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Fire chief faces no-confidence vote

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The leadership of the union representing Hawaii's 2,000 firefighters has issued "a vote of no confidence" against Hono­lulu Fire Chief Manuel Neves due to an increasingly strained relationship.

First show's fortunate fans thank Bruno Mars

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The tale of how three nights of shows sold out in less than two hours has already become the stuff of local legend. Those who were able to secure tickets are well aware of what it took to enter the Moonshine Jungle.

Many copper thieves get away scot-free

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Lured by the salvage price of $2 per pound, copper thieves struck 24 times in 2013, a 100 percent increase from 12 reported copper thefts in 2012. But Robert Okuda, whose family has traded in scrap metals for more than 50 years on Oahu, said those numbers are only the tip of the iceberg.

Commanding general at Fort Shafter named

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The Army this week announced that Maj. Gen. Edward F. Dorman III, currently assistant deputy chief of staff in Washington, D.C., will be the next commanding general of the 8th Theater Sustainment Command.

Grants

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
"Capitol Idol II: The Return of Capitol Idol," a state government talent show held Monday, raised more than $1,700 for the Hawaii Foodbank.

Island Images

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45

Newswatch

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Maui workers use ferry for Lanai meeting • Officers deemed justified in fatal shooting • Broken insulator cuts electricity to 1,290

911 Report

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
2 suspects sought in theft of car from lot in Kailua • Man arrested in hit-run case • County officials might get raises

Sugar company still seeking alternative to burning cane

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
KAHULUI » The state's last remaining sugar company has been researching alternatives to burning leaves off its sugar cane crop before harvest. But Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. said it hasn't found an alternative yet.

Corrections and Clarifications

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
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

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
Marie Ayres • Sinnette Barefoot • May Lehua Akeo Brown • Patricia Ann Colburn • Jose Dauz Dela Pena • Samuel Delgado Jr. • Harriet P. N. Denison • Michael Philip Gray • and more

City eager to display rail construction

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
With its court battles behind it, Oahu's elevated rail project is poised to become a concrete-and-steel reality and city officials have launched an effort to show the public the construction that's already happening.

Search for a new UH president narrows down group of hopefuls

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates.

Bail denied for defendant in dismemberment case

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail.

Gabbard part of delegation to visit Japan, S. Korea, China

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations.

Alleged skimmers of ATM will be tried in mid-June

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The two defendants accused of siphoning more than $20,000 from local residents in an elaborate ATM skimming operation last year are scheduled to be tried together in June.

Suspected nepotism at state hospital will be investigated by ethics agency

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The state Ethics Commission has agreed to open an investigation into nepotism at the Hawaii State Hospital. A state Senate panel investigating mismanagement and assaults on staff at the Kaneohe psychiatric hospital has documented that at least eight staffers have relatives working at the facility.

House pitches a delay for small business

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
State House negotiators suggested Thursday that a minimum wage increase be delayed for workers at small businesses, a tactic that could put pressure on the state Senate to accept the existing House draft of the bill.

Facts of the Matter: Scientists press on in effort to balance universe’s forces

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
One of the greatest quests of the new physics has been to reconcile quantum theory with general relativity. This situation parallels that of 17th-century scientists who were trying to reconcile the way things fell on Earth with the greater motions of the planets.

Turtle Bay deal keeps land safe from growth

Local News - Sun, 04/20/2014 - 04:45
The owner of Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu's North Shore has agreed to sell some of its development rights to the state, the city and a trust for $48.5 million in a deal that will reduce the resort's expansion plan and preserve much undeveloped land.