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CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 13
                                Thousands of teachers and supporters marched from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol to call for better pay.

Deal would raise teachers’ pay nearly 14%

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 13
                                Thousands of teachers and supporters marched from the Neal Blaisdell Center to the state Capitol to call for better pay.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:22 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 Saturday. Read More
CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hundreds of people walked down University Avenue on Saturday during Honolulu’s March for Science. The march was held nationally and internationally on Earth Day in support of science.

March for Science demonstration draws hundreds

CINDY ELLEN RUSSELL / CRUSSELL@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Hundreds of people walked down University Avenue on Saturday during Honolulu’s March for Science. The march was held nationally and internationally on Earth Day in support of science.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:46 pm
Hundreds gathered around the state on Saturday for demonstrations as part of the March for Science, an event held on seven continents and in all 50 states. Read More
ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.

Democrats keen to grill Fukumoto on her views

ASSOCIATED PRESS / MARCH 22
                                Hawaii Rep. Beth Fukumoto resigned from the GOP last month because she says its members refuse to oppose racism and sexism and that she was pressured to give up her leadership post at the statehouse after criticizing President Donald Trump.
State Rep. Beth Fukumoto made national news when she announced she’d switch to the Democratic Party after House Republicans ousted her as minority leader for criticizing President Donald Trump. But Democrats aren’t exactly laying the welcome mat. Read More
COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Craftsman’s deft, skilled touch helped ukulele sing

COURTESY KAMAKA FAMILY
                                Julian Hipolito made Kamaka ukuleles for 47 years before retiring in 2005. He kept in touch with the family, riding the bus and later the Handi-Van to come visit, and he would always show up for big events and the annual Kamaka Christmas party.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:52 pm
Julian Hipolito was the last of what Fred Kamaka Jr. calls “The Dream Team” — four master craftsmen who for decades made the world-renowned Kamaka ukuleles. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                State lawmakers are aiming to cut down on prescription painkillers abuse. Commonly prescribed opioids include such painkillers as hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Lawmakers tussle with bill to fight painkiller addiction

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                State lawmakers are aiming to cut down on prescription painkillers abuse. Commonly prescribed opioids include such painkillers as hydrocodone and oxycodone.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:03 pm
With addiction to prescription painkillers on the rise in Hawaii, state lawmakers prioritized legislation this session aimed at cutting down on abuse and making sure that health care providers counsel patients on the risks of opioid medications. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Four laptops and Lego Robotics materials were stolen from a classroom on Friday. Police located a male suspect a short distance away at Queen Emma Square and recovered the stolen items.

Waianae man dies after motorcycles collide

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Four laptops and Lego Robotics materials were stolen from a classroom on Friday. Police located a male suspect a short distance away at Queen Emma Square and recovered the stolen items.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:58 pm
A 36-year-old Waianae man died from injuries suffered on Saturday when the motorcycle he was operating collided with another motorcycle on Kalanianaole Highway near Sandy Beach. Read More
COURTESY NOAA
                                On Tuesday, the reading for atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements at Mauna Loa was 410.28 ppm, Climate Central reported. It took 55 years — until 2013 — for the measurement to reach 400 ppm.

Atmospheric CO2 readings at Mauna Loa make history

COURTESY NOAA
                                On Tuesday, the reading for atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements at Mauna Loa was 410.28 ppm, Climate Central reported. It took 55 years — until 2013 — for the measurement to reach 400 ppm.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 11:02 pm
Atmospheric carbon dioxide measurements from Mauna Loa Observatory last week topped 410 parts per million for the first time in modern history. Read More
 
COURTESY HOKULE’A
                                The Polynesian Voyaging Society crew was photographed at the Taputapuatea temple on Raiatea during a ceremony in summer 2014, at the beginning of the Malama Honua voyage.

