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Newswatch

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Storm's remnants eventually will deliver passing showers • Shooter gets life in prison • Officials seek park vandals

Corrections

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
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.

Homelessness, special session spur candidates

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Six candidates are vying to represent Senate District 21 — half of them inspired to run for the Leeward Coast seat because of incumbent Maile Shi­ma­bu­kuro's special session vote last year in favor of gay marriage.

GOP incumbent faces rare primary fight

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
So popular is State Rep. Cynthia Thielen, she hasn't faced a challenger from either party since 2002, when Demo­crat Avis Jervis could muster only 21 percent of the vote against the well-liked Republican.

Conservation group buys ads to support Schatz

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The League of Conservation Voters has spent $380,000 on a television advertising buy in Hawaii on behalf of U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, praising the senator for his leadership on climate change.

Request for ballot pictures deleted

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The congressional campaign for state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim will no longer send emails or have a picture on its Facebook page asking voters to send in pictures of their absentee ballots filled out for their candidate.

General fund holds surplus of $664.8M

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
The state ended the 2014 fiscal year June 30 with a general fund surplus of $664.8 million, down from the record $844 million of a year ago, a reflection of the state's slow economic recovery.

Kauai dairy farm scales back plans

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Developers of a proposed Kauai dairy cow farm will start with a small herd in response to environmental concerns. On Friday, Hawaii Dairy Farms announced a two-step approach for its 578-acre farm in Maha­ulepu Valley.

Mars guinea pigs 're-enter' real life

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Five astronauts took the shortcut home from a Mars mission — by opening the door on their Mauna Loa habitat Friday, stepping outside and feeling the sun on their faces for the first time in four months.

Restaurants' health inspection statuses go public

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Restaurant patrons can find out the results of a restaurant's health inspection in real time under a new color-coded grading system the state Department of Health started this week.

Police seek help to capture robbery suspects

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Honolulu police said there may be at least three different individuals or groups involved in fast-food restaurant, convenience store and bank robberies in the past few months.

Inmate captured in attempt to escape over OCCC fence

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
An Oahu Community Correctional Center inmate attempted to bolt to freedom Thursday morning but was stopped as he scaled a wire fence. Chad Teisina tried to climb an 18-foot fence topped with razor wire in the prison's recreational yard.

Police run-in sets candidate against Tasers

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Maui mayoral candidate Beau Hawkes is vowing to outlaw the use of Tasers by police if he wins election this fall. The reason: A police officer used a stun gun on Hawkes on Wednesday. "It was brutal," he said.

Recyclers left high and dry

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Until last month Josh Hancock's Chinatown restaurant, along with two other businesses, routinely filled two 50-gallon barrels with nondeposit wine and liquor bottles for weekly recycling pickup.

Corrections

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
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

Tue, 07/29/2014 - 04:55
Thomas Jefferson Alfred Jr. • David Kaiena Bishaw • Anatole Bogaev • Norman Frederick Boyajian • David Canady • Cristie Dulce Crail • Rosalina Acoba Encarnacion • Sy Patrick Francisco • and more

Defense points to Deedy's training

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:49
A retired chief trainer of federal law enforcement officers said in state court Friday that agents who go to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center are instructed and trained to draw their firearm only if they intend to use it.

911 Report

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:49
Stolen vehicle found after attack on officer • Suspect sought in stabbing at nightclub • Son accused of assaulting dad is charged • 2 arrested on suspicion of robbing store

Newswatch

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:49
Man to serve 135 months for mailing meth • NOAA probes death of whale found on Kauai • Kauai officials to hold hearing on GMO rules

Ban bills stall as Council seeks plan for homeless

Mon, 07/28/2014 - 04:49
The City Council Zoning and Planning Committee voted Thursday to defer indefinitely three bills banning sitting and lying on sidewalks and two bills banning urination and defecation in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu.