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RIMPAC to use aluminum trimaran, drone

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The littoral combat ship (LCS) USS Independence, three unmanned aerial vehicles and two hospital ships will take part in the big interoperability exercise involving 23 nations, 48 surface ships, 6 submarines, more than 200 aircraft and 25,000 personnel.

Aloha Petroleum extends lease for animal shelter at Campbell

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
The Campbell Industrial Park lease for the Oahu Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals shelter was extended Wednesday, temporarily sparing it from closure.

Kokua Line: Planned Leeward bike path faces community concerns

Sun, 05/25/2014 - 04:56
QUESTION: Is the Pearl Harbor Bike Path ever going to be continued Ewa of Waipahu Depot Road? Also, who is responsible for its maintenance? The canal that runs along the trail is often filled with debris.

Navigators share memories of beloved mentor 'Papa' Mau

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
During a panel discussion Friday at the Palace Theater packed to capacity, eight master navigators from around the Pacific relayed the critical role played by their shared mentor: Pius "Mau" Piailug.

Director gets July hearing for alleged abuse in isles

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
A federal judge in Hawaii has set a July 7 hearing on a motion by "X-Men" franchise director Bryan Singer to dismiss a sexual abuse lawsuit from a man who claims he was raped as a 17-year-old.

Obituaries

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Juanito E. Cabasag • Irvin Theodore Carlsen • Bert Junior Franklin • George Maurice Giganti • Katherine Chiye Ishimoto • Lionel Masao Jakahi • Fred T. Maeda • John J. & Joyce Mondoy • and more

Whatever Happened To...: 2011 anti-homeless effort put 445 people into shelters

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
QUESTION: Whatever happened to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's 90-day plan to mitigate homelessness? ANSWER: The effort kicked off in May 2011 and concluded three months later as planned.

Newswatch

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Murderer will be up for parole in 2141 • Allegations lead to audit by UH • Mayor names top civil lawyer

911 Report

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Motorcyclist badly hurt in crash • Dead man's injuries ‘suspicious'

Corrections

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
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

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Doris Setsuko Borges • Margarita Cantorna Cantorna • Harold Makoto Date • Dudley Anthony Dias • Jethro John Querubin Dumlao • Wayne N. Gokan • Jonah Ka'aialii • and more

Most isle schools ready with increase in hours

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
All but two public high schools statewide are on track to provide increased instructional hours that will be mandated next school year — a marked turnaround from this time last year, when only two secondary schools were providing the required learning time.

Isles have highest rate of fatalities for older pedestrians

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
It's not the first time in recent years that Hawaii has been pegged as the most dangerous state for senior pedestrians, but a new report out Tuesday once more gives the Aloha State that dubious distinction.

Health of seniors in Hawaii ranks second in nation

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Seniors in Hawaii are healthier than in any state except Minnesota, with good access to medical care and the nation's lowest rates of obesity and hip fractures, according to a national report released Wednesday by United Health Foundation.

Community group takes on a new identity

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Kids Voting Hawaii is now We Vote Hawaii, and voting for a new logo will be held on Friday.

Senate president wants UH to search anew for leader

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
The University of Hawaii Board of Regents on Tuesday again defended its search proc­ess that resulted in the two finalists vying to lead the university amid a new call — this time from state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim — to reopen the search.

Symphony percussionist championed social justice

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Stephen R. Dinion, assistant principal timpanist and percussionist for the Hawai‘i Symphony Orchestra and a community activist, died May 13 of complications from lymphoma. He was 46.

Woman indicted in alleged murder attempt

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
An Oahu grand jury Tuesday indicted a 30-year-old surfer on an attempted-murder charge for allegedly driving at and hitting a 73-year-old woman with her car in Wai­kiki last week.

Killer grifter with Hawaii ties dies in prison cell

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
Former Hawaii resident Sante Kimes, who along with her son made up a notorious grifter team convicted of the murders of a wealthy widow in New York and a businessman in Los Angeles, has died in her prison cell at age 79.

12,000 apply for rental aid via city's Section 8 program

Sat, 05/24/2014 - 04:57
What kind of demand is there for affordable housing on Oahu? Consider this: Nearly 12,000 people have signed up for rental assistance six days into the weeklong open period for applying to the city's Section 8 Housing Choice Voucher Program, officials said Tuesday.