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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.

New York Times: Doctors, confident in their healing powers, rush for Congress

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
A heightened political awareness, along with a healthy self-regard that they could do a better job, is drawing a surprisingly large number to the power of elective office.

New York Times: Profit motive leads to new issues as long-term care goes private

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
NASHVILLE, Tenn. » Even as public attention is focused on the Affordable Care Act, another health care overhaul is underway in many states: an ambitious effort to restrain the ballooning Medicaid cost of long-term care as people live longer and survive more disabling conditions.

911 Report

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
Kauai police have arrested the 51-year-old Kilauea man who was the driver of a Ford pickup truck in a fatal head-on traffic crash on Kuhio Highway near Wailapa Road in Kilauea on Tuesday.

Newswatch

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
Fraud took money in dead mother's name • Hair salon blaze might be arson • High surf closes Kauai beaches

UH researcher sees oceans growing too acidic

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
Without drastic steps to curb man-made carbon emissions, they say, many coral reefs that support fisheries, protect coast lines from storm surge and attract tourists will dwindle and disappear in the coming decades.

Preschool, minimum wage bills cross over

Sat, 03/08/2014 - 05:45
The state House and Senate have traded bills that would increase the minimum wage, finance preschool for low-income children, lift the cap on hotel room tax revenue to the counties, and guide residential development in Kaka­ako.