Local News

Child protective cases to stay closed

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
Court hearings involving children who have allegedly been neglected or abused will remain closed to the public after a flood of testimony helped defeat a bill that would have lifted the veil of confidentiality.

DHHL wants its documents secret

Sat, 02/08/2014 - 05:52
The Department of Hawaiian Home Lands is asking the Legislature to create a special exemption to the state's open-records law, making all government documents related to the agency's homestead lessees and applicants confidential if the records include personal information.

Woman's car stolen while aiding crash victim

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
One minute, Jennifer Jones was stopping to help the victims of a one-vehicle crash she witnessed while driving on the H-1 freeway. The next, she was a victim herself, after she says the driver of the wrecked SUV jumped into her car and sped off, leaving Jones on the side of the road with one of his injured passengers.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
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.

New York Times: Months Later, Sniper Attack at Power Hub Still a Mystery

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
SAN FRANCISCO » A mysterious and sophisticated sniper attack last year on a Silicon Valley power substation has underscored concerns about the vulnerability of the country's electrical grid and prompted debate over whether it was an act of terrorism.

Retired Air Force colonel named Punchbowl director

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
A former Air Force fighter pilot and onetime inspector general for Pacific Air Forces will become the new director of the Punchbowl Cemetery on March 9.

Kokua Line: Tattoo policies pending for Army, Honolulu police

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Question: There was a large advertisement for tattoo removal in the Jan. 20 Star-Advertiser that said, "Attention All Law Enforcement and Military Personnel: New Tattoo Removal Law goes into effect July 1, 2014." What is that law?

Newswatch

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Soldier slain in Afghanistan will be laid to rest Friday • Hiker's family settles suit with 2 tour operators • Suspect dies after arrest on Big Island

911 Report

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Two Hilo High School students suspected of setting off a small explosive device at the school last week have each been suspended for six days, the Department of Education reported.

Keahipono Zayden Askew •

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Keahipono Zayden Askew • Haroldeen Mahealani Aviata • Sixto Tandoc Basilio • Alan Kainoa Cansibog • Luisa J. Cariaga • Agnes De Mattos • Arthur Enos • Yoshiko Kamei and more

NEW YORK TIMES: The Needles in the Monumental N.S.A. Haystack

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The saga of Edward J. Snowden, the man whose leaked documents revealed the Orwellian dimensions of the National Security Agency, reads like a le Carri novel crossed with something by Kafka -- at least it does in Luke Harding's new book, "The Snowden Files."

Funding for cooler schools advances

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The push to cool public school classrooms got a boost Monday as the state House Education Committee advanced a bill that would dedicate $25 million to air-condition schools next school year.

More coordination with state urged for rail planning

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Two measures aimed at giving the state more say in walkable shopping areas and affordable housing that will take root around Oahu's future rail transit stations advanced out of a joint committee session Monday.

3 churches agree to settlement over school rental fees

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Three of the five churches accused of underpaying the state Department of Education by millions of dollars for using public school facilities have come to some kind of monetary settlement in exchange for being dropped from a lawsuit, it was announced Monday.

Murder defendant has no memory of sex with victim

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
A man on trial in state court for murder said he did not strangle the 81-year-old victim but admitted having sex with a tenant of the same senior housing apartment building where the slaying occurred.

Mars makes Blaisdell history, selling out 3 shows in a day

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
All three Bruno Mars concerts were sold out within about an hour of tickets going on sale Monday, the first time three Blaisdell Arena concerts have been sold out on the first day in promoter Tom Moffatt's 50 years of bringing acts to Hawaii.

State reports $307M increase in assets

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The state closed the last fiscal year with a net gain in assets for the first time since 2006, another mark of the state's economic recovery.

Motorist pleads guilty to leaving fatal accident

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
The motorist accused of killing Hawaii Pacific University student Mariah Danforth-Moore in a hit-and-run collision in front of the school's Hawaii Loa campus pleaded guilty in state court Monday to leaving the scene of a fatal traffic accident.

Young man's strong spirit after paralyzing crash inspired others

Fri, 02/07/2014 - 05:53
Daniel Jackson Mapu, who was paralyzed when he was hit by two vehicles during a sign-waving rally against drugs more than a decade ago, has died. He was 32.

New York Times: A War Zone Lurks Behind The Olympics

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
BAKSAN, Russia » On Friday, a week before the Olympics were set to open just 180 miles away, Russia's security forces appeared on Makhov Street at 8:30 a.m. and cordoned off the area around a brick and stone house.