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Passport fraud earns man weekends in federal prison

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
A Hawaii man was sentenced Tuesday to 30 days in federal detention for lying on his 2-year-old daughter's passport application so he could take her on a trip to Mexico without her mother's knowledge.

Blaze damages home of 'Five-0' star

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Investigators on Monday were looking into the cause of a fire that gutted a garage at the Diamond Head home of "Hawaii Five-0" star Alex O'Loughlin.

Preschool cash called premature

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Some lawmakers are wary of the Abercrombie administration's plans to move ahead with state-funded preschool, calling a nearly $6 million funding request premature ahead of a constitutional amendment that will be on the November ballot.

Appointed lawyer a right in child-custody matters

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Parents who can't afford a lawyer have a state constitutional right to a court-appointed attorney when the state seeks to terminate their parental rights, the Hawaii Supreme Court ruled Monday.

Athletic events will showcase wounded warriors' skills, spirit

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
More than 100 wounded warriors will compete this week in the first-ever Wounded Warrior Pacific Invitational at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam.

Hawaii isle and Kauai saw strong sales, prices in 2013

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
December was a generally weak month for the housing markets on Hawaii island and Kauai, though the softness did little to undermine what was mostly a positive year.

Modest increase in market sets record high prices

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Last year was a record year for Oahu's housing market, as the median price for single-family houses and condominiums reached new highs. Yet, the growth was a relatively modest 5 percent, which economists predict will pale in comparison with much stronger gains this year and beyond.

City's affordable housing deal might hinge on seller financing

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
The continuation of negotiations between the city and the group that agreed to pay $142 million for the lease interest in 12 Oahu housing complexes is contingent on the city's agreement to arrange "seller financing" to the partners.

Deedy lawyer fined for statement to jurors

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
A state judge has fined a defense lawyer $250 for telling the jury in federal agent Christopher Deedy's murder trial that the man he shot had resisted arrest in a prior case.

Incidental Lives: Offering of a little aloha erases bus driver's bigotry

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
It was 1974, Wannette Gomes recalls, and she, an impetuous 19-year-old from Alia­manu, was at Fort McClellan in Anniston, Ala., for basic training.

Kokua Line: Rumble strips are installed to get motorists to slow down

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Question: Several months ago the state placed rumble strips east and west of Makaha Beach to slow traffic. These strips are not the dome type, but lane-wide strips — 60 strips eastbound and 60 westbound. Basically it's no different from having to drive over 120 potholes daily. While I understand the need to slow traffic, why were these strips chosen?

911 Report

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Man is critically hurt in Pearl City crash • Blunt force trauma killed pedestrian • Collision with vehicle injures moped rider • Suspect arrested in wrong-way accident • Burglars hit UH faculty housing in Manoa • Homeless man who drowned is identified • Body of missing fisherman found on Hawaii isle • 2 fires fought in 4-day span at same house

Newswatch

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
Big Island can expect gusts, with more rain to follow • Celebration to mark opening­ of Waianae community center

Island Images

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27

99 open grave sites kept under wraps

Fri, 01/10/2014 - 05:27
For more than two decades, word was that the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific at Punchbowl was at capacity for in-ground burials.

New York Times: Polygamy as lifestyle choice, and a reality TV brand name

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
LAS VEGAS » Kody Brown, his four wives and 17 children want to be the new face of polygamy, what some consider the next frontier after same-sex marriage.

New York Times: Republicans move to reclaim poverty-fighting mantle

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
WASHINGTON » Sen. Marco Rubio says the American dream has become "unattainable." Sen. Mike Lee says reforming government benefits programs should be the country's "first priority." And Rep. Paul D. Ryan says the government safety net has "failed miserably."

Corrections

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
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

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
Janice Mary Elizabeth Ulii Akana • Albert Rodrigues Coelho • Michi Collins • Julieta Jabigiro Driskell • Anthony Bernard Elia; and more

Hawaii isle councilwoman revives effort to ban all GMOs

Thu, 01/09/2014 - 05:56
HILO » A Hawaii County councilwoman is introducing a bill to ban all genetically modified crops on Hawaii island, despite new limits already being implemented through a bill passed a month ago.