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Newswatch

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
Isles' mayors head to Washington meeting • Pig hunting at Kauai canyon begins Feb. 1

Medical parolee hung on to live for 2 more years

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
He was one of Hawaii’s more infamous prisoners. A lawsuit he filed against the state wound up before the U.S. Supreme Court, where the justices in a key 1983 ruling determined that states have a nearly unrestricted right to transfer prisoners to other states.

Advocates seek revised rules on setting dying inmates free

Fri, 01/24/2014 - 05:46
The prognosis for the 53-year-old inmate, suffering from end-stage liver disease, was so poor his prison physician recommended he be released from incarceration as soon as possible. The medical records for the dying prisoner revealed a litany of problems: coughing up blood, incontinence, vomiting, unresponsiveness, difficulty speaking, uncontrolled drooling.

Obituaries

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
Richard Orville Aadland • Thaddeus Paul A'alona Sr. • David Un Ah Pang • Roy Susumu Ajimine • John Vincent Andrada • Leona Timbreza Bisco • Gerald William Christmann • James Robert Eakman • James Kenneth Ferreira • and more

New York Times: 2 friends reach across the aisle on immigration

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
WASHINGTON » The two women might at first seem more like political rivals than a reminder of the way things used to work in Washington.

New York Times: States cutting weeks of aid to the jobless

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
RIEGELWOOD, N.C. » After losing her job as a security guard in June, Alnetta McKnight turned to food stamps and unemployment insurance to support herself and her 14-year-old son. But her jobless payments ran out after 20 weeks, and now they are living on close to nothing.

Bill proposes trading land at rail station for acreage held by Dole

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
In a creative land swap, the state would trade about 925 acres near the planned East Kapo­lei rail station to Castle & Cooke for redevelopment in return for some 20,000 acres of Dole Food Co. land between Wahiawa and the North Shore that would be preserved for agriculture and conservation.

Martin Luther King Jr. honored with bell-ringing

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
The ringing of the Naga­saki Peace Bell during Sunday’s 26th annual Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Candlelight Bell Ringing Ceremony slowed traffic on Bere­ta­nia Street, caused necks to crane and scared the birds out of nearby trees.

Dems aim at environment, seniors

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
For the first time in several years, Demo­crats in the Senate and House came together at the beginning of the legislative session to jointly issue a package of priority legislation. This year’s majority caucus package includes measures to address kupuna issues and protect the environment.

Neighbors rush to help as blaze destroys home

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
A house fire that erupted Saturday night in a tightly packed Mili­lani cul-de-sac seriously injured a man in his 60s and sent his neighbors into a frenzy.

Isle shark expert accused of possessing child porn

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
A prominent local shark expert is facing child pornography charges after being ensnared in an international sting that has resulted in nearly 350 arrests.

Applicants are sought for 30 spots in Sheriff Division

Thu, 01/23/2014 - 05:48
The Hawaii Sheriff Division is on the lookout for men and women to serve as deputy sheriffs on all islands, but especially in Hawaii County.

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.