

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Gov. Neil Abercrombie, joined by the four county mayors and Office of Hawaiian Affairs CEO Kama­na‘o­pono Crabbe, on Monday launched the Aloha+ Challenge, a series of targets for the state to reach in various sectors of sustainability, renewable energy and natural resource management.

West Maui residents out in force against federal recognition

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
All but one of the more than 100 people who spoke before a federal panel Monday night rejected the idea of possible federal recognition of a future Native Hawaiian government, arguing the U.S. has no jurisdiction over Hawaii.

Assertion that Elderts was high on cocaine is barred from trial

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
A medical forensic expert for U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy will not be able to tell a state jury that he believes shooting victim Kollin Elderts had cocaine in his system and was high when he died, a judge ruled Monday.

14 quit in wake of disclosure law

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
A new state law that makes public the financial interests of members serving on more than a dozen state boards and commissions has prompted the resignations of at least 14 volunteer members, including four regents from the University of Hawaii's governing board.

Incidental Lives: Brain injury support group offers safety in numbers

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Had the horrific collision George Handgis survived back in 2012 left him with broken bones or a collapsed lung or — heaven forbid — even a serious spinal injury, perhaps it would be easier for people to understand.

Newswatch

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Tropical Storm Fausto forms off Mexico • Candidates for U.S. House to debate on TV Inmate caught trying to flee before hearing; and more

911 Report

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Waikiki man run over by bus is identified • Pedestrian, 70, hit by vehicle near airport

Hanabusa is the aggressor in debate with Schatz

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
In a taut and punchy performance, U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa on Monday night sought to depict U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz as unprepared for the legislative rigor of the Senate.

Stepmom's role troubled jurors

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Delilah Williams testified at her husband's murder trial that she had stomped on her 5-year-old stepdaughter so hard that she heard bone crack. She said she and her former soldier husband abused the girl regularly.

UH websites offer help with solar decisions

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
Those interested in getting solar panels for their homes could benefit from a new, interactive University of Hawaii at Manoa website that will provide an estimate of how much solar radiation reaches their rooftops.

Haleiwa walkway project is finally making strides

Fri, 07/11/2014 - 04:40
A plan to create pedestrian walkways and other improvements along the main commercial strip of historic Haleiwa is advancing four years after the city appropriated more than $2 million for the long-envisioned project.

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
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.

Obituaries

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Cameron K. Abe • Samuel Kaliko Sin Kui Ah Yuen Jr. • Gretchen Mann Aona • Ladrena Ilima Broad • Severino Llapitan Butay Sr.; and more

2 in custody following argument, death in Makiki

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Honolulu police homicide detectives are investigating the death of a man Sunday morning in Makiki and have in custody two men, ages 26 and 18, on suspicion of murder.

Investigators sift for clues in Coco Palms fire

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Kauai firefighters are trying to determine the cause of a stubborn blaze that took two days to extinguish at Coco Palms Resort.

Former Maui mayor faces incumbent in state House race

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Former Maui Mayor James "Kimo" Apana is looking to return to politics with a bid for the state House seat representing Central Maui against incumbent Justin Woodson.

Fisheries council members criticize sanctuary growth plan

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Several Pacific island officials are opposed to President Barack Obama's proposal to create the world's largest marine sanctuary in the Central Pacific, which would greatly expand protected fishing areas.

Median home price rises to record $700,000

Thu, 07/10/2014 - 04:54
Oahu's housing market has pushed into new territory, breaking a 7-year-old record that appeared ready to fall after being brushed a few times in recent months.