Thursday, October 30, 2014         

PAHOA, Hawaii>> The leading edge of the lava flowing out of Kilauea Volcano came within 156 yards of crossing Pahoa's main road Thursday -- and less than half a mile from cutting off Highway 130, the main artery for the 8,200 residents of lower Puna. Story »

An emotional Gib Arnold is adamant about clearing his name, but is not set on reclaiming his job as University of Hawaii head basketball coach. Arnold, two days after being dismissed by the university, gave an interview in his Kailua home on Thursday afternoon. Story »

The Rainbow Warriors' former coach says he has not been given due process by the university.

Dennis oda / doda@staradvertiser.comPolice cordoned off the Farrington High School auditorium after part of its roof collapsed during a thunderstorm Friday afternoon. New Hope Oahu's insurer says it paid $279,295 in damage claims resulting from the collapse of Farrington High School's auditorium in 2012. Story »

Monique "Niki" Martin-van den Hurk, executive vice president of Aloha Auto Group Ltd., has been nominated for the 2015 Time Dealer of the Year award.  Story »

 Fashion shows to feature 2 Manila designers
Manila designers Cora Manimbo and Oskar Atendido will be on two islands for a series of events from Friday through Nov. 15, highlighted by the "Filipiniana Americana Fashion & Art Show" taking place Nov. 8 at the New Life Church. Story »
The growth of the genetically modified organism (GMO) seed development industry in Hawaii has generated a great deal of community anxiety, and the community has responded with efforts to curtail the activity.  Story »

Missing boy found safe on remote Pacific island

A missing nine-year-old boy, whom federal authorities say was kidnapped in by his father from Seattle, has been located and is safe in an island 1,500 miles northeast of New Zealand. according to the FBI

Death penalty eyed for suspect in trooper ambush

A survivalist accused of ambushing two state troopers, killing one and seriously wounding the other, was captured on Thursday by U.S. marshals near an abandoned airplane hangar, ending a seven-week manhunt that had rattled the nerves of area residents.

Cloudy, rainy weather expected through Halloween

A weakening front moving over the islands is bringing cloudy conditions and an increased chance of rain and could make for a damp Halloween for trick-or-treaters.

Piece of Amelia Earhart's plane believed found on Pacific atoll

A suburban Philadelphia group trying to solve the Amelia Earhart mystery has new reason to think a piece of aluminum found on a Pacific atoll came from her lost plane.

Jorge Garcia makes the most of 'Hawaii Five-0'

Since playing the lucky-unlucky lottery winner Hurley on "Lost," Jorge Garcia's career has moved along nicely from "Alcatraz" to "Hawaii Five-0" and upcoming big-screen movies.

Crowds, cuteness overwhelm first Hello Kitty Con

Hello Kitty cuteness is taking over Little Tokyo in downtown Los Angeles as the city hosts the first Hello Kitty fan convention.

Will Tukuafu to take fullback job for Seahawks

After two weeks of using Robert Turbin as a stop-gap, the Seattle Seahawks will turn to 285-pound fullback Will Tukuafu to lead the way for Marshawn Lynch.

An Oct. 15 Washington Place reception served as a preview for Amy Hanaiali'i and Willie K's appearance as guests of the Hawaii Pops, as the organization kicks off its new season. "This (album) is the first major project we've done in a while," Hanaiali'i said. "We hadn't worked together in 10 years."   Story »

Dems engaged in 'trench warfare'
Desperate Democrats are rushing to save suddenly vulnerable House incumbents, even in states where President Barack Obama cruised to double-digit victories, amid fresh signs of Republican momentum less than a week before the midterm elections.  Story »
A group backed by biotech companies raised more than $7.9 million to fight a Maui County ballot initiative calling for a moratorium on genetically modified organisms.  Story »

As a season of "bad juju" nears an end, the Hawaii soccer team has two more chances to break the spell. Rainbow Wahine coach Michele Nagamine can only shake her head at some of the occurrences over the course of a 6-10 season to date that concludes with a two-match Big West road trip starting Thursday at UC Irvine. Story »

Hawaii Warrior World

 Hawaii's Backyard: Princeville Ranch tours explore off-road thrills
"The adventure begins where the asphalt ends" is how Princeville Ranch Adventures (PRA) promotes its two new off-road tours. Karin Carswell Guest, who owns the company with her husband, Jeff, found that was indeed the case in February. Story »

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