Local News

USS Port Royal to remain with Navy

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
In the 20-year life of the cruiser USS Port Royal, based at Pearl Harbor, some of the warship's battles have been fought at home, some with the environment and some with the Navy itself.

New law OK'd on dispensers for publications

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Updated rules should make it easier for the city to maintain and regulate Wai­kiki publication dispensing racks and their enclosures. Bill 67 (2013) was signed into law Thursday by Mayor Kirk Caldwell.

Cromwell's visitors take their last leaps

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
On Monday, construction will begin on a 6-foot-high aluminum fence along the sea wall to prevent jumping and injuries. The $160,000 project is expected to be completed in four weeks.

Teenage stowaway arrives on Maui in wheel well of jet

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
A 15-year-old boy who stowed away in the wheel well of a Hawaiian Airlines jet that traveled from San Jose, Calif., to Maui on Sunday has been released to Child Protective Services and will soon be reunited with his family.

School's Earth Day focuses on native plants

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Courtney Huddleston, a sophomore at Kala­heo High School, is co-president of the school's Aina Club, which is holding its first Earth Day Celebration at the Kai­lua school Tuesday.

Kokua Line: 2015 could see construction of the boat ramp at Ko Olina

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
QUESTION: Wasn't the boat ramp for the public in Ko Olina supposed to have been built by the end of 2013? I also heard that the Phoenician boat ramp at Kalaeloa is not free -- there is a fee for using it. Is this true?

Ocean Watch: The sea snakes of Niue are harmless swimmers

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
One of the most satisfying moments in a sailor's life is tying the boat to a safe mooring in a calm harbor after a long period at sea. Even a day after arriving here at Niue (pronounced NEW-ay), Craig and I are still high-fiving.

911 Report

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Waimanalo crash hospitalizes driver • Teen girl held in robbery of man on beach

Newswatch

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
High wind forecast to last through evening • Fire destroys Keaau home • Red pickup eyed in thefts

Obituaries

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Marciel Torres Celebrado • Beverly Ann Kamomiala Chu • Carmelita Milleza Depaynos • Araceli Escanilla Gamil • Sonny Gonzaga Sr. • Robert Alan Green • Karl B. Hagen • and more

Legislators hold hope for hemp bill

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Imagine a crop that can be used to purify soil and make food, clothing, rope, paper, plastic, pest-resistant building material, oil, fuel, animal bedding and tens of thousands of other products.

Invaluable devotion to Hawaii's families spanned decades

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
Shimeji Ryusaki Kana­zawa, lauded for her 60-plus years of work for the elderly and youth, also is arguably Hawaii's most unsung World War II hero.

Navy: SEAL died in dive full of safety lapses

Thu, 04/24/2014 - 04:57
The disappearance last year of a Pearl Harbor Navy SEAL who was spearfishing with other unit members on a training free dive off Kaena Point was accompanied by sweeping procedural and safety violations, according to the Navy's investigative report.

Peter's Prom promotes acceptance for students with disabilities

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Most high school girls prepare for the prom months in advance — picking out the perfect dress and shoes, deciding on a special hairstyle, and anticipating all the details to help make the evening magical.

Visitor complaints about the homeless rise

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Laurel Mackie has come to Waikiki for the past 28 years, but the Canadian visitor said she's exploring other options because the destination's growing homeless population has ruined the tourist experience.

Volcanic Ash: Obamacare fiasco bursting with officials' incompetence

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
The bungled rollout of Obamacare is a lesson on why so many people are leery of expanding government: It does big projects poorly and then runs from accountability.

Review: Mars gives his all as he rewards hometown fans

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Long weeks of anticipation are ending for Bruno Mars fans this weekend as the two-time Grammy-winner and his "hooligans" play three shows in Blaisdell Arena. Mars opened the three-nighter on Friday and his fans got everything they'd been waiting for.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 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.

911 Report

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Police on hunt for escaped inmate • Crash on H-1 injures motorcyclist

Newswatch

Wed, 04/23/2014 - 04:54
Expect strong winds, rough waters on Sunday and Monday • Visitation at prisons on Oahu and Big Island canceled again • Man's body found in valley after hiker reported missing • Kilauea Volcano's current flow show is viewable from above