Local News

Rescued hiker recounts ordeal on snowy volcano

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
It never occurred to Alex Sverdlov that he might meet his end in the snow in Hawaii. But drifting in and out of sleep in the early, early morning, all alone but for the snow flurries blowing about him, the New York computer science teacher and ardent solo hiker couldn't help but accept that possibility.

Rail system construction will make strides in 2014

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Until recently, Oahu's rail transit project was little more than a big idea — a concept debated for years on Internet comment boards, via the voting booth and in the courtroom. But in 2014, construction work is making rail a reality.

Bill would open child abuse hearings

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Court hearings involving children whose parents are accused of neglect or abuse would be open to the public under a bill headed for a hearing Tuesday.

Family escapes fire with just their own lives

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Ben and Chris Nary lost all of their possessions in a house fire that raged through four Ewa Beach townhouses Saturday night. House keys, drivers licenses, credit cards — all gone. Handcrafted koa wood tables and artwork made by family members — gone.

Ocean Watch: Anchialine shrimp thrive in a troubled environment

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Last week I attended a talk given by a federal biologist who, before her funding was cut, worked with Hawaii's anchialine shrimp, known as opae ula. Although these shrimp inspire nearly endless questions, I had a specific one in mind: Is it OK for a conservation-minded person to buy anchialine shrimp, sold in jars at Shi­ro­kiya and also online?

Kokua Line: Website on fire ants features recipes to kill pests

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Question: The Hono­lulu Star-Advertiser published a story on Oct. 22, 2010, about little fire ants on Maui. It mentioned a new bait that eradicated the ant infestation there. However, it did not provide the name of the bait or whether it was available.

Newswatch

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Wahiawa pool to reopen after pump fixed • Missing man's body discovered • Empty kayak's owner is sought

911 Report

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Man sought in Waipahu burglary attempt • McCully woman reports man in her room • Alert issued about jury-duty warrant scam • Man charged in Waimanalo home break-in • Autopsy set for Utah cruise passenger

Warriors of the Sea

Thu, 02/06/2014 - 05:53
Navy ships from Pearl Harbor and San Diego pitched and rolled as they cut through 6- to 9-foot seas off Kauai last week, testing their ability to hunt submarines and fend off missile attacks from enemy jets.

Internments can happen again, Scalia warns

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
U.S. Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia told law students at the University of Hawaii law school Monday that the nation's highest court was wrong to uphold the internment of Japa­nese-Americans during World War II but that he wouldn't be surprised if the court issued a similar ruling during a future conflict.

Exodus of the young leaves little hope of rebuilding city

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
As Jesse Siozon waited for his grandfather's funeral to begin, beneath the orange and blue tarps that serve as the roof for the storm-damaged Santo Niqo Church, he spoke of a double loss.

Sugar intake may double risk of dying from heart disease

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
High sugar consumption might double the chance of dying from heart disease, according to a study that adds to evidence that high levels of the sweetener in processed foods and drink are bad for a person's health.

Candidates split over how state prospered

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Gov. Neil Abercrombie and state Sen. David Ige take pride in Hawaii's economic turnaround, but they have competing storylines about exactly how state government was able to climb back into the black.

Top educator to get big raise

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
A proposed $100,000 increase in the potential salary for the Department of Education's top position is making its way through the Legislature. The state House Education Committee voted unanimously last week to advance a bill that would raise the cap on the salary for the school superintendent to $250,000 from $150,000.

Kalihi businesses targeted in stickups

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Three males, possibly using a toy gun, have been committing a series of robberies or attempted robberies in the Kalihi area, according to their victims.

City plans on better living for seniors

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
The Honolulu City Council adopted a resolution last week that could make Honolulu a World Health Organization-approved age-friendly city.

Isle residents encouraged to use videoconferencing for testimony

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
The state Senate launched a statewide videoconferencing testimony program last week that's designed to make it easy for residents to testify at a legislative hearing -- even from the comfort of home.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Friendship Garden thrives under pair's faithful stewardship

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
It is hard to believe there is a gem of a 10-acre park above Kaneohe Bay that is owned by neither the government nor a corporation. Instead, it is mostly the vision of two individuals who over time have preserved this mini ahupuaa for enjoyment of the public.

Volcanic Ash: Slim, casual memoir offers enriching look at late judge

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
"Judge Sam King: A Memoir" is a welcome final visit with one of modern Hawaii's greatest minds and finest sons. A proud part-Hawaiian, King's life was long in years -- 94 -- and distinction.

Island Images

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50