Local News

Kokua Line: Service dogs can be booted if out of the owner’s control

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Question: While eating at Ala Moana's Makai Food Court, my family and I watched several people walk in with their dogs. These dogs were not outfitted with any type of service dog jacket. While one couple talked and laughed, their small dog licked the top and sides of the table.

Ocean Watch: Bold paddle-boarder helps a yellow-bellied sea snake

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
When paddle-boarder Greg Gauget found a snakelike creature floating limp, but alive, off Maui's Baby Beach (or Puu­anoa Beach) north of Lahaina a few weeks ago, he did what few people would do: He went through exceptional efforts to save it.

Newswatch

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Hawaiian sovereignty is forum’s subject • 5 ironwood trees slated for removal • Camper saved after SOS alert • Hiker rescued at Maui cliffs

Economic upturn allows renewed call for wage hike, preschool aid

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Gov. Neil Abercrombie will use the State of the State address on Tuesday to trace Hawaii's economic recovery, a turnaround essential to the narrative of the governor's re-election campaign.

Miss Hawaii director was 'man behind the crown'

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Thomas "Thom" J. McGarvey Jr., for three decades the executive director of the Miss Hawaii Pageant, died Jan. 8 at the Craigside Assisted Living Facility in Nuuanu. He was 70.

Searchers scour Kula for missing mom

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
More than 115 family, friends, strangers and Maui police officers gathered Saturday morning in Upcountry Maui and searched most of the day for a mother of three missing for nearly a week.

Kahuku school's health center to improve care, attendance

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Kahuku High and Intermediate School's isolation along the North Shore used to mean that students would miss school to get routine medical and dental care in town, or forgo care altogether. But beginning this school year, the campus is now home to the state's first school-based health center — a full-service center exclusively serving the rural school's 1,900 students.

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
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.

Obituaries

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Avelina Gutierrez Dulay • Song S. Hazama • Gaudencio Igaya • Francisco Laborte • John Sayles • Lester Bing Kun Yee

New York Times: Peace of Mind Is First Benefit for Many Now Getting Medicaid

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
WELCH, W.Va. » Sharon Mills, a disabled nurse, long depended on other people's kindness to manage her diabetes. She scrounged free samples from doctors' offices, signed up for drug company discounts and asked for money from her parents and friends.

New York Times: Parties Seize on Abortion Rights as Midterm Issue

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
WASHINGTON >> When the Republican National Committee gathers for its winter meeting here Wednesday, the action will start a few hours late to accommodate anyone who wants to stop first at the March for Life, the annual anti-abortion demonstration on the National Mall.

Panhandling in Waikiki has worsened, people say

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Vancouver, British Columbia, tourist Dennis Ihaksi and his wife, Penny, have visited Waikiki off and on since 1977, but navigating the growing gauntlet of panhandlers and homeless people occupying the district's public sidewalks has left them unsure about making a return visit.

New York eyeing Obama library

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Up until two weeks ago, it appeared to be a head-to-head battle between Honolulu and Chicago for the right to host the Obama Presidential Library. Watch out -- here comes New York City.

10 ASEAN defense chiefs to come to isles for forum

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
U.S. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will host all 10 of the Association of the Southeast Asian Nations defense ministers in Hawaii for an inaugural U.S.-ASEAN Defense Forum in April.

Volcanic Ash: Overbearing legislators are tarnishing their images

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
The Legislature opened its 2014 session by honoring previous generations of lawmakers, and here's hoping the elders imparted some tutelage about when legislating was less of a public display of personal ego.

Newswatch

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Up to 40-foot surf forecast for several isles • Council weighs bill on barking • Goat hunting to open for archers

911 Report

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Bicyclist, 58, killed on Big Island highway • Speeding suspected in fatal moped crash • Man identified in fatal fall from Kalihi roof • Blaze destroys Mililani home, injures man

Corrections

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
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.

Council delays decision on bus ads

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
Public opposition and unanswered questions are the key reasons the City Council Budget Committee has decided to hold off voting on Mayor Kirk Caldwell's plan to allow advertising on the sides of city buses.

Schatz maintains fundraising lead over Hanabusa in race for Senate

Wed, 01/22/2014 - 05:43
With the August primary on the horizon, U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz has a 2-to-1 fundraising advantage over U.S. Rep. Colleen Hana­busa. Schatz brought in about $704,600 over the past three months and has raised $3.4 million overall, according to a draft of his latest federal campaign-finance report.