Friday, November 21, 2014         

A 16-year-old boy driving his parents and siblings on a "dream trip" to Disney World apparently fell asleep at the wheel, causing the sport utility vehicle to veer off the highway and roll over, killing three children and two adults, authorities said Thursday. Story »

A Hawaii special education teacher isn't fighting extradition to Arizona where she's accused of having sex with a student. Story »

A Maui man was killed Thursday when he was thrown from his vehicle in a two-pickup truck crash on Pulehu Road east of Hansen Road, police said. Story »

 Nanakuli recycling facility is a big step for isle energy and economy, officials say 
PVT Land Co. introduced its recycling system to state and city officials at a blessing ceremony Wednesday at the company's Nanakuli facility. State Sen. Mike Gabbard and former state Rep. Karen Awana praised the project after PVT Land introduced a machine that can create fuel to help power Oahu homes. Story »
Lip balms get fancy as demand for the slick soothers grows
Artisanal or oozing with luxury, lip balms are having a moment. Joining cutesy offerings intended for kids and go-to standards around for years are newer lip scrubs, color tints and balms that ask buyers to put their money where their mouths are for good causes.  Story »
The Kaena Point State Park Reserve, a wild and beautiful public treasure, needs help. Years of uncontrolled off-road vehicles scouring the land on the Mokuleia side of the reserve have left great swaths of erosion, trampled vegetation and exposed soil washing into the ocean.  Story »

By the time she was 2, the child had lived most of her life with the same two Oahu foster parents. The toddler had developed a strong bond with the couple and their family and considered their residence her home, according to court documents. Story »

Obama unveils immigration changes, tells Congress: Pass a bill

Spurning furious Republicans, President Barack Obama unveiled expansive executive actions on immigration Thursday night to spare nearly 5 million people in the U.S. illegally from deportation and refocus enforcement efforts on "felons, not families."

Most heavy drinkers are not alcoholics, study concludes

Most people who drink to get drunk are not alcoholics, a new government report concludes, suggesting that more can be done to help heavy drinkers cut back.

Florida woman latest to accuse Cosby of rape

A Florida woman who came forward Thursday became the fourth in recent weeks to say Bill Cosby gave her pills that made her feel groggy then forced himself on her sexually.

Investigators have person of interest in soldier's wife death

Army criminal investigators say they have identified a person of interest in the killing of a soldier's wife found dead in the couple's Honolulu home.

Fisherman's Wharf demolished

The former Fisherman's Wharf restaurant at Kewalo Basin was demolished Thursday morning as part of a redevelopment plan by the Office of Hawaiian Affairs.

Maui dog poop fight leads to felony arrests

A dog poop dispute between Maui neighbors escalated into two arrests on charges of terroristic threatening.

Minivans do poorly in new crash tests

The Honda Odyssey was the only minivan to earn the highest safety rating in new crash tests by the insurance industry

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).
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 »
 Acquisition creates rail project conflict
A global engineering and design firm that holds three Oahu rail project contracts has purchased a rival company that holds the contract to oversee the design firm's work, forcing city officials to look at ways to resolve an apparent conflict of interest.  Story »
 Basketball: Beeman undaunted by daunting schedule
The immediate task is daunting enough to keep Laura Beeman's attention from wandering past the next game, let alone the next month. That said, the Rainbow Wahine basketball coach recognizes the potential down-the-line benefits in the challenges her team will face over the next two weeks at the Stan Sheriff Center. 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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Best Friends Find ‘Fortune’ Fun
Two former Kauai High School (KHS) cheerleaders are “wheeling” over their tiny “fortune” after appearing on national television two Mondays ago. Read More »
Tours Seeks To Bolster Chinatown Biz
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