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Hawaii telescopes confirm discovery of earth-like planet

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Telescopes on Mauna Kea have confirmed the discovery of Earth's first twin, a planet about the same size that could harbor water.

City Council OKs Aiea towers

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The ambitious redevelopment plans for the former Kam Drive-In site across from Pearlridge Center won final approval Wednesday from the Honolulu City Council.

Ige rankled by being denied a speech during convention

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
State Sen. David Ige said Wednesday that he is disappointed he will not get a speaking role at the state Democratic convention in May while Gov. Neil Abercrombie will be able to address the delegates.

Evicted tenant convicted in fatal fire

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
An Oahu jury found an evicted tenant guilty of manslaughter and arson Wednesday for a 2011 fire in Liliha that killed a 76-year-old man.

What Ever Happened To: Cause of death undiscovered in Hilo woman's 2011 demise

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Question: Whatever happened to the case of a Hilo woman whose decomposed remains were found three years ago in a former sugar cane field in Hamakua?

Kokua Line: Any gambling-related acts occurring in isles are illegal

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Question: In a 2010 column -- is.gd/ndhT1D -- you stated, "You can buy a lottery ticket in another state and if you win, you can keep the prize even if you're back home in Hawaii."

Newswatch

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Murder trial of Marine to start on Monday • Pedestrian dies in hit-and-run • Attorney tapped for judgeship

Kauai facility to assist Mars flight research

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
NASA recently showed off a saucer-shaped Mars entry vehicle in California that is bound for Hawaii for a unique series of test flights starting in June.

Schatz keeps fundraising edge on Hanabusa

Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz preserved his fundraising lead over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa during the past quarter, but both Democrats saw their donations dip as the competition for campaign money increased nationally.

Island Images

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45

Corrections

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
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.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
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.

Kim is top moneymaker in U.S. House race

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Already leading in the polls, state Senate President Donna Mercado Kim is outpacing her opponents in Hawaii's 1st Congressional District House race in fundraising as well.

House OKs new restrictions on HCDA and Kakaako projects

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The state House on Monday approved a bill that would place new restrictions on the Hawaii Community Development Authority and increase public notice requirements for development projects in burgeoning Kakaako.

China to debut at RIMPAC while Russia bows out

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Russia's out and China is in. Two years ago it was the other way around. This year's Rim of the Pacific war games in and around Hawaii, from late June to early August, are expected to be among the biggest ever, with 23 nations and 25,000 people, officials said.

Mistakenly open valve caused sewage spill, Coast Guard says

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The Coast Guard cutter Morgenthau, berthed at Coast Guard Base Sand Island, improperly discharged about 4,600 gallons of wastewater and sewage into Honolulu Harbor, the Coast Guard confirmed Tuesday.

UH sports seeks OK to operate retail sites

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The University of Hawaii athletic department is asking the Board of Regents to allow it to lease and directly run an expanded logo wear operation at Ward Centre and on campus.

Woman pleads not guilty to arson and harassment charges

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
A 46-year-old woman will be tried in June on charges connected with a fire that got out of control and destroyed a Halawa Heights apartment.

Gore praises Hawaii's environmental efforts

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
Al Gore brought his inconvenient truth to Hawaii on Tuesday night, praising local officials for making progress on global warming issues but saying there's more work ahead.

Climate change will worsen with denial, senator warns

Sat, 04/19/2014 - 04:45
The message Tuesday morning to attendees of a Hawaii sustainability conference was powerful and straightforward: Climate change is real.