With the community's eyes soon to be sharply focused on Honolulu Hale for the Christmas season, it seems appropriate to write about this important historic building since, besides the holiday gaiety, what goes on inside it affects most of our daily lives.
Retired political science professor Neal Milner and I were discussing his new book, "The Gift of Underpants," about his experiences growing up Jewish in Milwaukee and living his adult life as a Jew in Hawaii.
$1M endowment supports grad students • Crash victim is identified • Cone in Puu Oo feeds lava flow
7 people displaced by house fire in Mililani • Cause of visitor's death still pending • Man charged with assault, kidnapping
Edward Louis Abreu Sr. • Alice Ayako Alionar • Yukitaka Ansai • Lucrecia Balion Asuncion • Jayston Kekoa Ha'aheo Bryant-Torres • Theodore Cabos Jr. and more
It's been more than two months since 233,000 gallons of molasses leaked into Honolulu Harbor, killing thousands of fish and coral in those waters and Keehi Lagoon.
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii plans to boost rates by an average 9.2 percent for 11,000 individuals who were earlier notified their health insurance policies would be canceled at year's end because they did not meet the minimum requirements of the federal Affordable Care Act.
A controversial sex education program taught on a trial basis in some Hawaii public schools will be halted and reviewed following concerns raised during the debate over legalizing same-sex marriage, the Department of Education announced Friday.
Despite millions of dollars that have poured into the Philippines to provide relief after Typhoon Haiyan, state Rep. John Mizuno said he fears that sufficient aid isn't making it to the smaller, outlying towns.
The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for Kauai and Niihau that began at midnight today and will be in effect through Sunday because of a slow-moving weather system that poses a "substantial chance of flooding rain.
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.
NEW YORK » The streetlights were bright at the Kingsborough Houses in Brooklyn, so even though it was about 4 a.m., one of the two off-duty correction officers sitting in the parked Volvo said he got a good look at the two men who rode up on bicycles.
SAN FRANCISCO » Books are dead. Long live the book. Even as the universe of printed matter continues to shrivel, the book - or at least some of its best-known features - is showing remarkable staying power online.
Rebecca Peke Abraham Baji • Milton James Bargas • Brad Mark Baxter • Benjamin Cabreros Cabral • Renate Eva-Maria Gassmann • Hatsuko Kaneshiro; and more
He started surfing as a boy in the break off Waikiki. Nearly a month after his death, Montgomery "Buttons" Kaluhiokalani returned to where it all began.
State conservation officials were investigating a shark attack on a woman off Keawakapu Beach on Friday -- the seventh off Maui this year. The attack, reported to authorities at about 1:20 p.m. Friday, occurred in South Maui waters while the woman was snorkeling, according to initial reports from witnesses.