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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.

Level of chemical in isle water high but deemed OK

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Levels of the chemical vanadium found in some of Oahu's drinking water wells were higher than in federal guidelines but do not pose a health concern, according to both the Hono­lulu Board of Water Supply and the state Department of Health.

Hawaiians reject federal input

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
The vast majority of people who testified before a federal panel Monday soundly rejected any attempt by the Obama administration to pursue federal recognition of a future Native Hawaiian governing body.

Meeting to tackle medical pot dispensary

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Years after coming close to establishing a pilot program, state officials are meeting with policy experts, patients, caregivers, lawmakers and others with the aim of crafting a bill that would allow medical marijuana distribution centers to operate legally in Hawaii.

Church listed as 'endangered' piece of the past

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
With its large stone building and iconic steeple, Mokuai-kaua Church has stood out as a Kailua-Kona landmark for nearly 200 years. But the future of Hawaii's first Christian church is hardly secure.

Kokua Line: 'No smoking' signs posted by Oahu Transit Services

Fri, 06/27/2014 - 04:53
Question: Who is responsible for the no-smoking signs at bus stops? I did not think any were up at the makai side of Ala Moana Center (nor have I seen any on the mauka side), but then noticed two signs, one each on poles with bus numbers.