Local News

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.

Anti-hoarding proposal targets private property

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
In response to complaints from neighbors of a Kaimuki homeowner, Councilwoman Ann Kobayashi has introduced a bill that would allow city crews to enter private property and remove junk.

Bike sharing plan would ease car congestion, backers say

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
City and state leaders and environmental advocates are moving full speed ahead on a plan to bring bike sharing to Honolulu's urban core by the summer of 2015.

Pacific's ancient residents included new whale species

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
An odd melange of marine creatures occupied the North Pacific back before the last ice age, a New Zealand researcher has found. They include a newly discovered species that is a close relative of minke, fin and blue whales, reports Robert Boessenecker, a doctoral student in geology at the University of Otago.

Residents demand HCDA change or die

Wed, 02/12/2014 - 05:55
Kakaako residents want the Legislature to restructure the Hawaii Community Development Authority to be more responsive to community concerns and better manage growth in the area, or abolish the agency, tasked with regulating development in Honolulu's urban core.