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Tuesday, January 27, 2015         
On Sunday night a 67-year-old homeless man named Sam slept on the pavement at the Wai­kiki Baptist Church.  Story »

Australian professional golfer Robert Allenby will hold a news conference Tuesday in Arizona to address the elusive facts surrounding a night of drinking and admitted memory loss in Hono­lulu.  Story »

University of Hawaii Athletic Director Ben Jay confirmed the school is looking into an allegation that marijuana smoke in Riverside, Calif., rooms assigned to the men's basketball team was the cause of $500 in cleaning fees billed to the athletic department. Story »

 
Dennis oda / doda@staradvertiser.comKaiser Local 5 members pass out leaflets at Kaiser's Hono­lulu Clinic on King Street about the looming layoffs of registered nurses. Cheryl Cabanero, left, takes a leaflet from Cindy Aban. Both are Kaiser medical assistants.
 Kaiser's plans for handling workers' strike still up in air
Kaiser Permanente Hawaii is making contingency plans for a six-day strike by its nearly 1,900 union workers, or about 43 percent of its workforce.  Story »
‘We are building a home’

Gov. David Ige's first State of the State address to the Legislature on Monday painted broad strokes and offered only a smattering of details, but that was OKwith many of the folks who took in the 30-minute address.

City rail finances occupy meeting

Extending the rail tax isneeded right now to keep Oahu's cash-strapped rail project out of serious jeopardy, Hono­lulu's mayor told a panel of state lawmakers Monday — part of his pitch to persuade them to lift the tax's sunset during this legislative session.

Kokua Line: UH presidents' residence used for meetings, events

Question: How is the University of Hawaii Manoa's College Hill, the large house near the Manoa campus that was previously used as the UH president's residence, used now? I don't think it's been used as the president's residence since 2009.

Group wants HEI-NextEra merger fought

Life of the Land, a Hawaii-focused environmental and community action group, asked the public Monday to get involved with the potential sale of Hawaiian Electric Industries to NextEra Energy Inc.

Local touches found in new Target store

Target Corp. is hoping to blend into the Kai­lua community. The Minneapolis-based retailer, which unveiled its 130,000-square-foot Windward Oahu store to reporters Monday, has already put up signs and displays with shelves ready to be filled with its typical merchandise as well as products from 30 different local vendors.

Good Fit: Flexibility exercises can keep muscles in balance

For Dr. Clayton Everline there's no better preparation for surfing than surfing. The real workout comes after a surf session. The North Shore surfer and orthopedist has a rigorous apres-surf stretching regimen designed to counteract the muscle imbalance that results from catching and riding a lot of waves.

Players dream of going to Hawaii for Pro Bowl

The NFL on Monday quickly shot down multiple media reports that the Pro Bowl is guaranteed to Hawaii for the next three years. Fact is, an NFL spokesman told the Honolulu Star-Advertiser, nothing has yet been decided beyond the 2016 game, which will be held at Aloha Stadium.

VIDEO: PILOT SPEAKS TO MEDIA AFTER CRASH OFF MAUI
Louis Morton, right, the pilot of the single-engine plane ditched 253 miles northeast of Maui Sunday afternoon, spoke briefly to reporters Monday. (Video by Bryan Berkowitz) More Videos »
 4 survive rough seas an hour before rescue 
The survivors of a plane that ditched off Oahu had to hold a baby girl in heaving seas for more than an hour as they awaited rescue Sunday.  Story »
Three types of Air Force fighter aircraft — F-22s, F-15s and camouflage-painted F-16s — dramatically roared off Hono­lulu Airport's Reef Runway on Monday as part of the Hawaii Air National Guard's ongoing Sentry Aloha air combat exercise.  Story »

About 20 environmental groups are calling for Gov. David Ige to withdraw his nomination of a land development company executive to lead the state Department of Land and Natural Resources, but Ige said Monday that the confirmation process should determine whether his pick is acceptable.  Story »




 Good Fit: Flexibility exercises can keep muscles in balance
For Dr. Clayton Everline there's no better preparation for surfing than surfing. The real workout comes after a surf session. The North Shore surfer and orthopedist has a rigorous apres-surf stretching regimen designed to counteract the muscle imbalance that results from catching and riding a lot of waves. Story »
 Our View: Ige’s goals show caution to a fault
There are lots of lessons Gov. David Ige undoubtedly took away from his decisive victory over his predecessor, Neil Abercrombie, as to what mistakes he would not repeat. Judging by his first State of the State address delivered Monday at the state Capitol, one of the takeaways must have been: Don't overpromise.  Story »
 Jimenez's journey was physical and spiritual
Miguel Angel Jimenez didn’t travel halfway around the globe just to win his second Champions Tour golf tournament in three tries. Spending another week in the island chain, Jimenez and his wife plan to see the sites, including the Kilauea Volcano and the recent eruption that’s plaguing the island community of Pahoa. Story »
Two weeks ago, the University of Hawaii men's volleyball team learned that being good is not always good enough. UC Irvine swept the Warriors, who hit .354, including .440 in the opening set. Story »







 Hawaii's Backyard: Lecture series focuses on preserving cemeteries
Stones speak to Nanette Napoleon. A tombstone, she points out, can be a revealing snapshot of the deceased's life, sometimes providing information that's not documented elsewhere. Story »
There was big news last week about the entertainment lineup at Caesars Palace, where it was confirmed that Mariah Carey will take up residence in the Colosseum. Carey announced the news on "The Ellen DeGeneres Show." Story »



VIDEO: NATION & WORLD
At a time when Western leaders are clamoring for greater powers to conduct covert surveillance, a prankster in Britain has turned the table on the watchers, securing a private cellphone number for a top intelligence chief and apparently making a separate phone call to the prime minister in his name, British officials acknowledged Monday. Story »






POLL QUESTION
Should the state invest in a laptop or digital tablet for every public-school student and teacher?
Waikele Road Improvements To Relieve Traffic Jams
Aloha! We begin our legislative session this week, meeting for 60 working days over the course of the next 15 weeks or so, with adjournment scheduled for May 7. Read More »
 
Local Pageant Pro Vies For USA National Miss Preteen Title
Torres began her journey into the world of pageantry at the age of 5, after spotting a pretty pageant flier in the mail. Read More »
 

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