Local News

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.

Isle native paved way for Asian music stars

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Entertainer Larry Ramos, the Kauai native who was one of the lead singers for two of The Association's biggest hits in the 1960s, died April 30 at a hospital in Clarkston, Wash. He had just celebrated his 72nd birthday on the Garden Island.

Experts testify to Williams’ impaired mental ability

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Four defense mental health experts have testified in U.S. District Court that Naeem Williams has limited planning, problem-solving and adapting skills and is in or just outside the range of intellectual disability, formerly known as mental retardation.

Historic towers still stand strong

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
History past and present stands tall at the 1925 harbor control tower in the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard. A crow's nest was added to the water tank in 1926, and for 88 years since then, harbor ships have been controlled from the 161-foot perch.

Grants, tax credit benefit for-profit entities

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
Saddled with a lower state revenue forecast, state lawmakers said a polite "no" this session to tax relief for the poor and the elderly, tax credits for hotel construction or renovation, and tax breaks on manufacturing equipment.

How major bills fared at the capitol

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
State lawmakers adjourned the session on Thursday after reviewing hundreds of bills. Here is the status of some of the most significant bills. Bills that have passed have been sent to Gov. Neil Abercrombie for his signature or veto. The governor also can allow bills to become law without his signature. Lawmakers can override vetoes by a two-thirds’ vote in each chamber.

Experts to discuss cancer research at UH event

Thu, 05/08/2014 - 04:44
The University of Hawaii Cancer Center will hold a free event in which experts worldwide will converge to discuss groundbreaking cancer research.

American Legion calls for Shinseki to quit

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
The American Legion called Monday for the resignations of Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric Shinseki and two of his top aides amid an investigation into allegations of corruption and unnecessary deaths at the veterans' hospital in Phoenix.

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
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.

Kauai park areas to open for hunting

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Parts of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park on Kauai will be open for feral goat and pig hunting twice this summer, the state announced Friday.

Flashback: Gabbard looks the dupe as sole Dem on bipartisan trip

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Rep. Tulsi Gabbard's office issued a news release excitedly announcing that she'd be joining a bipartisan congressional delegation on a trip to Japan, China and South Korea.

Keep Hawaii Hawaii: Hotel Lana'i exudes intimate, old-fashioned charm

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
As your Island Air flight banks left and descends closer and closer to the Lanai Airport, there seem to be endless stretches of green pasture on either side of the airplane.

Island Images

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57

Vital Statistics

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

911 Report

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Fire rescue personnel rescued a 30-year-old hiker who fell unconscious Saturday afternoon on a trail above St. Louis Heights.

Newswatch

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Seabury Hall earns top score in Math Bowl • Highway cleared after landslide • Bomb threat closes Walmart

Sweepstakes machines lead to man's arrest

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Police on Friday arrested one of the nine people charged with a total of 414 counts of racketeering, promoting gambling and money laundering in connection with Products Direct Sweepstakes gaming machines.

Workers successfully capture 5 more coqui frogs on Oahu and Kauai

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Invasive-species workers caught a coqui frog on a dry-docked boat at a home in Kaha­luu and another at a Wai­ma­nalo nursery this week, and three others were captured at a Kauai nursery.

Isle students dominate at national chess tourney

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Washington Middle came up with a clean sweep Sunday, landing the team championship trophy in the K-9 Unrated Division of the U.S. Chess Federation tournament.

Hoku-winning artist helped boost the work of top isle musicians

Wed, 05/07/2014 - 04:57
Chino Montero — Hoku Award-winning guitarist, falsetto vocalist, and an inspirational figure for one of Hawaii's most influential ukulele players — died Friday of a heart attack after a short illness. He was 52.