Local News

U.S. sues Hawaii DOT over alleged sexual discrimination

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The U.S. Justice Department is suing the state on behalf of a former Hawaii Department of Transportation Airports Division employee, alleging that state officials fired her after she filed several complaints of job-related sexual harassment and pressed unsuccessfully for those officials to take proper action.

Lanai plane crash victim's sister sues

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The sister of one of two Maui County Planning Department employees who died in a plane crash on Lanai in February is suing the airline, the company that owns the crashed aircraft and the estate of the pilot, who also died in the crash.

Ex-manager of credit union pleads guilty to embezzlement

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
The former manager of the credit union for employees, family members and retirees of the company that operates TheBus pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to charges that she doctored the books on loan and Visa credit card accounts for herself, family members and an associate and stole a sport utility vehicle that a member had turned in for repossession.

St. Francis Healthcare plans cuts to services

Sat, 05/10/2014 - 04:46
Seven years after unloading its two acute-care hospitals, St. Francis Healthcare System of Hawaii is cutting services again to keep its business afloat.

Preservation fund faces budget threat

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
LIHUE » Kauai County Council members, facing a budget crunch, have advanced a bill that would cut funds for preserving natural spaces.

Bill to abolish life terms for minors now with gov

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii lawmakers are following a national trend and challenging Gov. Neil Abercrombie to consider whether children convicted of first-degree murder should be treated differently from murderous adults.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
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.

Isles are gradually drying up, a new assessment warns

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
William Aila Jr. remembers seeing streams flowing with water every winter as a teenager growing up in Wai­anae.

Incidental Lives: Teacher's belief helps instill confidence within students

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
As a mentor to young public school teachers, Laura Fuku­moto could focus on the pedagogical practices she has researched, tested and refined for more than 40 years.

Kokua Line: Stagnant look of park work tied to several likely reasons

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Question: Kanewai Park on Dole Street has been closed for some time now. What exactly are they doing, and when is it going to be completed? I notice very little work being done on a day-to-day basis.

Newswatch

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Legislator planning zip-line safety measure • Isle soccer players mark AYSO anniversary • Utility will place LEDs in Kauai streetlights; and more

911 Report

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Honolulu police are asking for the public's help in locating a man wanted in connection with an April 22 robbery.

Senator's family receives pass on land, critics say

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is supporting the efforts of a state senator's family to subdivide a DHHL homestead parcel leased to her mother, a move that could rectify at least a decade's worth of violations.

Big Island struggles to curb drunken driving

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Hawaii island's trouble with drunken driving needs no better illustration than the recent experience of Solo­mon Singer, 22, a Pahoa horse trainer. "I have a feeling there's a lot, and they don't know where to go," he said.

Explore cancellation of landfill contract, councilwoman urges

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The federal indictment of Waste Management of Hawaii and two of its top officials last week over their handling of Oahu's landfill has Hono­lulu City Council members seeking answers and at least one questioning whether the city should continue its 20-year operating contract.

Housing production is left in the dust as population grows

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Two thousand homes a year. That's roughly how much Oahu's housing market is losing ground each year as the growth in population outstrips the production of new homes.

Bill would alter city's plastic bag prohibition

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
The question of whether shopping bags can be both plastic and biodegradable has thrown a possible wrench into plans to ban the bags on Oahu next year.

Finalists to lead UH will tour campuses

Fri, 05/09/2014 - 04:46
Beginning Tuesday, current interim President David Lassner and retired Army Lt. Gen. Francis Wier­cin­ski will spend a month visiting UH campuses throughout the state.

Sex health app changing name after raising ire over use of 'hula'

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
A sexual health information app called Hula is changing its name in the wake of complaints that it is culturally insensitive to Native Hawaiians, the app's owner said Tuesday.

Corrections and Clarifications

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
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.