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Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
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.

Kokua Line: ‘Underground problem’ kept lanes shut last week

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Question: Who can I contact to complain about the roadwork on Wai­alae Avenue? A couple times during the workweek during rush hour, they closed one to two lanes at 7 a.m., causing traffic to severely back up on Wai­alae. Why can’t they wait until rush hour is over to minimize the impact?

Newswatch

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Internships offered at isle media outlets • Banker pleads guilty to theft from various hui

911 Report

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Counterfeit $125K gets traveler caged • Suspect arrested in Manoa incidents

New York Times: Obama worried about effects of waging cyberwar in Syria

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
WASHINGTON » Not long after the uprising in Syria turned bloody late in the spring of 2011, the Pentagon and the National Security Agency developed a battle plan that featured a sophisticated cyberattack on the Syrian military and President Bashar Assad's command structure.

Parents dismayed by lack of empathy from others

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Donna Ylen stood helpless outside a high school office as her 19-year-old autistic son, with the mental capacity of a 4- to 7-year-old, "went ballistic," crying out, "Mommy, mommy, help me!"

Measure to regulate drones nearly flies off course

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
In drafting legislation to regulate the budding unmanned aerial vehicle industry, legislators nearly excluded all uses of the devices, except by law enforcement — the opposite of their intent.

Ocean Watch: Eyesight plays role in keeping fish in schools

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
One of my most memorable snorkeling experiences occurred several years ago in Tonga. The incident involved only one species, but that was the beauty of it. Thousands of identical, 6-inch-long, silver fish let me swim in their school.

Hawaii was No. 2 in shark bites last year

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Hawaii tallied the second-highest count of shark attacks of any place on Earth last year, according to the University of Florida's annual International Shark Attack File report released last week. Only Florida had more shark attacks, with 23.

Sharks tweet warnings to Aussie beachgoers

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
The state of Western Australia is using some of the same technology that shark researchers are using in Hawaii, except they're going a step further to warn beachgoers of individual sharks in near-real time on Twitter.

Researchers are urged to value native 'science'

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
In her keynote address at Sunday's opening of the 17th biennial Ocean Sciences Meeting, National Geographic explorer Elizabeth Kapuuwailanui Lindsey shared a memory about her late mentor, Pius "Mau" Piai­lug, the esteemed Micronesian navigator whose work to preserve traditional way-finding practices influenced generations of modern Polynesian voyagers.

Kokua Line: It is illegal for homeowners to burn leaves, trash in yard

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Question: I live in Kaimuki. My neighbor constantly is burning dry leaves from his mango tree. The smoke is terrible and going into all the neighbors houses, especially during Kona winds. Is burning leaves and brush and old branches allowed?

Agencies coordinate strategies to take on hardest cases

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Teens with multiple problems can get lost in the shuffle and wind up in institutions, partly because confidentiality rules prevent agencies from sharing information and parents are often left out of the loop.

Troubled youths may get chance at treatment

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
At 17 he is a solidly built 6-footer who flies into rages, his mind haunted by delusions. His neighbors in Nuu­anu Valley had become familiar with the sound of his voice at full throttle. On the morning of Jan. 28, he showed up at Roosevelt High in hopes of registering for classes at a new school.

Newswatch

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
House leaders yet to meet about Hanohano • Teachers bristle at evaluations • Ohana event set for UH-Hilo

911 Report

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Police solved a months-old forgery case Saturday afternoon with the arrest of a homeless woman suspected of attempting to cash a fraudulent U.S. Postal Service money order at a Wahiawa bank.

Measure regulating dietary supplements gets little attention

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
A Maui woman died, two people needed liver transplants and 41 others in Hawaii suffered acute liver failure last year after taking OxyELITE Pro, a weight-loss supplement.

Civil War veteran's grave will remain unmarked

Thu, 02/27/2014 - 05:46
Nanette Napoleon has identified about 48 Native Hawaiians who served in the Civil War — a number that's remarkable given that the American war was fought a world away.

New York Times: Efforts to rein in public-sector pension costs fall short, experts say

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Christie will talk more about New Jersey's pension troubles on Tuesday, when he delivers his annual budget address, but the state's underfunded system typifies a problem bedeviling cities and states across the country.

Obituaries

Wed, 02/26/2014 - 05:56
Britta Yolande Akau • Demetria Atad • Marlo G. Basuel • Nora Yoshino Inaba • Hiroichi Inamine • Florence M. Jo • Gloria Jean Kaohe • Geraldine Hatsuko Kotake • Vivian Kwock Ching Leong • Agustina Patoc Martin • and more