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COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
                                With 1,168 points, Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e had the highest combined score of all 23 halau that competed for the overall winner title of the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival.

Kaneohe halau is overall winner of the Merrie Monarch Festival

COURTESY MERRIE MONARCH FESTIVAL
                                With 1,168 points, Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e had the highest combined score of all 23 halau that competed for the overall winner title of the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 11:38 am
With 1,168 points, Ka La ‘Onohi Mai O Ha‘eha‘e had the highest combined score of all 23 halau that competed for the overall winner title of the 54th Merrie Monarch Festival. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors earned an at-large berth to the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament in Ohio. They will face Penn State May 2.

Rainbow Warrior volleyball heading to NCAA tournament

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                University of Hawaii Rainbow Warriors earned an at-large berth to the NCAA men’s volleyball tournament in Ohio. They will face Penn State May 2.
Hawaii is going dancing. The Rainbow Warriors received an at-large berth in the upcoming NCAA men’s volleyball tournament at Columbus, Ohio., an announcment made during the online selection show. Read More
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                                Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves supporters after casting his vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017.

France’s next leader: centrist Macron vs. far-right Le Pen

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                                Centrist candidate Emmanuel Macron waves supporters after casting his vote in the first round of the French presidential election, in le Touquet, northern France, Sunday April 23, 2017.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 10:30 am
Centrist Emmanuel Macron and far-right populist Marine Le Pen advanced Sunday to a runoff in France’s presidential election, remaking the country’s political landscape and setting up a showdown over its participation in the European Union. Read More
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                                White House budget director Mick Mulvaney speaks at the White House, in Washington. Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump, such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.

Trump heads into tough week with budget, health care battles

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                                White House budget director Mick Mulvaney speaks at the White House, in Washington. Mulvaney says that Democratic negotiators on a massive spending bill need to agree to funding top priorities of President Donald Trump, such as a down payment on a border wall and hiring of additional immigration agents.

Updated on  April 23, 2017 at 9:10 am
President Donald Trump is heading into one of the most challenging weeks of his presidency, juggling a renewed health care push and a looming budget deadline. It’s all complicated by a potential showdown with Democrats over paying for a border wall. Read More
 
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                                Robert De Niro, from left, Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase attend the screening of “Dog Years,” during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at Cinepolis Chelsea on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in New York.

Burt Reynolds makes rare public appearance at film festival

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                                Robert De Niro, from left, Burt Reynolds and Chevy Chase attend the screening of “Dog Years,” during the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival, at Cinepolis Chelsea on Saturday, April 22, 2017, in New York.
Robert De Niro helped Burt Reynolds onto the red carpet for the Tribeca Film Festival premiere of his new movie “Dog Years” Saturday night in New York. It was a rare appearance for the 81-year old actor, who at times struggled to walk. Read More
 
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Teachers and supporters marched from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol in support of the Hawaii State Teachers Association on Feb. 13.

Teachers’ union reaches 4-year contract deal with state

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Teachers and supporters marched from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol in support of the Hawaii State Teachers Association on Feb. 13.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:41 pm
Hawaii public school teachers would see multiyear pay raises totaling nearly 14 percent under a tentative four-year contract deal reached with the state today. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hundreds walked down University Avenue during today’s March for Science.

Hundreds rally for science across the isles

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hundreds walked down University Avenue during today’s March for Science.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:47 pm
Hundreds gathered around the state today for March for Science demonstrations, joining demonstrations on seven continents and in all 50 states to celebrate the importance of science. Read More
VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii’s Jennings Franciskovic, Patrick Gasman and Kupono Fey attempted to block a shot by Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco.

UH falls to Long Beach in MPSF title match

VICTOR POSADAS / SPECIAL TO THE HONOLULU STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Hawaii’s Jennings Franciskovic, Patrick Gasman and Kupono Fey attempted to block a shot by Long Beach State’s TJ DeFalco.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Senior hitter Kupono Fey put down a team-high 14 kills, but it was not enough to help third-seeded Hawaii overcome the loss of senior middle Hendrik Mol. Read More

UC Davis sweeps Hawaii in baseball

A day after being rained out, the University of Hawaii baseball team suffered two blowout losses to UC Davis tonight in a Big West doubleheader. Read More
Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:17 pm
ASSOCIATED PRESS
                                Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall.

Possible shutdown, health care quagmire awaiting Congress

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                                Lawmakers return to Washington this week to a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and congressional Democrats over his border wall.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:06 am
Lawmakers returning to Washington this coming week will find a familiar quagmire on health care legislation and a budget deadline dramatized by the prospect of a protracted battle between President Donald Trump and Democrats over his border wall. Read More

Man dies after crashing truck into metal gate on Maui

A 52-year-old Kahului man died this morning after he crashed a truck into a metal gate on King Kamehameha Golf Club property in Waikapu, Maui police said. Read More
Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:46 am
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                                U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with South Korea’s acting president and prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on April 17.

Amid North Korea crisis, Pence becomes Trump emissary abroad

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                                U.S. Vice President Mike Pence met with South Korea’s acting president and prime minister Hwang Kyo-ahn on April 17.
As tensions rose on the Korean peninsula, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence became the top American official headed to the region after North Korea again failed to successfully launch a ballistic missile. Read More

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