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Senate to weigh bills spurred by molasses spill

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Bill 2621, which passed the House on Tuesday, would set time limits to respond to any issues raised between the state and companies that lease its facilities, including those at Hono­lulu Harbor.

Dozens rally against residential Kakaako development

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
More than 130 demonstrators sporting bold red "Save Our Kaka'ako" shirts lined Ala Moana Boulevard on Saturday to voice fears that "runaway" luxury condominium development, if left unchecked, will replace much of the coastal green space there and block public access to the beach.

First death penalty trial to open in girl's murder

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams is standing trial in U.S. District Court on a charge of capital murder for the July 2005 beating death of his 5-year-old daughter, Talia Emoni Williams.

Officer says he’s target of HPD retaliation

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Cpl. George Martin, who works in the Waianae District, is suing the city and several of his supervisors, claiming that they retaliated against him after he complained about officers being allowed to go home early and still get paid for the rest of their shift.

Parks director for Salt Lake City is nominated as Honolulu's chief

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced the nomination of Michele Nekota to become the city's next parks and recreation director in a news release Tuesday. She must be confirmed by the City Council.

How major bills fared at the Capitol

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Here is the status of major bills at the halfway point of the 60-day legislative session. The bills that are alive have passed in at least one chamber of the Legislature. The bills that are failing were not approved by the state House or Senate by Thursday’s procedural deadline.

Volcanic Ash: Abercrombie's about-face on HCDA rewards war chest

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
If the Legislature doesn't restrain the Hawaii Community Development Authority, which governs Kakaako, some buildings could exceed the existing 400-foot height limit by 250 feet and stand as close as 80 feet apart.

911 Report

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Man critically hurt in hit-and-run in Aiea • 2 found unconscious in vehicle in ditch • 22 rescued as high surf hits Oahu shores

Newswatch

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Daylight saving time begins on mainland • 3 are re-elected to utility's board • Park seeking trail stewards

Vital Statistics

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Middle school helps kids find passion in math

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
The high-poverty Washington Middle School has become a powerhouse in the annual MATHCOUNTS competition, taking first place at the state championships three years in a row, topping public and private schools including ‘Iolani and Punahou.

Abercrombie trying to 'politicize' legislative session, Ige says

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 04:49
Gov. Abercrombie implied this week that David Ige, chairman of the Senate Ways and Means Committee and the governor's opponent in the Democratic primary, had held up the governor's tax relief proposals for seniors. But both the House and Senate have so far declined to move the governor's bills.

Woman's case is now a homicide, police say

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Maui Police Department spokes­man Lt. William Juan said, "(Detectives) have sufficient evidence to prove a homicide rather than a missing-persons case." Juan has not provided details about evidence or when or where it was collected.

Backup fuel source is OK'd for import

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Hawaii Gas plans to bring liquefied natural gas to Hawaii in specialized 20-foot shipping containers in the first phase of a three-stage plan. By 2019 the company will be using LNG carriers to ship large quantities of the commodity to Hawaii that could be used for power generation.

Navy still trying to find cause of Red Hill leak

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Capt. Mike Williamson, commander of Naval Facilities Engineering Command Hawaii, told state lawmakers Friday that preparations are underway to make the giant tank "gas-free" so personnel can enter it and determine the cause of the leak.

Kaiser High disavows connection to carnival

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Kaiser High School's principal said neither the school nor its football team is sponsoring an upcoming carnival in Hawaii Kai. The planned carnival to benefit two youth programs has stirred community concerns of traffic and pedestrian safety.

Pilot in Molokai crash has history of violations

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Authorities identified the pilot of a small plane that crashed on a private Molo­kai ranch last week as John Wei­ser Jr., whose tour company was fined $50,000 in 2007 by the Federal Aviation Administration for running uncertified air tours.

Suspect in Kailua slaying captured in California

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Tipsters led California police to a man wanted in Hawaii for stabbing a homeless man to death in a stairwell in Kai­lua, a Crime­Stop­pers news release said.

911 Report

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Snorkeler hospitalized in critical condition • Kakaako bank robbery suspect is arrested • Visitor to Honolulu park dies after fall • Man faces 8 charges after home break-in

Newswatch

Tue, 03/11/2014 - 04:54
Boat ramp, parking areas will be closed • Wheeler residents can expect loud noise • Boat operator found, arrested • Pool shuttered pending notice • Lihue runway must get longer