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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In a surprising and somewhat awkward turn of events, the Office of Hawaiian Affairs Board of Trustees on Friday rescinded a letter requesting an opinion on whether the Hawaiian kingdom still exists.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.

Man charged in attempted murder of friend

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Joel Lonzaga, a 44-year-old from Kane­ohe, was charged Friday with second-degree attempted murder for allegedly setting his gasoline-soaked drinking buddy on fire.

Newswatch

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Fallen tree leads to Kalanianaole closure • Hee might run for lieutenant governor • Hanauma Bay lectures will resume

911 Report

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
Man indicted in online solicitation of girl • Quick neighbors help save home from fire • Kitchen fire deals $128,000 in damage to Big Isle home • County to pay $400,000 to settle suit over dismissal

Dentist linked to death, coma gives up his license

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Hawaii island oral and cosmetic surgeon with 27 formal complaints — including a man's death and a woman in a coma — is no longer allowed to practice in the state.

Honouliuli Internment Camp sought for national park

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
At the start of World War II, about 2,000 Hawaii people of Japanese ancestry were incarcerated, with Honouliuli Gulch becoming the largest and longest-used confinement site in the territory.

Keep bear act out of state fair, group says

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
An animal rights group is raising objections to a performing bear show scheduled to run for three weeks at the upcoming 50th State Fair.

Man held in torching has violence in past

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The 44-year-old Kaneohe man who allegedly set his gasoline-soaked drinking buddy on fire Wednesday has a history of anger management problems and violence, according to court records.

Lawmakers launch push to raise awareness of rights of deaf patients

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A group of concerned state lawmakers has called together advocates for people with disabilities to increase public awareness of the services health care providers are obligated to provide patients who are deaf, hard of hearing, or deaf and blind.

Kunia Loa buildings attract citations from city

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
The city is cracking down on what it says are illegal houselike buildings in a remote agricultural subdivision in the foothills of Kunia where residences are prohibited.

Short Japanese men live longer, study finds

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
You're a Japanese male and you have some crazy notion about wanting to be taller. Better think again. A Honolulu-based research study published this week found a connection between short height and longer life in men of Japanese ancestry.

Man faces 20-year prison term for Molokai investment fraud

Tue, 05/13/2014 - 04:54
A Molokai man convicted of $2.5 million in investment fraud in Washington state in 2005 pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court to defrauding a woman of $45,000 that was used for personal expenses, an Internet girlfriend and an online strategy game.