Local News

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.

Kauai will test European missile defense system

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
The development of the Aegis Ashore Missile Defense Test Complex at Barking Sands is an indication of Hawaii's growing importance as a ballistic missile defense center.

Events urge folks to opt for spokes

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
A series of events is planned to celebrate Bike Month in May, including Bike to Work Day on Friday. From 7 to 9:30 a.m. the Hawaii Bicycling League and local sponsors are celebrating the day on two wheels.

Measure would open conservation fund to parks

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Environmental groups are worried a proposal to include parks in the city's Clean Water and Natural Lands Fund would hamper efforts to buy areas in dire need of protection.

Rail board approves $57M in change orders

Tue, 05/20/2014 - 04:55
Rail construction delays dating back to when Hono­lulu city officials awarded contracts to start building the proj­ect before they had the federal say-so to proceed have so far cost taxpayers $76 million — and that amount will likely grow.

Corrections and Clarifications

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
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.

Facts of the Matter: Rising temperatures affect jet streams' power, location

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
A jet stream is a river of high-speed, high-altitude air thousands of miles long, a few hundred miles wide and a few miles thick flowing between six to nine miles above the earth's surface.

Newswatch

Mon, 05/19/2014 - 04:59
Federal Aviation Administration and National Transportation Safety Board personnel arrived in Hono­lulu on Thursday to investigate a near midair collision involving two commercial jetliners.