Local News

Theatre Review: 'Old' humor lightens 'Hemingway' but masks the tough stuff

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
Joe Moore and Pat Sajak's second night in "Wrestling Ernest Hemingway" Friday at Hawaii Theatre drew a sparse audience, barely filling the first few rows of orchestra.

Nonfatal overdose cases jump in Hawaii

Thu, 06/26/2014 - 04:51
First, he started smoking pot because his friends did. Then he turned to prescription pills -- mainly powerful painkillers, initially prescribed by his doctor or dentist after he broke a bone or had dental work done.

Obituaries

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Rogelio Acpal Sr. • Lawrence K. Agena • Bertram Lele Akiona • Mitsumori Ashitomi • David Calizar Jr. • Ernest Yen Tai Ching • Jack Harrison Houtz • Daniel H.C. Ing • and more

'Broken' VA system haunts veterans

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Military veterans seeking medical treatment at the Spark M. Matsunaga VA Medical Center are sometimes still waiting to see a doctor years after asking for help, or have simply given up.

Family canoe returned in beach ceremony

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Turns out the koa canoe that found its way back to Hawaii island after 50 years on the East Coast had one last leg on its remarkable journey home -- back into the arms of the family of its carver.

Winer should exit Schatz post, Cayetano says

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Former Gov. Ben Cayetano argues that Andy Winer, the chief of staff to U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz, should resign or be fired for his role as a consultant in Pacific Resource Partnership's negative advertising campaign against him in the 2012 mayoral election

Dems support warrantless surveillance ban

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
U.S. Reps. Tulsi Gabbard and Colleen Hanabusa, Hawaii Democrats, were among the majority as the Republican-led House approved new curbs on government spying of Americans as revelations of the secretive National Security Agency's bulk collection of phone records still reverberate a year later.

Volcanic Ash: Races for legislative seats lack the thrill of top tickets

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Hawaii's 2014 election has drawn refreshing competition at the top of the ballot, with most action set in motion by the death of U.S. Sen. Daniel Inouye.

Newswatch

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
A Honolulu man jogging near the Kalihiwai Bridge on Kauai’s North Shore fell 40 feet and held onto a tree on the side of a cliff before he was rescued early Saturday morning, a Kauai County spokeswoman said.

911 Report

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
4 injured, H-1 closed after SUV overturns • Diver disappears off Kaena Point • Fire linked to plasma torch destroys boat

Vital Statistics

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
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.

Island Images

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49

Helicopters herald Army's new focus

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
The arrival of Army Apache helicopters on Oahu will bring a unique training mission for the attack choppers: landing on Navy ships during Rim of the Pacific war games to gain more familiarity with sea-based operations while also demonstrating the land service's versatility.

Pacific Fleet chief to make 2 addresses

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
Navy Adm. Harry Harris, Pacific Fleet commander, will deliver keynote speeches at two separate ceremonies, one honoring the 72nd anniversary of the 100th Battalion and the other the 64th anniversary of the Korean War.

Isle vets' wait time cut by 2 weeks

Wed, 06/25/2014 - 04:49
The wait times were down by more than two weeks for military veterans seeking their first Veterans Affairs medical appointments, but Hawaii still leads the nation with the longest delays, according to data released Friday.

Boat troubles prompt rescue of 4 rowers

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
A Coast Guard helicopter rescued four people attempting to row from California to Hawaii. The Coast Guard said Saturday that the rowers were participating in the Great Pacific Race when they reported taking water on board their 24-foot boat

Mother's death is now a homicide, police say

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Hawaii island police have reclassified the death of a Wai­naku woman — who died mysteriously nine months after her daughter was beaten to death — as a murder. Sommer Ferreira, 20, was found dead in the laundry room of a Wai­naku residence Sept. 20, 2011.

Man in custody for failure to pay after 2006 sentence

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
An Alabama man who served 100 days in jail for killing a Pearl City man during a fight in 2004 is back in custody, accused of failing to pay more than $500 in restitution and fees connected to the man's death.

New law adds time to file abuse suits

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday signed a bill into law that will extend a window for another two years to file lawsuits over decades-old childhood sexual abuse and allow suits to be brought against the state and counties.

State handbook guides immigrants in isle life

Tue, 06/24/2014 - 04:57
A new handbook published by the state gives newcomers a road map on everything from how to find a job to when to use a car horn, from how to keep their kids safe to understanding sarcasm.