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While most stores, businesses and government agencies closed up shop on Christmas Day, Dana Jones managed a pool of volunteers for 11 hours because Hawaii's monk seals didn't get the memo that Santa Claus had come to town.
CHENJIAWAN, China » The farm-to-table process in China starts in villages like this one in the agricultural heartland. Food from the fields of Ge Songqing and her neighbors ends up in their kitchens or in the local market and, from there, to other provinces.
When Edward J. Snowden, the disaffected National Security Agency contract employee, purloined tens of thousands of classified documents from computers around the world, his actions — and their still-reverberating consequences — heightened international pressure to control the network that has increasingly become the world's stage.
The Rev. Sky Liko St. John captivated people with his infectious humor and engaging manner. "He transformed and helped so many people," said best friend James Buchanan.
She was an iron fist in a velvet glove, her granddaughter said — a political dynamo who broke down barriers while ruling with fierce passion gilded in quiet aloha. She was soft, but not a pushover. Assertive, but not brash.
President Barack Obama and his family spent Saturday afternoon on the North Shore at childhood friend Bobby Titcomb's annual holiday barbecue. The Obamas regularly visit Titcomb's beachside house near Waialua for a barbecue during their Hawaii vacations.
Federal legislation co-authored by Hawaii U.S. Sen. Brian Schatz to help make college more affordable and reduce the burden that college debt puts on students is set to be introduced early next month.
Hawaii dogs and cats could play a role in developing new cancer therapies for pets and people. A Texas-based national cancer registry for animals is seeking pet owners from Hawaii and across the country to register their dogs and cats afflicted with cancer, who may be candidates for clinical trials testing cancer drugs.
It's time to send 2013 on its way by recapping the year's news "flASHback" style:
Bishop Museum is open on New Year's Day, but will be closed on New Year's Eve as it is each Tuesday.
5 islands warned of high surf till Monday • Man gets 15 years for gambling and meth • Shark sightings prompt closure of Maui beach • Paddleboarder safe after being blown to sea
3 killed in Farrington Highway crash • Man critically hurt after being hit by car
The fatal assault on a 62-year-old man by a group of young men or boys Friday in Pawaa touched off the latest murder investigation tied to the death of a homeless individual in Honolulu.
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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.
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Gov. Neil Abercrombie's office recently released more than $74 million for airport improvement projects taking place across the state, including the more than $700 million Honolulu Airport expansion that broke ground in May.
Hawaii's once-burgeoning visitor industry has hit a rough spot with three straight down months, and a top tourism official expects the slide to continue through the first quarter.
The Army plans to create four mountain landing zones for helicopter training on Mauna Loa within Pohakuloa Training Area on Hawaii island — a step that removes applying for permits on state land, which was problematic for the Army two years ago.