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City food truck law spurs protests

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
City officials are promising at least one public hearing in the coming weeks on rules governing how food trucks can operate in Hono­lulu's Capitol Special District under a two-year pilot program that became law last week.

Scientist strives to solve fish's mystery

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A research scientist at the Oceanic Institute in Waimanalo has blown away the record for keeping alive captive-bred yellow tang.

Moth's biological history older than main Hawaiian Islands

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
A group of University of Hawaii researchers has discovered a tiny Hawaiian moth is one of the islands' oldest insects — at 15 million years old — an insight that helps show the barren Northwest Hawaiian Islands once brimmed with biological diversity.

Canoe club remains architectural marvel on 50th anniversary

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
This year, the Outrigger Canoe Club celebrates the 50th anniversary of its traumatic move from the heart of Waikiki to its present Diamond Head location.

Volcanic Ash: Prison changes a hard sell with guards playing hooky

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Gov. Neil Abercrombie was on Hawaii island last month touting his planned overhaul of Hawaii's prisons to 26 corrections officer recruits hired to reopen the Kulani Correctional Facility in July.

Newswatch

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Rocketry team headed to national meet • Woman struck by pickup truck • Court helps clean up garden

911 Report

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Lifeguards rescue man found underwater • Police arrest Kaleikini for alleged DUI

Vital Statistics

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Each Sunday, the Star-Advertiser publishes Oahu vital statistics for marriage licenses and birth certificates filed with the state Department of Health's Vital Statistics System.

Kaimuki sixth-grader wins state geography bee

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Kara Sea, Kaimuki Middle School sixth-grader Mika Ishii correctly answered, winning the state level of the National Geographic Bee at the Neal Blaisdell Center on Friday.

Pacific training flights coincide with ASEAN defense ministers meeting

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Two B-2 Spirit stealth bombers and two B-52 Stratofortresses flew nearly 8,000 miles nonstop over more than 20 hours from the mainland to Hawaii and back Wednesday to conduct long-range strike training.

Tally of whales snared in debris hits record high

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The number of sightings in Hawaii waters of humpback whales entangled in fishing lines, nets and other marine debris has more the doubled during the current migration season, reaching a record high of 14, according to federal marine officials.

Agency seeks identities of deceased homeless

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
About 8:15 a.m. Jan. 16, a homeless man was discovered unresponsive on a bus stop bench near Kalakaua Avenue and South King Street. The medical examiner's office said he was pronounced dead that day.

Final blows weren't fatal, defense expert says

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Pediatric forensic pathologist Janice Ophoven said, "Little Talia died from complications of blunt force trauma to the head, chest and abdomen," that occurred weeks before she died.

Mokulele alerts isle travelers: ‘we’re still here’

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
Mokulele CEO Ron Hansen said confusion and mistaken identity have resulted in 10 percent of Mokulele's daily passengers not showing up for flights because they thought the airline ceased interisland operations.

Water-use plan is bad for Waikiki, critics say

Local News - Wed, 04/09/2014 - 04:55
The Department of Land and Natural Resources' Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation wants to eliminate testing for surf instructors and canoe captains and make businesses liable for their staff.