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Guilty plead entered over meth stuffed in heads

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
There was something unusual about three mannequin heads found inside a UPS parcel being mailed from San Bernardino, Calif., to Hawaii: They each had two pounds of meth­am­pheta­mine stuffed inside them, authorities said.

Corrections and clarifications

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
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.

Ocean Watch: Friendly false killer whales known to share their catch

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
False killer whales have a knotty name, but don't let the 19th-century label turn you off. There's so much to love about these animals that after attending whale researcher Robin Baird's lecture on them at Hanauma Bay last week, I wished I could throw my arms around the neck of a false killer whale and give it a hug.

Teacher led language instruction

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hope Staab, an influential member of the foreign-language teaching community in Hawaii who led Punahou School's Wo International Center to become a model of global education, died of cancer Feb. 3, the school announced late Saturday.

Panel passes bill to ban smoking in public housing

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
"We're not telling people, ‘You have to stop smoking,'" Hawaii Public Housing Authority Executive Director Hakim Ouan­safi after a recent House Housing Committee hearing on the bill. "We're just telling them, ‘You have to stop smoking in the taxpayers' units.' You can always smoke elsewhere."

Death of whale remains a mystery

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
A necropsy on a pygmy sperm whale found floating in the Pearl Harbor channel was inconclusive, a Hawaii Pacific University marine mammal expert said Sunday.

Scientist strives for susTANGability

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Chad Callan wakes up each morning these days on edge. He knows his decade-long effort to solve the mystery of how to breed the iconic Hawaiian yellow tang in captivity is getting close. Very close.

Liquefied natural gas site proposed

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hawaiian Electric Co. is in talks with the Navy about a plan to build the state's first liquefied natural gas import terminal at Pearl Harbor as part of the utility's effort to find a cheaper source of fuel for power generation.

Federal agency wants $8 million returned

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is expected to put the squeeze on the city to return about $8 million in disputed grant money after the Caldwell administration's announcement late Friday that negotiations with Wahiawa nonprofit ORI Anue­nue Hale have ended.

Comparison to tobacco not valid, e-cigarette proponents say

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
State legislators are looking for ways to regulate popular electronic smoking devices by treating them like the product they were modeled after: cigarettes.

Vandalism harms Iolani Palace

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
A woman, accompanied by a man, walked up the front steps of the palace at about 8 a.m. Saturday and kicked the door, cracking the glass of one of two left-side doors as they made their way into the historic building, said Kippen de Alba Chu, palace executive director.

Kokua Line: IRS forms at most libraries; others allow copying for fee

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
QUESTION: Since the IRS doesn't mail tax forms anymore, I've been going to Aiea Library to pick up forms. However, I was informed that they won't be having the federal forms this year.

911 Report

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Fall from cliff kills man, 23 • Herbicide kills 5 pets on Kauai

Newswatch

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Hawaii Kai accountant runs for City Council • Ex-postal clerk indicted in gift-card theft

Island Images

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59

Reduced prison time angers victims' families

Thu, 02/13/2014 - 05:59
Minimum sentences for more than a dozen murderers were cut by an average of 40 years after the cases had to be revisited because of past procedural errors by the Hawaii Paroling Authority, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of the agency's data.

New York Times: Short-order books are fast, hot and easy to consume

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
"Annihilation," the chilling first novel of a trilogy by Jeff VanderMeer that was released last week, tells the story of a scientific expedition to a mysterious place called Area X that has been cut off from the rest of the world.

New York Times: Clinton scandal of '90s resurfaces with papers

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
The once-embattled President Bill Clinton has assumed a post-presidential role as global philanthropist and the scorned first lady, Hillary Rodham Clinton, is now a former senator, a former secretary of state, and a potential 2016 presidential candidate.

Max

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55

Pearl shipyard will work on retiring the USS Denver

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
The amphibious ship USS Denver, which has supported U.S. expeditionary forces in the Asia-Pacific region for more than 40 years, will be decommissioned in Pearl Harbor on Sept. 30.