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Tuesday, January 27, 2015         

Australian golfer Robert Allenby says he has no memory of going to a strip club in Honolulu on the night he says he was kidnapped and mugged. Story »


Kaiser Permanente Hawaii will temporarily shut down 10 of its smaller clinics on Oahu and the neighbor islands during a planned six-day strike by nearly 1,900 union workers. Story »


The Hawaii Tribune-Herald reports the Hilo fish market is buying two-to-three times as much big ahi as it usually does this time of year. Story »

 
Dennis oda / doda@staradvertiser.comKaiser Local 5 members pass out leaflets at Kaiser's Hono­lulu Clinic on King Street about the looming layoffs of registered nurses. Cheryl Cabanero, left, takes a leaflet from Cindy Aban. Both are Kaiser medical assistants.
 Kaiser's plans for handling workers' strike still up in air
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is making contingency plans for a six-day strike by its nearly 1,900 union workers, or about 43 percent of its workforce.  Story »
Company buying HECO reports $884 million profit

Juno Beach, Fla.-based NextEra Energy Inc.'s, the energy company looking to buy Hawaiian Electric Industries, said Tuesday its fourth quarter profit was $884 million, or $2.00 per share, compared to $327 million, or 75 cents per share, in the fourth quarter of 2013, increasing after a strong demand for renewable projects.

Utah parents who killed selves, children feared apocalypse

A Utah couple and their three children who were found dead in their home last fall overdosed on drugs after the parents told friends they were concerned about a pending apocalypse, authorities said Tuesday.

Lava flow widens, but does not advance

The leading edge of a lava flow moving toward Pahoa widened, but did not advance overnight.

Police chief's uncle-in-law testifies in family dispute case

The uncle of the Honolulu police chief's wife says she promised to pay off a reverse mortgage on his 95-year-old mother's home.

UH checking into pot-smoking charge

University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay confirmed the school is looking into an allegation that marijuana smoke in Riverside, Calif., rooms assigned to the men's basketball team was the cause of $500 in cleaning fees billed to the athletic department.

Former UH running back invited to NFL combine

Former University of Hawaii running back Joey Iosefa told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser he has received an invitation to participate in next month's National Football League scouting combine in Indianapolis.

Mayweather and Pacquiao exchange phone numbers at Heat game

Floyd Mayweather Jr. and Manny Pacquiao have finally met -- in person. And now talks might get serious about them meeting in the ring.

 4 survive rough seas an hour before rescue 
The survivors of a plane that ditched off Oahu had to hold a baby girl in heaving seas for more than an hour as they awaited rescue Sunday.  Story »
Gov. David Ige's first State of the State address to the Legislature on Monday painted broad strokes and offered only a smattering of details, but that was OKwith many of the folks who took in the 30-minute address. Story »

On Sunday night a 67-year-old homeless man named Sam slept on the pavement at the Wai­kiki Baptist Church.  Story »

VIDEO: MAKANA'S 25TH ANNIVERSARY
Slack-key virtuoso Makana celebrates a milestone in his thoughtful career with a new double CD and exclusive performances for the Star-Advertiser. Story »
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 Good Fit: Flexibility exercises can keep muscles in balance
For Dr. Clayton Everline there's no better preparation for surfing than surfing. The real workout comes after a surf session. The North Shore surfer and orthopedist has a rigorous apres-surf stretching regimen designed to counteract the muscle imbalance that results from catching and riding a lot of waves. Story »
 Our View: Ige’s goals show caution to a fault
There are lots of lessons Gov. David Ige undoubtedly took away from his decisive victory over his predecessor, Neil Abercrombie, as to what mistakes he would not repeat. Judging by his first State of the State address delivered Monday at the state Capitol, one of the takeaways must have been: Don't overpromise.  Story »
 UH improved since UC Irvine spanking
Two weeks ago, the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team learned that being good is not always good enough. UC Irvine swept the Warriors, who hit .354, including .440 in the opening set. Story »
Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t travel halfway around the globe just to win his second Champions Tour golf tournament in three tries. Spending another week in the island chain, Jimenez and his wife plan to see the sites, including the Kilauea Volcano and the recent eruption that’s plaguing the island community of Pahoa. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
The usually grim-faced media mogul practically swooned in his seat. Moments after Jeb Bush delivered what many in the audience described as an unremarkable talk at a conference in Washington, Rupert Murdoch turned to his seatmate, Valerie Jarrett, the White House adviser, to gush over its content and tone. Story »






POLL QUESTION
Should the state invest in a laptop or digital tablet for every public-school student and teacher?
Waikele Road Improvements To Relieve Traffic Jams
Aloha! We begin our legislative session this week, meeting for 60 working days over the course of the next 15 weeks or so, with adjournment scheduled for May 7. Read More »
 
Local Pageant Pro Vies For USA National Miss Preteen Title
Torres began her journey into the world of pageantry at the age of 5, after spotting a pretty pageant flier in the mail. Read More »
 

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