Local News

Bill on biodegradable bags hits snag over definitions

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
A Honolulu City Council committee is holding up a plan to make changes to the impending plastic bag prohibition on Oahu.

Ocean Watch: All over but the recounting, trip had plenty of highlights

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Craig and I have been traveling together for 34 years now, and at the end of each journey, he asks me the same question: What was your favorite part of the trip?

Kokua Line: Stay clear of intersection to make way for ambulance

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Question: If I'm the first car stopped at a red light and the ambulance comes behind me, what do I do? Do I cross the intersection and let the ambulance go?

911 Report

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Motorcyclist dies after collision • No one injured by house fire • Guardsman ID'd as Ewa Beach man • Drowning victim was from Waianae

Newswatch

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Teens injured in Hana crash • Coast Guard ends sea search

Photos depict Apollo crews' rehearsals in Hawaii

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
Before Apollo astronauts went to the moon, they went to Hawaii to train on the Big Island's lunar landscapes.

City doesn't keep track of disciplined drivers

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
If a negligent municipal garbage truck driver causes a major accident, the city has the power to discipline the driver. A demotion or termination are among the options.

Football league is focus of inquiry

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
The Attorney General's Office has opened an inquiry after receiving complaints about the possible misuse of funds by an Ewa Beach youth football league run by a member of the Ewa Neighborhood Board.

Use of pesticides and GMOs faces vote if petition is OK'd

Thu, 06/05/2014 - 04:54
A petition with more than 4,000 signatures has been submitted to the Kauai County Clerk's office to put a proposed charter amendment on the ballot that would regulate the use of pesticides and genetically modified organisms by commercial agricultural operations.

Obituaries

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Nell Taeaolelei Ava • Jacinto Garo Dagan • Feliciano Aromin Dona • Clara Setsuko Higa • Loretta Loring Infiesto • Kiyoko Kagawa • John Hee Soo Kim • Gladys Kwan Lau • and more

Craft beer pioneer took risks and dished out 'tough love'

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Jack Joyce, co-founder of Oregon-based Rogue Ales, made a name for himself as a beer pioneer, and he also made many friends in the isles. He was a "really well-liked guy, especially down here," Colin Nishida said.

70% of garbage truck accidents 'preventable'

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
About three-fourths of the nearly 400 accidents involving Oahu's municipal garbage trucks over the past five years were determined by the city to be avoidable, including several in which a pedestrian or motorist was injured or killed.

Evaluation system blasted as unfair and overwhelming

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Growing criticism over the state's rollout of its high-stakes teacher evaluations came to a head last week, with the HSTA filing a class-action grievance with the DOE over what it calls a "flawed implementation" of an evaluation system that lacks equity and transparency.

Primary must stay open, state says

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Closing Hawaii's open Democratic primary could all but eliminate competition from other political parties, which would be "bad for democracy," the state warned in a new legal filing in federal appeals court.

Report: Deep-water tuna fleet fraught with peril

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
The massive boats harvesting tuna in foreign Pacific waters are among the most dangerous U.S.-flagged commercial fishing boats for their workers, the vast majority of whom are foreign nationals.

flASHback: Perseverance pays off for family's 3 graduates

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
It's been a big graduation season in our family, with my son Jared receiving a college degree, my grandson Corwin graduating from high school and my grandson Isaac moving up from intermediate to high school.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Cellar exhibit examines missionary life, medicine

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
When anyone steps down into a cellar or basement in Hawaii, it is most likely a brand-new experience. We don't have those cool underground spaces here that are found just about everywhere on the mainland.

911 Report

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Swimmer dies trying to rescue relative • Woman, 22, arrested for shoplifting

Newswatch

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Evolution silences isle cricket populations • Officials urge conservation as repair work continues on Kauai wells

Vital Statistics

Wed, 06/04/2014 - 04:58
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.