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Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
21-and-older tobacco law to take effect • Church leaders detail plans for repair work • Pair charged with theft at Kona resort

Abercrombie and Ige clash on leadership, budget surplus

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige on Tuesday set the contours for their Demo­cratic primary, with the governor reminding voters of the state's economic rebound during his first term and Ige offering himself as a more thoughtful, sensible alternative as chief executive.

Family of 8 left homeless after blaze guts residence

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
A Waipahu family's home was destroyed Tuesday, possibly because of an unattended cooking fire, but no one was injured.

Plane lands by H-2 due to engine woes

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
A student pilot and his instructor were not injured after an emergency landing Tuesday evening of a Cessna 172P in a pineapple field near Costco Wai­pio.

Jury too slow, killer's lawyers say

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
Lawyers for Naeem Williams say the federal court jury responsible for determining whether the former Schofield Barracks soldier lives or dies for killing his 5-year-old daughter Talia is taking too long to decide and want the judge to either declare a mistrial or choose a sentence of life in prison.

Sit-lie ban sought for all of Oahu

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
With the Honolulu City Council scheduled to hear bills Thursday that make it illegal to sit and lie on sidewalks in two parts of Hono­lulu, Councilman Ikaika Anderson said he will press to have colleagues consider a third proposal that imposes the same prohibition throughout Oahu.

Council panel delays vote on expanding fireworks use

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
A bill allowing Oahu consumers to set off sparklers and fountains on New Year's Eve has been deferred by a Hono­lulu City Council committee.

Fatal stabbing of homeless man was a defensive act, lawyer says

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
A 26-year-old man on trial for a fatal stabbing under the H-1 freeway viaduct last year killed his victim in self-defense, the man's lawyer told a state court jury Tuesday morning.

Feds mark fury from Hawaiians over 1893 overthrow

Sat, 06/28/2014 - 04:50
A federal panel hearing opinions on a possible relationship with a potential Native Hawaiian government has heard the passion pouring out over two days of testimony, a Justice Department official said.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 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.

Water and sewer rates will go up next week on Oahu

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Oahu residents will pay more for sewer and water service come Tuesday as a result of rate hikes approved in previous years.

China draws attention as RIMPAC prepares to kick off

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Four Chinese navy ships arrived at Pearl Harbor on Tuesday as the biennial Rim of the Pacific exercise gathers steam as the biggest ever held.

Isle leader tough on health issues

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
As manager and chief engineer of the Honolulu Board of Water Supply and later state health director, George Yuen worked to keep health and safety at the forefront of public policy during a time of unprecedented growth in Hawaii.

Kokua Line: Manhole covers along curb will be put back over holes

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Question: Several months ago streets in Hawaii Kai were repaved. Many of the manhole covers were removed and left on the curb, replaced by new covers. We now have many manhole covers lined up and down streets such as Lunalilo Home Road.

Newswatch

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Kauai panel rejects changes to petition laws • Repairs to close visitors center for 3 months

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 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.

Deedy's request to toss out charge is rejected by judge

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
A state judge has refused U.S. State Department special agent Christopher Deedy's request to have a state murder charge against him dismissed.

Serial number cut off attack plane is donated to Pearl Harbor museum

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
A part of Japa­nese navy pilot Take­shi Hirano's Zero fighter returned to Pearl Harbor on Monday — this time with a lot less violence and much better intentions than on Dec. 7, 1941.

Nonpartisan gubernatorial candidates out

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Voters will not get the chance to consider nonpartisan candidates for governor in the August primary. The state Office of Elections went to Circuit Court to disqualify the nonpartisan candidates because no nonpartisan candidates ran for lieutenant governor.

Regents' assets might stay private

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
The financial disclosure forms filed annually by members of the University of Hawaii's governing board and 14 other state boards and commissions will likely remain confidential now that Gov. Neil Abercrombie has signaled he might veto legislation aimed at making the forms public documents.