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Sunday, March 01, 2015         

A 30-year-old Hawaii County police officer is on administrative leave following his involvement in a fatal traffic collision on Sunday. Story »


Honolulu firefighters on Sunday resumed their second day of searching for a 17-year-old Hawaii island boy who disappeared after hiking Haiku Stairs. Story »


Samsung, locked in a tight race with Apple to be the world's biggest smartphone maker, has unveiled an important new phone that ditches its signature plastic design for more stylish metal and glass. Story »

 Research tax preparers before seeking assistance
“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 »
Nurse who survived Ebola says hospital failed her

A 26-year-old nurse said in a newspaper interview that a hospital where she had worked in Dallas and its parent company failed her when she contracted Ebola while caring for the first person in the U.S. diagnosed with the deadly disease.

USS Mississippi commander is pulled from post, Navy says

The commanding officer of the Pearl Harbor-based Virginia-class fast-attack submarine USS Mississippi was relieved of his duties Friday due to a loss of confidence in his ability to command, the Navy said.

New bids will test success of efforts to contain costs

Oahu's cash-strapped rail project faces a momentous week ahead, with key findings and decisions that could lend a clearer picture of where the public transit system is heading.

Suspect in fatal Los Angeles street race held on $2M bail

Police say a 21-year-old man suspected of participating in an illegal street race that killed two spectators in Southern California has been booked on suspicion of murder.

Bids to develop two Kewalo sites are accepted

A pair of Japanese companies no longer have an inside track to develop two pieces of public land bordering Kewalo Harbor after an exclusive period to negotiate a lease with a state agency ran out and wasn't extended.

Mountain draws pilgrims to take the climb of Ireland's patron saint

Shrouded in mist, the sacred mountain rises above the countryside, majestic, mysterious and a little foreboding. Here, St. Patrick is said to have fasted for 40 days and nights as he wrestled with demons and banished snakes from Ireland.

UFC's Ronda Rousey looks to future after 14-second win

Ronda Rousey won a fight in 16 seconds last summer, falling a second short of the quickest victory in UFC history. At the time, the bantamweight champion figured the speed with which she pummeled Alexis Davis was a fluke.

 TJ's animated day
Fourteen-year-old Tristan "TJ" Fernandez galvanized the community and fans of anime, or Japanese animation, and inspired many in Pearl City on Saturday, despite having lost the ability to walk or talk in his battle with incurable brain cancer.  Story »
Let's say you went to Lincoln Elementary School — next to Thomas Square — in the early 1950s. By the time you reached the sixth grade, you had had Lincoln's Gettysburg Address drilled into you so often that you can recite it probably even today.  Story »

A Marine was charged Saturday in connection with a driving escapade that targeted two police officers, tied up traffic for hours and stretched from Kaneohe to Nuuanu.  Story »




 Personality & Process
On a sunny afternoon, Nick Butcher and Nadine Nakanishi, a married couple from the frozen Midwest, were hanging a large abstract canvas brushed with red-and-blue shapes outside the gallery of the Honolulu Museum Art School.  Story »
 Insight: Who should own the electric company?
Historically, Hawaii residents have felt powerless where electric power is concerned — most are customers of Hawaiian Electric Industries (HEI) subsidiaries, all privately owned utilities. But history has been changing. Story »
 Campbell sweeps; 23 first-timers win 
Of the 28 OIA champions crowned Saturday night, it was the first time on the top step for 23 of them. They capped their evening with the biggest first-time OIA champion, heavyweight Tristan Ludiazo. Story »
Mililani is back on top of the Hawaii soccer world. The Trojans tipped Kalani 1-0 on Saturday night in the Division I final of the Outrigger Resorts/HHSAA State Championships at Waipio Peninsula Soccer Stadium. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Fashionably lathed
In the gifted hands of John Mydock, blocks of rigid wood are transformed into art that curves, bends and even seems to shine like glass. The renowned Hawaii island artist uses the painstaking processes of pyrography and pearlizing to embellish his vessels.  Story »
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On Sunday, the county transit system for the Seattle metropolitan area began hurtling down a road that few cities have traveled before: pricing tickets based on passengers' income. Story »

In Canada and Australia, young men inspired by the bloody, apocalyptic vision of the Islamic State were thwarted in their efforts to join the battle in Syria, so they took up arms in their homelands, staging small attacks that drew widespread attention. Story »



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FootGolf
To spread the word and the fun, Bay View plans an introductory FootGolf tournament at 10 a.m. March 26 with lunch and prizes. Read More »
 
RECIPE: Seared ahi poke salad
Try this great recipe for a salad with seared poke and lilikoi vinaigrette. Read More »