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Cutter Rush completes mission, seizes drugs

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
The Coast Guard cutter Rush returned to Hono­lulu Harbor on Sunday from an 83-day deployment that included a counternarcotics mission and participation in the multinational maritime security exercise off Mexico, Coast Guard officials said.

Kawaiaha'o services scheduled for King

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
Services for former Lt. Gov. Jean King will be held Saturday morning at Kawaiaha‘o Church. Visitation will be at 10 a.m., followed by services at 11 a.m. In lieu of flowers, donations are requested to Hawaii Public Radio.

First family is cheered at basketball game

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
President Barack Obama and the first family eased into their annual island Christmas vacation Sunday by taking in a basketball game, the sport Obama often turns to to briefly escape the demands of politics and the White House.

Hunters offer to clear pigs from city park — at no cost

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
The city is considering allowing members of the Oahu Pig Hunters Association to trap, capture and take the wild porcine creatures at Hoo­malu­hia Botanical Garden at no cost to taxpayers, Mayor Kirk Caldwell said Friday.

Service dog soothes the nerves of troubled veterans

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
As a state judge, Ed Kubo has heard his share of shaggy-dog stories. This one was different. Since late September he has allowed an 8-year-old boxer named Athena to regularly attend sessions in Veterans Treatment Court, a program he oversees under the state Judiciary.

Ocean Watch: Hawaii's starfish protected from fatal wasting disease

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
One of my favorite activities during visits to the Puget Sound area is starfish gazing. At the ferry docks I'm in awe of the orange, purple and red starfish sprawled on the pilings like so many ornaments, and at my husband's family cabin on Orcas Island, I'm the first to don rubber boots at low tide and splash out on a sea star trek.

Newswatch

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
First director chosen for climate center • Heavy showers saturate Maui • Hiker airlifted from beach • Analysis clears way for park

911 Report

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
Cell chat leads to theft, weapons counts • Kalihi man held on kidnapping charge • Maui police seek help in finding woman • Kapiolani bar was set on fire, officials say

Memory becomes another casaulty of Egyption protests

Thu, 12/26/2013 - 05:49
CAIRO » The police arrested the girls, interrogated them for hours and then strip-searched and detained them for 10 days. They were charged with serious crimes, including endangering national security, for what the authorities regarded as an act of subversion: passing out yellow balloons.

First lady reports Santa's progress to kids

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
For first lady Michelle Obama, a joyous Christmas Eve tradition briefly ran up against the harsh realities of a world where all is not calm and bright.

Corrections

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, contact the newsroom city desk at 529-4747.

Obituaries

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
Sharon C. Medeiros Colburn • Harvey Jonathan Kamanu • Alexander Nainoa Kaopuiki • Herbert Levi Keamoai Sr. • Ruth Marie Kinimaka • Wallace Klein • Robert Hideo Kobayashi; and more

Corrections

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
The Honolulu Star-Advertiser strives to make its news report fair and accurate. If you have a question or comment about news coverage, call the newsroom city desk at 529-4747.

Obituaries

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
Kelly-Ann Laulani Valentine Costales • Caroline Linda Dunn • Chrysologus Flores • Jamie Toshio Furuichi • Mack Nobuyuki Hamabata • Hisako Hamakawa; and more

Island Images

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17

Warming has boosted Pacific's nitrogen levels, corals reveal

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
Using deep-sea corals collected north of Hawaii, California scientists have determined climate change has produced a long-term rise in nitrogen in the Pacific Ocean.

President settles into Hawaii vacation with golf outing

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
A vacationer of habit, President Barack Obama spent the first day of his Hawaiian holiday on the links at the Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course at Marine Corps Base Hawaii.

6 accused of dealing in stolen motorcycles

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
Federal authorities have broken up a crime ring that they say has been sending stolen motorcycles disguised as care packages to the Philippines for at least two years.

Going, going, gone

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
Given the time of year, International Market Place retailer House of Flys should be buzzing with holiday traffic. Instead, retail clerk Marissa Gullino stared pensively at a quiet cash register in a shop that was devoid of customers and surrounded by a sea of empty storefronts.

Kauai missile defense facility powering up

Wed, 12/25/2013 - 05:17
The U.S. Navy's successful sea-based ballistic missile defense is coming ashore in Hawaii, Romania and Poland with the goal of increasing protection from the high-flying threats.