Local News

Newswatch

Sun, 05/04/2014 - 04:58
Meth trafficker gets 15 years • Dead woman's car is found • Justices hear records lawsuit; and more

Obituaries

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Hilda Aluma Aagenes • Lorenzo Enanoria Arancon • Louise Luika Borsella • Vernon Koon Mung Ching • Victor Sacro Delos Santos • Matsuko Fukushima • Robert Galveso • Florence Miyoko Harada • and more

Voyagers show off Hokule‘a, Hikianalia before departure

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
With just weeks left before venturing into the open ocean, voyaging canoes Hoku­le‘a and Hiki­ana­lia are making their trip's final preparations — and flexing their sails for the local public.

Sex ban for police receives approval

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Hawaii lawmakers have passed a bill that will end an unusual exemption in state law that allowed police to have sex with prostitutes.

Convicted child killer mentally impaired, psychiatrist testifies

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
A defense mental health expert told the federal jury that found Naeem Williams guilty of capital murder that the former Schofield Barracks soldier suffers from a low IQ and impairment to the area of his brain that controls reasoning, planning and problem-solving.

Johnson sets aside Aug. 1 for return to Waikiki Shell

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Popular folk-pop musician Jack Johnson will perform Aug. 1 at the Waikiki Shell, his first hometown performance in two years.

State is sued over monitoring of Army at Pohakuloa

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Two Native Hawaiians are suing the state in an effort to ensure that the military is complying with the terms of its lease of ceded lands at Poha­ku­loa Training Area on Hawaii island.

Kamakahi earned musical accolades, admiration of many

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Recording artist Dennis Kama­kahi's hefty contributions to Hawaiian music range from work as a distinctive vocalist, slack-key guitarist, composer and rec­ord producer to efforts as teacher and mentor to younger artists.

Pay raises for top city officials OK'd

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The Honolulu Salary Commission voted 5-1 Tuesday to give the mayor, City Council members and most city department heads raises of 8 percent next year.

Funding held up on Turtle Bay preservation deal

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Uncertain about whether they have the votes, state House leaders have put off a decision on whether to finance $40 million in bond money for a conservation easement at Turtle Bay Resort until Thursday, the last day of session.

Wooley OK'd as environmental chief

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The state Senate voted Tuesday to confirm state Rep. Jessica Wooley as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control, finding the attorney and environmental advocate qualified and capable for the post.

Fifth Waikiki tower planned

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Outrigger Enterprises Group plans to cap off its Wai­kiki Beach Proj­ect with another $100 million investment, which would add meeting space and a 350-foot hotel tower to the Outrigger Reef on the Beach.

Autism advocate inspired with vision, leadership

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Dr. William "Bill" M. Bolman, a well-respected expert on autism, pushed to raise awareness of the disorder and of the need for more treatment and insurance coverage for patients.

Kokua Line: Energy reports evaluate households’ usage, savings

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Question: I receive mail every month from Hawaii Energy telling me how much electricity I use compared with my neighbors.

Newswatch

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
U.S. Senate panel approves ‘Iolani grad as HUD deputy • Copter takes visitor to safety • Body identified as Hilo woman

Father of Hawaiian Air stowaway arrives in isles to retrieve his son

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
The father of a 15-year-old boy who stowed away in a jetliner’s wheel well arrived in Hawaii on Tuesday from Cali­for­nia.

Slack-key master revered as a music legend

Sat, 05/03/2014 - 04:57
Multiple news organizations are reporting that local entertainer Dennis Kama­kahi has died at the age of 61. A Facebook entry attributed to Kama­kahi's son David announced Kama­kahi's death.

Bill to help boost voter turnout passes

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
A bill that will allow voters to register at polling places on the same day they cast ballots was passed this session by legislators.

Prisoner on hunger strike asks judge to switch facilities

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
One of the inmates who recently went on a hunger strike to protest conditions at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center pleaded with a judge Wednesday to get him out of there.

Corrections and Clarifications

Fri, 05/02/2014 - 04:55
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.