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Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
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.

Native Hawaiian registry to reopen

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
The Native Hawaiian Roll Commission will reopen registration on Monday to allow more people to sign up by May 1 so they can take part in forming a Native Hawaiian government.

Tot's tragic death saves 3 lives

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Shanden Kulakamahiaiokamehameha Chandler Ishiki-Beate is a hero. That's an extraordinary thing to say about an infant, a 4-month-old Kaneohe boy who died last month of sudden infant death syndrome or SIDS. But it's true — his tragic death meant three others will live through the gift of his organs.

Facilities eat up charter schools' budgets

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Charter school advocates are hopeful lawmakers will help address what they call a major inequity in funding. Three bills in play at the Legislature seek to establish dedicated funding streams for charter school facilities.

New York Times: Amid mayoral miscues, some Irish eyes are rolling

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Mayor Bill de Blasio, who promised a newly inclusive approach to city government, wastes no opportunity to celebrate the multiethnic fabric of the metropolis he now leads.

Substitute teachers welcome checks for back pay

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Maui substitute teacher David Garner, who worked as a substitute for 17 years, was the lead plaintiff in a 2002 class-action lawsuit that argued the state Department of Education failed to calculate substitute teachers' wages correctly and didn't come through on pay raises for years.

Punahou alumnus lands top post at zoo

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
A Punahou School graduate now working in California has been tapped as the new director of the Honolulu Zoo. Jeffrey Wilkinson will assume the post effective April 1, Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced Wednesday.

Wilson passes second hearing

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
The state Senate is expected to vote Monday on the confirmation of Circuit Judge Michael Wilson to the state Supreme Court after the nominee emerged from a second confirmation hearing on Saturday unscathed.

Gusts of up to 65 mph expected for Sunday

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Northeasterly winds of 30 to 45 mph accompanying a weak front moving through the island chain prompted weather officials to issue a high wind warning for the islands until 6 p.m. Sunday.

Building problems to close Kamehameha's Haleiwa preschool

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Kamehameha Schools will close its preschool on the North Shore this summer because of structural problems with the building it leases, leaving families of about two dozen keiki to find alternatives for next school year.

Woman killed, 2 others hurt in accident at farmers market

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
A 26-year-old woman died Saturday after she was hit by a truck at the Kapiolani Community College Farmers' Market. Two other people suffered injuries that weren't life-threatening.

Volcanic Ash: Housing First is a key start to tackling homelessness

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
One of the sorriest times in recent city history was when former Mayor Mufi Hannemann abruptly threw the homeless out of Ala Moana Park during one of our worst rains ever so they wouldn't blight a festival he planned at the park.

Island Images

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44

Newswatch

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Shark reported off Kaimana Beach Park • 2 fires damage family home, empty building • Big Isle bridge damage shuts Kaiwiki Road

911 Report

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Man, 24, wounded in Kaneohe shooting • Palolo house fire causes $115,000 damage • Help sought in identifying robbery suspect

$1.56B budget estimated for rail

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
As work accelerates on Hono­lulu's multibillion-dollar rail transit system, the upcoming fiscal year will be the "single largest" for issuing construction awards — and the massive project will need to borrow hundreds of millions of dollars when revenues don't keep pace with costs, rail officials say.

Disaster readiness must grow, officials say

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
Oahu communities will need to rely on their own people and resources during a natural disaster, but a city official stressed that too few areas are adequately prepared to respond to hurricanes, tsunamis, flooding or other calamities.

Wilson weighs whether to release personnel records

Wed, 03/19/2014 - 04:44
The state Judiciary has provided Circuit Judge Michael Wilson with copies of his personnel file and judicial performance reviews, but the state Supreme Court nominee is wrestling with whether to disclose the information to the state Senate.

New York Times: West's drought and growth intensify conflict over water rights

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
MUMFORD, Texas » Across the parched American West, the long drought has set off a series of fierce legal and political battles over who controls an increasingly dear treasure - water.

Court hears of girl's savage beatings

Tue, 03/18/2014 - 04:57
Delilah Williams told a jury in federal court that Naeem Williams knew that his child, Talia, might be close to death from all the beatings the couple had inflicted in the preceding months.