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High spirits make every runner a winner

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 12:53 am
Jerold Chun, 58, finished his 45th consecutive Hono­lulu Marathon in high spirits despite nursing a hamstring injury and a large blister on his foot. Read More

Non-native birds thrive where coquis abide, study finds

The proliferation of coqui frogs in Hawaii has had a significant, and surprising, impact on non-native birds — not that indigenous birds have bothered to notice. Read More

State legislators aim to regulate high-interest payday loans

State lawmakers plan to again consider imposing stricter regulations on so-called payday lenders issuing loans that can carry interest rates as high as 459 percent in Hawaii. Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 11:34 pm

State offers guidance on drug-abuse programs

Question: Is there a state person or center or phone number we could contact in terms of getting drug rehabilitation for someone? Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 10:02 pm

Man operating moped injured in Kaneohe

A 21-year-old man was injured Sunday when the moped he was operating struck a minivan in Kaneohe. Read More
Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 10:08 pm

Park more than halfway to fundraising goal

Several large donations have brought the Rotary Club of Honolulu more than halfway to its $550,000 goal for the creation of the first neighborhood park in central Waikiki. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 1:32 am

Gov’s chief of staff shifts to deputy role

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 10:16 pm
Mike McCartney, Gov. David Ige’s chief of staff, has been moved into a lower-­level position and salary — but gets to keep his old title — under what Ige describes as a reorganization of his office. Read More

2 killed in fiery crash of small plane on Molokai

Two people died in a fiery plane crash in Maunaloa, Molokai, today, the fourth fatal air incident on or around the island in the last 14 months. Read More
Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 12:20 am

Community blasts USPS decision to close Lihue office

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 4:33 pm
The U.S. Postal Service is under criticism for giving the Kauai community “false hope” that it would prevail in its appeal to save the historic Lihue Post Office. Read More

Mom of 2 forges on after split with Army vet

Sasha Pinheiro had to take on the role of a single parent after her separation from her children’s father, an Army veteran who has been struggling with post-traumatic stress disorder. Read More

HRI scales back Laie proposal

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 10:35 pm
Hawaii Reserves Inc. has scrapped its contentious plan to put up houses in rural Malaekahana and is instead proposing a scaled-down project allowing for 300 additional residential units within the Laie ahupuaa. Read More

Panel urges more funding, awareness to prevent suicides

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 10:31 pm
Lawmakers are grappling with how to prevent suicides, the leading cause of fatal injuries, which accounts for one person dying every two days in Hawaii. Read More

Wave-riding, rat-hunting adventures fill Hemmings’ memoir

Fred Hemmings has some stories to tell. He’s like that one relative you’re happy to see at holiday dinners because you know he’ll keep things interesting with his anecdotes. Read More

Man charged in death of 18-year-old in Maili

A 20-year-old man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of an 18-year-old man in Maili. Read More

Ige inherits tech problem and creates 2 of his own

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 8:51 pm
Nothing ever seems to compute when the state upgrades its computers, and Gov. David Ige has made little headway in changing the calculus. Read More

Suspects charged with brutal murder of North Shore woman

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 12:10 am
Stephen Brown, 23, and his girlfriend, Hailey Dandurand, 20, were charged Saturday evening with second-degree murder in the death of Telma Boinville. Read More

Union warning over IT projects poses political threat for Ige

Updated on  December 10, 2017 at 7:35 pm
Twice this fall the state’s largest union has issued dire warnings about efforts by Gov. David Ige’s administration to upgrade critically important state computer systems, and that pushback is taking on political implications as Ige prepares for a tough Democratic primary next year. Read More

Vietnam vet’s indecision highlights the challenges of being homeless

Updated on  December 11, 2017 at 1:42 pm
In one moment outside his shipping container unit at Hale Mauliola, Wheeler told the Star-Advertiser that he’s motivated and wants to change his life. Read More

Social media explodes after N. Shore slaying

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 12:24 am
The hunt and capture of a pair of murder suspects Thursday night in the beating death of a 51-year-old woman on the North Shore illustrates the pros and cons of social media’s role as it relates to crime. Read More

911 calls paint chilling portrait of plight in Marco Polo inferno

Updated on  December 9, 2017 at 12:17 am
Newly released 911 calls from the July 14 Marco Polo high-rise fire offer a harrowing glimpse of what it was like to be caught in the seven-alarm blaze, which killed four people and caused at least $100 million in damage. Read More

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