Local News

Heroes Next Door: Tireless effort keeps monk seals safe, wild

Thu, 01/02/2014 - 05:52
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.

Good Earth no more: Soil pollution plagues Chinese countryside

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

New York Times: Viewing where the internet goes

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Isle minister inspired with humor, music and love

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Family, friends share stories of activist's grace, dedication

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Obamas head to North Shore for friend's annual barbecue

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Proposal would press colleges to make education affordable

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Registry aims to improve cancer care for pets and humans

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

flASHback: Gay marriage tops a year of scarce civility and smarts

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
It's time to send 2013 on its way by recapping the year's news "flASHback" style:

Skywatch: Space station expected to make a brilliant pass

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
Bishop Museum is open on New Year's Day, but will be closed on New Year's Eve as it is each Tuesday.

Newswatch

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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

911 Report

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
3 killed in Farrington Highway crash • Man critically hurt after being hit by car

Vital Statistics

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56

Attack highlights dangers to homeless

Wed, 01/01/2014 - 05:56
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.

Obituaries

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
Valerie Leihuanani Agliam • Agnes Gersaba • Florence Hisae Kaichi • Yukiko Kono • Roy Ancheta Leoneza Sr. • Jiro Mitsuyasu • Haruo Muraki • Gladys Kuuleilani Naone • Beecher Shunichi Noguchi • Bennett Kanichi Ohta • and more

Corrections

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
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

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
Michael Ray Allen • Matsuyoshi Arashiro • Ernesto Ajolo Flores • William C. Funes • Robert Joseph Sr. • Andrew Howard Kalehuawehe Sr. • Midori Kanno • Nenita Ariz Llusala • Lois Arlene Mahi • Charlotte Naomi Nakoa • and more

Governor releases $74M for improvement projects at isle airports

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
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.

Visitor arrivals, spending slip again

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
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.

Army to create 4 copter landing sites within training grounds on Mauna Loa

Tue, 12/31/2013 - 05:47
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.