Local News

New dam is vital for Kauai ag, co-op leader says

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
As head of an agricultural group, Jerry Ornellas said he's aware of the challenges of maintaining a more than 20-mile-long ditch and tunnel water system in East Kauai — a system formerly operated by East Kauai Water, a business associated with Lihue Sugar Plantation.

Overdoses deadlier than car crashes

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Three weeks apart in the summer of 2012, a 32-year old Oahu woman and a 15-year-old Maui boy were found dead from unintentional overdoses of powerful prescription painkillers.

Ocean Watch: Navigating through customs can be frustrating, comical

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
What happened with the customs officer in Tonga?" a reader emailed, referring to a comment I made in last week's column about a misunderstanding Craig and I had after arriving in that country by sailboat.

Newswatch

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Snorkeler, 73, dies during tour • Crews continue search for man

911 Report

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Woman dies after jumping off sea cliff • Dehydration ends race for canoe paddler • Kin, friends and Red Cross help fire victims • No charges in fight that killed man

Obituaries

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Kolten Burger • Daniel Wallace Castro Sr. • Edna Bow Kwai Ching • Vincent J. Ferrigno • Scott E. Garnaas • Betty Lou Garner • Mikaele Jaime Keoua Grube • and more

Lava breakouts at Kilauea attract geologists

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
Geologists from the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory spent Friday mapping four small lava breakouts in the interior of Kilauea Volcano's Kahaualea 2 flow.

Ige revises stance on GMO labeling, takes jabs at governor

Thu, 06/12/2014 - 04:51
State Sen. David Ige said Saturday that he would reconsider his opposition to GMO labeling in Hawaii and look to a Vermont law signed in May as a possible solution.

High-rises set stage for future, mayor says

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The Howard Hughes Corp. executives, Gov. Neil Abercrombie and Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell broke ground Saturday morning on the first of two luxury high-rise residential towers in Kakaako with a small amount of retail space.

Bariatric surgery not just for weight loss

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
For Tyrissa Barco, the price of obesity hit hardest when her doctor told her she would not be able to bear a child because of her weight and its effect on her womb. "For me not to be able to have kids of my own," she said, "I was devastated."

Land-use struggle plays out at idyllic easement

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The 27.4-acre Sunset Ranch near the peak of Pupukea Road on the North Shore of Oahu is advertised as an exclusive, private country estate with breathtaking ocean and island views.

Miss Paradise Kauai earns Miss Hawaii crown

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Miss Paradise Kauai Stephanie Steuri was crowned Miss Hawaii 2014 Saturday night at the Hawai‘i Convention Center. Steuri, 20, beat 14 other contestants to win the 68th annual scholarship pageant.

Study: Isles miss out on millions in food stamps

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
More than $200 million worth of food stamps are not going to eligible Hawaii residents, according to a new study looking at figures from 2011, the most recent data available.

flASHback: Keeping Superferry afloat still doesn't seem feasible

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Mufi Hannemann's curious opening gambit in his independent run for governor is an oldie that flopped with voters four years ago — bringing the ill-fated Superferry back to Hawaii.

Newswatch

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Side job merits suspension, panel says • Visitation to correctional sites canceled • Crews search for fisherman • Anti-GMO plan goes to Council

911 Report

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Apartment fire's starting point is found • Moiliili home allegedly hit by armed robber • Man accused of terroristic threatening • Waipahu forgery suspect is arrested

Vital Statistics

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Kauai protesters set sights on RIMPAC drills, sonar use

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
Kauai organizations are planning to protest international maritime exercises hosted by the U.S. Navy this summer. A coalition called Oceans 4 Peace says it will educate the public on the dangers of what it calls "permanent war preparation and naval military harm" to oceans.

Territorial showdowns over fishing rights are increasing

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
William Aila spent a career as the Wai­anae harbor master mediating disputes between fishermen and boaters along the Leeward Coast, but he now finds himself worrying about a new and violent level of tensions above and below Hawaii waters.

Jurors consider final arguments on death sentence

Wed, 06/11/2014 - 04:35
The life of Naeem Williams is in the hands of the same 12 U.S. District Court jurors who found him guilty of capital murder for killing his 5-year-old daughter, Talia, and also found him eligible for the death penalty.