Wednesday, October 22, 2014         

State and county officials have closed down beaches between the Old Suda Store to Kalama Park in South Maui after a shark encounter -- the third since Saturday in waters edging the Valley Isle. Story »

The University of Hawaii is discussing self imposing penalties on its men's basketball program in the wake of the apparent conclusion of an NCAA investigation, officials confirmed Wednesday. Story »

Police are asking the public for help in locating a male suspect in a bank robbery in Mililani Wednesday.  Story »

Two solar companies working in Hawaii have been selected to test a new energy storage technology that could help connect more rooftop photovoltaic systems to the electric grid.  Story »

 On Tap in Hawaii: Lager-style craft beers deserve a second sip
Although lager-style beers are the most popular in the world, they have gotten a bad rap in the craft beer world and have largely been ignored by U.S. craft drinkers. Of the many lager styles, the most popular is the pale lager.  Story »
From Nuuanu to downtown to Aiea, these state House districts comprise the bulk of Oahu's most-established, working-class residential communities.  Story »

Government ups air bag warning to 7.8M vehicles

The U.S. government is telling 3 million more car owners to get their air bags repaired immediately, but its message has generated some confusion about which cars are actually affected.

Matson to pay $1M for molasses spill

Matson has agreed to pay $1 million to resolve all federal criminal charges tied to last year's 233,000-gallon molasses spill in Hono­lulu Harbor.

Invasive insect surfaces in Mililani

A palm-damaging coconut rhinoceros beetle has been found in Central Oahu — significantly expanding the known range of the palm pest on the island.

Program's fairness challenged

Anna Azevedo became the owner of a new $176,650 home on Department of Hawaiian Home Lands property earlier this year after spending 26 years waiting for a homestead. But her house — affordable by Hawaii standards — was built with a tool that could reduce the number of affordable-housing units for non-Hawaiians.

Make your mark on Food Day

It's entertaining to watch the Iron Chefs transform a secret ingredient in Kitchen Stadium. It's fun to visit a food truck event and try the latest food on a stick or dolled-up burger.

The Weekly Eater: Hidden oasis transports to Mediterranean

Today's restaurants can feel like TV productions with the dominant mindset that it's the high concept that sells. So we have "channels" delivering the "all-day breakfast" or touting "all organic all the time," and while those are great ideas, food in the service of a concept can feel rather soulless.

Giants, Royals tied at 2 in Game 2 of World Series

Pablo Sandoval chugs home from second on Brandon Belt's one-out double in the fourth inning to tie it 2-all.

2014 Hawaii Poll: Examining Public Opinion
The Star-Advertiser, in partnership with Hawaii News Now, on Thursday starts a series of polls on the elections. Topics include the governor's race; Gov. Neil Abercrombie's job performance; the 1st Congressional District race; and the Constitutional amendment on early childhood education.
The Department of Education says it needs $19 million in emergency funding from the Legislature to cover shortfalls in its school lunch and bus transportation programs, or officials warned that meal prices might go up and some bus routes could be eliminated.  Story »

 Football: Lakalaka 'back to normal,' likely to start
Running back Steven Lakalaka is embracing the light. A week ago, Lakalaka was being held out of practices while awaiting medical clearance for concussion-like symptoms lingering from the Oct. 11 game against Wyoming. Story »
Video: 20th anniversary of the Stan Sheriff Center
Hawaii Warrior World
A little bit of New York City moved into downtown Honolulu with the opening of Grondin, the creation of alumni of Zakary Pelaccio’s Fatty Crew family of Malaysian-inspired Fatty Crab and Fatty ‘Cue restaurants. • Also: Agu a Ramen Bistro and Izakaya Torae Torae   Story »

 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 »

Will anyone in your household be affected by the major recall over defective auto air bags?
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