Local News

Fumes send Noe­lani Elementary students home

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
The chemical odor that sickened 10 children and forced a Manoa school to end classes early Monday may have been caused by someone improperly disposing of a common household product, the Ho­no­lulu Fire Department said.

Incidental Lives: Pursuit of her destiny takes immigrant far and wide

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
There is a story Hieu Pham Stuart tells about her early life in Tuy Hoa, Vietnam. Like many of the stories from her extraordinary life, it is at once joyful, tragic and ultimately reaffirming.

Kokua Line: Driver's license documents required just every 16 years

Fri, 03/14/2014 - 04:41
I am a senior citizen and have to renew my driver's license every two years. Last time, it was very frustrating. I finally got all the documents requested and got my license. My question, if you know, is, Do I have to take all those documents with me when it's time for me to renew again?

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
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.

911 Report

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Electrical outlet blamed in Waipahu blaze • Woman reports assault in LCC parking lot • Witnesses are sought in Aiea hit-and-run • Suspect allegedly attacks officer in Waikiki • Maui surfer injured after falling off board

Newswatch

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
HILO » Kau farmers are anxious over the pending sale of land where they've worked to cultivate some of world's best coffee. Rusty's Hawaiian owner Lorie Obra told the Hawaii Tribune-Herald the uncertainty has her worried. Her lease is up next month, she said.

Fuddy was 'markedly afraid' after crash, autopsy reveals

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Details in the autopsy report of Hawaii's former health director who died after a plane's ocean landing reveal how traumatic the ordeal was for her. The report says 65-year-old Fuddy was a "rudimentary swimmer" who never swam in the ocean.

New York Times: Senate Democrats plan all-nighter on climate change

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
WASHINGTON » The Senate was headed into another all-nighter Monday evening as 26 Democrats who call themselves the "climate caucus" planned to speak nonstop about climate change from about 6:30 p.m. until 9 a.m. Tuesday.

New York Times: Admiral set to face confirmation to lead NSA

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
WASHINGTON » It's not hard to understand why veterans of the National Security Agency argue that 2013 was the worst year since Harry S. Truman got the place running 62 years ago.

Station Aloha: A lab for studying the sea

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
This year marks 25 years since University of Hawaii oceanography professors David Karl and Roger Lukas established Station ALOHA in a 6-mile-radius circle in the ocean at 22 degrees 45 minutes north latitude, 158 degrees west longitude.

In Waikiki, panel OKs variance for 350-foot high-rise

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
A contentious plan to raise the Wai­kiki height limit for a second hotel-condominium tower on Kuhio Avenue to 350 feet cleared the City Council Zoning Committee, and will go up for a final vote on Wednesday.

City officials will defend Housing First's price tag

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
City housing officials say they will explain to City Council Budget Committee members Monday that more than $20 million being set aside for their Housing First initiative will help homeless families as well as individuals find permanent shelter.

Suu Kyi creates foundation in isles to help Myanmar

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
A foundation named for Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy advocate Aung San Suu Kyi will be based in Hawaii.

Kokua Line: City is working with couple to resolve landscaping issue

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Question: The property owners at 2792 Pacific Heights Road have covered over the city's asphalt pavement with grass, plants and pots in front of their lot where a bus stop turn-out area was. Is this allowed?

Ocean Watch: Gars, unevolved for eons, can breathe and store air

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
I spent the last New Year's holiday with friends at their lake house near Austin, Texas. Due to prolonged drought, the water level in this man-made lake, created by damming a river in 1938, was so low that a good part of it was bone-dry.

Newswatch

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Education center for ocean refuge ready to reopen • Allow football games at night, Schatz tells feds

911 Report

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Man hurt seriously in suspected shooting • Kalihi resident is arrested in robbery • Man accused of driving stolen vehicle

UH's poor oversight adds costs to delayed project

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Mired in controversy, delays and cost overruns, the latest estimate for the Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex is $3 million above its planned $13.7 million budget and is still at least a month away from completion, UH officials said.

Washington Middle School adds win to streak

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
Washington Middle School captured the state title at the 2014 Hawaii MATHCOUNTS competition for the fourth year in a row Saturday, and three of its students will join one from Seabury Hall to represent the state at the nationals.

Airport work gets $100M more from governor

Thu, 03/13/2014 - 04:59
The latest round of airport funding -- about $96.6 million -- was announced by Gov. Abercrombie's office Monday. The funds largely come from various airport user fees and don't include state taxpayer revenues or money from the state's general fund, officials said.