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Bill clamps down on county agricultural laws

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Two state lawmakers want to strengthen Hawaii's Right to Farm Act by preventing counties from restricting agricultural technology, modern livestock production and ranching practices that are allowed under federal and state law.

No serious injuries or damage as monster waves hit shores

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Gargantuan waves continued to pummel north and west shore beaches Thursday, the second day of a swell that happens only once every 10 to 20 years, but no serious injuries or major damage to property occurred.

State official admits guilt, faces prison time in child porn case

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
State shark expert Randy Honebrink pleaded guilty Thursday in U.S. District Court to possessing child pornography. Honebrink, 58, faces a maximum 10-year prison term at sentencing in May.

Women's caucus outlines goals for 2014

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Appropriating funds for a comprehensive breast and cervical cancer control program, addressing infant mortality issues and providing parents with information about the vaccination for human papillomavirus are among this year's top priorities for the Women's Legislative Caucus.

Lawsuit claims boys molested by Mormon official on Maui

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Two Utah men in their 40s allege they were sexually abused by a Mormon Church official when they went to Maui as teenagers to pick pineapples as part of their missionary training.

Damage from vog merits payment

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An employee can collect workers' compensation for exposure to vog that aggravates an asthma condition, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Thursday. The Department of Education and the Labor Industrial Relations Appeals Board both denied a claim by Lynedon Van Ness.

510 tilapia and koi die as foam flows into farm's fishpond

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Glenn Martinez spent two days burying the hundreds of tilapia and koi that lived in a pond on his Wai­ma­nalo farm after the fish —worth thousands of dollars — mysteriously died Wednesday in one hour.

Man killed in highway crash

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An 82-year-old man reported to be a prominent member of the Hau­ula community died and three others were seriously injured Thursday in a crash of two sport utility vehicles on Kame­ha­meha Highway in Laie, according to city Emergency Medical Services and police.

Kokua Line: Pali exit to get new lights; airport will have reflectors

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
QUESTION: Why have the highway lights been dark at the Pali Highway exit from the H-1 freeway westbound? Also, the lights at both the entrance and exit of Honolulu Airport are out. Both areas have been dark for nearly a year.

911 Report

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Homeless man's death ruled homicide • Man killed by tree branch ID'd as visitor • Meetings focus on courthouse • Arakawa to give annual address

Pilot, high risk blamed in crash

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
An investigation into the fatal crash of a military plane that killed a Kailua man last April in Afghan­istan points to pilot inexperience and an accepted greater risk in flying the high-demand surveillance aircraft.

50 mph gusts rip up the islands

Mon, 01/27/2014 - 05:52
Powerful, gusty winds across the islands Tuesday and Wednesday downed power lines, triggered electrical outages, blew away roofs, forced road closures and caused a tree limb to fall and kill a golfer.

New York Times: Rand Paul's mixed inheritance

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
The libertarian faithful - anti-tax activists and war protesters, John Birch Society members and a smattering of "truthers" who suspect the government's hand in the 2001 terrorist attacks - gathered last September, eager to see the rising star of their movement.

Shark-repelling devices sell out despite doubts of effectiveness

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
KIHEI, Hawaii » A surge in shark attacks on Maui over the past year, including two fatal ones, hasn't stopped people from surfing and swimming in the warm ocean waters that surround the Hawaiian Island.

Activists attack Capt. Cook’s Australian home

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
MELBOURNE, Australia » Activists have sprayed graffiti on the historic home of the 18th-century British explorer Capt. James Cook to protest against Australia's national day.

Disabled transit users cite long waits, computer issues

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
WAILUKU » People using a new Maui transportation system for disabled riders complained to a County Council panel this week about long wait times, untrained drivers and the service's recently installed computer system.

Corrections and Clarifications

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
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.

Biggest swell in a decade hits North Shore, threatens homes

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Hunter Farr watched as water flooded the parking lot of Haleiwa Boat Harbor during Wednesday morning's high tide as the largest swell in a decade arrived on Oahu.

Council duo wants sparklers legalized by the Fourth of July

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Two Honolulu City Council members seeking to add sparklers and fountains to the list of permitted fireworks on special holidays say they are hoping a new law can be in place by Dec. 31, if not by Independence Day. Council members Ikaika Anderson and Ann Kobayashi introduced Bill 5 Wednesday.

Legislators push to name Kihei high school for Patsy Mink

Sun, 01/26/2014 - 05:52
Kihei's long-awaited public high school could be named after Patsy Mink, the late congresswoman and Maui native who battled gender discrimination and racism throughout her academic and political careers.