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PAPEETE, TAHITI » For days I admired a pipefish from the deck of my boat, Honu, in this marina where the water is gin clear to 50 feet. The 6-inch-long yellow-banded pipefish was a nervous little thing that spent much of its time hovering behind the rungs of a ladder attached to the dock.
Highway crash kills motorcyclist, 28 • Suspect sought in arcade theft attempt • Witnesses confront alleged boat thief; and more
Coast Guard aids snorkeler • 2 tourists help girl at hotel pool
The Martucci family of Long Island, N.Y., stood in a five-person-deep line on Friday waiting to take their picture in front of the bronze statue of the late Duke Kahanamoku, the iconic surfer who broke Olympic records and racial stigmas to put his Waikiki playground and Hawaii on the map as a world-class water destination.
LAHAINA » The sweet lyrics of Edna Pualani Farden Bekeart's songs filled a humble, open-air church in Lahaina on Friday evening. As the sun began to set on West Maui, churchgoers seemed more like concertgoers, humming to songs written by one of the most esteemed music composers of old Hawaii.
She was gunned down nearly seven years ago as her 2-year-old son watched along a dirt track in a secluded part of the Big Island. The killer, who was an ex-boyfriend and the boy's father, fired a single fatal shot into the back of Daysha Aiona-Aka's head.
A campaign to register Native Hawaiians so they can form their own government has signed up less than a tenth of its ambitious goal of 200,000 people, but the roll will soon expand with the transfer of names from previous registries.
A 62-year-old retired flight attendant is in custody at the Federal Detention Center on charges that he took pictures of himself having sex with underage girls in Thailand and transported the images when he re-entered the United States.
For state Sen. David Ige, his Democratic primary challenge to Gov. Neil Abercrombie is still a soft sell. At his first campaign rally Saturday at Pearl City Highlands Elementary School, an understated affair with plate lunches and a live band, the senator stressed his deep roots in the community, the values he learned from his parents and the hopes he and his wife have for their three children.
Kauai police shot and killed a 21-year-old Kalaheo man in Nawiliwili Friday night after he allegedly pointed a gun at four officers, a county spokeswoman said.
Usually we plant tongue in cheek, but this week we'll have to pinch fingers on nose as we "flASHback" on the week's news that amused and confused:
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses, civil unions and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System. The statistics cover the five-business-day period ending the Thursday of the previous week. The dates listed do not necessarily reflect the actual marriage, civil union or birth date, just when the information was filed. Marriage and civil union announcements do not represent all those filed, only those who consented to the release of the information.
German visitor dies during hike on Kalalau Trail • Paddleboarders require rescue in high winds
3 suspects sought after shooting in Kalihi • Man found in Nuuanu Stream is identified • Firefighters battle blazes in Waianae, Laie • Motorcyclist injured in highway crash
Advocates for gay marriage have enlisted the support of Hawaii's congressional delegation to urge state lawmakers and the governor to act quickly to pass a measure for marriage equality.
HONG KONG » Communist Party cadres have filled meeting halls around China to hear a somber, secretive warning issued by senior leaders: Power could escape their grip, they have been told, unless the party eradicates seven subversive currents coursing through Chinese society.
CAIRO » Saudi Arabia has emerged as the foremost supporter of Egypt's military rulers, explicitly backing the violent crackdown on Islamists, using its oil wealth and diplomatic muscle to help defy growing pressure from the West to end the bloodshed in search of a political solution.
The decision by the Missouri Supreme Court to allow propofol, the same powerful anesthetic that caused the death of Michael Jackson, to be used in executions - coming at a time when Texas, Ohio, Arkansas and other states are scrambling to come up with a new drug for their own lethal injections - is raising new questions about how the death penalty will be carried out.
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