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                                Hawane Rios, center: 
                                The Hawaii island musician and activist says she was seized by a spirit because of the telescope

Hawaiians heard amid telescope hearings

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                                Hawane Rios, center: 
                                The Hawaii island musician and activist says she was seized by a spirit because of the telescope

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 10:06 pm
Hawane Rios says she almost died during a ceremony on the northern plateau of Mauna Kea, the site of the planned $1.4 billion Thirty Meter Telescope. Read More

Self-sustaining agriculture bill moves to Senate

Were global trade to be disrupted, Hawaii would be particularly susceptible to food shortages, as the state imports the vast majority of what it consumes. Read More
Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 10:01 pm
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                After a run of bad luck, Sims Santa Anna found himself homeless, but he was able to get back on track with the help of Housing First on Oahu. He lives in an apartment in Kalihi.

$3 million sought for Housing First effort

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                After a run of bad luck, Sims Santa Anna found himself homeless, but he was able to get back on track with the help of Housing First on Oahu. He lives in an apartment in Kalihi.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 10:03 pm
Three years after homeless people on Oahu were first placed into market-rate, Housing First rental units, the state wants to add another $3 million to expand the concept to Kauai, Maui and Hawaii island starting in April. Read More
COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                After sailing for about 15 days across more than 2,000 miles, the Hokule‘a team sighted the remote island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on Sunday at about 50 miles out.

Hokule‘a finds its way to Rapa Nui

COURTESY POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY
                                After sailing for about 15 days across more than 2,000 miles, the Hokule‘a team sighted the remote island of Rapa Nui (Easter Island) on Sunday at about 50 miles out.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 10:02 pm
The crew of the Hokule‘a spotted the island of Rapa Nui on Sunday after sailing across more than 2,000 miles of ocean and not seeing land since departing the Galapagos Islands almost three weeks ago. Read More

Bills on rail tax and domestic violence on Legislature’s agenda

Hawaii lawmakers are nearing the halfway point of the 2017 legislative session. They’re reviewing bills that need to be passed out of the originating chamber in the next two weeks in order to stay alive. Read More
Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 9:58 pm
 
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Michael Cawdery used to own a Nissan Leaf but replaced it with a Scion XB. Cawdery sold his Leaf because it was a hassle finding a charging station. At Leeward Community College spaces were made available in 2013, but the stations were not operational until 2015, and many times they were not working properly.

Disregard of law causes EV parking shortage

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Michael Cawdery used to own a Nissan Leaf but replaced it with a Scion XB. Cawdery sold his Leaf because it was a hassle finding a charging station. At Leeward Community College spaces were made available in 2013, but the stations were not operational until 2015, and many times they were not working properly.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 10:04 pm
The majority of parking lot owners have evaded a law that requires lots with 100 stalls or more to have at least one electric vehicle charging station. Read More
 
DLNR
                                The pueo, a 7-year-old female named Sunshine, spent several weeks in Aloha Animal Hospital, then was sent for rehabilitation at the Hawaii Wildlife Center in Kapaau, Hawaii island, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Sunday.

Owl found on North Shore put to sleep

DLNR
                                The pueo, a 7-year-old female named Sunshine, spent several weeks in Aloha Animal Hospital, then was sent for rehabilitation at the Hawaii Wildlife Center in Kapaau, Hawaii island, the state Department of Land and Natural Resources said Sunday.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 9:54 pm
An endangered Hawaiian owl was euthanized after it was found last month on the North Shore with a broken wing. Read More

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Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 7:21 pm
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                                Youn-Chen Hu holds a family picture Saturday that his wife, Jui-Ching, displayed on a bookshelf recently before a bus fatally hit her in the Ala Moana area Thursday.

Disbelief turns to pain after wife’s death

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                Youn-Chen Hu holds a family picture Saturday that his wife, Jui-Ching, displayed on a bookshelf recently before a bus fatally hit her in the Ala Moana area Thursday.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 12:10 am
Youn-Chen Hu realized something terrible had happened after returning home from work Thursday and finding numerous messages on his answering machine. Read More
COURTESY CITY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING
                                An undated photo shows a kitchen in an off-the-grid Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands home that was cited by the city in September. Residential dwellings are not allowed within the 854-acre agricultural development in West Oahu.

Measures target abuse of ag land

COURTESY CITY DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING AND PERMITTING
                                An undated photo shows a kitchen in an off-the-grid Kunia Loa Ridge Farmlands home that was cited by the city in September. Residential dwellings are not allowed within the 854-acre agricultural development in West Oahu.

Updated on  February 26, 2017 at 12:12 am
Regulators will gain more authority to crack down on illegal structures and uses on agricultural land if two bills advancing at the Legislature become law. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                More than 300 dogs were seized from Friends for Life animal shelter in Makaha in October.

Shelter owners face 310 counts of animal cruelty

STAR-ADVERTISER / 2016
                                More than 300 dogs were seized from Friends for Life animal shelter in Makaha in October.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:17 pm
The Hawaiian Humane Society on Friday issued a citation on 310 counts of animal cruelty against the owners of a Makaha animal shelter, where more than 300 dogs were seized in October. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY

Brightest planets to take turns illuminating March

COURTESY PIXABAY

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 7:57 pm
All five naked-eye planets are visible in March, and there is at least one planet visible at any time through the night. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

A reporter’s work can still move mountains

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                In the last two months, there has been a significant spike in invitations to visit classrooms and requests for help in setting up high school journalism programs, no doubt due to the national discussion of fake news, bias and flippant reporting, writes Lee Cataluna.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Not every story requires the kind of hardcore document-dig that this one did, and not every story has the impact that Andrew Gomes’ story has, but it is an example of why newspapers still matter and what classic journalism can still do. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jim Howe in Waikiki with lifeguards Josh Rossen and Robert Boughton in 2013. Howe has more than 35 years of experience in emergency operations and risk management.

Howe picked to head up city emergency services

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Jim Howe in Waikiki with lifeguards Josh Rossen and Robert Boughton in 2013. Howe has more than 35 years of experience in emergency operations and risk management.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:18 pm
Longtime city ocean safety chief Jim Howe has been chosen to be Honolulu’s new director of the Department of Emergency Services. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The latest report marks the second consecutive year the corrections system reported it had substantiated more sex assaults of inmates by staff than by other inmates.

Staff abuse outnumbers inmates’ for second year

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                The latest report marks the second consecutive year the corrections system reported it had substantiated more sex assaults of inmates by staff than by other inmates.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:06 pm
The latest report marks the second consecutive year the corrections system reported it had substantiated more sex assaults of inmates by staff than by other inmates. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While the DOE has put out air-conditioning bids for 1,107 of the state’s hottest classrooms, as of this month contractors have installed just 209 units while 672 units have been ordered.

Cooling schools: AC installation goal only partially reached

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                While the DOE has put out air-conditioning bids for 1,107 of the state’s hottest classrooms, as of this month contractors have installed just 209 units while 672 units have been ordered.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:04 pm
While the DOE has put out air-conditioning bids for 1,107 of the state’s hottest classrooms, as of this month contractors have installed just 209 units while 672 units have been ordered. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Senate Bill 419 would require males between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for the selective service upon enrolling in a state-supported college, including community colleges, education centers, or any branch of the University of Hawaii.

Bill would require draft sign-up for college men

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Senate Bill 419 would require males between the ages of 18 and 26 to register for the selective service upon enrolling in a state-supported college, including community colleges, education centers, or any branch of the University of Hawaii.

Updated on  February 25, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Lawmakers are considering a bill that would put extra pressure on young men to register for the draft. Read More

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