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Friday, November 21, 2014         

Activists, authorities and the family of Michael Brown called for calm Friday as a grand jury drew closer to an announcement in the Ferguson police shooting. But it was unclear whether the panel was still at work or when it would render a decision. Story »


At least four fire companies responded to a report of a chlorine gas leak at the Sheraton Waikiki Hotel Monday which resulted in the evacuation of the area adjacent to the swimming pool and a restaurant. Story »


A prominent Hawaii shark expert incarcerated for child pornography charges will return to his state job when his sentence is over. Story »

 
 Buy Local: Support local entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday
This column's focus is highlighting local businesses that create made-in-Hawaii products. Today's, however, invites you to consider spending money in support of as many of them as possible this holiday season, especially next weekend. Story »
Movie Review: 'Everything' is beautiful, has gravity
The field that made scientist Stephen Hawking an international celebrity may be physics, but the reason "The Theory of Everything" is emotionally effective as an examination of his life and thought comes down to chemistry. Story »
The twin sisters celebrate the 10th anniversary of “So Jealous,” the album that enabled Tegan and Sara Quin to move from indie/alternative folk-music circles into the mainstream arena, with a special release.   Story »
 
 
Jennifer Sabas has been keeping busy since her former boss, U.S. Sen. Daniel K. Inouye, died in December 2012 at age 88. Resume highlights at the moment for the senator's former chief of staff include executive director of Move Oahu Forward, a pro-rail organization she joined in May 2013. Story »

Blasts from the past

Conventional wisdom holds that shield volcanoes like Mauna Loa and Kilauea don't blow their tops like Mount St. Helens. Rather, they erupt in slow-moving flows like the one plaguing Puna.

Isle hotels lag only New York's

Hawaii hotels, which set a record of $4.06 billion in total hotel revenue for the first nine months of the year, achieved the nation's second-best average daily rate and revenue per available room behind New York.

Jobless rate dips to level last seen in 2008

Hawaii's slow-growth economy is showing dramatic improvement in the unemployment ranks. The state's jobless rate declined in October for the third month in a row to hit a six-year low of 4.1 percent, matching its lowest level since the early stages of the recession.


Tegan and Sara stop for 'X' at the Republik

The twin sisters celebrate the 10th anniversary of “So Jealous,” the album that enabled Tegan and Sara Quin to move from indie/alternative folk-music circles into the mainstream arena, with a special release.

Football: Final chapter

University of Hawaii nose tackle Calen Friel's past five years are three love stories. How much does Friel love football? Enough to qualify for a frequent-MRI program. He missed his senior season at Kailua High because of a torn ACL in his left knee.

MMA: Curran hits the UFC

Hawaii's rapid increase of mixed martial arts fighters in the UFC now extends to the female divisions. Ewa Beach's Kailin Curran will become the first Hawaii-born female fighter to compete in the UFC on Saturday.

Movie Review: 'Mockingjay' lacks much action but primes fans for the finale

"The Hunger Games: Mockingjay — Part 1," the first installment in the last chapter of the popular franchise, is all coil and no release. It's a taut, dark portrait of a universe upended by revolution.

VIDEO: STATE FOOTBALL PREVIEW
Star-Advertiser reporters Billy Hull and Paul Honda preview Friday's state football finals between Mililani and Punahou (D-I) and Iolani and Lahainaluna (D-II).
 Deportation change hailed by isle resident
For 16 years, Antonio has been trying to find a way to make it legal for him to stay in Hawaii. President Barack Obama may have given him a way. Story »
Suit gaffs new tuna rule
Environmental groups sued the National Marine Fisheries Service on Thursday to challenge a new rule for fishing bigeye tuna, a popular species for sushi and fish steaks. Story »
 H.S. Football: How they match up: Mililani vs. Punahou
The one offensive unit that may be even more potent than Punahou's was built in Mililani. The Trojans are adept at spreading every defense from sideline to sideline, then handing the football to Malepeai. Story »
Jim On is a playmaker who has thrown for 1,659 yards and 15 touchdowns in 10 games. He has a cast of receivers he spreads the ball around to often. Makekau and Teruya both have 42 receptions to their credit, and Ohira also gets involved quite a bit.  Story »

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 Hawaii's Backyard: Honey festival puts sweet spotlight on local bees
When most people travel, they buy mugs, postcards and T-shirts for souvenirs. Lauren Rusert comes home with honey. More than 40 jars and bottles of the sweetener are lined up on a shelf in her kitchen. Story »
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Perhaps only in France could a video game provoke an earnest philosophical debate over the decadence of the monarchy, the moral costs of democracy, the rise of the far right and the meaning of the state. Story »










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