Friday, October 31, 2014         

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 a half-mile from cutting off Highway 130, the main artery for the 8,200 residents of lower Puna. Story »

Many political donors and interest groups that had supported Gov. Neil Abercrombie in the past have gravitated toward state Sen. David Ige since the Democratic primary, a shift that has benefitted Ige's campaign both politically and financially. Story »

Enrollment at Hawaii public schools dropped slightly this year, mostly due to a later entry age for kindergarten that took effect this school year. Story »

What will bring visitors back to Hawaii once they've experienced its famous sun, sand and surf? And, how can the state get first-timers to visit if they aren't beachgoers? Story »

Movie Review: 'Birdman' of razzmatazz
In "Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)," Michael Keaton is something of a cross between an aging Icarus and the emperor with no clothes — metaphorical until the tighty-whitey Times Square streak. Story »
Resilience is more than an individual personal trait, it's a collective community asset, one that must be learned, taught and handed down through the generations.  Story »

State count on the rise amid nationwide decline

The number of homeless counted annually in Hawaii has climbed 18 percent since 2010 while the national tally has dropped steadily, according to a report released Thursday by the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

Site of WWII Japanese plane crash might lie under Ewa Beach golf course

Out at the Hoakalei Country Club in Ewa Beach, near the 18-hole golf course's clubhouse, may be something that definitely doesn't belong: the hastily buried remains of a Japanese aircrew whose dive bomber went down Dec. 7, 1941, during the attack on Pearl Harbor.

Rearview Mirror: Brown's two grave markers signify 1 love of his life

Last month I wrote about Francis H. I'i Brown, Hawaii's greatest golfer. Teddi Hussey wrote in to say she was related to Francis' longtime girlfriend, Winona Nancy Love, who was a well-regarded hula dancer.

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."

Winning Halloween video merges horror with humor

Scaring people and then making them laugh may not be the classic model for a horror movie, but don't bother telling Aiea writer Courtney Takabayashi and her friends. They had so much fun making their first video, "March On," that they want to make another one.

Golf: Lum's legacy of excellence

Waialae Country Club celebrated the end of an era and the continuation of a rare feat last week when Allan Lum retired as general manager after 36 years. Lum is only the second GM at the club, made more remarkable when you ponder all the demands of the job.

Basketball: Arnold doesn't want to fight for job, but is determined to clear his name

In an interview that ranged between the manner of his firing as head men's basketball coach to the current ineligibility of Fotu, Arnold was at his most emotional speaking of what the Rainbow Warriors might have been under his leadership in the upcoming season.


The Star-Advertiser's Stephen Tsai talks about the keys to the Rainbow Warriors' game against Utah State on Saturday at Aloha Stadium.


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 »

 City begins Fort DeRussy Beach night closure
The city advisory Board of Parks and Recreation on Thursday set the closure for 2 to 5 a.m. in an effort to allow the city to enforce its laws on the state-governed beach where homeless campers have taken advantage of a jurisdictional loophole to avoid being cited for violating city regulations. Story »
With unruly, chunky waves in the 6- to 8-foot range, Haiku, Maui's Billy Kemper earned a decisive heat win in the event that serves as a qualifier for the upcoming, prestigious Vans Triple Crown of Surfing.  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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The Red Raider Experience
I wouldn’t call it a quest needing to be filled before some fateful date, but until Oct. 17 I had never been to a Kahuku football game in Kahuku. Somehow, this just seems like a mistake for any area sports fan. Read More »
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