Local News

Man suspected of shooting gun in hotel parking lot is arrested

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Hawaii island police arrested a 39-year-old man Saturday for allegedly firing a gun several times in the parking lot of the Courtyard By Marriott hotel in Kona.

Governor, 3 GOP congressmen at odds over Health Connector

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie on Friday struck back at U.S. House Republicans who alleged that the Hawaii Health Connector did not complete adequate security testing before launching in October, placing consumers at risk of identity theft and fraud.

Details on financing rail operations remain fuzzy

Thu, 04/10/2014 - 04:55
Construction on Oahu's public rail transit project is moving ahead full speed — but a clear, detailed plan to cover the added costs once the rail line is up and running hasn't yet been made public.

New York Times: Foreigners are parochial schools' saving grace

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
WAYNE, N.J. » When she arrived at DePaul Catholic High School to join the class of 2014, Di Wang hardly lacked for international experience. The daughter of a Chinese petroleum executive from Shaanxi, she had attended an elite summer camp in Japan.

City food truck law spurs protests

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
City officials are promising at least one public hearing in the coming weeks on rules governing how food trucks can operate in Hono­lulu's Capitol Special District under a two-year pilot program that became law last week.

Scientist strives to solve fish's mystery

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A research scientist at the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo has blown away the record for keeping alive captive-bred yellow tang.

Moth's biological history older than main Hawaiian Islands

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A group of University of Hawaii researchers has discovered a tiny Hawaiian moth is one of the islands' oldest insects — at 15 million years old — an insight that helps show the barren Northwest Hawaiian Islands once brimmed with biological diversity.

Canoe club remains architectural marvel on 50th anniversary

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
This year, the Outrigger Canoe Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traumatic move from the heart of Waikiki to its present Diamond Head location.

Volcanic Ash: Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was on Hawaii island last month touting his planned overhaul of Hawaii's prisons to 26 corrections officer recruits hired to reopen the Kulani Correctional Facility in July.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Rocketry team headed to national meet • Woman struck by pickup truck • Court helps clean up garden

911 Report

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Lifeguards rescue man found underwater • Police arrest Kaleikini for alleged DUI

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Kaimuki sixth-grader wins state geography bee

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Kara Sea, Kaimuki Middle School sixth-grader Mika Ishii correctly answered, winning the state level of the National Geographic Bee at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Friday.

Pacific training flights coincide with ASEAN defense ministers meeting

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and two B-52 Stratofortresses flew nearly 8,000 miles nonstop over more than 20 hours from the mainland to Hawaii and back Wednesday to conduct long-range strike training.

Tally of whales snared in debris hits record high

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The number of sightings in Hawaii waters of humpback whales entangled in fishing lines, nets and other marine debris has more the doubled during the current migration season, reaching a record high of 14, according to federal marine officials.

Agency seeks identities of deceased homeless

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
About 8:15 a.m. Jan. 16, a homeless man was discovered unresponsive on a bus stop bench near Kalakaua Avenue and South King Street. The medical examiner's office said he was pronounced dead that day.

Final blows weren't fatal, defense expert says

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Pediatric forensic pathologist Janice Ophoven said, "Little Talia died from complications of blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen," that occurred weeks before she died.

Mokulele alerts isle travelers: ‘we’re still here’

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Mokulele CEO Ron Hansen said confusion and mistaken identity have resulted in 10 percent of Mokulele's daily passengers not showing up for flights because they thought the airline ceased interisland operations.

Water-use plan is bad for Waikiki, critics say

Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation wants to eliminate testing for surf instructors and canoe captains and make businesses liable for their staff.