Tuesday, September 30, 2014         

Visitor arrivals declined slightly in August and spending was flat compared with the same month last year, but year-to-date results for Hawaii's visitor industry continue on pace to surpass 2013's record numbers.  Story »

About two dozen city ground maintenance workers are expected to attend Tuesday's initial training session on how to spot and eradicate invasive fire ants and coconut rhinoceros beetles. Story »

Police defended their use of tear gas and other methods to control the pro-democracy protests that have paralyzed Hong Kong's financial district, and appealed Monday for an end to the unprecedented acts of civil disobedience. Story »

Alexander & Baldwin Inc. is handing off a delayed affordable-housing project in Kakaako to another local developer, who intends to increase the number of low-income rentals produced. Story »

 5 Things We Love
This week we continue our recurring feature in 5 Things We Love spotlighting stuff you have got to do, see, hear, wear, use or eat in Oahu neighborhoods. Today: Waikiki. Coming up: Keeaumoku and Kailua. Send your suggestions to features@staradvertiser.com. Story »
Even with its public hospitals system desperately fragile and ailing, the state continues on an inexplicable course that hacks away limbs and squeezes away precious life. What's sorely needed instead is an unflinching diagnosis that gets to the heart of the problem and holds up some hope for recovery.  Story »

Intruder went farther inside White House than acknowledged

The intruder who climbed a fence made it farther inside the White House than the Secret Service has publicly acknowledged, a Republican congressman said Monday.

Forbes 400 lists only one Hawaii-based billionaire

EBay founder turned Hawaii-based philanthropist and businessman Pierre Omidyar is the only billionaire on the annual Forbes 400 list to cite Hawaii as their home state.

Greeley named Freshman of Week in Big West volleyball

Hawaii outside hitter Kalei Greeley earned her first Freshman of the Week honors from the Big West on Monday after helping the Rainbow Wahine open conference play with two road wins last week.

Police link 2nd case to missing Virginia student arrest

A forensic clue uncovered in the investigation of a missing University of Virginia student has led investigators to believe they have "a significant break" in the unsolved death of another young woman who had vanished from the campus five years ago.

45 dogs dead, 48 alive after North Las Vegas fire

A weekend fire that tore through a North Las Vegas home with 93 small dogs -- more than 15 times the maximum number of canines allowed in a house by the city -- killed 45 of them and injured one man.

Cancer doctor given 10 years for poisoning lover

A jury on Monday sentenced a Texas cancer researcher to 10 years in prison after she was convicted of poisoning her colleague, who was also her lover, by lacing his coffee with a sweet-tasting chemical found in antifreeze.

Toyota recalls 690,000 pickups to fix rear springs

Toyota says it is recalling 690,000 Tacoma pickup trucks because the rear leaf springs could break, puncture the gas tank and cause a fire.

FAGATELE BAY, AMERICAN SAMOA » It is what the coves of Oahu must have resembled a century ago: a place teeming with rich, healthy, diverse marine life, where the sea floor remains visible 60 feet down. Hokule‘a and Hikianalia voyaging   Story »

 Ocean Watch: Fantail filefish populations ebb and flow over the years
When Craig and I moved to Hawaii in 1983, we saw so many fantail filefish, we thought the species, found only in Hawaii, might be the state fish. The 7-inch-long fantails were easy to see and not just because of their striking colors.  Story »
Golf: Europe adds another layer to Ryder Cup dominance
Europe added another layer to its Ryder Cup dominance on Sunday by leaving no doubt who had the best team, if not the best players. Europe clinched the cup with four matches still on the course. Story »
Hawaii Warrior World

 Hawaii's Backyard: Oceanfront 'one-stop shop' for outdoor antics
Turtle Bay Resort is a "one-stop shop" for outdoor activities. The 840-acre oceanfront retreat is the centerpiece of a setting so spectacular it's been featured in more than 150 movies and TV shows. Story »

Should a tiny African wasp be released here to control the crop-damaging Mediterranean fruit fly?
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