Local News

Kamakahi stays upbeat after cancer diagnosis

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
Grammy-winning slack-key guitar master Dennis Kama­kahi is looking forward to going home after checking in to the Queen's Medical Center, where he was diagnosed with lung cancer.

Man pleads guilty in drug, bribery case

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
A former Halawa prison guard faces up to 50 years in prison and more than $5 million in fines after pleading guilty Tuesday to charges related to smuggling meth­am­pheta­mine into the prison and bribery.

Purse-snatching suspect also charged with manslaughter

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
A 24-year-old Wai­anae man was charged Tuesday in connection with the death of a 52-year-old grandmother after a violent purse-snatching in front of her secured Wai­kiki apartment on Super Bowl Sunday.

Optimism devolved into abuse, stepmother testifies

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
Delilah Williams testified in U.S. District Court on Tuesday that when her husband Naeem Williams gained custody of her stepdaughter Talia, the couple thought they could help fix the little girl's problems with bladder and bowel-movement control.

State’s schools praised for progress

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan on Tuesday lauded Hawaii's public school system for progress made in the third year of its four-year $75 million Race to the Top grant, calling Hawaii a model for other states.

Newswatch

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
Crash into pole kills passenger • Fire ant baiting will close park

911 Report

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
Woman dies after mother accidently drives over her • Mail found in car leads to arrest

House panel approves minimum wage increase

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
Lawmakers in the state House of Representatives have advanced a proposal to raise the minimum wage more slowly than what the state Senate had suggested.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
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

Sat, 03/22/2014 - 04:49
William Lester Ah Quin • Hideo Ajifu • Lily Chieko Arikawa • June K. Burton • Paul L. Caballero • Allen Dat Cho Chun • Linda Avery Culverhouse • Patricia Jo Caldwell DeLong • Timothy F. Eden • Adeline R. Franco • and more

Senate confirms Wilson for state Supreme Court

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
The state Senate voted Monday to confirm Circuit Judge Michael Wilson as an associate justice of the state Supreme Court after finding that Wilson has the experience, temperament and legal insight to serve on the state's highest court.

Mesa Air abandons service in Hawaii after go!

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
Go! airlines, which initiated a relentless fare war when it entered the Hawaii market nearly eight years ago only to later be blamed for Aloha Airlines' demise, is calling it quits.

Neighbor island companies fear loss of tourism and higher fares

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
The departure of go! airlines could hurt neighbor island tourism and lead to higher interisland fares, but the impact will be muted due to the small size of go!

Suspended police officers might be named

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
The names of police officers who are suspended for a year or more could be disclosed to state lawmakers under a measure moving through the Legislature.

ILWU backs Abercrombie's bid to remain governor

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
The International Longshore and Warehouse Union on Monday endorsed Gov. Neil Abercrombie's re-election campaign.

Drugstore, pharmacist sued over 2012 death

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
The husband of a woman who died after taking a powerful painkiller is suing Longs Drugs and the pharmacist who filled the prescription.

Medal of Honor comes 44 years after machine gunner's death

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
A 25th Infantry Division soldier killed in fighting in Cambodia in 1970 will be among 24 Army veterans to receive the Medal of Honor at the White House on Tuesday in one of the largest such presentations in history.

Incidental Lives: After a long, emotional ride, she says she has no regrets

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
If destiny was a real thing, Hieu Pham knew it was her destiny to marry John Stuart. They had met when Pham was working at a Vietnamese restaurant in Virginia and Stuart, an IT manager for General Motors, was a hungry customer with no idea how to order off a Vietnamese menu.

Kokua Line: Contact campaign directly to end political phone calls

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
Question: I seem to have gotten on some political phone message system for one of the people running for office. Almost every day I get calls that fill my landline answering machine. How can I get rid of these annoying calls?

911 Report

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
Cyclist seriously injured in Kalihi accident • Man in fatal crash was from Waianae • Suspect arrested in shooting on Kauai