Thursday, October 23, 2014         
Officials said Wednesday Hawaii health care workers need more training to be sufficiently prepared to handle an Ebola virus outbreak.  Story »

A government contractor will find another site to dispose of 39 pallets of commercial-grade fireworks from a Waikele storage bunker after Nanakuli residents voiced strong opposition to setting them off on a property in their rural neighborhood.  Story »

A report on the Hawaii State Hospital adopted by a Senate investigative committee Wednesday described numerous problems at the state's only public mental health hospital, including poor management, the appearance of nepotism and abuse of overtime.  Story »

 Koa deal gives Y. Hata base on 4 major isles
Y. Hata & Co. Ltd., a wholesale distributor to the food service industry, has purchased Lihue-based Koa Trading Co., a wholesale food distributor for the food service and grocery industries.  Story »
 Make your costume eye catching 

From long-established Pearl City, to bustling Mililani and Waipio in Central Oahu, to burgeoning Kapolei in Ewa, these are the domains of Oahu's quintessential middle-class communities. Story »

Ige leads Gov race

State Sen. David Ige has the advantage in the campaign for governor, a new Hawaii Poll shows, scoring well with Japanese-Americans, seniors and union families who are among the most likely to vote in November.

Third shark encounter shuts beaches across South Maui

State and county officials Wednesday closed down beaches from the Old Suda Store to Kalama Park in South Maui after a shark encounter — the third since Saturday on the Valley Isle.

Candidates stress value of voting to isle students

Gubernatorial candidates James "Duke" Aiona and David Ige were treated like celebrities — cheered on by scores of screaming fans decked out in red, white and blue, toting hand-painted posters — at a student pep rally Wednesday at Maryknoll School.

SBA declares Hawaii County disaster after Iselle

The U.S. Small Business Administration has declared Hawaii County a disaster following Tropical Storm Iselle, making low-interest loans available for renters, homeowners, small businesses and nonprofit organizations that suffered damage in August.

Going Gaga

With time running out for Halloween costume planning, transforming oneself into a favorite pop star or pop culture icon is a surefire way to grab a piece of the spotlight.

Football: Harding’s punts keep rolling, rolling, rolling

Respect comes in many forms, and University of Hawaii football player Scott Harding was shown a unique way when he was presented a walk-off punt two weeks ago.

Soccer: Senior class set the stage

Hawaii's soccer seniors want to keep this ride going just a little bit longer. The Rainbow Wahine need a win over UC Davis on Friday's senior night to stay in the hunt for a Big West tournament berth.

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2014 Hawaii Poll: Examining Public Opinion
The Star-Advertiser, in partnership with Hawaii News Now, on Thursday starts a series of polls on the elections. Topics include the governor's race; Gov. Neil Abercrombie's job performance; the 1st Congressional District race; and the Constitutional amendment on early childhood education.
The state Campaign Spending Commission on Nov. 19 will vote again on whether two complaints against the Pacific Resource Partnership Political Action Committee should be reviewed by state attorneys for criminal prosecution.  Story »

 Golf: Hawaii juniors going for rare repeat
The Asia Pacific Junior Cup celebrates its eighth anniversary in two weeks at Waikoloa Kings' Course. It is a highly competitive junior version of the Ryder and Solheim Cups -- without the rancor. Story »
Hawaii Warrior World
A little bit of New York City moved into downtown Honolulu with the opening of Grondin, the creation of alumni of Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew family of Malaysian-inspired Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. • Also: Agu a Ramen Bistro and Izakaya Torae Torae   Story »

 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »

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