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Sunday, December 28, 2014         

Hawaii County Civil Defense said the front of the flow that was stalled for five days before moving 15 yards on Saturday remains active but sluggish.  Story »


LOS ANGELES >> Defensive end DeForest Buckner of Waianae and Punahou told media Sunday that he and the rest of the Oregon defense is ready for a stern test from Florida State's offense in Thursday's Rose Bowl. Story »


An astonishingly tragic year for air travel in Southeast Asia turned worse Sunday when an AirAsia plane carrying 162 people disappeared over stormy Indonesian waters, with no word on its fate despite several hours of searching by air and sea.  Story »

 
“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@star-advertiser.com and put “Akamai Money” in the subject line.  Story »

Part 1: Property owners skirt the law

The widespread proliferation of mostly illegal vacation rentals on Oahu is pitting neighbor against neighbor, highlighting the city of Honolulu's inability to enforce its own laws, and likely leaving millions of tax dollars uncollected.

Obamas hit the beach, then dine at Alan Wong's

President Barack Obama and the rest of the first family spent a third consecutive day lounging at the beach on Saturday.

2 mystery tanks washed up on Kauai cause concerns

Some Kauai residents are anxious about two apparent fuel tanks that washed up about a mile apart on the Garden Island's north shore.

Solar rebates face dim future

Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Industries, which plans to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries for $4.3 billion, does not favor tax rebates for renewable energy projects.

Wood Craft: Haumea Ho adds to plate with role on Kapono's team

When Haumea Ho danced hula to John Rowles singing Kui Lee's "I'll Remember You" Oct. 24 at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel, it was one of the rare times she had been on stage since her husband Don Ho's death on April 14, 2007, at age 76.

Basketball: Nevels will have surgery on his hand

Senior guard Garrett Nevels requires surgery on his right hand between his thumb and index finger after suffering what's known as a "gamekeeper's thumb" injury. He will miss a to-be-determined number of games.

Hawaii's Backyard: Oahu’s only dairy farm keeps production natural

Nine-hundred-pound Pickles is as cute and friendly as a puppy. The 5-year-old Jersey cow is the mascot of Naked Cow Dairy Farm & Creamery, the only dairy on Oahu and one of just three in Hawaii (the other two are on Hawaii island).

Despite city restrictions, the growth of an underground tourism industry puts a dividing wedge between communities Story »

Despite all the accolades, Marcus Mariota will face heavy scrutiny from NFL scouts and draft followers when he decides to turn pro Story »

Oahu residents seeking to become more involved in the community are being sought as candidates for the city's 33 neighborhood boards in 2015.  Story »




Pop culture: Best of 2014
Just for fun, let's try to picture the year in pop culture, all in one image. We might begin with a singer oddly named Adele Dazeem, belting "Let It Go" from Disney's "Frozen." Suddenly a friend would pour a bucket of ice water over her head. Story »
 Insight: Solution or smoke screen?
Skyrocketing use of electronic smoking devices (ESDs) by Hawaii youth, who "vape" nicotine at much higher rates than the national average, has galvanized anti-smoking advocates who want e-cigarettes treated the same as combustible cigarettes under state law. Story »
 Nevels will have surgery on his hand
Senior guard Garrett Nevels requires surgery on his right hand between his thumb and index finger after suffering what's known as a "gamekeeper's thumb" injury. He will miss a to-be-determined number of games. Story »
Jake Smith and Tua Unutoa scored 12 points each as No. 2 Farrington withstood a late rally to edge No. 9 Maryknoll 47-44 on Saturday in the second round of the Punahou Invitational boys basketball tournament. Story »

Longtime stand-up comic Bill Maher returns to share his clever views on current events. Story »





 Hawaii's Backyard: Oahu’s only dairy farm keeps production natural
Nine-hundred-pound Pickles is as cute and friendly as a puppy. The 5-year-old Jersey cow is the mascot of Naked Cow Dairy Farm & Creamery, the only dairy on Oahu and one of just three in Hawaii (the other two are on Hawaii island). Story »
Information about the official New Year's Eve fireworks display in Las Vegas has been announced. Known as "America's Party," the show will encompass both the annual fireworks show on the Strip and live entertainment downtown at the Fremont Street Experience. Story »





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California's almond orchards have been thriving over the past decade and now provide an $11 billion annual boost to the state economy. Covering 860,000 acres, they account for 80 percent of world production.  Story »






POLL QUESTION
Given financial problems with the University of Hawaii Cancer Center, do we need a publicly funded cancer center?
Having A Ball This Holiday Season
The new year is just one week away, and with a new year comes those resolutions that usually include getting healthier and staying active. Read More »
 
Adjusting To Life In America
There is a segment of our population very familiar with the plight of being second-class citizens. Arriving in America with hope of a new start in the land of opportunity, they face the reality of what it's like to be an 'alien.' Read More »
 

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