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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.

Officials subpoenaed in State Hospital probe

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
Five top state health administrators will be subpoenaed to testify in a investigation into whether poor management at the Hawaii State Hospital left workers there vulnerable to patient attacks.

Carnival planned for Hawaii Kai draws opposition

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
A planned carnival in Hawaii Kai to benefit two youth programs has stirred community concerns of traffic and pedestrian safety.

UH executive cleared in ethics investigation

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
UH Associate Vice President Brian Minaai was accused of potentially wasting millions of dollars in public funds through what one executive called blatant mismanagement of construction projects, including steering contracts to firms of friends.

Aid of witness leads to arrests in Kalihi robbery

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
Alert police officers and an observant witness led to the capture last week of two men wanted for allegedly impersonating police officers to rob a convenience store in Kalihi.

Owner of crashed Molokai plane linked to past incident

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
The co-founder of a casket company that owns a small plane that crashed last week on a private Molokai airstrip also owned a tour company fined $50,000 by the Federal Aviation Administration after a 2006 critical crash in the same location involving the same make and model plane.

What Ever Happened To: Debris from Japanese tsunami

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
QUESTION: Whatever happened to debris from the March 11, 2011, tsunami in Japan traveling across the Pacific Ocean, and what about its effect on aquatic life?

Kokua Line: Maunalua Bay Beach Park facilities will reopen in April

Sun, 03/09/2014 - 04:53
Question: I live in Niu Valley and run two to three times a week on Kalanianaole Highway toward Hawaii Kai. For over two years, the Maunalua Bay Beach Park restrooms have been closed for work on a sewer system.

New York Times: Move in Crimea said to be born in shadows

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
MOSCOW » The day after he returned from the Winter Olympics in Sochi, President Vladimir Putin gathered the 12 members of his national security council for a crisis meeting to manage a political implosion in Ukraine that had surprised Russia's political and military elite and, above all, infuriated Putin himself.