Local News

Man killed in Nanakuli car crash

Fri, 03/21/2014 - 04:39
One man is dead and another is in police custody following a three-car accident in Nana­kuli on Sunday. According to police, a Lexus traveling west on Farrington Highway near Auyong Homestead Road crossed a double solid line and collided with an oncoming Chevrolet.

'Duck Man' toted feathered friend wherever he went

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Michael Hubbard was a common sight from Waikiki to Hawaii Kai to Kailua, often catching TheBus with his duck inside his backpack, sharing crackers and bread with his feathered companion.

State to lose $200 million for military construction

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
More than half of the $449.5 million in projected military construction for Hawaii was axed from the Defense Department's 2015 budget request, and some other programs are being reduced or eliminated as the Pentagon starts to roll out the latest round of cuts.

City forming sidewalk squad to enforce laws

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's administration is creating a new city team devoted strictly to enforcing the controversial laws used to remove the property of the homeless and others that is placed illegally on city sidewalks and in Oahu parks.

Home lands construction leaves neighbors complaining

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
The vibrations from the Wai­ma­nalo construction site were so bad last year that neighbors found small cracks appearing in their outdoor retaining walls, interior surfaces, concrete pads and a few windows.

Plan for clinics will help patients navigate services

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
The center on North King Street consists of four buildings. There's the main clinic at 915 N. King, on the makai side. It's adjoined to another old building behind Oku­hara Foods Inc. Across the street and down a bit are two other clinics, within a half-block of each other.

Gusts rip roofs off homes and cut power around Oahu

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Emergency crews were kept busy Sunday responding to property damage related to the powerful wind that blew through the isles over the weekend.

Ocean Watch: Beaches laden with sea life deposited by windy weather

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
I ended a book I'm working on with suggestions about what concerned citizens can do to help the oceans. One of my ideas is to walk the beaches and, while doing so, pick up trash.

Kokua Line: Aviators free to fly aircraft over Honolulu at any time

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Question: I live in Honolulu and notice there are more light planes flying over the city -- lower, louder, earlier and more frequently.

911 Report

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
Shooting leads to standoff on Kauai • Teen arrested after robbery thwarted

Newswatch

Thu, 03/20/2014 - 04:15
A $4 million increase to pay for employee raises is part of Kauai Mayor Bernard Carvalho's budget recommendations for 2015.

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.