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Shining Stars

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year's College-Sponsored National Merit awards. Seven Hawaii students are among the recipients.

Kokua Line: Beach park soap ban meets federal regulations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Question: New signs posted on the bathhouse at Ala Moana declare it illegal to use shampoo, soap or conditioner at the beach showers since the runoff may enter the ocean. What about the folks with suntan lotion going into the water or showering off?

Newswatch

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Maui mayor draws election challenger

911 Report

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Skateboarder dies after hitting car on 10th Avenue • Death of city man 5 days after fight spurs investigation • Medical examiner IDs motorcyclist killed in accident

Obituaries

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
Charles Shim Ung Aina Jr. • Jose Garillo Barsana Jr. • Helen Puanani Burns • Theresa Clavecillas • Delwin David • Mei Cun Deng • Paula Anne Dombrosky • Belinda Pauline Freitas Dunham • and more

Council passes $2.14B budget

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The Honolulu City Council voted Wednesday to approve a $2.14 billion operating budget and $708.9 million package that avoids tax rate increases for most residential property owners, a fee for curbside garbage pickup and advertising on the sides of buses but directs $40 million toward homeless shelters and programs.

Feds affirm Kauai officer's retaliation allegations

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has determined the Kauai Police Department retaliated against a veteran police officer after she reported alleged sexual harassment by an assistant chief.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 06/09/2014 - 04:48
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.

Man asks jury to reject the death penalty, admits killing daughter

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Standing in front of a U.S. District Court jury Wednesday, former Schofield Barracks soldier Naeem J. Williams apologized and asked jurors, who last month found him guilty of capital murder in connection with the beating death of his 5-year-old daughter Talia, to spare his life.

David Lassner steps into the role of president

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
The university's longtime information technology chief says he's open to the possibility of dialing back scheduled tuition increases, but recognizes that many of the goals laid out in an agenda set by the Board of Regents come with a hefty price tag.

2, not 18, Poseidon planes to be stationed in Kaneohe

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
The Navy said it will fly only two P-8A sub-hunting and surveillance jets out of Kaneohe Bay instead of the 18 it had contemplated at one time — meaning less jet noise for area residents.

Campaign urges greater awareness of endangered duck

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
State, federal and University of Hawaii wildlife experts are undertaking a yearlong campaign aimed at ensuring the survival of the Hawaiian duck, or koloa.

Alert aborted after kids in stolen SUV found safe

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Police were minutes away from issuing a Maile Amber Alert on Wednesday after two children were carried off in a stolen SUV in Pearl City.

Men rescue elderly woman from burning Kailua cottage

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
A Kaneohe Marine and another man pulled a 96-year-old grandmother from her burning Kailua house Wednesday morning as the blaze progressed rapidly, destroying her cottage and another behind it.

Whatever Happened To: Helicopter pilot flies on

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Question: Whatever happened in the aftermath of that helicopter crash-landing in downtown Honolulu on May 8, 2013?

Kokua Line: HPD reports made available in certain vehicle collisions

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Question: I got into an automobile accident recently. I called 911, and they sent a police officer. I asked the officer if I could have a written report, but he said they don't do any written reports for automobile accidents.

Newswatch

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Unarmed ordnance shuts down offramps • Broken mains repaired after a dry night • Masked pair sought in Puna home invasion

911 Report

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
An Oahu grand jury indicted a 21-year-old Makaha man on charges of first-degree assault and robbery for allegedly stabbing the son of a Waianae hardware store owner.

Hannemann sets sights on November

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann has tapped Les Chang, the city's former parks and recreation director, as his running mate in his independent campaign for governor.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sun, 06/08/2014 - 04:57
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.