Friday, April 18, 2014         

A former Hilo woman was sentenced in Oregon Friday to life plus 25 years for the murder of her 4-year-old son, in a case that gained national attention. Story »

The search for the next University of Hawaii president could wrap up before the summer, as regents have turned their attention to a shortlist of candidates. Story »

The commander of the Kaneohe District of the Honolulu Police Department has lost his police powers after the filing of a temporary restraining order.  Story »

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Construction is likely to begin by the end of this year on The Collection, a complex with 467 condo units at the old CompUSA site in Kakaako, the president of Alexander & Baldwin Inc. said Thursday. Story »

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The directorial debut for ace cinematographer Wally Pfister is very watchable, but the narrative flaws and logical leaps sabotage sustained enjoyment. "Transcendence" looks and sounds like a Christopher Nolan film that got attacked by malware. Story »

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Excitement builds for Bruno Mars
The enthusiasm for the Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars is growing as he prepares to perform again at the Blaisdell Arena.  Story »
Only about 42 percent of Hawaii's working-age adults hold college degrees, but by 2018 it's estimated that more than 65 percent of good-paying jobs here will require some college education.  Story »

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Panel suggests 8% raise for city officials

The Honolulu Salary Commission is proposing 8 percent raises be given to Mayor Kirk Caldwell, City Council members and most department heads starting July 1.

Rearview Mirror: Iconic palace replicated in a winter wonderland

An Iolani Palace outside Hawaii? I was looking through old photos of Iolani Palace in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser archives a few years ago, and one stunned me -- it showed snow falling around the palace.

TGIF: Bruno Mars returns amid a wildly successful career

Excitement gripped Honolulu immediately when concert promoter "Uncle Tom" Moffatt announced that he was bringing Hawaii-born, Roosevelt High School grad Bruno Mars back to the Blaisdell Arena. Mars' three Honolulu shows sold out in less than two hours.


Golf: Stanford, Wie, Kerr shoot bogey free

Michelle Wie has emphasized staying in the moment over the first two rounds of the LPGA Lotte Championship. For Angela Stanford, maintaining a similar mind-set was a necessity during her tour of Ko Olina Golf Club on Thursday morning.

Name in the News: Tony Gill

Tony Gill is a second-generation labor attorney and former Democratic Party of Hawaii official who believes that only people who publicly support the Democratic Party of Hawaii should be able to pick its candidates.

Avalanche sweeps down Everest, killing at least 12

An avalanche swept down a climbing route on Mount Everest early Friday, killing at least 12 Nepalese guides and leaving three missing in the deadliest disaster on the world's highest peak.

Captain of sunken South Korean ferry arrested

The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew members were also arrested, a prosecutor said.

Video: Suspects caught on camera stealing car in Kailua

Police are asking for the public's help in identifying two car theft suspects captured on surveillance cameras stealing a 2005 Scion from an apartment parking lot last week.

 Bail denied for defendant in dismemberment case
A murder defendant accused of dismembering his alleged victim was ordered Thursday by Circuit Judge Karen Ahn to remain in custody pending trial without the opportunity for release on bail. Story »
U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard is making her first trip to Japan, South Korea and China as a member of Congress. Gabbard, a Democrat, announced Thursday she will be part of a mostly Republican delegation to meet with leaders in the three Asian powerhouse nations. Story »

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 Wily happy to put headaches behind
These are indeed brighter days for Hawaii running back Faga Wily. He is relatively healthy. He is participating again in the Rainbow Warriors' spring practices. And Easter Sunday is the due date for he and his wife's first child. Story »
Michelle Wie shot a 5-under 67, her best round in the three years of the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club, placing her at 7 under and a shot behind leader Angela Stanford entering the weekend. Story »

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 Educational escapes take visitors off beaten path
Karen Lockwood met her husband, Andrew, in 1995, when they were students at Amherst College in Massachusetts. He was from Hawaii; she was from California. Both were new to New England and wanted to explore it together. Story »

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UH Senior Fashion Show
The 48th annual University of Hawaii Senior Fashion Show is set for April 27 at Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, featuring the designs of seven senior and seven junior designers. Read More »
BRUNO MARS AND traveling party are in town, here after their final night in Japan and ready for three nights in Hawaii at the Blaisdell beginning Friday. Welcome home, Bruno! Read More »