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City asks Council to delay Handi-Van audit

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
The City Council Transportation Committee is moving forward with plans to audit the Handi-Van program. But the committee also agreed to a request to delay the start of the audit to allow the impact of planned improvements to be assessed.

Lawyer promoted rights of Native Hawaiians

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
H.K. Bruss Keppeler, 77, an attorney known for his dedication to preserving Hawaiian culture, heritage and way of life, died April 12 in Hono­lulu. For many years Keppeler worked with U.S. Sen. Daniel Akaka's staff on the Akaka Bill.

Rail exec gets second-year bonus

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
For a second consecutive year, the rail project's top executive will receive a $35,000 bonus. The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transportation board voted unanimously Thursday to approve the bonus for Dan Grabauskas.

Retired Kamehameha CEO is tapped for panel

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Dee Jay Mailer, who just retired as chief executive officer of Kamehameha Schools, was named Thursday to serve on the President's Advisory Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

Dredging Ala Wai improves its capacity, not cleanliness

Mon, 04/28/2014 - 04:46
Question: How often is the Ala Wai Canal dredged? Does the pollution get cleaned up by this procedure?

Obituaries

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Elsie O. Almeida • Constance Assum • Gail Koon Fong Au • Jean Yachiyo Soma Baba • Christopher Bartow • Ida Jane Keliiokalani Chun • Maximiniano Esperanza Eala • Yoshiko M. Ebesu • and more

Island Images

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43

Newswatch

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Coqui frogs caught in Waikiki, Kalihi Valley • Kalani leads isle public schools in ranking • Trail is state’s, Maui jury rules • Man is charged in $45,000 scam

911 Report

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Copper stolen from Hawaiian Telcom poles • Crash kills driver on H-1 freeway • Pedestrian dies after being hit by car

Obituaries

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Geraldine Kehaulani Bolosan • Ethel Matsue Date • Rowland Yasuo Fujii • Robert James Garces • John Santos Garcia Jr. • Roy John Gritter • Shepherd Martin Jenks • Kim Hia Lao • and more

Environmental chiefs vow to support Hokule'a trip

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
When the Polynesian Voyaging Society's two double-hulled canoes embark on their unprecedented worldwide sail next month, they aim to spread a message to protect what the group has dubbed "Island Earth."

Mililani High journalists earn raft of state awards

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Mililani High School garnered the most awards among the state's public and private schools that submitted entries for the 45th annual Hawaii High School Journalism Awards.

Flower donations continue Merrie Monarch tradition

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
The fragrance and color of flowers adorn dancers, spectators and the Edith Kanaka‘ole Multi-Purpose Stadium during the Merrie Monarch Festival.

Council panel revisits bus ads

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Selling advertising space on the sides of Honolulu buses may yet become reality after the City Council Budget Committee voted to revive Mayor Kirk Caldwell's revenue-generating plan Wednesday.

Horner breezes through Senate confirmation vote

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
The state Senate voted unanimously Wednesday to approve Gov. Neil Abercrombie's appointment of retired banker Don Horner to a second term on the state Board of Education.

Budget talks hit snag over construction spending

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
Hung up over construction spending, state House and Senate negotiators have pushed deliberations on the state budget to Friday, the deadline to have bills ready for final votes next week before the session adjourns.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sun, 04/27/2014 - 04:43
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.

Hannemann running for governor as independent

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 04:53
Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann, hoping voters have grown weary of both Democrats and Republicans, will run for governor as an independent.

Where lawmaker lives to be debated in court

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 04:53
The state Intermediate Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday that the Circuit Court can hear a legal challenge to state Rep. Calvin Say's residency.

Marine admits killing prostitute

Sat, 04/26/2014 - 04:53
A Marine admitted at his court-martial Wednesday at Kaneohe Bay that he killed a prostitute in his Waikiki hotel room last year and then dumped her naked body near Yokohama Bay.