Hokule‘a sails for mecca of voyaging on way home

COURTESY HOKULE’A
                                The Polynesian Voyaging Society crew was photographed at the Taputapuatea temple on Raiatea during a ceremony in summer 2014, at the beginning of the Malama Honua voyage.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 10:49 pm
Hawaiian sailing canoe Hokule‘a has one more important stop to make before venturing home from its around-the-world voyage. Read More
DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                John F. Mayhew made his first appearance in District Court on Friday, with his public defender, Diamond Grace. He has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly slashed another man’s neck at Malama Market in Haleiwa on Tuesday afternoon.

Suspect allegedly called attack victim ‘vampire’

DENNIS ODA / DODA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                John F. Mayhew made his first appearance in District Court on Friday, with his public defender, Diamond Grace. He has been charged with attempted second-degree murder after he allegedly slashed another man’s neck at Malama Market in Haleiwa on Tuesday afternoon.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 9:50 pm
The 54-year-old man charged with attempted murder after he allegedly slashed a grocery store worker’s neck in Haleiwa on Tuesday was overheard calling the victim a “vampire,” court records say. Read More
 
JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kelina Kyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua dances to “Maewaikalani” during the hula kahiko portion of the Miss Aloha Hula competition in the 54th annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

A look at Miss Aloha Hula 2017

JAMM AQUINO / JAQUINO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Kelina Kyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge of Halau Hi‘iakainamakalehua dances to “Maewaikalani” during the hula kahiko portion of the Miss Aloha Hula competition in the 54th annual Merrie Monarch Festival.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 5:32 pm
While she grew up surrounded by hula, Kelina Kyoko Ke‘ano‘ilehua Tiffany Eldredge learned that taking on the challenge of preparing for a competition would deepen her love for it, spiritually and emotionally. Read More
COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Hawaii farmers are taking a hit from consumers and some retailers who believe it is safer not to deal with local produce over fear of rat lungworm disease.

Local greens safe to eat, state says

COURTESY PIXABAY
                                Hawaii farmers are taking a hit from consumers and some retailers who believe it is safer not to deal with local produce over fear of rat lungworm disease.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:44 pm
Don’t stop eating your (local) veggies. That’s the message from the state Department of Health after reports of local farm revenue declines and some retailers opting to carry only mainland produce over fear of rat lungworm disease. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Police Commission is now considering a rule change that would rectify what has been an “illegal” interpretation of the law. The proposed change states that when deciding whether to approve legal counsel, commissioners must decide whether a police officer’s actions were done “in the performance of an officer’s duty as a police officer.”

Proposal would change rules on legal counsel for HPD officers

STAR-ADVERTISER
                                The Honolulu Police Commission is now considering a rule change that would rectify what has been an “illegal” interpretation of the law. The proposed change states that when deciding whether to approve legal counsel, commissioners must decide whether a police officer’s actions were done “in the performance of an officer’s duty as a police officer.”

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:47 pm
More Honolulu police officers accused of wrongdoing while on the job may have been eligible to receive legal representation than actually were approved, a key member of the Honolulu Police Commission said. Read More
STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 2012
                                Former Gov. Ben Cayetano took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Washington Post appealing directly to President Donald Trump to halt federal spending on the project.

Cayetano ad asks Trump to halt federal rail funds

STAR-ADVERTISER / NOV. 2012
                                Former Gov. Ben Cayetano took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Washington Post appealing directly to President Donald Trump to halt federal spending on the project.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:30 pm
With rail’s future uncertain, former Hawaii Gov. Ben Cayetano took out a full-page ad in Friday’s Washington Post appealing directly to President Donald Trump to halt federal spending on the project. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 27
                                Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Jill Tokuda is key to the rail debate because as chairwoman of that committee, she controls appropriations and tax measures in the Senate. It is unclear yet whether the talk of removing her is a genuine reorganization effort or is designed to prod her into supporting more funding for rail.

Sen. Tokuda could face ouster over rail project

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / FEB. 27
                                Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Jill Tokuda is key to the rail debate because as chairwoman of that committee, she controls appropriations and tax measures in the Senate. It is unclear yet whether the talk of removing her is a genuine reorganization effort or is designed to prod her into supporting more funding for rail.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 6:25 pm
The pressure on state lawmakers to provide extra funding to bail out the Honolulu rail project has become so intense that some senators are reportedly lining up votes in a power play that could sideline Senate Ways and Means Chairwoman Jill Tokuda. Read More
COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Crews started construction Thursday on a long-awaited project to rehabilitate Roosevelt Bridge in Central Oahu.

