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Lawmaker was first female U.S. marshal

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Faith Patricia Evans, who served in the state House of Representatives from 1974 to 1980 and was the nation's first female U.S. marshal, died Jan. 9 at Castle Memorial Medical Center, after a prolonged illness due to a muscle-debilitating disease, her family said. She was 76.

Kokua Line: Residents notified by letter that census taker will call

Sun, 01/19/2014 - 05:57
Question: About 6:30 p.m. one day, a man came to my door saying he was from the Census Bureau collecting information about how many people lived in the house, their age, race and health. He showed me his badge, but I did not look at it long because the porch was dark. I told him I was not interested and also told him someone had come before. Is this legitimate?

Spending bill heads to Obama, staves off shutdown

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
WASHINGTON »Congress sent President Barack Obama a $1.1 trillion government-wide spending bill Thursday, easing the harshest effects of last year's automatic budget cuts after tea party critics chastened by October's partial shutdown mounted only a faint protest.

New York Times: Rising Asian-American populace grapples with elder care issues

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
SOUDERTON, Pa. » Two thick blankets wrapped in a cloth tie lay near a single pillow on the red leather sofa in Phuong Lu's living room.

Newswatch

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Fuel tank has possible leak • Police seek info on missing mom • Lightning eyed as cause of fire

911 Report

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Back-to-back robberies show similarities • Soldier arrested in New Year's Eve theft

Island Images

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55

Firm buying rental properties wants to delay paying the city

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The selected buyer of 12 rental complexes is asking for an additional six months to a year to pay a large share of $142 million it promised to Honolulu -- and 20 more years to pay the rest, city administration officials said Tuesday.

Make affordable housing a priority, officials are urged

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The message delivered at the annual Diocese of Honolulu's Red Mass, held on the eve of opening day at the Legislature, stressed stepping up collaboration in providing affordable housing for Hawaii's most vulnerable residents.

Ambitious evaluation plan lacks resources, critics say

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Lawmakers took the Department of Education to task Tuesday for moving ahead with a "Cadillac" version of a new performance-based teachers evaluation system, saying resources to implement it are "grossly underfunded."

Legislature honors its past

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The state House and Senate will open the 2014 legislative session this morning by honoring the past and celebrating the 55th anniversary of statehood. Hundreds of former lawmakers have been invited to attend the opening-day ceremonies, and each chamber has prepared booklets that document the state's legislative history.

Spending bill aids East-West Center

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
The East-West Center, hit by the recent resignation of its energy research team and criticized for "poor leadership," would see its pre-sequestration funding of $16.7 million restored under the omnibus spending bill now being considered by Congress.

Police look into deadly stabbing in Kailua

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
Honolulu homicide detectives are investigating a second murder this week, following the death of a homeless man found outside a Kailua restaurant late Monday night with multiple stab wounds.

Bill would involve police in clearing of sidewalks

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
City Councilman Ikaika Anderson has introduced a bill that aims to get police more involved in enforcing the sidewalk nuisance law despite objections by homeless advocates who say the ordinance unfairly punishes the disadvantaged.

Flimflam man gets 20 years for stealing investors' cash

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
A financial adviser who was supposed to manage the deferred compensation accounts of active and retired city employees said in state court Tuesday that he was arrogant to treat other people's money as his own.

Kailua guardsman, on duty in Afghanistan, killed in plane crash

Sat, 01/18/2014 - 05:55
A Hawaii National Guard soldier who was the married father of a 4-year-old son with another child on the way was killed in the crash of a surveillance plane in Afghanistan on Friday. Sgt. Drew Scobie of Kailua, 25, died along with another soldier and a civilian when an MC-12 reconnaissance aircraft flying a night mission went down in eastern Afghanistan.

Corrections

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
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.

New York Times: Civil War site in Florida sees battle anew

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
OLUSTEE, Fla. » There is an old saying in this state of seesawing sensibilities: The farther north you go, the farther south you get.

New York Times: Syrian rebels say cease-fire deals are deceptive

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
BEIRUT » To the starving residents and rebel fighters in the bitterly contested suburbs of Damascus, the offer from the Syrian government can be tempting enough to overcome their deep mistrust.

Obituaries

Fri, 01/17/2014 - 05:17
Charles J. Aruda • Lolita Kareth Bittinger • Evelyn Takeko Brand • Dominga Labang Castillo • Roger William Costa; and more