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Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
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.

Isle history might be factor in case

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
It's rare for the federal government to seek the death penalty in a state like Hawaii that doesn't allow it. Only seven of 59 inmates currently on federal death row are from states that didn't have the death penalty at the time the sentence was imposed.

New York Times: For ski break without crowds (or rebels), an Afghan town beckons

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
BAMIAN, Afghanistan » It will be a long time before anyone calls this mountain town a tourist trap, especially at 9,000 feet when lows in the winter can plunge to 20 degrees below zero.

OHA plans hands-off help in nation-building

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Office of Hawaiian Affairs trustees, standing alongside some of their critics, announced Thursday they will help facilitate and fund steps to "build a Hawaiian nation" once the Native Hawaiian Roll is complete but stay neutral in the effort.

Rare Japanese Zero relic up for sale on eBay

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
A rare piece of Pearl Harbor's Dec. 7, 1941 history that even the USS Arizona Memorial museum would like to have in its collection is up for sale on eBay.

Business leader helped restore palace items

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Wilmer C. "Bill" Morris, a businessman instrumental in securing the return of the Hawaiian crowns, swords and scepter to Iolani Palace, died in Kaneohe on Feb. 9. He was a month shy of his 91st birthday.

Man fatally stabbed over beach mat, police say

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
A dispute over a beach mat at Maili Beach Park may have led to the fatal stabbing of a 42-year-old man Sunday morning, police said in court records. Derrick Hernandez, 39, is being held at Oahu Community Correctional Center, unable to post $1 million bail on a charge of second-degree murder.

Lawmaker appointed to environmental post

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
State Rep. Jessica Wooley has been named the new director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control. Gov. Neil Abercrombie appointed Wooley, an attorney known for her environmental advocacy, to the post Thursday. The appointment is subject to state Senate confirmation.

Facts of the Matter: Increasingly acidic ocean is deadly to coral, other life

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Acidic foods taste sour from vinegar, which is acetic acid; fruit acids, which contain citric and ascorbic acids; or carbonation. Acid in food rounds out the flavors, and it can make the difference between a bland dish and one with lots of taste.

Kokua Line: Businesses, owners may ban e-cigarettes

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Question: I work in a small store. One day, as I approached a customer, he blew out a puff of vapor from an e-cigarette and left quickly. I encounter many users who impart the slogan, "It's not smoke, it's vapor. You're welcome."

Newswatch

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Kailua main break cuts water to some • High-surf warning affects 5 islands • Maui lawmaker injured in fall • Project leads to false alarm

911 Report

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Two men and a women were arrested after they allegedly attacked another man in Aiea on Wednesday night.

Corrections

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
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.

Legal hui slams circuit judge

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
The Hawaii State Bar Association has rated Circuit Judge Michael Wilson "unqualified" for the state Supreme Court, a potential setback for his state Senate confirmation.

Abercrombie will fight to ease taxes for kupuna

Mon, 03/10/2014 - 04:37
Gov. Neil Abercrombie said Wednesday that he will not give up on tax relief for seniors even though state lawmakers have shown little interest in the idea this session.

New York Times: Auto regulators dismissed defect tied to 13 deaths

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
Federal safety regulators received more than 260 complaints over the past 11 years about General Motors vehicles that suddenly turned off while being driven, but they declined to investigate the problem, which GM now says is linked to 13 deaths and requires the recall of more than 1.6 million cars worldwide.

Two acquitted, one convicted for meth trafficking

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
After deliberating for about two weeks in what's been described as Hawaii's biggest crystal meth­am­pheta­mine case, jurors convicted a California man of a conspiracy to distribute 400 pounds of the drug to the islands.

Corrections

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
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

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
Eldred Leonard Adams • Aniline Sanidad Albis • Vivian R. Borero • Scott Allen Calistro • Harry Kwock On Chang • Henry Ellis Chapin • Dorothy Virginia Chong • Joseph Freitas • Dawson Terry Garvida • Donald T.F. Goo • and more

Cost for UH Ching complex rises $3M

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
The current price tag on the overdue Clarence T.C. Ching Athletic Complex has risen to $16.7 million — $3 million more than the University of Hawaii's last estimate, auditors told a Board of Regents committee Wednesday.