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Navy lawyer warns about debt advice

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
A tactic to reduce credit card balances and other debt that's making its way around the Internet is being called fraud by a Navy lawyer at Pearl Harbor, who advised in an email that sailors steer clear.

Poll: Kim favored in early look at House race

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim would win the Democratic primary for Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House of Representatives seat handily if the election were held this month, according to the latest results of the Hawaii Poll.

Volcanic Ash: Once a beacon, UH dulled by the dim bulbs in politics

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
An article on the University of Hawaii from May 24, 1958, in the Saturday Evening Post provides thought-provoking contrasts between then and now.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week.

Newswatch

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Heavy rain, possible flooding for Kauai • USS Lake Erie deploys, Houston returns • Searchers keep looking for Maui woman • UH-Hilo renews agreement for Semester at Sea

911 Report

Wed, 02/19/2014 - 05:54
Woman trying to cross highway is killed after being hit by car • Tourist encounters trouble while snorkeling and later dies • Single-moped crash in Waikiki seriously injures 46-year-old • Early-morning traffic accidents close all westbound H-1 lanes

Bills about graffiti, breast-feeding make agenda

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Committee hearings are slowing at the Hawaii state Legislature, so in the coming four-day week, the usual monsoon of public debate will taper to a fine mist.

New York Times: Punching above its weight, upstart Netflix tweaks HBO

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
On the night of the Golden Globes ceremony last month, Netflix and HBO threw dueling parties at the Beverly Hilton hotel. If there is a rivalry between the two companies, it is by many measures a mismatch - certainly in terms of creative achievement (HBO has also won 463 Emmys, to three for Netflix).

New York Times: Reporting from the web's underbelly

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
SAN FRANCISCO » In the last year, Eastern European cybercriminals have stolen Brian Krebs' identity a half-dozen times, brought down his website, included his name and some unpleasant epithets in their malware code, sent fecal matter and heroin to his doorstep, and called a SWAT team to his home just as his mother was arriving for dinner.

Program's clients mistakenly ordered to leave

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
U.S. Vets, one of the state contractors administering the high-profile Housing First program, erroneously sent out letters to about half of their formerly homeless program recipients saying that they would soon have to vacate the studio apartments that they were told were permanent homes.

EMS chief tapped for health post

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday appointed Dr. Linda Rosen, chief of Emergency Medical Services, a pediatrician and medical school associate professor, to serve as state health director, filling a vacancy created when Director Loretta Fuddy died in December after a plane crash off Molo­kai.

'I don't plan on going back'

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Christie Higuchi said her life changed for the better that October day in 2012 when social workers walked up to her on a Chinatown street and handed her the keys to her studio.

City councilman joins race for Congress

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Honolulu City Councilman Joey Mana­han announced Friday that he will run for the 1st Congressional District seat this fall, joining a crowded field that already includes two Council colleagues and one of his former mentors.

13 finalists selected for pending vacancies on Board of Regents

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Thirteen finalists have been nominated to fill four seats on the University of Hawaii's Board of Regents, including the Hono­lulu seat held by Chairman John Holzman. Holzman's term, and those of three others on the 15-member board, expires June 30.

Hawaii to see fewer shark attacks, researcher says

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
All of a sudden it's been two months since the last shark attack, a modest break from a two-year period in which Hawaii averaged a remarkable one shark attack per month. Is it safe to go back in the water?

Prejudice complaint filed against Hanohano

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
State House Speaker Joseph Souki apologized Friday for the behavior of Rep. Faye Hano­hano and said a special committee investigating her conduct could have a recommendation within days.

Valley Isle searchers find clothes belonging to missing woman

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Volunteers searching for a pregnant, 27-year-old missing Maui woman on Thursday discovered a sweater and skirt belonging to her. Carly "Charli" Scott's sisters identified the clothes found in the Peahi area as hers, said Pat Mulligan, a partner with Morey Inc., which is assisting in the search.

Island Images

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58

911 Report

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Man charged with kidnapping • Witness helps nab suspect • Causes of death of 2 tourists will be probed • Kihei home fire does $450,000 in damage

Newswatch

Tue, 02/18/2014 - 05:58
Court upholds $4M fine against Pflueger • H-1, Pali ramps to be closed for 2 Sundays