Saturday, October 25, 2014         
Hawaii's need for affordable housing got a bit smaller recently with the opening of a low-income rental complex in Ewa Beach filled with 76 households selected from a list of about 900 applicants. Story »

Elementary school custodian James Holt passed a lie detector test declaring his innocence, his lawyer said Friday after a state judge granted the prosecutor's request to dismiss a sexual charge against Holt. Story »

Burglars who broke into Lau­pa­hoe­hoe Community School during Hurricane Ana made off with master keys and cash, saddling the tiny school with a $10,000 bill to rekey the whole campus. The public charter school is appealing to the community for help and support.  Story »

 Wait is over for 76 families
Hawaii's need for affordable housing got a bit smaller recently with the opening of a low-income rental complex in Ewa Beach filled with 76 households selected from a list of about 900 applicants. Story »
 Churches add light to Halloween fright
Should Christians celebrate Halloween or not? One controversial view is that Halloween customs pay homage to the devil and glorify superstitious pagan rituals, thereby opening a gateway to hell, a perusal of Christian websites reveals. Story »
Anyone elected to the Honolulu City Council has won a large share of power -- as one of only nine members -- that directly affects quality of life on Oahu.  Story »

The high-octane New Orleans-based headliner will bring the Hallowbaloo festival national attention as the crew filming her Fuse TV series accompanies her to Chinatown.  Story »

Matson's $1M plea deal under review

Matson has pleaded guilty to federal criminal charges tied to last year's disastrous 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Hono­lulu Harbor, but a federal judge won't yet approve the shipping company's $1 million plea agreement until he's certain that it is legal.

Invasive stink bug imperils Maui crops

A new insect to Hawaii that could have potentially devastating effects on leafy vegetables has been found on Maui. State agricultural officials Friday said the painted stink bug, or Bagrada hilaris, was found in a garden being tended by students at Maui Community College.

Cemetery Road is first in line to succumb to lava flow

Madame Pele appeared determined to take out Cemetery Road, her first victim, Saturday morning. Director Darryl Oliveira said Friday's assessment showed lava coming from the Kilauea Volcano advanced about 300 yards within 24 hours at a pace of about 15 yards per hour.

Kalakoa: A mishmash of family fun and news

Ghostly ancestors inspired two young storytellers to prizewinning glory in the Star-Advertiser's first Halloween Fiction Contest for keiki.

Warmer ocean raises damage risk for coral

Large sections of coral reef on Windward Oahu and parts of Kauai are continuing to suffer from high ocean temperatures, raising the risk that they will die, scientists said Friday. Corals stressed by warm waters continue to expel algae.

Ihilani transformation to cost $500M

The developer will meet with the 500 Ihilani hotel employees Saturday afternoon to unveil a plan that will include a new 15-story tower with 150 luxury homes, the first Four Seasons-branded estates in the islands.

H.S. Football: Punahou holds off Saint Louis to win title

Pushed deep into the fourth quarter for the first time this season, Punahou persevered to outlast Saint Louis 35-28 and capture its fourth consecutive ILH championship Friday night at Aloha Stadium.

2014 Hawaii Poll: Examining Public Opinion
Approval of a proposed constitutional amendment on the November ballot that would allow the state to spend public funds on private preschool programs is uncertain as support for the initiative continues to wane. Story »

The 59-year-old victim of a stabbing in Kalihi told police that his attacker repeatedly said he wanted to kill the victim during the attack, according to court documents. Arnold Diederichs, 43, is charged with second-degree attempted murder.  Story »

There was no hurricane watch this time, but there was clearly a Storm brewing. 'Iolani running back Storm Lotomau rumbled for 110 yards and a touchdown as 'Iolani defeated Damien 27-14 on Friday night to capture the ILH Division II football championship.  Story »

Hawaii Warrior World
Video: How to become Lady Gaga
Looking for Halloween costume ideas? See how Jackie Wiatrowski goes Gaga at Rock-A-Hula Waikiki.

 Welcome to South Dakota
The 6-acre town of Swett, S.D., is for sale with its house, two trailers, workshop and operational tavern for $430,000. Not too pricey a deal except that as owner-mayor you'd be expected to live there. Story »

Should the city extend the deadline for “residential A” homeowners to apply for a tax break?
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Paradise Cove’s Crab Fest
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