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Expanded outreach promised for vets' grave sites

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
The Department of Veterans Affairs said it plans "to further notify the public" of available in-ground grave sites at the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl after veterans groups said they were never told about an unprecedented number of open burial spots.

Bill seeks voters' take on naming judicial nominees

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would ask voters whether the state Constitution should be amended to require the Judicial Selection Commission to publicly disclose lists of judicial nominees it sends to the governor or chief justice for consideration and final approval.

Measures seek to bolster isle hunting community

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
State Rep. Cindy Evans hopes a package of five hunting bills being introducing at the state Capitol this session will strengthen and unite the hunting community at a time when conflicts between land conservation and hunting are growing.

5 middle schools receive funding to boost extracurricular programs

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Five public middle schools have been awarded state grants totaling about $194,000 to expand after-school activities as part of a pilot program launched by the Lieutenant Governor's Office.

Newswatch

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Zip Mobile problems snarl morning traffic • Gas leak closes Costco, other businesses

911 Report

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Man arrested in fatal stabbing released • Moped rider killed in accident identified • Check forger gets prison time • Man is accused of theft, forgery

Aiea rezoning bid requires 'lock-in' deal, Council says

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A rezoning plan for the "Live Work Play ‘Aiea" mixed-used development project at the former Kam Drive-In in Aiea received positive testimony before the City Council Zoning and Planning Committee on Thursday but will have to wait a month to advance.

Bill would make state brief public on sex ed

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
The state's bipartisan Keiki Caucus on Thursday announced a package of bills it plans to support this session, including measures that would help fund after-school programs and amend Hawaii's sex education law.

Waipahu man held in stabbing death

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
A 71-year-old Wai­pahu man is in police custody, suspected of being one of two men involved in an argument Sunday that ended with the death of a third man.

Balk at Net sales of unissued Bruno concert tickets, fans told

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Officials with the Neal Blaisdell Center, the state Office of Consumer Protection and the promoter of two upcoming Bruno Mars concerts are warning the public to think twice before buying what are likely bogus tickets from third-party online dealers who are selling them now.

Emancipation run joins slate of King holiday events

Tue, 01/21/2014 - 05:46
Tributes on Oahu in honor of slain civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. will again culminate with the 26th annual parade and unity rally on Monday. But added to this year's commemorations is a new event on Saturday: the Emancipation Freedom Walk/Run.

New York Times: Film gives a peek at the Romney who never quite won over voters

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SALT LAKE CITY » "Mitt," the documentary about Mitt Romney's failed quest for the presidency, begins on Christmas Eve 2006, with Romney, his wife, Ann, and their five sons sitting in their Park City house, weighing the pros and cons of a Romney candidacy.

New York Times: Johnson & Johnson removes 2 questionable chemicals from baby products

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
SKILLMAN, N.J. » The only hint that something is different inside millions of bottles of Johnson's Baby Shampoo arriving on store shelves are two words: "Improved Formula."

New York Times: 2 Senators have little but a state in common

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
WASHINGTON » He offered to explain the intricacies of the federal budget. She reminded him that she had majored in math. From the moment they knew they would be colleagues, representing the same state, it was clear the relationship would not be a great one.

Corrections

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
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.

Panic led to lie about baby, remorseful mother testifies

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
The 22-year-old mother who reported finding an abandoned baby at Sandy Beach last year and later admitted that she is the baby's mother said she panicked because she hadn't told her family she was pregnant.

5 homicides end life on the street for isle homeless

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Five homeless men have been killed on Hono­lulu streets in the past six months, prompting concern from the state's homeless coordinator about the dangers facing many who live without shelter.

Officials declare water safe to drink despite leak of jet fuel close to wells

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Federal and local officials say Hono­lulu's tap water is safe to drink, although test results confirmed Thursday that a 12 million-gallon Navy jet fuel tank leaked in the vicinity of five wells.

Hazardous waves could reach 35 feet

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
High-surf warnings continue today for the North Shore, with waves up to 35 feet. "Surf conditions could be dangerous and damaging," said National Weather Service forecaster Vladi­mir Ryshko.

Bill on bus advertising revised but fiercest critics unappeased

Mon, 01/20/2014 - 05:48
Mayor Kirk Caldwell's attempt to make a bus advertising plan acceptable to critics is failing to win over the nonprofit group raising the loudest objections.