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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.

Stowaway to be questioned by San Jose police

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
San Jose police plan to interview a California teen who stowed away on a Hawaii-bound flight two weeks ago.

Ocean Watch: Reefs, rocks and wrecks punctuate sail into Suva

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Officially Fiji consists of 322 islands, but if your definition of island includes underwater atolls, coral banks and partially submerged islets, the number rises to 844.

Kokua Line: State didn’t block discount for homeowners insurance

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
QUESTION: While reviewing my AARP homeowners insurance policy, I noted it offered a "retiree credit" and a "renewal credit." I was told that Hawaii was one of the few states that didn't allow AARP to offer those credits to policyholders.

911 Report

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Hikers lost in Kuliouou airlifted to safety • Firefighters battle blaze in Kapolei brush • Car owner chases, detains theft suspect

Newswatch

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Update hotline fails as OCCC visits resume • Schatz introduces transit station bill • Texan injured in road crash • Space center to alter plans

Iconic towers embody history and resilience

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Like giant redwoods or city skyscrapers, four towers -- with a fifth under construction -- rise up above Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam as bastions of eye-catching purpose, history and design.

Democrats hear from hopefuls

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz and U.S. Rep. Colleen Hanabusa used brief stops before Oahu Democrats on Saturday to make politics personal, but they took different approaches that offer insight into their campaign strategies.