Monday, September 15, 2014         

The University of Hawaii is one of four finalists for the Barack Obama Presidential Library, it was announced Monday. Story »

For the first time since 1992, the Hawaii volleyball team is not ranked in the AVCA Coaches Top 25 Division I poll. Story »

Muggy conditions, hot summer temperatures and a lack of tradewind will create "sticky and uncomfortable" conditions Monday afternoon that could continue for several days, National Weather Service forecasters said. Story »

Turtle Bay Resort is going "green" in a big way. The North Shore resort is using a 60,000-square-foot "green roof" to bring about energy savings. Finished on Wednesday, the roof was created in part to improve guest views.  Story »

For passengers traveling between smaller cities and large hub airports, the ticket may say Delta, American or United, but they're likely flying on a regional airline whose planes are painted in the major carrier's colors. Story »

Get 'Lost' in our photo scavenger hunt celebrating the 10th anniversary of the ABC series that became an obsession for millions of fans around the globe. Use the clues we've provided to find eight 'Lost' locations on Oahu and take a selfie at each spot for a chance to win cash, movie tickets and more. More details / how to enter »
 5 Things We Love
5 Things We Love is a shortlist of newly discovered stuff you have got to see, hear, wear, use or eat. What are you loving this week? Send a brief description of your latest favorite thing, where to find it and how much it costs, along with your name and contact info to features@staradvertiser.com.  Story »
The Hawaii Tourism Authority's estimate that about 26,500 houses and condominiums throughout the state are rented out to visitors on a short-term basis has major implications not only for the tourist industry, but also for elected officials aiming to craft fair taxation and zoning regulations that boost the chances of Hawaii residents being able to find and afford a place to live. Story »

Boy band's bringing show, show's bringing business

Arashi, a five-member Japa­nese boy band that announced its formation in 1999 while sailing on a yacht off Hono­lulu, returns to Oahu this weekend to celebrate its 15th anniversary and play its first concert outside of Asia.

Pflueger reportedly sells property in advance of foreclosure

Embattled retired car dealer James Pflueger reportedly was scheduled to finalize the sale Friday of 383 acres near the Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge on Kauai's north shore where a massive mudslide occurred in 2001 because of reckless and unauthorized grading and landscaping.

Hannemann mounts return amid voters' 'unhappiness'

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann wants Hawaii voters to do something they have never done before: elect an independent as governor.

Ocean Watch: 7-11 crab gets its name from its array of spots

I recently received an email with the subject "Crab on V-land beach." (V-land, or Velzyland, is a North Shore surf spot.) Reader Bill Quinlan wrote, "I have attached two photos of a dead crab we found this afternoon.

Attractive 'green roof' eases energy usage at Turtle Bay

Turtle Bay Resort is going "green" in a big way. The North Shore resort is using a 60,000-square-foot "green roof" to bring about energy savings. Finished on Wednesday, the roof was created in part to improve guest views.

Craft Fair Guide

Best Fall Fair: 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Ewa Community Church, 91-1258 Renton Road, with crafts, baked goods, food, rummage sale, collectibles and more. Call 681-3471 or email ewacommchurch@gmail.com.

Football: Chow: Woolsey is still UH's No. 1 quarterback

University of Hawaii football coach Norm Chow said there is no "quarterback situation," reaffirming that Ikaika Woolsey remains No. 1. "Ikaika is the guy," Chow said. "I don't know what anybody (else) says, but there's no quarterback situation. Ikaika gives us the best chance to win."

 Signs show Mauna Loa is stirring
As Puna residents brace for the approaching lava flow from Kilauea Volcano, its larger sibling continues to show signs of awakening.  Story »
The voyaging canoes Hokule‘a and Hikianalia are on Swains Island this weekend after strong winds led navigators to detour from the original plan of journeying to Fakaofo, Tokelau. Under the guidance of master navigator Nainoa Thompson, apprentice navigators Jenna Ishii   Story »

 Volleyball: Wahine find a way 
On Sunday evening, the Rainbow Wahine found a way to win, turning back San Francisco in the finale of the 20th Outrigger Resorts Challenge. A Stan Sheriff Center crowd of 3,886 watched for 2 hours and 4 minutes as Hawaii finished second in this 10th annual event for the fourth time. Story »
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 A trip through Panama Canal is special way to see Americas
There are many ways to travel from the West Coast to the East Coast: » Flying: The most common and expedient method. » Driving: A very long road trip. » Sailing: The scenic route. » Walking: Not recommended. Story »

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