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U.S. Pacific Command has a new deputy commander

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Army Maj. Gen. Anthony Crutchfield, who has been chief of staff at U.S. Pacific Command since 2012, has been selected as its newest deputy commander at Camp Smith and will receive his third star, the Pentagon announced.

Teachers union backs Ige over Abercrombie for governor

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
The Hawaii State Teachers Association on Sunday endorsed state Sen. David Ige in the Democratic primary for governor and urged other unions to consider Ige as a viable alternative to Gov. Neil Abercrombie.

Poll: Abercrombie's rivals close in

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Voters are deeply ambivalent about Gov. Neil Abercrombie, a new Hawaii Poll shows, an opening that breathes unexpected life into his political challengers.

Poll: Favorable views of Caldwell follow trend for mayors

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Seventy-two percent of Oahu voters feel Mayor Kirk Caldwell did a good job in his first year in office, according to a recent Hawaii Poll.

Poll: Health care law garners wide support in isles

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
The rough start of President Barack Obama's Affordable Care Act has dominated headlines nationwide, but a new poll showed that nearly three-fourths of Hawaii residents support the law as is or with some changes.

New police cameras note license plates

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Honolulu police are testing a high-speed camera that captures thousands of license plates — and searches a database for information about vehicles and who might be behind the wheel.

Pedestrian killed in Aiea was mother of 3-week-old

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
The Honolulu Medical Examiner's Office identified the woman who died early Saturday morning in an Aiea pedestrian accident as 20-year-old Cherish Samson of Hono­lulu. Police on Saturday said a woman was hit by a vehicle on Kame­ha­meha Highway at about 4:22 a.m.

Ocean Watch: Passed gas from bacteria is what we smell at seashore

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
To my Midwest-bred nose, the smell of the ocean hints of mystery, travel, adventure and romance. When I go to the beach, I take a deep breath and think, ah, love that salt air. But that's not salt I'm smelling.

Kokua Line: Station in Waianae handles motorcycle safety checks

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Question: We live in Makaha, and there is no safety-check station out here anymore that will do safety checks on motorcycles or boat trailers. There used to be several stations out here where we could take our motorcycle.

911 Report

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Woman reports Mapunapuna sex assault • Salt Lake man held in alleged car theft • Waianae driver arrested for car's contents

Newswatch

Thu, 02/20/2014 - 05:50
Prosecutor error ends woman's homicide case • 18 temblors hit Hawaii island during weekend

Study needs public's help to document state butterfly

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Scientists at the University of Hawaii are asking the public to keep an eye out for the Kame­ha­meha butterfly and report its whereabouts as they try to map out populations and attempt to figure out why the insect is on the decline.

Corrections and clarifications

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
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.

Obituaries

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Emelio Lopes Alvarez • Milton Tek Hing Chang • Dorman D.M. Chee • Walton Y.F. Ching • Thien Viet Dinh • Clifford T. Eto • James N. Gresham Sr. • Bryce Toshi Hayashi • Chazz Kamuela Hekekia • George Stanley Henshaw • and more

Ranchers welcome rain

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Weeks of slow, soaking rain are helping the grass grow again on the western slopes of Maui and Hawaii island, giving cattle ranchers hope they may at last escape a punishing drought brought on by years of below-normal rainfall.

Lawmaker outlines bills to ease North Shore

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Facing growing traffic and beach erosion problems on the North Shore, area residents gathered for a meeting Saturday about two bills introduced by a state lawmaker to begin the process of addressing those issues.

Poll: Hanabusa builds lead in Senate primary

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa has a gap over U.S. Sen. Schatz. A quarter of voters interviewed did not know enough about Schatz to form an opinion about the senator.

National Guard soldier's ashes to be scattered

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Gov. Neil Abercrombie ordered U.S. and state flags be flown at half-staff Saturday for Hawaii Army National Guard Sgt. Drew M. Scobie, who died in an aircraft crash Jan. 10 in Afghanistan.

Nuclear radiation testing bill advances in Senate

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Two state Senate committees have passed a bill calling for the Hawaii Department of Health to launch a pilot project to monitor radiation levels for five years because some people are concerned about fallout from the March 11, 2011, nuclear disaster in Fukushima, Japan.

New adviser to advance state's tech overhaul

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
In hopes of advancing the state's overhaul of its aging information technology infrastructure, the current director of the Office of Information Management Technology will serve as the governor's chief adviser for technology and cybersecurity effective Tuesday.