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Obituaries

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Albert Goles Alba Sr. • April Hatsumi Sasaki Arakaki • Evelyn Pearl Bursey • Alicia B. Cabuco • Dora Habagat; and more

Master plan for Kailua marsh draws criticism from agencies

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The deadline for comments on the Kawainui-Hamakua master plan is Monday, and environmental and neighborhood groups are joining forces over concern that the proposed development will damage the natural resources and character of Kailua.

Dept. of Health fails nursing home inspections

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The state has failed to inspect more than a third of Hawaii's 45 nursing homes within the time frame required by federal law, reflecting an oversight gap that some experts say could come at the expense of the facilities' vulnerable residents.

City bus injures man in Waikiki

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
A man in his 70s was critically injured when he apparently was run over by a city bus in Waikiki on Saturday, the third serious pedestrian collision in three days and the second involving a city bus.

Isles lag in helping special education students

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Hawaii is falling short of its responsibilities under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act -- the federal law requiring that all special-needs children be given a free appropriate public education -- according to a new evaluation of how well states serve students with disabilities.

Forum tackles N. Korea, immigration

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The seven candidates vying for the Democratic nomination of Hawaii's Congressional District 1 race tackled foreign policy and immigration reform issues Saturday at their first joint appearance.

Candidates spar over 'negative' ad

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz on Saturday knocked U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa for what he called the first negative advertisement in their Democratic primary, a postcard that reminds voters of Schatz's support for the Bipartisan Budget Act, which extended cuts in Medicare.

Feral cats on Kauai preying on endangered seabirds

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Scientists are concerned about a large number of endangered seabirds killed by feral cats in remote areas of Kauai.

Akaka honored for work to protect native rights

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The National Education Association will honor former U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Akaka for his efforts in the fight for social justice.

Volcanic Ash: Teacher fights, sound bites steam up start of summer

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Hawaii's summer doldrums are starting to look a lot like an election as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused:

Vital Statistics

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
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. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

Newswatch

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Lava breaks out 4 new flows on Kilauea • Fire destroys 3-bedroom Hilo residence • Historical signs earn an award for Kauai County

911 Report

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
Freon leak clears out Waipio Foodland • Powerless boat gets help in Kailua Bay

Williams' deliberations 'drained' jurors

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
They spent months together witnessing some of the worst in human conduct, hearing horrific descriptions of the beating and torture of a little girl at her own home, in the place she ought to feel safest.

'Justice has been served'

Wed, 07/02/2014 - 04:56
The jury ended deliberations deadlocked and rejected a sentence of death for Naeem Williams in the torture and beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, but the child's mother said she still feels closure after waiting nine years for justice.

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
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, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Morgan Adkins • Arlene Tsutayo Akiyama • Butchie M. Allado • Betty Kiyoko Arakaki • Irma W. Bailo • George Christopher Constantis • Kamuela-Zachary Kalani-Oheo Nalu Sniffen-Keaweehu Dotson • and more

Stepmom's role in abuse unknown until plea deal

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Delilah Williams will face sentencing in U.S. District Court on July 8 for her role in the 2005 child abuse beating death of her 5-year-old stepdaughter, Talia. Williams, 30, has already spent nine years in custody.

20 isle vets exposed to unsterilized dental tools

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
Twenty patients in the Veterans Affairs Pacific Islands Health Care system potentially were exposed to blood-borne pathogens in May from unsterilized dental instruments, the VA said Friday.

Little fire ant survey covers Mililani Mauka

Tue, 07/01/2014 - 04:58
The state Department of Agriculture is surveying a Mili­lani neighborhood after six homes were confirmed to have little fire ant infestations. "We're out here … to do a survey of the larger neighborhood to see if there's any more houses."