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Search for teenage inmates closes 3 Windward campuses

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Hawaii Pacific University's Hawaii Loa campus, Maunawili Elementary School and Olomana School were closed Friday morning as police searched for two escapees from the nearby Hawaii Youth Correctional Facility.

American Samoa shuts schools as pink eye spreads to 2,300 students

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa » Officials in American Samoa on Friday ordered all public schools in the U.S. island territory closed after nearly 2,300 students and more than 100 teachers contracted pink eye.

Limits on state's land liability advance

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
A key state House committee advanced a bill Thursday evening that limits the state's liability on public lands, relieving outdoor enthusiasts worried that litigation fears could lead to parks being shut down.

Corrections

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
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.

Man gets 10 years in prison for death of a friend

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
A 29-year-old career criminal was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for causing the death of his best friend in a crash while trying to elude police in a high-speed chase.

Radford High field polluted by heavy metals

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Renovation work on a new track field at Radford High School has been halted after debris and soil samples tested positive for contaminants including lead and arsenic, the state Department of Education announced Wednesday.

Bill would increase wages, tip credit

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
The state House Finance Committee on Wednesday drafted a new minimum wage bill that would increase the wage to $10 an hour by January 2018 and expand a tip credit to 75 cents.

War machines touted as agents of mercy

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel showed off a state-of-the-art $1.3 billion Navy ship for foreign defense ministers Wednesday and Osprey tilt-rotor aircraft zoomed overhead — not in a demonstration of combat firepower but as a sign of the humanitarian assistance and disaster relief the U.S. military can provide.

I punched her with my fist, dad says

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Naeem Williams admitted Wednesday that he hit his 5-year-old daughter, Talia, with his fist, including on the day she died.

Invasive ants kept from public, senator says

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
State pest control officials on Thursday were moving to assess and eradicate an infestation of little fire ants in Waima­nalo, but not before landing a scolding from a key state lawmaker.

HCDA's ties to condo developers highlighted

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Who sits on the board of the Hawaii Community Development Authority historically has not been a contentious issue. But with the recent flurry of Kakaako condominium towers winning agency approval, the selection process is attracting more attention.

Whatever Happened To: Use of controversial water-jet ocean crafts is limited across state

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Question: Whatever happened to the complaints about ocean craft activities that used water jets to lift riders into the air and their potential impact upon reef and fish?

Kokua Line: Ransackers of recyclables should be reported to police

Local News - Sun, 04/06/2014 - 04:53
Question: My Makaha neighborhood is having a problem with overnight scavengers taking cans from the blue recycling trash cans at the scheduled city pickup dates.