Local News

Lava flow in Puna foments fear of fires

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Some Hawaii island residents are concerned that a dry summer could increase the risk that fires set by lava could eat through the thick forest behind their houses.

Diverse interests join up to oppose Kauai dairy plan

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
A plan to build the state's first grass-fed dairy, Hawai‘i Dairy Farms, on former Kauai sugar lands has heated up into a big-money battle pitting powerful — and somewhat unlikely — opponents over environmental and economic concerns.

Bill targets gambling machines

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
A bill before the Honolulu City Council would make it illegal to own, operate or use a simulated gambling machine on Oahu.

Ocean Watch: Hollywood take on voyaging smoother than in real life

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
We're sailing from Tahiti to Niue, a tiny island country of about 2,000 people. Craig and I have been at sea on our 37-foot sailboat for more than a week now, sailing in brisk 20 to 25 mph southeast tradewinds.

Newswatch

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Cancellations of visits persist at prisons • Bridge possible at Kauai stream • Burglaries drop in West Hawaii

911 Report

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Moped driver dies after collision with truck • Kalihi man arrested in Aiea stabbing • Virginia man suspected in sex assault; and more

Abercrombie casts doubt on Inouye's 'dying wish'

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
For political and emotional drama, it's hard to top this: U.S. Sen. Daniel Ino­uye, the most beloved and respected figure in Hawaii state history, makes a deathbed request to name his successor in Washington.

New York Times: Beaming good cheer to a town's dark days

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
RJUKAN, Norway » Yearning for sunlight has been a part of life in this quaint old factory town in central Norway for as long as anyone can remember. Here, the sun disappears behind a mountain for six months of the year.

Gay rights group backs Takai in U.S. House race

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
Congressional hopeful Mark Takai was endorsed last week by Equality Hawaii, a nonprofit group that advocates for the rights of the state's lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender community.

Isle lab moves to ID sailors from USS Oklahoma

Thu, 04/17/2014 - 04:56
The embattled Joint POW/MIA Accounting Command says it's getting closer to gaining Pentagon approval to disinter and identify for return to families nearly 400 crew members of the battleship USS Oklahoma buried as "unknowns" at Punchbowl cemetery.

Corrections and Clarifications

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
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Gore to speak at 'green' conference

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Former Vice President Al Gore and U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer will be in town Tuesday to headline a conference about Hawaii's sustainability, clean energy and smart growth initiatives.

'Lucky' islanders gear up for lunar show

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii residents will be treated to two total lunar eclipses this year, the first one Monday night. According to UH Manoa's Institute for Astronomy, it is uncommon for Hawaii to get two total lunar eclipses in one year.

Kunia farm structures may be prohibited homes

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
At least 10 structures that look like houses have been built on leased farmland in Kunia without the normal inspections that come with most construction projects and despite a state law prohibiting homes on such land.

Pearl-based USS O’Kane calls upon port in India

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
The Pearl Harbor-based guided destroyer USS O’Kane made a port stop in Goa, India, last week, the Pacific Fleet announced.

Volcanic Ash: Attacks on BOE chairman amount to religious bigotry

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Attempts by gay rights activists and atheists to unseat Don Horner from the Board of Education because he's a volunteer Bible teacher with New Hope Diamond Head are an outrageous display of religious bigotry.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

911 Report

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Teen hiker rescued after injuring shoulder • Fleeing driver allegedly hits police vehicle • Man arrested in emergency-room assault • Company helps owner track stolen car

Newswatch

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53
Farm OKs deal to resolve pay complaint • Maui bicyclist dies after truck strikes him • Witness recalls alleged gunman firing 20 shots

Island Images

Wed, 04/16/2014 - 04:53