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Tuition still a target to fund repairs

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
The University of Hawaii's controversial plan to divert tuition revenue toward its massive repair and maintenance backlog flopped at the Legislature, with lawmakers instead authorizing state bonds for less than a quarter of the money UH said it needed to start fast-tracking the work.

Blaze destroys Big Isle fish distributor's offices

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
A fire Thursday night destroyed a building that housed offices for Sui­san Co., a major fish distributor on Hawaii island.

Maui police chief retiring to take federal anti-drug post

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
Maui Police Chief Gary Yabuta will retire from his position to assume a new role as director of the federal High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas initiative for Hawaii.

Kauai chief aspires to Council

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
Police Chief Darryl D. Perry filed papers Friday to run as a candidate for the Kauai County Council in the 2014 election.

Disclosure changes concern university regents

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
Members serving on the board governing the University of Hawaii system are uneasy about pending legislation that would require them to file financial disclosure statements as public rec­ord, with at least one regent promising to resign if the bill becomes law.

Ailing collector urchins reported in 2 Oahu bays

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
A native sea urchin that helps keep algae from smothering reefs is showing signs of disease, with patches of missing spines, in Mau­na­lua and Kane­ohe bays, and authorities are calling for the public's help as they investigate the problem.

Aiea man injured in morning fire that destroys home

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
A two-alarm fire destroyed an Aiea home early Friday morning and injured an 83-year-old man as he tried to save the family's pet dogs.

Prosecutor orders arcades to pull some game devices

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
Are kids and adults gambling when they play arcade games at Chuck E. Cheese's, Dave & Buster's and Fun Factory?

Shining Stars

Wed, 05/21/2014 - 04:52
The National Merit Scholarship Corp. recently announced this year's National Merit $2,500 scholarship winners. Several Hawaii students are among the recipients.

Oregon farmers ask voters to ban GMOs

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Unable to find a good solution to protecting their certified organic seed crops from potential contamination from genetically engineered crops, small organic farmers in this Oregon valley are appealing to a higher power: voters.

Corrections

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
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.

Newswatch

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Worker trapped in trench with broken pipe • Isles prefer Liam, Olivia as baby names • Whale sanctuary panel looks for members; and more

911 Report

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Man whose body was found died naturally • Driver faces attempted-murder charge

Thousands of weed-eating moths at work on Maui

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A state program aimed at knocking back a toxic weed has released more than 10,000 Madagascan fireweed moths and larvae in the past year.

Woman held for allegedly hitting victim with vehicle

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A 30-year-old Hono­lulu woman arrested on suspicion of intentionally striking a 73-year-old woman in a Wai­kiki parking garage with her car has a history of driving problems and has frightened a neighborhood with her erratic behavior behind the wheel.

Fraud is given prison, ordered to pay money

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge sentenced a convicted scammer who stole the properties of three men, after they traveled to the Philippines to meet him, to 14 years and eight months in prison for wire fraud.

Healthcare Insurers bleed $35.9M in first quarter

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The state's two largest health insurers are blaming substantial losses in the first quarter on a combined $54.1 million in fees related to Obama­care. HMSA recorded $46.1 million in costs due to the Affordable Care Act.

UH sticking with its presidential finalists

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Thursday defended its presidential search proc­ess, saying it still plans to make a selection sometime next month between finalists David Lassner and Frank Wier­cin­ski.

Bookie receives 10 months in jail for gambling

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A federal judge handed down a 10-month jail sentence Thursday for a man involved in running an Inter­­net sports betting operation in Hono­lulu that handled hundreds of millions of dollars in wagers.

Soggy van's owner sought by tow company

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The towing company that removed a stolen minivan from the Ala Wai Canal on Wednesday is trying to track down the owner to collect payment. The cost of the tow amounts to a little more than $400.