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Opposition imperils nomination of Wooley

Thu, 05/01/2014 - 04:44
State Rep. Jessica Wooley's nomination as director of the state Office of Environmental Quality Control could get derailed after several senators objected to her confirmation.

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
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.

Obituaries

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Henry Acedillo • Berlito Marzan Agsaoay • Yoko Akutagawa • Dennis R. Alfafara • Paul William Baehr • Janet Keala Len Tai Baricar • Gary Michael Fontes • Teofila C. Francisco • and more

Stowaway 'struggling' in America, parent says

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
He was young, displaced and frustrated, and he wanted nothing more than to reunite with his mother in their native Africa.

Insufficient lighting halts night events at Hanauma Bay Education Center

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Inadequate parking lot lighting is prompting the city to stop holding night events at Hanauma Bay Education Center. Friends of Hanauma Bay meetings and a lecture series about the ocean will be moved to daytime hours or another location.

Kahiko competition boasts drama, passion

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
HILO » If there's one halau that can capture the attention of spectators seated for marathon hours at Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium, it's kumu hula Mark Keali‘i Ho‘omalu's Academy of Hawaiian Arts.

Concerns intensify over Kunia structures

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
The landowner for a Kunia agriculture development where more than 20 houselike structures have been constructed despite a ban on dwellings urged the city in October to inspect some of the larger properties.

Big Island man faces life without parole in shootings of 2 officers

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
A 32-year-old Hilo man, who led police on a chase in January 2013 after shooting two officers, faces life without the possibility of parole when he is sentenced June 20.

Skywatch: 5 planets appear in May for your viewing pleasure

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
All five naked-eye planets are visible; the islands experience the first of the two "overhead sun" days of the year; moon conditions are good for one of the lesser-known meteor showers; and we say goodbye to Orion and the other great winter constellations.

Volcanic Ash: Plant, political happenings produce powerful stench

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
And the quote of the month … from Foster Botanical Garden's Scot Mitamura on the corpse flower's stink: "It takes so much energy to produce the scent. The scent comes out in pulses and it also heats up."Kind of like the closing days of the Legislature.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Bills to promote the ukulele die • Visits again canceled at OCCC • Funds OK'd for UH-Hilo school • County attorney to join Hilo firm

911 Report

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Kalihi man charged in attempted robbery • Driver arrested in alleged attack on crowd

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Workers on Big Island find snake in shipping container

Wed, 04/30/2014 - 04:54
Workers unloading a shipping container at a Keaau store on Hawaii island discovered a 2-foot-long brown gopher snake, the state Department of Agriculture announced in a news release issued Friday afternoon.

Corrections and Clarifications

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
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.

Safety system for Waikiki beach stands is retained

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
More than 100 canoe and surfboard businesses statewide are now expected to pay at least $200 a month in concession fees under administrative rules approved Friday by the state Board of Land and Natural Resources.

Early-learning goals fizzle

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The state Legislature for a second year in a row has scaled down Gov. Neil Abercrombie's push to expand early-childhood education, funding only half of what the administration had sought for various preschool proposals.

Higher pay may be on the way

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
Hawaii's lowest-paid workers could soon get a raise after state House and Senate negotiators agreed Friday to gradually increase the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour by January 2018.

New Miss Aloha Hula radiated joy, gratitude in winning performance

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
HILO » Ke‘alohilani Tara Eliga Serrao, who won the title of Miss Aloha Hula on Thursday night at the 51st Merrie Monarch Festival, is not a person of many words.

OHA, House back off Kakaako vision

Tue, 04/29/2014 - 04:50
The state Office of Hawaiian Affairs was denied in its bid to develop residential towers on a couple of large parcels in Kaka­ako on Friday after House leaders in the Legislature dramatically altered a bill sought by OHA and then rejected that draft, citing a lack of support from the agency.