Local News

Ocean Watch: Boat provides a challenge too daunting to sail solo

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Last weekend I flew to Papeete because I left my sailboat Honu here in October to sit out the southern hurricane season. That being over now, it's time to pack the boat with brie and baguettes, cast off the mooring lines and sail on.

911 Report

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
An 18-year-old Kalihi man suspected of fatally beating a 38-year-old man in Ewa Beach a week ago is in police custody, Hono­lulu police said.

Newswatch

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Visitation canceled at prisons again • Odor closes Lihue Walmart • Board suspends well project

Agency favored firm over public, lawsuit alleges

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
In a lawsuit filed this month, Close Construction accused HCDA of breach of contract and not acting in good faith and is seeking at least $596,900 in damages due to the alleged infractions.

250 volunteers help beautify 3 schools

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Eight-year-old Kayla Kim smiled as she rolled paint onto the wall of the Kawananakoa Middle School's cafeteria near the Pali Highway during a community cleanup organized by employees of First Hawaiian Bank.

Donors with Kakaako ties spending big on elections

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Donors linked to contractors, developers and landowners involved with the increasingly controversial rebuilding of Kakaako have contributed more than $680,000 since 2009 to Gov. Neil Abercrombie's two gubernatorial campaigns, according to a Honolulu Star-Advertiser analysis of state data.

Theatre Review: Pairing of 'Pagliacci' and 'Carmina' enhances both

Thu, 04/03/2014 - 04:49
Pairing Ruggero Leoncavallo's "Pagliacci" with Carl Orff's "Carmina Burana" was a stroke of genius. The world had become so used to "Cav & Pag" that audiences had stopped thinking about either work in any depth.

Kauai officials aim to revise shoreline construction rules

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Officials are proposing to update Kauai's existing policies on shoreline construction limits to reflect the latest scientific data on coastal erosion.

Upcoming military conferences highlight isles' key role in Pacific

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will convene the first-ever U.S.-hosted meeting of ASEAN defense ministers Tuesday to Thursday, devoting a substantial amount of time in Hawaii to the Asia region that has grown economically and militarily in importance.

Gang leader admits guilt in bribing conspiracy

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii inmate who authorities say is a high-ranking member of the prison gang USO Family has agreed to plead guilty to racketeering conspiracy.

Labor official who sided with football players began career in Hawaii

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The regional director of the National Labor Relations Board who issued a controversial ruling last week giving a group of Northwestern University football players the right to unionize says he would not have been in the position to make that decision if it wasn't for his time living in Hawaii.

Hail and heavy rain fall on parts of Oahu, Maui

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The National Weather Service said the strong low aloft combined with ample moisture would continue to produce heavy rain and thunderstorms, and the related threat of flash flooding, through Sunday morning.

Tuna boat flooded after door left open, Coast Guard reports

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It's still not clear what initially caused the 2010 sinking of the Majestic Blue, a distant-water tuna boat that went down in waters 3 miles deep and 101 miles off the coast of Fiji, killing the ship's American captain and its South Korean chief engineer.

flASHback: Justifying bad behavior and forging on is just fact of life

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
It was hard to tell sometimes if we were talking about law and order or the birds and the bees as we "flASHback" on the month's news that amused and confused.

Skywatch: April showcases most stunning astronomical event all year

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
The Hawaiian islands are perfectly situated to see all of the total lunar eclipse on April 14, a celestial event that runs from roughly 8 to 11:30 p.m. In addition, Mars reaches its brightest point in the past eight years.

Vital Statistics

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
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.

Newswatch

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Rising stream strands 3 hikers • Blaze engulfs empty house

911 Report

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
Three people were hurt, one critically, during a motorcycle ride on Kunia Road on Saturday, emergency responders said.

UH robot joins study of munitions

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
University of Hawaii oceanographers will be launching a new robot into deep water off Oahu's coast to study the impact of chemical weapons leaking mustard agent.

Bill erasing HPD sex exemption moves on

Wed, 04/02/2014 - 04:57
A Hawaii Senate committee advanced a potential state law Friday that gave safe-harbor protections to underage victims of prostitution, toughened penalties for their clients and removed an exemption that gave police officers the latitude to have sex with prostitutes during their investigations.