Local News

Incidental Lives: Immigrant parents inspire American University senior

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
As a single mother struggling to get a foothold in a new country, Aleli Vinoya did whatever she could to make sure that her eldest daughter, Nicole Gasmen, would have better opportunities than she herself did growing up in her native Philippines.

Kokua Line: Buoys dividing ocean users set to be replaced by state

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Question: Several years ago the state set up seven buoys at Ala Moana Beach to prevent collisions between swimmers and stand-up paddlers.

911 Report

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Prosecutors on Monday charged a 35-year-old Kai­muki man with endangering the welfare of a minor when he apparently jumped off the second floor of an apartment building Sunday with an 11-month-old infant in his arms.

Newswatch

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
Man discovered floating in bay is identified • Maui mayor trims millions from CIP budget

Hokule'a drops anchor at far-flung atoll

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
The winds and squalls came at them relentlessly, but a new generation of navigators aboard Hoku­le‘a appears to have passed its first trials heading into the open sea.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 06/20/2014 - 04:45
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.

Obituaries

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Gordon Ah Sing • Osmundo Manzano Cachola Sr. • Norma Misayo Nohara Chinen • George Espaniola Sr. • Raymond Loup Figueira • Barbara Hagino Fukumoto • and more

Isles file pitch for Obama library

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
The state of Hawaii submitted a bid Friday to become the home of the Barack Obama Presidential Library, officials said.

Girl dead, sister in hospital after beach accidents

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
A 12-year-old girl died and her 9-year-old sister was left in serious but stable condition Sunday after they were found a half-hour apart, alone and unattended, in the ocean at Pokai Bay Beach Park.

Kids dive into test of skill, teamwork

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
A team of Highlands Intermediate and Pearl City High School students is looking forward to exploring simulated shipwrecks and sinkholes in a setting that features one of the world's largest freshwater lakes as a backdrop.

Mayor's sidewalk strategy targets Waikiki homeless

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Two new bills being proposed by Hono­­lulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell would give his administration further ammunition to conduct his "compassionate disruption" campaign to remove the homeless from the sidewalks of Wai­­kiki.

Isle Army Guard joins effort to repair school in Philippines

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
The Hawaii Army National Guard will head to the Philippines as part of a collaborative effort to rebuild a high school in Tacloban devastated by Typhoon Hai­yan.

Ocean Watch: Book about sea creatures offers profiles of the bizarre

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
"Bone-eating snot flower." That's the enchanting name that inspired me to dive deep into a new book, "The Extreme Life of the Sea," by father-and-son team Stephen and Anthony Palumbi (Princeton University Press). The book arrived while I was sailing the South Pacific.

Kokua Line: Work on federal building permitted to occur at night

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Question: My wife and I were awakened at 1:15 a.m. on a recent Friday by men in hard hats on the Ewa side of the federal building, pounding with hammers on metal pipes.

Newswatch

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Correctional center visitation axed again • Military offers free checkups at sites on Kauai • Army assigns new commander to training site

911 Report

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
4 injured in Farrington Highway crash • 10 escape house fire in Hauula

Industry honors Menehune Mac with lifetime achievement award

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
More than 30 years in the candy business led to a sweet reward Saturday night as the Arakaki family of Menehune Mac won the Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award from the Hawaii Food Manufacturers Association.

Koa canoe carved on Big Isle returns home

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
An authentic Hawaiian outrigger canoe carved on Hawaii island from a single koa log 70 years ago has found its way home after a journey of nearly a half-century on the East Coast.

Property acquisition for rail falls far behind

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Since 2009, delays from awarding contracts too early and court-ordered halts on construction have already cost taxpayers at least $116 million to help build Oahu's rail transit line.

Skip Common Core scores in evals, letter urges

Thu, 06/19/2014 - 04:36
Hawaii and the more than three dozen other states that have adopted the Common Core standards are being urged by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation to hold off on using test scores based on the standards for high-stakes decisions like teacher evaluations.