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New York Times: Beaming good cheer to a town's dark days

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
RJUKAN, Norway » Yearning for sunlight has been a part of life in this quaint old factory town in central Norway for as long as anyone can remember. Here, the sun disappears behind a mountain for six months of the year.

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
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Gay rights group backs Takai in U.S. House race

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Congressional hopeful Mark Takai was endorsed last week by Equality Hawaii, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Isle lab moves to ID sailors from USS Oklahoma

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The embattled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command says it's getting closer to gaining Pentagon approval to disinter and identify for return to families nearly 400 crew members of the battleship USS Oklahoma buried as "unknowns" at Punchbowl cemetery.

Gore to speak at 'green' conference

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will be in town Tuesday to headline a conference about Hawaii's sustainability, clean energy and smart growth initiatives.

'Lucky' islanders gear up for lunar show

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii residents will be treated to two total lunar eclipses this year, the first one Monday night. According to UH Manoa's Institute for Astronomy, it is uncommon for Hawaii to get two total lunar eclipses in one year.

Kunia farm structures may be prohibited homes

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
At least 10 structures that look like houses have been built on leased farmland in Kunia without the normal inspections that come with most construction projects and despite a state law prohibiting homes on such land.

Pearl-based USS O’Kane calls upon port in India

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The Pearl Harbor-based guided destroyer USS O’Kane made a port stop in Goa, India, last week, the Pacific Fleet announced.

Volcanic Ash: Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

911 Report

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Teen hiker rescued after injuring shoulder • Fleeing driver allegedly hits police vehicle • Man arrested in emergency-room assault • Company helps owner track stolen car

Newswatch

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Farm OKs deal to resolve pay complaint • Maui bicyclist dies after truck strikes him • Witness recalls alleged gunman firing 20 shots

Island Images

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53

Expedition discovers 18 seamounts

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Researchers returned to Oahu this week with new, vivid maps of the seafloor in the deepest reaches of the marine national monument in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands. They also brought back some surprise findings that could guide the exploration of that protected area for decades to come.

Rep. Luke blamed in watering down bill

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The scope of a bill designed to protect the state from costly lawsuits filed on behalf of outdoor enthusiasts injured or killed on state land is now unclear, and some of its supporters say a state lawmaker with conflicting interests is to blame.

Navy phone project called waste

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
An individual identifying himself as a Navy Region Hawaii federal employee sent a letter to U.S. Sen. Mazie Hirono and media outlets Friday in which he said almost $5 million in taxpayer money is being wasted converting the Hickam Air Force Base phone system to AT&T.

New York Times: A question for seder: what role for screens?

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
As they gather around the dinner table on Monday for the Seder, some families will forgo passing around wine-stained copies of the Haggadah, the book used to guide the evening and one of the most ubiquitous volumes in Jewish homes. Instead, they will be tapping on their Kindles, tablets or cellphones, downloading in unison whatever version of the ceremony they plan to follow.

Kalihi prison is locked in battle against bedbugs

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
Inmate complaints are prompting Oahu Community Correctional Center officials to use pesticides, heat and steam along with disposal of mattresses, bedding and towels to try to eradicate bedbugs.

$290,000 settlement is approved in suit by Kauai councilmember

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
The Kauai County Council agreed to a payout of $290,000 in a lawsuit filed by a councilmember claiming his civil rights were violated. The Council agreed to accept funds from its insurance company, Everest Insurance Co., for the settlement.

Dog-shooting conviction overturned

Tue, 04/15/2014 - 04:39
An animal cruelty conviction of a man who killed a pit bull dog has been overturned by the state Intermediate Court of Appeals because the judge did not allow testimony pertaining to the man's claim of self-defense.