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Illegal resident gets 2 years, $5,000 fine after selling rifle

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
A Canadian citizen who sold a semiautomatic rifle to undercover police while living illegally in the United States was sentenced in federal court Friday to two years in jail.

Hokule'a crew prepares to leave on trek

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Crew members are making final preparations — and locals are offering farewells and good wishes — as Hokule‘a readies to leave Oahu in less than a week for what aims to be its most ambitious voyage yet.

Hokule'a: Revitalized and ready to take on the world

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Hokule'a is still designed to sail and perform as its ancestral wa'a (canoes) did, when centuries ago they pulled much of Polynesia out of the sea. But in many ways this is Hokule'a 2.0.

Second Jack Johnson show added after tickets sell out

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Despite being limited to Hawaii residents, tickets to Jack Johnson's concert at the Waikiki Shell on Aug. 1 sold out within an hour Saturday morning, and officials are planning a second show for Aug. 2.

Hee plans to run for lieutenant governor

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
State Sen. Clayton Hee is expected to announce on Sunday that he will challenge Lt. Gov. Shan Tsutsui in the Democratic primary. Hee's late entry into the primary poses danger for Tsutsui, who is still unknown to many voters.

Ex-aide for Akaka tapped for Pentagon

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Debra S. Wada, a St. Andrew's Priory graduate, was appointed as assistant secretary of the Army for manpower and reserve affairs. Her nomination is subject to Senate confirmation.

Mailer joins presidential commission

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Former Kamehameha Schools leader Dee Jay Mailer has joined the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. Vice President Joe Biden spoke at the ceremony Tuesday.

Volcanic Ash: Protesters of UH candidate didn't bother to listen first

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Each week seems to bring a new example in Hawaii of civil public discourse being hijacked by self-righteous dogmatists waving placards with trite slogans. It was at the University of Hawaii this time, where retired Lt. Gen. Frank Wiercinski was picketed, booed and hissed.

Review: Halau presents contemporary take on hula

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Patrick Makuakane knows just how far to stretch the rules of hula — just far enough so they don't snap back. Makuakane, born on Oahu, is kumu hula and founder of Na Lei Hulu I Ka Wekiu based in San Francisco.

Newswatch

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Smoke forces isle-bound flight to turn back • 3 rare corpse plants are expected to bloom

911 Report

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Bodyboarder rescued after hitting head • Road closed after car fells utility pole • Man rescued from inside cement truck • Blessing begins 6-month project at Kekaha park • Missing man is found safe in lava field

Vital Statistics

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
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.

DOT director leaving to help guide UH maintenance, repairs backlog

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
The state Department of Transportation director is leaving to return to the University of Hawaii, where he will help guide efforts to catch up on the Manoa campus' maintenance and repair backlog, officials say.

Maui County settles worker's suit over Facebook page

Wed, 05/14/2014 - 04:59
Maui County has reached a settlement with a part-time county employee who accused the county of unlawfully interfering with a Facebook page he had established to track the comings and goings of a Maui Police Department traffic officer.

Obituaries

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Charlene Ulualoha Ah Nee • Ronald James Andrade • Bernardo Benigno • Sally Cariaga-Taneyo • Lloyd L. Ching • Loraine M. Daikoku • Harriet Utome Goya • and more

Illegal resident gets 1 year, $5,000 fine after selling rifle

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Canadian citizen who sold a semiautomatic rifle to undercover police while living illegally in the United States was sentenced in federal court Friday to one year in jail.

Kaena volcano fills ‘gap’ between Kauai, Oahu

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The long-accepted understanding of Oahu's geology is turned on its head with a new report from the University of Hawaii that a third major volcano contributed to the island's formation.

OHA pulls letter on status of kingdom

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
In a surprising and somewhat awkward turn of events, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees on Friday rescinded a letter requesting an opinion on whether the Hawaiian kingdom still exists.

Gabbard dispatches voter forms

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard, concerned about Hawaii's low voter turnout, is sending out voter registration forms to more than 76,500 residents who are not registered for the August primary.

Crystals used to classify volcanic eruptions

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A new study using crystals as a time capsule of sorts for information about the early formation of magma is giving scientists a better understanding as to what causes different eruption types at Kilauea volcano.