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Science students revel in golden moment

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Gray skies and occasional showers didn't dampen the excitement of 700 students from 30 public, private and charter schools that participated in the Hawaii State Science Olympiad at Leeward Community College on Saturday.

Big Island homesteaders still waiting on DHHL

Thu, 03/06/2014 - 05:44
Nearly three decades after signing 99-year leases with the Department of Hawaiian Home Lands, several dozen homesteaders in this arid and isolated region of the Big Island still are waiting for the agency to deliver the one thing critical to their ranching and farming lots: water.

New York Times: Holder and Republicans unite to soften sentencing laws

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
WASHINGTON » Shortly after Sen. Rand Paul filed suit last month against the Obama administration to stop its electronic dragnet of U.S. phone records, he sat down for lunch with Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. in his private dining room at the Justice Department.

New York Times: A powerful new way to edit DNA

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
In the late 1980s, scientists at Osaka University in Japan noticed unusual repeated DNA sequences next to a gene they were studying in a common bacterium. They mentioned them in the final paragraph of a paper: "The biological significance of these sequences is not known."

Groups seek to intervene in GMO suit

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Four organizations that support Kauai County's new ordinance pertaining to pesticide use and cultivation of genetically modified crops are seeking to intervene in a federal lawsuit that aims to block its implementation.

Newswatch

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Rain will hit isles as high surf continues • Attorney formally enters City Council race • Kauai handles hazardous items • UH-Hilo to host 2 local writers

911 Report

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A 29-year-old woman was arrested Friday night after stabbing a man during an argument in Nuuanu, police said.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
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.

High court overturns conviction in slaying

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
The Hawaii Supreme Court set aside a man's manslaughter conviction Friday for the 2009 beating of his estranged wife's boyfriend with a 2-foot-long metal reinforcing bar.

City budget: Caldwell's tax targets

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell wants to raise tax rates on owners of luxury homes and hotel/resort properties to help close a $46 million revenue "gap" and balance a proposed $2.15 billion operating budget for next year.

Man, woman plead guilty in smuggling of clam meat

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A father and daughter from Chuuk admitted in U.S. District Court on Friday that they did not have permission from the Federated States of Micronesia to export the 60 pounds of giant clam meat they had in a cooler when they showed up at Hono­lulu Airport.

Suspect in park harassment is arrested again for threats

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
A 22-year-old man awaiting trial for harassing people in Manoa Valley District Park last weekend was arrested again for allegedly verbally threatening a couple at Ala Moana Center.

Preschool tuition relief available

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Lower-income families can begin applying Saturday for $7.6 million worth of preschool tuition subsidies, with most of the funding targeted to help a set of children who will be too young to enter kindergarten next year.

UH-Oceanic TV deal locks in pay-per-view for sports until 2020

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
Pay-per-view football figures to remain a staple of University of Hawaii sports through the 2019 season under an extension of the school's TV rights agreement with Oceanic Time Warner Cable announced Friday.

New Senate bill expected to clear path for minimum-wage hike

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
State senators expressed confidence Friday that a minimum-wage increase would pass this session after the Senate Ways and Means Committee adopted a new draft.

Tragedy in Lanai 'hasn't really sunk in'

Wed, 03/05/2014 - 05:58
The three survivors of Wednesday night's fatal plane crash on Lanai remained hospitalized at the Queen's Medical Center on Friday. Maui County and hospital officials said there were no updates on the conditions of the three men — all Maui County employees — as of Friday night.

Jessie

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
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

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
Steve Keauopualani Alexander • Ethel Chang Au • Edmund Francis Austen • Marian Yanagihara Chang • Lillian T. Chinen • David Moku Gapero • Elbert Henery Gunter • Rae-Ann Nohealani Hall • Raymond Gail Hauser • and more

New York Times: Airport chaplains offer aid and comfort on the concourse

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 05:59
The Interfaith Airport Chaplaincy, in the atrium next door to a steak-and-brew restaurant, offers more than a two-item menu of spiritual guidance and comfort.