Tuesday, September 02, 2014         
Daniel Boone Dunlap, better known as DB Dunlap, talks about his grandchildren with enthusiasm. He knows details about where they've been, how long they've slept and how much they've been growing. He's tracked them from the time they were born. There's Pua, Meli and Kainoa.  Story »

Photos by GEORGE F. LEE / glee@staradvertiser.comKindergarten teacher Sue-Jan Bone prepared her classroom Friday for the start of the school year today. Her Lincoln Elementary School students will be among the first to be taught under Common Core standards. Poor school attendance resulted in lower test scores for Hawaii fourth- and eighth-graders who missed more days than their peers, according to a national study released Tuesday linking school attendance to student achievement and learning.  Story »

Disaster preparedness fairs will be held in both Ewa Beach and Manoa over the next two weekends. The fourth annual Get Ready Ewa Beach emergency preparedness fair is scheduled for Saturday from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Ewa Makai Middle School, while the Be Ready Manoa Fair is Sept. 13 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Manoa Valley District Park.  Story »

If you hadn't noticed, Hawaii is an isolated island state dependent on connectivity. Our cable and broadband must be the best we can find. We need every megabit we can get. The faster it is, the less isolated we are.  Story »

 Tryouts: Workout combines toning and ballet-inspired moves
At first glance, I balked at the small 1- to 3-pound weights sitting in the bins at the Barre­Amped class at the Body Balance studio on Kapiolani Boulevard. After a few rounds of the arm exercises, I could see why.  Story »
Dr. Kim Williams thought he followed a heart-healthy diet: He avoided red meat and fried foods. He ate his chicken breast without the skin. Then in 2003, he realized his level of LDL, the so-called "bad" cholesterol, was too high. Story »

Having decided that building affordable rental apartments makes more sense than trying to sell condominiums to people with limited incomes, the developer of the Ward Village master-planned community wants to alter construction plans at one of its sites in Kakaako.  Story »

Swimmer dies during Waikiki race

A 49-year-old swimmer who participated in the annual Waikiki Roughwater Swim died Monday after he ran into trouble halfway through the race — becoming the fourth person to die in ocean waters around Hawaii over the Labor Day weekend.

17-year-old's body recovered at Kapena Falls

The body of a 17-year-old boy on a Labor Day outing with friends was pulled from the water at Kapena Falls.

U.N. chief goes for sail aboard Hokule'a

Crew members from the Hokule‘a and the Hikianalia were treated to a homecoming — Samoan-style — when they were invited by the paramount chief of the nearby village of Matautu on Monday to join in a traditional ava, or kava, ceremony.

New tax forms due to health overhaul could mean delays in getting refunds

The federal agency that had trouble launching a health insurance website last fall has a massive new project. Any glitches on this one could delay tax refunds for many Americans.

Good Fit: Tango studio teaches dancers how to strut their stuff together

Tango is known as the dance of love and passion. But it can also be one heck of a fun workout. Laughter, sweat and high heels routinely fill Brett and Jenny Griswold's small Chinatown dance studio, Paradise Tango.

Football: No rest for Warriors coaches with Beavs next

With the season-opening 17-16 loss to Washington in the books — neatly documented, of course — coach Norm Chow and his staff were editing the game plan for Saturday's game against Oregon State.

Soccer: Pascua sisters deliver Rainbow Wahine victory in OT

Just 1 minute and 31 seconds into extra play, sophomore Kama Pascua slotted a through ball past two defenders to her older sibling Krystal, who was money to the upper opposite post for an instant 2-1 victory.

Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon also signs the canoe’s environmental stewardship pledge APIA, SAMOA » Crew members from the Hokule‘a and the Hikianalia were treated to a homecoming — Samoan-style — when they were invited by the paramount chief of the nearby   Story »

 Firefighters continue battle against Makakilo forest fire
Firefighters were expected to resume battling the flare-up of a forest fire Tuesday in the Waianae Mountain Range overlooking Makakilo, where the blaze started 10 days ago.  Story »
 8 is enough
Thirty-one is a good number. Fifteen is certainly not, not in football. More than a year ago, Laurie Koustik had a complex issue to deal with. The 11-man football team at Kohala, where she is the athletic director, was wobbly again.  Story »
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 The famous and the hungry gather at always-open Mickey's Dining Car
Bill Murray, John Lithgow, Kevin Kline and Woody Harrelson can't all be wrong. Neither can Faith Hill, Meryl Streep and Lily Tomlin. Nor can Arnold Schwarz-enegger, Jesse Ventura and Lindsay Lohan … Story »

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