9-month renovation project begins on Central Oahu bridge

COURTESY STATE DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
                                Crews started construction Thursday on a long-awaited project to rehabilitate Roosevelt Bridge in Central Oahu.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm
The state Department of Transportation announced Thursday that crews have started construction on a long-awaited project to rehabilitate Roosevelt Bridge in Central Oahu. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                HPD Capt. Walter Ozeki briefs the media on the latest information on a woman found dead in a Waikiki hotel.

Man nabbed in death of woman in Waikiki

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                HPD Capt. Walter Ozeki briefs the media on the latest information on a woman found dead in a Waikiki hotel.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 9:52 pm
Police arrested a 42-year-old man on suspicion of second-degree murder after a 30-year-old woman was found dead Friday in a Waikiki hotel room. Read More
HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                The Department of Land and Natural Resources has recommended fines to two Big Island men totaling $80,000 for allegedly running lava tours from Pohoiki boat ramp without a permit.

2 accused of illegal lava tours on Big Island

HAWAII TRIBUNE-HERALD
                                The Department of Land and Natural Resources has recommended fines to two Big Island men totaling $80,000 for allegedly running lava tours from Pohoiki boat ramp without a permit.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 10:53 pm
Two Big Island men are facing hefty fines for allegedly running lava tours from Pohoiki boat ramp without a permit. Read More
CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Stefan Schlueter, left, the German consul general in San Francisco, Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Ken Aronowitz and Denis Salle, honorary German consul in Hawaii, look at the photo exhibit “The German Roots of Zionism,” which Schlueter will present Sunday at the temple’s annual community service to remember the Holocaust.

Germans to share at Holocaust service

CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Stefan Schlueter, left, the German consul general in San Francisco, Temple Emanu-El’s Rabbi Ken Aronowitz and Denis Salle, honorary German consul in Hawaii, look at the photo exhibit “The German Roots of Zionism,” which Schlueter will present Sunday at the temple’s annual community service to remember the Holocaust.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:11 pm
Two German diplomats are taking part in a Jewish temple’s community Holocaust remembrance service Sunday with a sense of personal responsibility to make sure the extermination of people never happens again, anywhere. Read More
COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Time nears for plovers to bid aloha to islands

COURTESY ROBERT WEBER
                                A Pacific golden plover, or kolea, enjoys eating pieces of fish. Most of the birds will head to Alaska soon, except for the weak or sick.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:18 pm
The fish is small, but still. It seems a kolea would quickly lose a fish to bandit birds before it could break it into beak-sized bits. But maybe our Jude is a first-year, inexperienced bird. Or he’s just slow. Read More
BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef David Varley on Friday described an appliance to be installed at the salad counter at The Street.

The Street set to open in June

BRUCE ASATO / BASATO@STARADVERTISER.COM
                                Chef David Varley on Friday described an appliance to be installed at the salad counter at The Street.

Updated on  April 22, 2017 at 8:23 pm
Diners will get a preview of “The Street, a Michael Mina Social House” when three of the venues open May 19. Read More
COURTESY NANCY CLARK
                                A stolen car driven by two escapees from Waiawa Correctional Facility wound up in some hedges on Hilu Street in Waimanalo on Thursday afternoon. Two of the three suspects were apprehended. A third escapee, Brian Aquino, remains at large.

2 of 3 Waiawa escapees captured

COURTESY NANCY CLARK
                                A stolen car driven by two escapees from Waiawa Correctional Facility wound up in some hedges on Hilu Street in Waimanalo on Thursday afternoon. Two of the three suspects were apprehended. A third escapee, Brian Aquino, remains at large.

Updated on  April 21, 2017 at 12:17 am
Police captured two of three Waiawa Correctional Facility escapees in Waimanalo on Thursday after they allegedly robbed a pair of visitors at Kailua beach. Read More

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