Local News

$32M is allocated for homeless

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The Honolulu City Council is committing $32 million in bond money to house the homeless — on top of the nearly $24 million that Mayor Kirk Caldwell had earlier proposed for his Housing First initiative.

Federal suit attacks county's law on GMOs

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Farmers, ranchers and flower growers sued in federal court Monday to challenge Hawaii County's law severely restricting genetically engineered crops.

Ruling favors transgender state worker

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined that there is sufficient evidence that the state Department of Public Safety violated a transgender woman's civil rights after she was allegedly denied access to the women's restroom in a building where she worked for nine years.

Debt-ridden charter school might be asked to close

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Halau Lokahi Charter School in Kalihi has stopped paying its employees, owes more than $417,000 and may be asked to shut down, according to a state Public Charter School Commission official.

Pono Choices opt-in considered 'victory for parents'

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
State Rep. Bob McDermott says Pono Choices is as good as dead, now that parents will have to opt their children in to participate in the controversial middle-school sex education program.

Kokua Line: Immobile person's state ID can be renewed, with effort

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Question: My mother is in a nursing home. Is there a way for her to renew her state ID without going in person to an ID card office?

Newswatch

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Speed may be factor in man's critical crash • Male suspect still at large in Pahoa theft

911 Report

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Report of gunman causes lockdown • Suspect charged with 2 counts of assault • Man sent to hospital with knife wounds

Hokule‘a and Hikianalia make good time sailing to Tahiti

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Strong, steady trades and lighter, swifter hulls are so far helping Hokule‘a make its fastest time yet to Tahiti, crews sailing on the first international leg of the voyaging canoe's worldwide journey report.

Plumeria sought for King Kamehameha Day celebration

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The King Kamehameha Celebration Commission is asking the public to donate plumerias for Wednesday's lei-draping ceremony after its chief supplier was hit hard by recent rainfall.

Error in state budget has governor chiding the Legislature

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Monday that he will use his line-item veto authority and remove about $45 million in bond money for school facilities from the state budget to fix a miscalculation by the state Legislature.

Hawaii congressional delegates angry about delays

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
Local Veterans Affairs officials claimed after an inspection of Hawaii clinics last month that there were no significant scheduling issues, but findings released nationally Monday showed Hono­lulu had the worst delays for new patients in the entire VA system.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sat, 06/14/2014 - 04:56
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call Marsha McFadden, city editor, at 529-4759.

Plastic and natural materials combine as stones

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
Scientists have discovered a hybrid stone in Hawaii that combines melted plastic with sand, shells, coral, basalt and wood.

Pilot error blamed in plane's crash-landing on Molokai

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
The National Transportation Safety Board blamed pilot error for a nighttime crash-landing of a small plane by a 79-year-old pilot who failed to immediately report the Feb. 27 accident at a private Molo­kai airstrip.

Suit filed over health director's death in plane crash

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
The plane crash that killed state Health Director Loretta Fuddy was caused by a faulty engine, according to a lawsuit filed Monday by Fuddy's brother.

City driver honored for quick action

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
Two weeks ago, despite being scared to death, Handi-Van driver Georgette Mahea­lani Chun acted swiftly to help her two passengers escape her van minutes before flames suddenly engulfed it on the side of a Kalihi road.

Deedy renews request for murder charges to be dismissed

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
U.S. State Department Special Agent Christopher Deedy is renewing his request to have a state murder charge against him dismissed, based on his claim that he was performing his duties as a law enforcement officer.

Incidental Lives: Grandmother's devotion is definition of labor of love

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
When Nohea Chang speaks of "the most challenging, fatiguing, fulfilling job" she's ever had, she isn't referring to the 40 years she spent as a teacher.

Kokua Line: Take precautions to prevent fires from 9-volt batteries

Fri, 06/13/2014 - 04:57
Question: I was watching a YouTube video in which a gentleman with a smoke detector took the 9-volt batteries out and just threw them into his rubbish container.