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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

Newswatch

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Wet weather and high surf expected today • Coral species is new to isles • Birds found to tolerate malaria

911 Report

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Driver of moped is badly injured in crash • Elderly Alzheimer's patient is found safe • Search for missing man shuts Big Isle park

Obituaries

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Maria Salome Torres Aliangan • Agnes Marie Balthazar • Carmen S. Brewer • Crecella Pacleb Derige • Lynne Rimmler Dudoit • Laurie M.L. Go-Yamada • Ok Nye Han and more

Schools struggle with 990 hours requirement of classroom time

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Most elementary schools are in compliance with the minimum time component, but many middle and high schools are still struggling to reconfigure their schedules to meet next year's requirement.

OHA pursues plan to double revenue from Kakaako land

Wed, 02/05/2014 - 05:50
Land in Kakaako owned by the state Office of Hawaiian Affairs could be worth more than twice as much with four or five condominium towers if the agency can persuade the Legislature to lift a ban on housing development in the area.

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:46
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: After many turns, a dream up in smoke

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:46
JIANGMEN, China » It has been decades since a train has passed through the old Beijie train station in southern China. On a recent winter morning, the only sign of activity came from a group of architecture students busy with their sketchpads.

New York Times: Push for preschool becomes a bipartisan cause outside Washington

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:46
Preschool is having its moment, as a favored cause for politicians and interest groups who ordinarily have trouble agreeing on the time of day.

Money gap raises doubts about Ige's chances in primary

Tue, 02/04/2014 - 05:46
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was always going to have a fundraising advantage over state Sen. David Ige in the Demo­cratic primary for governor. But the size of the gap has raised warning flags about whether Ige can mount a credible challenge.