Local News

Facts of the Matter: Nations seek right to hoist minerals from ocean floor

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
According to J.L. Mero's 1965 book "Mineral Resources of the Sea," more than a trillion tons of manganese nodules on the floor of the Pacific Ocean comprised a virtually inexhaustible supply of manganese, cobalt, nickel and copper ores that was growing faster than it could be exploited.

Rail guideway goes up in Ewa

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
The first stretch of guideway for the island's elevated rail system is now up between columns, offering a clearer glimpse of what the project will eventually look like as it takes shape in the farmlands of West Oahu.

Recertification visit stirs up residents' anger toward DOT

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Federal officials are in Honolulu to help decide whether they will give a standard recertification to a somewhat obscure local transportation planning agency -- and if they don't, the move could cost traffic-plagued Oahu up to $15 million in annual federal highway dollars, local officials have warned.

Nyong’o tops festival’s starry guest list

Tue, 06/10/2014 - 04:58
Film and fashion star Lupita Nyong'o is headlining the Maui Film Festival, which kicked off Wednesday. Nyong'o, 31, who captured a best supporting actress Academy Award for her heart-wrenching role in "12 Years a Slave," will receive the festival's Rainmaker Award on Saturday.

Suspect accused of fraud and other crimes

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
A 30-year-old woman using a counterfeit credit card racked up $21,000 in charges during a five-day shopping binge that included a $4,000 purchase at a jewelry store, the victim of her scheme said.

Iron Workers Union backs Abercrombie

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Thursday picked up the endorsement of the Iron Workers Union Local 625 and the Iron Workers Stabilization Fund. The union represents 2,000 workers statewide.

Police group endorses Hannemann

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The State of Hawaii Organization of Police Officers on Thursday endorsed former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann for governor, a show of confidence in Hannemann's independent campaign.

Bill pitches Leeward medical site

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Hawaii's two U.S. senators are co-sponsors of legislation that would give Hawaii another health care facility for veterans, possibly built in Leeward Oahu and named after retired Sen. Daniel Akaka.

Hawaii vet remembers D-Day

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Seventy years ago today, Bill Paty was heading across the English Channel in a C-47 flying just 800 feet above the sea in the dark of night as he and thousands of other soldiers prepared to parachute behind enemy lines into Normandy, France.

Weather conditions delay balloon launch

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Weather conditions weren’t right Thursday for the launch of the saucer-shaped test vehicle from the Pacific Missile Range Facility on Kauai, NASA said in an advisory.

$10,000 rewards offered to protect aircraft

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
To deal with the increasing number of dangerous laser light flashes directed at aircraft in flight over Hawaii and elsewhere, the FBI has extended to all 50 states its offer of rewards up to $10,000 for information leading to arrests.

Shining Stars

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year's College-Sponsored National Merit awards. Seven Hawaii students are among the recipients.

Kokua Line: Beach park soap ban meets federal regulations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Question: New signs posted on the bathhouse at Ala Moana declare it illegal to use shampoo, soap or conditioner at the beach showers since the runoff may enter the ocean. What about the folks with suntan lotion going into the water or showering off?

Newswatch

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Maui mayor draws election challenger

911 Report

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Skateboarder dies after hitting car on 10th Avenue • Death of city man 5 days after fight spurs investigation • Medical examiner IDs motorcyclist killed in accident

Obituaries

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Charles Shim Ung Aina Jr. • Jose Garillo Barsana Jr. • Helen Puanani Burns • Theresa Clavecillas • Delwin David • Mei Cun Deng • Paula Anne Dombrosky • Belinda Pauline Freitas Dunham • and more

Council passes $2.14B budget

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to approve a $2.14 billion operating budget and $708.9 million package that avoids tax rate increases for most residential property owners, a fee for curbside garbage pickup and advertising on the sides of buses but directs $40 million toward homeless shelters and programs.

Feds affirm Kauai officer's retaliation allegations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined the Kauai Police Department retaliated against a veteran police officer after she reported alleged sexual harassment by an assistant chief.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
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.

Man asks jury to reject the death penalty, admits killing daughter

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Standing in front of a U.S. District Court jury Wednesday, former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams apologized and asked jurors, who last month found him guilty of capital murder in connection with the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter Talia, to spare his life.