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President Barack Obama and his family spent Saturday afternoon on the North Shore at childhood friend Bobby Titcomb's annual holiday barbecue. The Obamas regularly visit Titcomb's beachside house near Waialua for a barbecue during their Hawaii vacations.
Federal legislation co-authored by Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to help make college more affordable and reduce the burden that college debt puts on students is set to be introduced early next month.
Hawaii dogs and cats could play a role in developing new cancer therapies for pets and people. A Texas-based national cancer registry for animals is seeking pet owners from Hawaii and across the country to register their dogs and cats afflicted with cancer, who may be candidates for clinical trials testing cancer drugs.
It's time to send 2013 on its way by recapping the year's news "flASHback" style:
Bishop Museum is open on New Year's Day, but will be closed on New Year's Eve as it is each Tuesday.
5 islands warned of high surf till Monday • Man gets 15 years for gambling and meth • Shark sightings prompt closure of Maui beach • Paddleboarder safe after being blown to sea
3 killed in Farrington Highway crash • Man critically hurt after being hit by car
The fatal assault on a 62-year-old man by a group of young men or boys Friday in Pawaa touched off the latest murder investigation tied to the death of a homeless individual in Honolulu.
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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.
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office recently released more than $74 million for airport improvement projects taking place across the state, including the more than $700 million Honolulu Airport expansion that broke ground in May.
Hawaii's once-burgeoning visitor industry has hit a rough spot with three straight down months, and a top tourism official expects the slide to continue through the first quarter.
The Army plans to create four mountain landing zones for helicopter training on Mauna Loa within Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island — a step that removes applying for permits on state land, which was problematic for the Army two years ago.
Curtis Kropar has brought hope to many of those less fortunate in the islands. The hope of gaining knowledge, empowerment and ultimately, a better life.
CrimeStoppers and the Honolulu Police Department are asking for help in finding suspects in a spate of robberies on Oahu this month.
President Barack Obama spent time Friday at Bellows Beach with his family. The first family left their Kailua vacation home at about 11 a.m. and spent about 31⁄2 hours at Bellows Air Force Station on the military side of the Waimanalo base not open to the public.
A commemorative plaque from a stone monument recognizing the immigration of Scandinavians to Hawaii has been stolen for a second time.
The state Department of Land and Natural Resources is warning people to avoid a dangerous stretch of shoreline near Sunset Beach due to severe erosion and current high-surf conditions.