Sunday, January 25, 2015         
On Monday, Honolulu's mayor will go before state lawmakers and ask that they consider lifting the sunset on the general excise tax surcharge funding most of Oahu's cash-strapped rail project and that they do it now — sparking what likely will be a big debate in this year's legislative session.  Story »

Filo Tu was in disbelief Saturday after police arrested his nephew in connection with the fatal stabbing of a family member in Pacific Palisades.  Story »

The University of Hawaii has hired Risa Dickson, the former associate provost at California State University-San Bernardino, as its vice president for academic affairs.  Story »

 Akamai Money: Impact investing allows participation in social causes
“Akamai Money” seeks out local experts to answer questions about business in Hawaii. If you have an issue you would like us to tackle, please email it to business@staradvertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

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Children left in molester's care

Fearing the defendant was dangerous and might flee the state, Maui prosecutors in 2012 opposed the supervised release of Zack Morris, who was facing multiple counts of sexually abusing two foster children while under his care. Prosecutors had good reason to be concerned.

Proposed center honors actions by nisei

To preserve the firsthand accounts and memories of the villagers of Bruyeres liberated by Japanese-American soldiers more than 70 years ago, French tourism officials have taken the first step in what they hope will be a $12 million visitor center.

Plugging into new revenue

Tired of seeing their sales decline because of a lengthy approval process for rooftop photovoltaic systems, Hawaii's solar companies are turning to other products and services to make up for lost revenue.

Further Review: Spirit of Poly honorees on full display

If we look at the composition of the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame after the induction of its first two classes, maybe we can put a stereotype to rest. Yes, the Pacific Islands are known for producing linemen.

'Bows' rally falls short

Every time UC Irvine needed a big basket, the Anteaters scrounged one up. Hawaii was turned away several times in the second half as Irvine, the defending Big West regular-season champion, held on for a 78-72 victory on Saturday night at the Stan Sheriff Center.

Makana: The slack-key virtuoso celebrates a milestone in his thoughtful career

"Time flies" might seem like a flippant cliche, but there is certainly a sense of time passing as Makana celebrates his 25th anniversary as a slack-key guitarist and almost that many years as a professional entertainer.

Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries

Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere.

Jesse Sapolu, Luther Elliss, Ray Schoenke, Russ Francis and the late Mosi Tatupu and Mark Tuinei were inducted into the 2015 Polynesian Football Hall of Fame. More Videos »
 Few guns confiscated at isle airports
While Transportation Security Administration agents seized a record-breaking 2,212 firearms from carry-on bags at checkpoints across the country in 2014, Hawaii airports were at the low end of the spectrum.  Story »
Efforts to reinstitute a law that once shielded news reporters and other journalists from revealing their anonymous sources and unpublished notes have been restarted in both the state House and Senate.  Story »

In his 1982 book, "Go For Broke," 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran Chester Tanaka said the battle for the French towns of Bruyeres and Biffontaine in the Vosges Mountains 71 years ago was "the beginning of a far different kind of fight than the ones waged in Italy."  Story »

 Nature's bounty is turned into art
When Hawaii island's woodworkers gather, collectors do, too. The 29th Annual Hawaii Wood Guild Exhibit opened Jan. 17 to a festive crowd, enjoying fine wood art and each other. Story »
 Our View: State 'skim' of rail tax must stop
State lawmakers pledge to cast a critical eye as Honolulu's over-budget rail-transit project seeks to extend a tax surcharge financing the project. Story »
 Maryknoll states its case by beating Punahou
Maryknoll had already secured its place atop the ILH girls basketball standings before crossing Wilder Avenue for Saturday's regular-season finale at Punahou. Story »
Christopher Brubaker wasn't about to let opportunity pass him by. In a key, wind-blown late-season boys soccer match against rival Kamehameha on Saturday, the Punahou midfielder came through in the clutch by drilling home two goals within the final three minutes for a 2-0 victory. Story »

After decades of waiting, Kaiser finally earned its first outrigger canoe paddling title last year by racing to victory in the mixed-gender division. Story »

 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »

It has consumed more than eight years of maneuvering, obstruction and a widow's dogged legal campaign, fought often on a shoestring. But, finally, on Tuesday, a public inquiry is set to begin its quest for an answer to the question that has driven the whole process: Why did Alexander V. Litvinenko have to die? Story »

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Fun, Free Fitness Classes For Girls
In an effort to help young girls stay fit and active, Ivivva Honolulu offers free yoga and fitness classes every Sunday at 11:15 a.m. Read More »

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